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TAG : classic german motorcycles

Vintage BMWs take center stage at The Meet

Vintage BMW motorcycles will be in the spotlight at The Meet Vintage Motorcycle Festival at the incredible LeMay museum in Tacoma, Wash., August 24-25, 2013, surrounded by hundreds of vintage Norton, Indians and Hondas, all spread out on the museum’s 3.5-acre show field. The 2013 event ...

1954 Zundapp Motorcycle

1954 Zundapp, Germany 1921-1935Nuremberg armaments company, ZUNDer und APParatebau, copied the design of the British Levi for their first motorcycle. At one time Europe's largest motorcycle manufacturer, Zundapp became famous for its advanced technology. Zundapp motorcycles were also assembled ...

1953 NSU Sportmax

    1953 NSU Max 250 Engine: 246.8cc air-cooled OHC single Bore x Stroke: 69 x 66mm Power: 29hp @ 9,600rpm Transmission: 4-speed Suspension: Leading link front fork, mono-shock rear Weight: 240lb (dry)   During the 1930s and the 1950s NSU of Neckarsulm, Germany was ...

BMW K100RS Worries

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

BMW Selected as Featured Marque at LeMay Vintage Motorcycle Festival

2013 Vintage Motorcycle Festival at America’s Car Museum Selects BMW Motorrad as Featured Marque Iconic German motorcycle manufacturer marks 90th anniversary in 2013A spectator gets a closer look at a 1924 BMW R37 motorcycle during last year's inaugural Vintage Motorcycle Festival at LeMay - ...

Replace BMW Airhead Twin Pushrod Tube Seals

Introduced in 1969 for the 1970 model year, BMW's "Slash 5" line of air-cooled twins was the Bavarian maker's most successful new offering to date. Well made and incredibly durable, the /5 and subsequent /6 and /7 models in all their various guises were built in record numbers, with almost a ...

1934 BMW Motorcycle

Some BMW Company HistoryThe German BMW Company started out as an aircraft engine factory in 1916. Then, after making woodworking machinery after World War I, they concentrated on motorcycle engines with the 500cc side-valve flat twin unit designed by Max Friz. In 1923 BMW began designing and ...

1975 Hercules Rotary

1975 "Wankel 200" Rotary EngineThe idea of the rotary engine, developed by Dr. Felix Wankel, proved irrisistable to manufacturers the world over. Many of them invested heavily in research programs that never got to production. Sachs-Hercules pulled it off, however, and managed to put a ...

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