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Made in Germany

Bayerische Motoren Werke displayed their first motorcycle at the Berlin Automobile Show in September 1923. The new BMW was a horizontally-opposed 500cc shaft-drive twin designed by Max Friz, already famous as a designer of aero engines.
See also EMW

BMW models :

1920s

    Flink 1920

    BMW R 32 1923 - 1926

    BMW R 39 1925 - 1927

    BMW R 37 1925 - 1927

    BMW R 42 1926 - 1928

    BMW R 47 1927 - 1928

    BMW R 63 1928 - 1929

    BMW R 57 1928 - 1930

    BMW R 52 1928 - 1929

    BMW R 62 1928 - 1929

    BMW R 11 1929 - 1934

    BMW R 16 1929 - 1934
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1930s

    BMW R 11 1929 - 1934

    BMW R 16 1929 - 1934

    BMW R 2 1931 - 1936

    BMW R 4 1932 - 1937

    BMW R 17 1935 - 1937

    BMW R 12 1935 - 1942

    BMW R 5 1936 - 1937

    BMW R 3 1936 - 1937

    BMW R 6 1937 - 1938

    BMW R 35 1937 - 1940

    BMW R 61 1938 - 1941

    BMW R 23 1938 - 1940

    BMW R 20 1938 - 1940

    BMW R 71 1938 - 1941

    BMW R 51 1938 - 1940

    BMW R 75 1938 - 1941

    BMW R 66 1938 - 1941
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1940s

    BMW R 35 1937 - 1940

    BMW R 61 1938 - 1941

    BMW R 23 1938 - 1940

    BMW R 20 1938 - 1940

    BMW R 71 1938 - 1941

    BMW R 51 1938 - 1940

    BMW R 75 1938 - 1941

    BMW R 66 1938 - 1941

    BMW R 24 1948 - 1950
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1950s

    BMW R 24 1948 - 1950

    BMW R 51/2 1950 - 1951

    BMW R 25 1950 - 1951

    BMW R 67 1951 - 1952

    BMW R 51/3 1951 - 1955

    BMW R 25/2 1951 - 1953

    BMW R 68 1952 - 1954

    BMW R 67/2 1952 - 1954

    BMW R 25/3 1953 - 1956

    BMW R 69 1955 - 1959

    BMW R 67/3 1955 - 1956

    BMW R 50 1955 - 1960

    BMW R 60 1956 - 1960

    BMW R 26 1956 - 1960

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1960s

    BMW R 50 1955 - 1960

    BMW R 60 1956 - 1960

    BMW R 26 1956 - 1960

    BMW R 69S 1960 - 1969

    BMW R 60/2 1960 - 1969

    BMW R 50/2 1960 - 1969

    BMW R 27 1960 - 1966

    BMW R 60/5 1969 - 1973

    BMW R 50/5 1969 - 1973

    BMW R 75/5 1969 - 1973
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1970s

    BMW R 60/5 1969 - 1973

    BMW R 50/5 1969 - 1973

    BMW R 75/5 1969 - 1973

    BMW R 90 S 1973 - 1976

    BMW R 60/6 1973 - 1976

    BMW R 90/6 1973 - 1976

    BMW R 75/6 1973 - 1976

    BMW R 75/7 1976 - 1979

    BMW R 60/7 1976 - 1981
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1980s

    BMW R 60/7 1976 - 1981

    BMW R 80 G/S

    BMW R 80 RT

    BMW R 80

    BMW R 100 RS

    BMW R 100

    BMW R 100 CS

    BMW R 100 GS

    BMW R 65 GS

    BMW R 65 LS

    BMW R 80 GS

    BMW R 100 RT

    BMW R 80 ST

    BMW K 1

    BMW K 100

    BMW K 100 RT

    BMW K 100 LT

    BMW K 100 RS (2-Valve)

    BMW K 100 RS (4-Valve)

    BMW K 75

    BMW K 75 RT

    BMW K 75 C

    BMW K 75 S
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1990s Models

    F 650 1993-00
    Type: Enduro 652cc single

    F 650 GS 1999-07
    Type: Enduro 652cc single with ABS

    F 650 ST 1996-99
    Type: Enduro 652cc single

    R 1100 GS 1994-01
    capacity: 1100cc, twin with ABS

    K 100 1982-90
    capacity: 987cc, four

    K 100 RS 1983-91
    capacity: 1000cc, a 4 cilindri

    K 100 RS 16v. 1989-93
    capacity: 1000cc, a 4 cilindri

    K 100 RS 16v. ABS 1990-94
    capacity: 1000cc, four with ABS

    K 1100 LT 1989-99
    capacity: 1092cc, four with ABS

    K 1100 RS 1989-99
    capacity: 1092cc, four with ABS

    K 1200 LT 1999-03
    capacity: 1171cc, four with ABS

    K 75 1984-96
    capacity: 740cc, triple

    K 75 C 1985-91
    capacity: 750cc, triple

    K 75 RT 1989-96
    capacity: 740cc, triple

    K 75 S 1991-96
    capacity: 750cc, triple

    R 100 GS Paris Dakar 1989-95
    Type: Enduro 979cc, twin

    R 100 R Classic 1995-96
    capacity: 980cc, twin

    R 100 rs 1985-93
    capacity: 980cc, twin

    R 1100 GS 1994-01
    Type: Enduro 1100cc, twin

    R 1100 R 1995-01
    capacity: 1085cc, twin

    R 1100 RS 1993-01
    capacity: 1085cc, twin

    R 1100 RT 1995-01
    capacity: 1085cc, twin with ABS

    R 1100 S 1998-04
    capacity: 1085cc, twin with ABS

    R 1150 GS 1999-04
    Type: Enduro 1130cc, twin with ABS

    R 1200 C 1997-06
    capacity: 1170cc, twin with ABS

    R1100 GS 1999-01
    capacity: 1098cc, twin with ABS

    R 45 1978-88
    capacity: 475cc, twin

    R65 1980-88
    capacity: 649cc, twin

    R 80 GS 1980-88
    Type: Enduro 798cc, twin

    R 80 GS basic 1996
    capacity: 800cc, twin

    R 850 GS 1996-01
    Type: Enduro 848cc, twin with ABS

    R 850 R 1994-03
    capacity: 848cc, twin with ABS

    R 850 RT 1996-01
    capacity: 848cc, twin with ABS

Sources:


Sun Jan 15 2017
turfdvlp at optonline.net
Early Pictures
NSU V Twin
came across old picture from my father, his friend Otto. 2 are from NY 1927 & early1930s. Last picture Otto Sr and my cousin Helmut Germany early 1950. Hope you enjoy them. Any information on models please let me know. Thank you
NY USA,

The one identified as "NY 1927" is a BMW R62 of 1928 or 1929.
Restored example below:

BMW R62


Fri Feb 24 2017
leonardo.ferro at infinito.it
leonardo
sidecar troika bmw r1220c
volevo ordinare se possibile un sidecar per la mia moto bmw r1200c
italia sicilia
Italian



Fri Jan 27 2017
hans.olislagers at gmail.com
Logo BMW R80/7 or R80
Hi ,
I,m looking for the a sticher for a BMW *0/7
The Red R80/7 or the Black R80
Is it possible to get a download link to download these file so I can purchse thiese stickers froma Sticker center?
Or are you able to deliver these stickers.
Many thanks in advance for your answers and help.
Kindest regards Hans
Maastricht The Netherlands

Try searching Bikelinks for decals.



Wed Nov 25 2015
alberto.zurcher at zrdf.adv.br
sidecar Swallow
Swallow unkown
I want to sell this sidecar swallow
Brasil

BMW-R60-2-Swallow-Brazil.jpg posted in /2  gallery.



Thu Mar 26 2015
rtbuffel at gmail.com
New photo
BMW R100RT 1981
Here a photo of the same bike, but in better hands
Zeddam, Netherlands

BMW-1981-R100RT-NL-1.jpg will be posted-1504


Thu Aug 21 2014
tannyalrb at gmail.com
measure of spokes for BMW R12 1938
BMW R12 / 1938
Pls I need to know the measure of the spokes for an BWM R12 year 1938. We have the rin and we need new spokes. Many many thanks. Its urgent.
Best,
Tannya
MEXICO


Thu Jun 05 2014
richardfreeman at sympatico.ca
Decal required
BMW R45
restoring a 78 BMW R45
Toronto


Thu Feb 21 2013
finetrigger<at>charter.net
Lufthansa BMW R100S
BMW R100S Exclusive Sports Lufthansa Airlies
Interested in how many 1980 BMW R100S Exclusive Sports Lufthansa Airlines edition motorcycle were manufactured and how many were sent to the U.S. or North America? Appear, it is an unusual and difficult to model, information about the fine. See link for images -

http://s296.beta.photobucket.com/user/grandpaamerica/library/BMW-R100S
Wis, USA

..........
New accurate info on R100S it is NOT a Lufthansa pattern bike since never has been one! The three blues are pattern colors of the Bavarian nation flag. This pattern & colors were first used in 1978 on race R100S bikes. Only 30 of these "Exclusive Sport" model decal bike entered the USA in Oct of 1979 by US importer Butler & Smith.


Sat Dec 22 2012
chita-erayanie<at>yahoo.co.id
BMW R16 and R11
BMW R16
Dear Sir,

My name is Chita and I'm from Indonesia. Me and my boyfriend are BMW pre-war bikes enthusiasts.

Currently, we're looking for BMW R16. We know that this type is very rare, but if you have information regarding the bike, we will be most grateful.

We are also looking for R11 and other prewar bikes that are worth to collect.
We hope will be hearing soon from you.

For your time and trouble, thank you very much.

Warm regards,

Yuchita Erayanie
Indonesia


Sat Oct 27 2012
kapouic AT gmail.com
3d-modeling a Bmw Buccati
BMW Buccati
Hello, I thought I'd write to you because I don't want to spam. My friend, Cris Robson from 3d-Palace.com, has just released a new tutorial about modeling a BMW S1000RR. If you would be interested in doing a contest or some promotion for it, it would really help us. Just get in touch with Cris Robson at
cris AT 3d-palace.com and tell him that Daniel Roy sent you. Thank you for considering my offer. And wonderful site by the way.

Have a nice day,
Daniel Roy


Sat Jun 02 2012
mbnel<at>sbcglobal.net
bmw
bmw r68
I am searching for a BMW R68
San Francisco


April 10th 2012
BMW 1951 R35
Listed on Ebay
it does not run atm not sure what the problem is
Images posted with permission daviidyoo


Tue Nov 29 2011
miltraft<at>gmail.com
used bmw motor
bmw 100 gs
i am interested in to buying a used motor for a bmw 100 pd or gs without the clutch could you lease tell me where i can buy one in Europe Germany or england if you dont have , any sites on Internet to look for
thank you in advance for your time
greece athens


Wed Nov 09 2011
hendo4092<at> yahoo.com
radio console
BMW 2004 R1200CL
The AM/FM went out on my radio console. CD player, but there is no volume control. Local dealership wants to sell me a new one ($700.00). I know it is an electrical problem, does anyone have an idea on how to fix. I have done the bateery disconnect but that didn't work. I really need the schematic for the radio console. Any help out there
USA


Fri Sep 23 2011
kevs50<at>bigpond.com
handle bars
1997 k75
i am after a set of 1997 k75 bars with end weights in black
maryborough vic


Sun Aug 28 2011
patrich<at>budget.net
Need TRANSMISSION
BMW R26, R27
Tapered output shaft and drive flange are inseparable preventing tranny teardown. Looking for decent replacement transmission.
OR


Sat Sep 03 2011
robin.marais<at>gmaildot com
rotax motorcycle engine
bmw 800gs
Does rotax produce the F 800GS twin four stroke motorcycle engine
London

Quoting from the bmwmoa.org forum:
"The F800 twin engines are BMW's design built for BMW (and only BMW) by Rotax in Austria. The F series thumper engine was also built by Rotax and was based on a Rotax design which was common to Aprillia as well. Since being rebranded the G series, those engines are now built by BMW in China."

Wikipedia confirms this: BMW GS parallel twin


Tue Jul 19 2011
gmolina<at>cablenet.com.ar
Lot of service and repair manual
BMW R 80 G/S
I bought a cpuple of manual in: SrDespiece (www.SrDespiece.com.ar) There are a lot of manual and the price is cheaper and attention it's great...
Argentina
More information under Motorcycle Books & Manuals


Sun Mar 27 2011
robsue7<at>telus.net
Value
BMW Touring Bike R80RT
I own a 1987 BMW R80RT touring bike and am wanting to sell it, but as it is a classic and very well taken care of,I was wondering what I might honestly ask for it. I have attempted to look up for blue book value but having no luck. Engine size is 800cc. In mint condition. I would appreciate your help.
Thank you
Rob
Edmonton, Alberta


Tue Mar 15 2011
doug<at>plumislandfocusdot com
"German Mtotorcycle Troop" actually American
BMW R75/6
Hi Sheldon,

First of all, I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed pouring over the photos on your site! THANKS!

This one, I stared at for a long time:
H-D-ladne-TS.htm

Those "Germans" are riding Indians or HDs (my American ID skills are limited, but the GMC M3 Scout cars in the background are a certainty, and they are headed in the same direction). Such a weird photo - were they training? Was it normal to "slide in?" They MUST have been leaking fuel... but what else could you do?

Anyway, thanks!
Plum Island


Tue Jan 25 2011
james.kiernan<at>daa.ie
gearbox required
bmw r45 1986 electric start
hi am looking for a gearbox for my 1986 r45
dublin ireland


Fri Jan 14 2011
benjamin.libman<at>gmaildot com
Looking for parts
BMW R1200c 1999
Hi,
I'm looking for the original blue hand grips for my r1200c. Do you think you could point me in the right direction.
Florida


Sat Dec 18 2010
vintage.cycles<at>yahoodot com
BMW R-35 restoration
R-35 BMW
Restoration business in New Jersey, USA dealing with restoration, parts and repairs specializing in pre-war BMW R-35. We're also in facebook. (john cycles). contact us if you have any questions.
New Jersey


Mon Oct 18 2010
wazz0955<at>gmaildot com
BMW
R35, 350cc 1937
Can I have the purchase price in Australian dollars of the bike concerned.It is origional and subject to sale via a deceased estate.Regards, Wazz West.
Australia

For motorcycle valuations try this page.

Tue Sep 07 2010
Bzimmer1956<at>aoldot com
wheels and spokes
bmw 1950 r51
need front and rear wheels and spokes
staten island new york
More information under Wheels


Mon Aug 30 2010
speki13<at>yahoodot com
spare part
bmw R 1159 RT
Dear all i have a problem to find this part for my motorcycle so can you help me.
Drivers Information Display 6 speed
R1150RT
and where i can find it to bye and what is the price
Regards Goran
skopje


Tue Aug 10 2010
motas-antigas<at>sapo.pt
BMW R75
Sell BMW R75, Original, complete with documentation.
Portugal


Mon Aug 02 2010
rjinright<at>comcast.net
vin# of 50 R-27 dover white
BMW R-27
Looking for someone that would have the vin # to the 50 r-27 ordered by butler& smith and also I keep seeing early 60's model r-60's in dover white, are these repaints ?
ga.USA


Tue Jul 27 2010
botohamont<at>skynet.be
BMW R52
BMW R52
To sell BMW R52 nice running
belgium


Tue Jun 22 2010
info<at>motorgrrldot com
Need to convert 6 volt to 12 volt on 1938 BMW R71
BMW R71 civilian model
Hi! I'm wondering if anyone had any information and could help me out. I'm trying to do a conversion from 6V to 12V and need conversion kits for 2 different motorcycles. The first is a Beneli Motobi 250cc's (year unknown) with vin#HS17196. The second is an old 1938 civilian (single-drive, not two-wheel like the military version)BMW R71 with sidecar. The transmission serial number is 8800343 and engine serial number is 8902025.

I need the conversion kits for these bikes. Any information at all will be much appreciated.

Thank You!
Brooklyn, NY


Sun 16 May 2010
 BMW R75/5 Wixom Fairing and Rear Luggage rack
Email: jwise1<at>san.rrdot com
message: I am looking for the following items as I restore my 1973 R75/5 LWB motorcycle:

1. A black Wixom Ranger fairing complete with the 4 mounting brackets. I would like one in excellent condition with few scratches or smudges on the fairing itself and a clear windshield. I also would like the original white pinstripping on the fairing. I am willing to pay top dollar for the right fairing. I had one like this in 1973 and want to restore my bike to as near as possible to the original condition of the one I had.

2. A padded rear passenger seat rest (i.e. sissy bar) with a rear luggage rack behind it suitable for holding a briefcase. Again, I am willing to pay top dollar for the right one. I had one like this in 1973 and want to restore my bike to as near as possible to the original condition of the one I had.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jim Wise


Sun Jan 10 2010
harrypalmer at bellsouth.net
FOR SALE
BMW 1938 R23 Baujahr
I have a 1938 R23 Baujahr BMW Motor Cycle in Pristeen condition bought at Auction in Europe fully reconditioned by the BMS factory. Had it shipped here.Now want to sell it. I am not sure of value. Could you please help me?
Homestead, Florida


Sun Dec 27 2009
dli1957 at gmaildot com
Parts of BMW R 75
Engine and frame parts 1943
I need parts from BMW R75.
Argentina -Buenos Aires-


Nov 2009
Good morning - it took me 18 mths to re furb my 1960 r60 as it I bought it from our p.m.e.a. Club treasurer - graham dawson - he bought it from another club member - neither used it for many yrs. , So it was corroded - esp. The frame . It has matching frame + motor s/n - so thats good .
So I cannot claim a complete motor . Trans. Overhaul - on the motor all I did was fit new rings and the usual valve grind / de coke .
But I had to strip the entire bike down so the panel beater could attack all the dings and prepare it for repainting - I replaced most of the bolts / nuts with p.s.s. Ones from vech in sturgis ms.  He has been a very great help technically as he runs a classic bmw o/h shop there . He also has many good mod. Kits such as the s.s. Prop stand / easy clutch etc.
Don't let anyone tell you that some components are not available - vech has them !

The shot of it bare - is frame alignment checking - good to know its bent before you refurb or o/h ! - Hope I am not choking yr computer . If so , just tell me to buzz off - us old a+ps have very thick skin . Feel free to send shots of yrs now .

After the first few wks graham dawson loaned me his 1961 r60/2 to copy off - so I did some o/h + refurb work on it to repay him - so it was here also for 18 mths. - I told him I was stripping all the good bits offa his for mine !
My r60 is on the right - have many other detailed shots - pls ask if they might help . G.d. Has kept his bike more original than mine .

No 1 thing is , there are quite a few differences in the r60 and the /2 - esp. In the barrels / pistons / conrods / carbies. Etc.- so be very careful buying any spares .
I bought a bmw factory manual + componentry book from vech and have never regretted it - as he also works with exact p/n of spares - not just the yr of the bike - I also always tell him the frame + motor s/n .

Our ex pmea club treasurer - john dunphy in coooriobah qld., has r 50 under refurb + many other bmws - you may see him at rallies . Also club member billy stammers has an unusual r60 which has been converted to gearshift on right - he also does all the rallies . Our top rider is frank craw - 82 - and rides a r69s - also 1917 h.d. - But his buddy ken affleck tops that , as he is 92 and rides one owner 1936 r5 - now being refurbed by the famous adrian vergison in syd. He is the top classic bmw / zundapp guy nowadays in syd.

Another excellent guy in our club is clive weiss - he has r60us with 260,000 miles on it - so I take notice of him - he also builds complex things like classic bike fuel tanks .

Was talking to chris henderson in shepparton - he also is under way with his r60/2 o/h - he got it from gosford - and has found that the left hand barrels are different to the right hand barrels / pistons - great ! Some clown does not know there are differences in r60 and /2 in gosford - so beware the grey haired guy that is supposed to know all about classic bmw !

There are good supply shops in germany also - uli + stemmler etc - have not bought anything from them yet - and there is munich motors in perth - also helpful guys .

I would like to offer any assistance I can on the o/h of yr r60/2 - do not hesitate to ask pls . - Thanx j.c.


Tue Nov 17 2009
mlamon at hotmaildot com
vendo microcars
messerschmitt and isetta 1957
vendo un messerschmitt kr200 y un isetta para restaurar
argentina


Wed Nov 11 2009
shootingcookie43 at hotmail.co.uk
suspension
BMW
i have these and i do not know anything about bike parts, i need to know what model and year bike these fit, there is a bmw number on the shocks this is 7 702 732 and the shocks are approx 16.5" long, thats about all i know, please can anyone help, thanks
essex
.............
Fri Feb 19 2010
jschweiger at falconepsdot com
Spring shock
BMW R12GS Adv
PN 7702732 is the front spring/shock on an R1200GS Adventure with ESA Suspension
Indy


Fri Oct 16 2009
robert at muratti.com.au
looking for bike part
bmw or zuundapp WWII
trinkwasser karnister 2 x5litre
australia


Sun Sep 27 2009
vhermida at videotron.ca
LOOKING FOR BMW R35
BMW 1948 R35 BMW
I HAD FOUND A SITE IN GERMANY FOR PARTS, FROM A LINK ON THE VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE OWNERS SITE. BUT I CAN'T FIND IT ANYMORE CAN YOU HELP WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE FOR PARTS. THANKS
MONTREAL, CANADA

BMW Directory

Wed Jul 01 2009
vovc1964 at yandex.putin
1939 BMW R-12
Selling part of the BMW R-12, original.
Deckel zum Motorgehause, Lagerbuchse zur Steuerwelle, Zylinderdeckel (2), Zylinder (2), Steuerwelle, Lagerbuchse, Kettenrad fur Steuerwellen-Antrieb, Kettenrad fur Zundapparat-Antrieb, Schwungrad, Druckteller, SchluBscheibe, Fuhrungsbolzen, Zwischenscheibe, Kupplungsbelage, Sum-Vergaser, .. and other parts.
More photos on request.
Yours faithfully, Oleg.
Moldova.



Wed Jun 03 2009
a.isaac at prodigy.net.mx
clunky gear shifting
BMW 1955 R69
in regards to 1955-1969 twins I purchased mine in 1980 so I have been riding it for almost 30 years and yes at the begining it was noisy when shifting gears upwards. I didnt like the CLUNK so after some experimenting I found out that if I changed gears in TWO SHORT STEPS instead of a long single one the noise was almost totally gone.

I am 66 and was not interested in computers until one of my sons showed me one bike just like mine in a movie, muffler noise included and when not able to ride because of the weather I now navigate motorcycles in the web and have found your pages and images most interesting. Great work. I hope other 1955-1969 Beemer riders would like to try my way of gear shifting.
merida yuc mex

I've not ridden a /2 for some years (tho I have a very sad one in the garage, just recently acquired) but as I recall, yes, that's the way I used to shift them too. Ed.


Thu Feb 19 2009
robertfodell at yahoodot com
1951 bmw r 67
bmw r67
for sale, first year r67. very rare bmw. 1951 model. engine and frame match. i can assist in shipping world wide.
st. louis, mo. usa


Sat Feb 14 2009
eurojava at mail.telepac.pt
SIDECAR
BMW R 1200 C BLACK 2002
Hi
Is it possible i get a sidecar for my r 1200C. The price?
Luís
ARRIFANA
Portugese


Wed Dec 03 2008
w.bruce at virgin.net
ignition key for 1979 r65
bmw r65
i have bought 1979 r65 but owner has lost key any ideas how i trace key code cheers
scotland

Try this page:
http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/keys/


Thu Sep 11 2008
joeorfe at aoldot com
parts needed
bmw 1953 r-35
I have a 1953 BMW R-35 and need a transmission, or the cluster and 3rd gear for the one i have, i know they used different parts in these, so i thought it would be easier to get a complete one, contact joe at joeorfe@aol.com if you can help
Michigan, USA


Sat Sep 06 2008
dli1957 at hotmail.com
Restauration
Parts engine and others BMW R 75 ( year 1943 )
I need parts and I dont know where can I buy original or good replicas.Not parts from "made in china".
Spain



Fri Dec 07 2007
benj-feldia at braidnetworksdot com
An inquiry of the R 1200 C with Troika Sidecar
Troika Sidecar attached to the BMW R 1200C
I saw the bike with the sidecar in your website. I would like to request for an information where I can contact the manufacturer of the side. I am planning to purchase one.

Thanks in advance,

Benj Feldia
Philippines

There are several models available and prices range from 25,000 to over 40,000 euros for complete machines.
There is more information here:
http://www.heidenwag-gespannbau.de/


Fri Oct 12 2007
roycekk at yahoodot com
Looking to buy
BMW R26 or R27
I am looking for a fully restored BMW R26 or R27 to use in Japan. I have an LT1100 at present but my first bike was an R26
Narita, Japan


Thu Sep 27 2007
richard at kiwibus.co.nz
Barbackers
bmwk1200rs
I have just been on a 3000k ride and found the handle bar position uncomfortable. And see you can get bolt on barbackers to shift the handgrip position back to a more comfortable position. Can anyone advise the easiest place to get a set of these from in New Zealand. Thanks


Wed Sep 19 2007
jessica.kary at btinternetdot com
BMW 1200 GS
I am hoping to buy a new BMW 1200 GS for my husband's 50th birthday present. I need to find a dealership close to Sallanches in France. Does anybody know of one? Thanks.

Try the pages of European BMW dealers at Bikelinks

Aug 23rd 2007 (Forum application email)
<markrodhouse at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Welcome to European Motorcycles Forums

My elderly neighbour worked for BMW before the war making aircraft engines, he fought in the war in the Luft Waffe and was injured on the western front and bought back to England as a POW. After the war he went back to Germany to finish off his apprenticeship transferring his skills to become a motorcycle mechanic, and then came back to England to live with his English wife (married her while still a POW!). He worked as a Motorcycle
mechanic for the local police force until he retired. He now lives on the opposite side
of the road to me. We spend many hours talking about bikes and his workshop is a real
Aladdin's cave of used classic bikes. A truly amazing Guy!

Regards,

Mark


Sun Jul 08 2007
Luckyat12kv at aoldot com
Dellorto Carburator
PHM38 Dellorto (BD)
I have two of these carbs on my 77 BMW R100RS Motorcycle, and my Brother just parked it in his yard back in 1994. I bought it 2 years ago, and I am sure they need to be rebuilt so I can get the bike running again. He said they are very good racing carbs, so I would like to keep them. Do you have any information on where to find rebuild kits for them, or any other instructions on how to do this? I am a "Do it yourselfer", but will take it in if I have to. Any feedback would be helpful, thank you.
Los Angeles, Ca, USA

An early RS fitted with these carbs probably also has larger valves - it was one of the fastest bikes BMW had ever made, and was practically unbeatable over any distance on the road with a capable rider. It was also extremely handsome. I once averaged over 100mph travelling from Bathurst to Forbes via Canowindra (which included a fair stretch of dirt) on one of these bahnstormers. When I pulled up at the Forbes airport, the discs matched the calipers - they had blued from the heat!

You will find Dellorto rebuild kits at Gowanloch's http://www.ducati-gowanloch.com


Fri Jun 08 2007
xa480 at hotmail.fr
side car R1200C BMW
ou puis je trouver le side car R1200c.
est il adaptable sur ma r1200c ou est ce un seul concept. je suis fort interressé par celui ci.pouvez vous me donner reponse.
cordialement
xavier tetart
amiens (80) france


Tue May 29 2007
anjun at 123.cl
andres junemann nuñez
bmw r 1200 gs 2006
sidecar para bmw r1200gs
aventura
cl chile


May 8th 2007
subject: BMW R100RS 1978
Email: bobstannett at msndot com
message: I am looking for a wiring diagram for the above bike that shows detailed information regarding the starter circuit including the starter relay and starter solenoid. Is there anybody that may be able to help please

Try our page of resources for Books and Manuals

Sun May 06 2007
cguisl at club-internet.fr
BMW R 32
Hello !
I have just published a book about BMW flat-twins for which I did a lot of research, and I can strongly state that the first BMW motorcycle was NOT shown at the 1923 Paris Salon, contrary to popular belief : no BMWs were shown in Paris before 1927 in retaliation for the Great War ! The R 32 was first shown at the Berlin Show in 1923, even BMW now admit this.
Interested readers may visit my website at www.ifrance.com/cguislain 404
France


Fri Jan 26 2007
pmargson at telus.net
sidecar wanted
R27/LS200 combo
I'm from Canada and am absolutly smitten by this early sixties combo. I just recently decided to try to find one for sale.Any info on where one might aquire one would be very helpful.Any condition,anywhere.Thank You.
Calgary,AB.Canada


Jan 1st 2007
[In answer to the quiz for joining the forums]

Hi there,

I dont know the answer to your questions but Im a true classic motorcycle fan and I currently own a BMW R90S -75 in Daytona Orange. Im also a collector of Villiers engined Norman motorcycles made in Ashford, England and I have about five or six of them at the moment depending on how you count :-)
I also have an Ariel 500 cc Red Hunter from the early fifties thaths been in a fire so its a demanding project that I havent started yet. I used to ride a BSA Spitfire 650 -68 and a Vincent Comet 500cc -51 aswell but now Im happy with my good old Beemer.

The reason I found this forum is because I bought a strange motorcycle
this summer and I dont know what it is, no badges or any thing. It looks very German with an ILO 175 engine and rigid rear end but the most intresting part is the telescopic front fork who have two rubberbands behind the headlight instead of the conventional springs
inside the forklegs. I have had lots of experts looking at it without any luck and I have
searched the internet as good as I can but without any luck so I hope that your forum will help me.

Regards and Happy New Year,
 

Peter Hällström
Stockholm, Sweden


Sun Nov 26 2006
 kostaslivas at hotmaildot com
 BMW MOTORCYCLES

I AM LOOKING TO PURCHASE A BMW MOTORBIKE PRE 1955. SERIOUS
BUYER
........
I am located in Canberra, Australia.

Interested in R12, R17, R50, R52, R57, R69.AND MILITARY MODELS

Regards

Kostas Livas


Wed Nov 22 2006
alessandro.gregoroni at libero.it
Side for motorbike Bmw R71 (year 1938)
I think may be similar to Steib TR 500
Hello,
My name's Alessandro from Udine (Italy) I have a Motorbike Bmw R71 of the 1938, but the side I think is not original, so I need some informations and documentations for to find the correct side. I think that the correct side may be similar to the Steib TR 500 but I'm not sure.
Plese help me
Best regards
Alessandro
............
I have found some of the photos of my motorbike which I send you with attachements. The motorbike is a BMW R71 (produced in 1938).

I know that there is a lot of pieces not original but I would like to restore them. I have just bought all the pieces that I must change. The side is the Staib one (on the right side there is stamped "Steib"). The side has many of pieces broken and not original and that is why I would like to know:

1) what type of side is the correct one for my Bmw R71 (1938), is it possible that it is a Steib TR 500, it is very similar.
2) How and where could I find the new pieces of the side that I must changed
3) If there is any photo of my side that is correct for my motorbike with some details like frame, fender, lights, seat, wheel and brake (I don't know if there is a brake also on the wheel's side or not)

Thanks for your help
Regards
Alessandro
 

You possibly have this information already, however...
try http://www.zweiradmuseum.com/ for Steib parts & info
try http://bikelinks.com/directory/Sidecars_Trikes_Trailers/Sidecars/ for more sidecar links.
 


4th Nov 2006
zoltar92 at wp.pl
bmw r12 for sale. wechrmaht wersion , restored. For details mail me,
regards
 


Mon Oct 30 2006
letsoc-yo at yahoodot com
BMW R75
I have a BMW engine and the front part of the motociclete from an R75 mounted on a M-72. The bike is registred and good to go. Unfortunatly i have to sell it... i estimated the price like 6.500 Euro. If someone is interested contact me on email: letsoc-yo at yahoodot com or by phone : +40765488613
Romania


Wed Oct 25 2006
riviere at estudiorivieredot com

bmw r 50 1955
Cesar Riviere from Uruguay
 


Sat Sep 30 2006
peggy-dcc at yahoodot com
BMW R-26 1956 & R-27 1966
I am selling a BMW R-26 and a very nice restored BMW R-27 If you would like more info, please contact me.
Thank you for your time
Indonesia
.......
this is the picture of my R-27
FYI: i just add original side mirror and rear seat


Sat Jul 29 2006
paul at business-supportdot com
Panniers for my BMW Motorbike
BMW R45 (1981)
Hello

I have a BMW R45 (1981) and am looking to purchase a set of hard panniers for the bike. The sort which are on permanently. Can you help or make any suggestions please?

Many thanks
Paul
Greece


Mon Jul 10 2006
carlos at scanfiskdot com
side car
bmw 1200 c
hello, I have a bmw 1200 c and I´d like to have a side car. can you give me information about price and place to have it???  regards , Carlos
Zaragoza (Spain)


Wed Nov 16 2005
info at battlefinddot com
1943 BMW R-75
I am selling a very nice restored BMW R-75 with ammunition trailer. If you would like more info, please contact me.
Thank you for your time.

Hello again:
Thank you for the reply.
Here is the text of the ad as it appears. It is also advertised on WALNECKS motorcycle classifieds online and in print.

1943 BMW WWII R-75 w/trailer, This is a perfectly restored BMW R-75 from the German military. It has a 745cc 2cylinder engine, 4 speed transmission with reverse, 2 Wheel-drive with High-Low transfer case giving this machine 8 forward and 2 rear speeds total. These machines were never built for civilian use in this heavy duty configuration. This is one of 500 trailer models ever built, with most being destroyed in battle. It has it's original trailer with solid wheels. Easily valued at $45,000. More PHOTOS and my personal contact info at battlefind.com . It can climb a very wet, steep hill with ease fully loaded. It was used in Italy then shipped to be used with the Afrika Corps. After the war, it was abandoned and recovered by a civilian who stored it in their barn. It was discovered two years ago and underwent a very thorough restoration. It has had every part restored and all parts replaced were NOS or original used. This is a museum quality bike that saw light use in the war and was never battle damaged. It is totally complete.This machine is in south Holland- I can assist you in getting there to view, or the buyer can chose to use escrow.com to assure the integrity of the transaction. There is nothing missing or incorrect about this machine. $32,000 price reflects machine delivered to your door anywhere in the free world.

Thanks again for the assistance.
Best regards;
Patrick Garrison
 


Tue Sep 20 2005
marclanni at msndot com
BMW R35
Salve, mi chiamo Marcello Lanni ed ho comprato ad Imola sabato scorso una BMW R35 con NR telaio 336838 e con NR motore 330828; poichè la moto è senza documenti vorrei conoscere l'anno di costruzione e soprattutto se è autentica per poterla restaurare ed immatricolare. Grazie e cordiali saluti

Robotrans: Blank, I call Marcello Lanni and I have bought to Imola past saturday one BMW R35 with NR chassis 336838 and motor NR 330828; poich?a motion?enza documents I would want to know the year of if above all?utentica construction and for being able to restore it and to register.


Mon Aug 01 2005
illsley at lamar.colostate.edu
BMW R 75 wermacht manual
In 1948 we bought an R75 and used it until the mid '50s. I found a factory parts manual and copied it on 35 mm film. If it is of any value to anyone, contact me. The original manual has suffered water damage, but the film is good.


Thu Sep 15 2005
espineta at bellsouth.net
2002 R1150RS
Can I purchase lower fairing fo my US motorcycle. It only has half faring


Fri Jul 22 2005
oabaro at aoldot com
Fur Hochste Anspruche metal poster
I have a metal BMW poster with "Fur Hochste Anspruche" written on it. I was wondering if you could tell me what that means? Thank you.
 

One translator says: "to meet the most strenuous demands". Another: "Claims highest Fur"


Fri Jul 15 2005
josemariavazquez at hotmaildot com
steib n 28
i am sendig photo of a steib 28 with BMW R61 1938
Original, perfect. as new


From: "Tub Maxson" <maxson-h at tmriskdot com>
Subject: RE: FW: NSU
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005

Here it is, 1966 R23/LS200,

To: Tub Maxson
Subject: RE: FW: NSU
Thanks, Tub, I'll include that with the next update.

Would be keen to see the R27/Steib pic, too. I had an R69S/501 combo years back, best machine I ever had.

Cheers.


Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005
subject: bmw 60/2
Email: davidrooneyjnr at eircom.net
message: looking to buy a bmw r60/2 would be grateful for any help


Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2005
subject: BMW SR1200C Troika Sidecar
Email: mally64 at ibero.it
message: I have seen the photo of the sidecar in your site. Where i can buy it?? Is splendid!

According to chromeheads.org (see below) the machine was not for sale when displayed in the US in about 2001. Two sources indicate that it may have been built as a concept bike by BMW.
More information at motorradonline.de/d/131559


October 12, 2000
Hi
I need the manual of r20. can you help me? Just now I found one and I want to restore it. Tthanks
Giorgos from Greece -- argiraki at otenet.gr -- argiraki at hotmaildot com


In 1939, the Germans moved BMW's motorcycle assembly plant from Munich to Eisenach in order to build airplane engines in the Munich plant. At the end of the war, Eisenach ended up in the Soviet sector. In the plant were many unbuilt motorcycles, including the R35s. The Soviets took these parts and built the first BMWs to be produced after the war, renaming them EMW


The SR 1200 C Troika concept sidecar was displayed at several US trade shows on the West Coast in about 2001, and was used in TV commercials including one for mobile phones using twins.advertisements. I recall a cellular phone advertisement with a set of twins. At the time it was not for sale in the US, but if it was it would have cost around twice the price of the solo.
Cobbled together from information found at chromeheads.org.



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