BMW 1968 Black R60S 600cc Motorbike For Sale

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AU $13.500.00
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Albion, QLD, Australia
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Description BMW 1968 Black R60S 600cc Motorbike

BMW 1968 Black R60S 600cc Motorbike

Nice original black bike and everything in mint consition and good tyres that starts without fail every time even if not started for some time

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Engine:                  594cc Flat

Gearbox:               4-speed

Colour:                   Black

Engine No.:           1815635

Chassis No.:         1815635

Trim:                       Black/Vinyl

white">Some 20,133 of these 600 cc shaft-drive, opposed
twin R60 (1956-1960, 28 hp/21 kW), R60/2 (1960-1969, 30 hp/22 kW), and R60US
(1968-1969, 30 hp) were built. These models, except for those with the
"US" designation, were designed primarily as rugged motorcycles to
pull sidecars (mounting points were built in) and had duplex tubular steel
frames. In the United States, all these Earle's-fork and US-fork (i.e.,
telescopic fork) models from 1955 to 1969 are often lumped together as
"Slash-2" BMWs, even though that is technically incorrect. Not all
have the "/2" designation. In 1968, BMW introduced telescopic forks
on some of its slash-2 models, and they were continued into the 1969 model
year. Earles fork and telescopic fork models both were manufactured for these
two years and were available to customers. During the 1960s, very few
motorcycles were available with shaft final drive. BMW's were the most common.
The driveshaft rode in an enclosed oil bath within the right swing arm, unlike
BMW's previous models, and drove the rear wheel through an internally splined
cup that meshes with a coupler crown gear keyed to the drive pinion. The front
brakes were double leading shoes, and the rear had a single leading shoe.
Tires, front and rear, were interchangeable in 3.50 inch by 18 inch size. A
variety of saddle styles were available for these motorcycles. Those delivered
in the U. S. typically were supplied with a single "dual" or bench
saddle, either the standard size or a wide version that came with chrome
rear-quarter passenger handles. Ask any motorcyclist what he considers to be
the two-wheeled equivalent of the Rolls-Royce and you will almost certainly be
told "BMW". 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. These
earlier models are keenly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts the world
over, renowned for their advanced engineering features.

white">This R60 BMW motorcycle was purchased by the vprevious owner when he lived in San Francisco in 1998. Upon his return to Australia it was personally
imported, though another overseas move saw the bike put into a Melbourne
storage facility. He purchased the bike from an American collector who claimed
it had come from a defunct bike museum. The bike received a rebuilt front-end
whilst in San Fran and it has been stored with little use since. The bike had a full service carried out by Pro Cycles Hornsby prior to going to Shannons Auction where I bought the bike and it has been used very little since and always stored under cover.


0cm;margin-left:11.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white">ASKING PRICE $13500

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