Sold for £2,760
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: FJD 677V
Frame No: 6031712
Engine No: 6031712
BMW was established in the early 1900s as a manufacturer of aircraft engines and produced their first motorcycle in 1923, the R23, already sporting the flat-twin boxer configuration they have now become synonymous with. By the 1970s they had become the most popular bike for long-distance touring due to the torquey engine and shaft drive transmission. With their solid design and legendary reliability, mid 1970s ‘Airheads’ have become the most popular bike for modifying into ‘Brat Bikes’ or ‘Cafe Racers’ in recent years so it's rare to find one in standard original condition.
This R80 has been part of an enthusiast private collection of classic bikes spanning the decades from the 1950s to the early 2000s. Unfortunately due to ill health, he can no longer ride and maintain the bikes so he reluctantly has to let them find new homes. Not run for a number of years they have been carefully stored in a dry building but will all need recommissioning before use. The bike is presented in good original condition and comes fitted with a set of BMW panniers and a R90S style nose fairing. Once recommissioned this Airhead BMW will make a very useable bike in modern day road conditions that is still appreciating in value. It comes supplied with a current V5C.
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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 15th Nov, 2023
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