- Plano, TX
- 4 months
That answer will not be too far wrong, either, except that the products coming from the bayerische motoren werke incorporate a good deal more in advanced engineering features than the famous english car. Actually, the bmw motorcycle is more like the mercedes than a rolls-royce: conservative in many respects, but quite advanced nonetheless. In any case, the bmw has attributes that make it unique, and it has acquired a reputation that makes it a "prestige" motorcycle - even among people who ordinarily don't give two wheelers a second glance. To be honest, we think that anyone who would worry much over its performance-potential is a bit of a booby. This bmw r69s originally came from a collector in hong kong where it had been on display in an office for a decade. Purchased by bob's bmw in jessup, md, they reconditioned the bike about 7 and a half years ago and offered it for sale. The current owner bought it from bob's in november 2009 with 17,000 miles. Every bmw expert who has examined the bike agrees that the mileage shown on the odometer is probably correct, slightly less than 20,000 in 52 years. The bike is so original that it still has the factory label on the air box, something seldom seen in these half century old classics. Bingfuel control: overhead valves (ohv)ignition: magnetolubrication system: forced feedcooling system: airgearbox: 4-speedtransmission type,final drive: shaft drive (cardan)chassis, suspension, brakes and wheelsframe type: steel-doble cradlefront suspension: cartridgerear suspension: twin shock-swingarmrear wheel travel: 4 mm (0. 1 inches)rear tyre: 3. 5-18front brakes: expanding brake (drum brake). Singlefront brakes diameter: 200 mm (7. 9 inches)rear brakes: expanding brake (drum brake)rear brakes diameter: 200 mm (7. 9 inches)wheels: spokedphysical measures and capacitiesweight incl. Oil, gas, etc: 202. 0 kg (445. 3 pounds)overall height: 980 mm (38. 6 inches)overall length: 2,125 mm (83. 7 inches)overall width: 722 mm (28. 4 inches)wheelbase: 1,415 mm (55. 7 inches)fuel capacity: 17. 00 litres (4. 49 gallons)clutch: dry-single plate-cable operated.
19784 Miles✔ Shaft Drive (cardan) Transmission✔ Air Cooling System✔ 2000-speed Gearbox