A Way of Life. 90 Years of BMW Motorrad.
BMW Classic presents an emotional clip about three BMW Motorrad
enthusiasts: Stacy drives a 1969 BMW R 60 US, Eric drives a 1962 BMW R60/2
and Arnd drives a 1939 BMW R 35.
My BMW R100/7 Bobber / Scrambler / Custom
When I got this Motorcycle one year ago it had been out in the Nevada
Desert since 1993. I worked on this every day for one year .... Here is the
results. I did all the work myself, body, welding , painting , engine ,
wheel truing, carburetor rebuild, electrical ect....
1939 BMW-R12 Sidecar Motorcycle
John Landstrom from Blue Moon Cycle talks about a vintage restored 1939
BMW-R12 Motorcycle restored in WWII German Army paint and insignia. Blue
Moon Cycle specializes in antique, classic and restored motorcycles, and we
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Clymer Manuals BMW R75/5 /5 On The Lift Motorcycle Road Test Video R50/5 R60/5 R75 Cafe Racer
Welcome to On the Lift episode two. I'm James Grooms, Publisher of Clymer
Manuals. We're at the Tech Center today and on the lift we have a 1970 BMW
R75/5 http://clymer.com/bmw-r50-r60-r75-r80-r90-r100-airhead . See also R50
and R60. The /5 ( slash five ) series, introduced for the 70 model year,
was a real watershed bike for BMW motorcycle production. The previous
generation of machines [ post war wwII R50 R50/2 /2 R60 R60US R69 R69S ]
were known for their reliability, comfort and quiet operation. Once
exclusive attributes to BMW, however, many of the new models from Japan [
Honda in particular with the CB350, CB450 and revolutionary CB750 ] now
achieved this at a lower price along with impressive performance. Greatest
ever motorcycles discovery
The /5 was available in 500, 600 and 750 cc capacities... this being a 750,
thus the R75 designation [ R50/5 R60/5 ]. While relying on BMWs trademark
air cooled boxer twin, the model is a radical departure in many ways from
the previous models. A telescopic fork replaced the Earles leading link
fork. 12 volt electrics replaced a 6 volt system. And to the horror of many
a BMW loyalist the bike was available in a color combination other than
schwartz mit weiss.
The horizontally opposed twin [ boxer, flat twin or airhead ] with overhead
valves was all-new. Outwardly, the first noticeable change from the
previous models was the placement of the pushrod tubes under the alloy
barrels and cylinder heads revealing that the camshaft is under the
crankshaft. [ Yes pushrods! While the world was going with SOHC and in some
case DOHC, BMW stuck with camshaft in the crankcase. ] The one-piece alloy
crankcase features split type bearings in place of the previous ball
With aluminum covers over the air filter, starter and alternator, the
engine appears to be immense. However, everything is alloy and once removed
you can see how compact the engine really is. And the heavy forged crank
and cam placed low make for a low center of gravity. You can really feel
this during low speed maneuverability.
The four-speed gear box is splined to a dry single plate clutch [ /6 on
models had a five-speed trans ]. The kickstarter carried over from the
older models and as you can see swings out away from the bike. Power is
transferred through a swing arm mounted drive shaft to the final drive.
The hemispherical heads [ hemi ] are fed on this model with CV or constant
velocity carbs [ carburetor ]. R50 and R60 s used Bing slide valve carbs.
With the carbs, spark plugs, valves, breaker points, air cleaner and
battery easily accessed, and shaft drive, airheads are one of the sweetest
bikes when it comes to working on them [ repair manual shop manual
maintenance how to DIY camera mount ] This bike is not for sale make me an
The front brake is an 8-inch twin leading shoe setup. By the early 70's
most machines in this class had a disc up front. The rear is a single
Looking back the /5 has developed a cult appeal, but at the time it was not
universal loved by the purists. Sidecar use wasn't recommended, fiberglass
fenders...oh no! And of course the introduction of the chrome tank panels
in 72 along with a smaller fuel capacity met with strong disapproval. Now
those toaster tank models command higher prices. The result of low
production and changing tastes I guess.
Early production 5s could experience a speed wobble and a torque reaction
when chopping the speed in a corner. So in 73 they added 2 inches to the
swing arm and lengthened the frame. So now you have the short wheel base
and the long wheel base bikes and the "which one is better" debate
continues to this day. Honestly the SWB bikes just look better and that
toaster tank...come on...and I love 60's era vintage and cafe racers.
Japanese bikes [ like the CB77 Superhawk, CB450 K0 K1 blackbomber Suzuki X6
Yamaha YR1 ]!
Either way they were and still are great machines. The flat twin was
considered a dinosaur by many in 1970. Instead of abandoning their heritage
[ Germany Germans at their best, Deutschland uber alles !?], BMW took what
they knew and created a technical masterpiece that has stood the test of
time. This basic layout would be the foundation for 20 plus years and
launch the R90S, the R100RS, the R100RT and the R80GS [Manual for /6 R60/6
R75/6 R90/6 /7 R60/7 R75/7 R80/7 R100/7 R90S R100S R100T R100 R100CS R45
R65 R65LS R80ST R80RT R80 R100GS R65GS R100R R80R R1100RS R1100GS R1100R
Manual for 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Clymer manual BMW R50/5 through R100 GS PD M502-3 ISBN 0-89287-854-1] Music
by Kevin MacLeod BMWON BMWMOA 5UNITED AHRMA CLYMER CLYMER.COM maintenance
troubleshooting repair diy Wehrmacht Soldiers and Motorcycles - Soldaten
und Motorräder Bmw Cafe Racer R75/5 1971
BMW R/12 Motorcycle 1939 Vintage
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BMW M235i vs BMW M3 CSL on track
We test the BMW M235i against one of the best M Cars ever made, the BMW M3
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With its 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged
straight six engine, the BMW M235i is the most powerful 2 Series you can
buy and is priced at just over £34,000. However, for the same money you
can have the modern classic M3 CSL that was launched in 2004.
The BMW M235i's twin-turbo engine
produces 322 brake horsepower and 450 Newton
Metres of torque. That's 78Nm more than the old M3. It weighs 1,470kg, so
it's also 85kg heavier than the CSL.
Launched in 2004, the BMW M3 CSL was the most extreme version of the E46
BMW M3 generation. With a carbon fibre roof, it weighed 100kg less than the
standard M3 and it also had upgraded springs, dampers and brakes plus extra
power. It also came exclusively with BMW's automated manual SMG gearbox.
The reason the BMW M3 CSL is quite a good comparison to the M235i is
because a normal M3 around this age will cost you between £6,000 and
£10,000. If you want a decent M3 CSL then you're looking at around
£30,000 to £35,000 so it's very similar money. More importantly, you'll
get this astonishing engine that revs to 8,000rpm.
The BMW M3 CSL's gearbox is very slow by modern standards as it isn't a
modern dual-clutch system. However, there's so much balance in the chassis,
you can just sense when the car is in transition from understeer to
In the M3 CSL, you get an amazing engine that goes ballistic above 6,000rpm
but in the BMW M235i, it's just really quick-revving and gets lots of
torque through the rev range.
It's heavier than the CSL, but it should come as no surprise as modern cars
are getting heavier and heavier. The M235i is still a really lovely road
car as it's very delicate and really enjoyable.
However, the BMW M235i does feel a little bit heavy and it doesn't have the
body control of the hard-edged CSL. You can feel there in the oversteer
when the car comes back, there's a little bit of snapback as the lateral
movement in the body starts to make itself known.
Despite the differences between the BMW M3 CSL and the M235i, they both
recorded the same lap-time around our circuit.
The BMW 2 series makes a more accessible every-day drive, but the M3 CSL is
a thrilling classic that's to be enjoyed on occasion, and makes a better
investment than your average pension.
a BMW motorcycle story
Stop! First click HD 720p if you have fast internet connection, and play
This is a photo story of my father's 1958 BMW R50:
Boy meets girl, gets married, buys motorcycle. Rides it for 60,000 miles
and has accident when wife is pregnant with 3rd child. (me) Wife orders
motorcycle to be taken off road until all her children are grown and on
their own. One day when bike is moved to a different storage location, son
sits on bike and dreams of being a Jedi Master like his father. Couple
grows old together and bike is not started for 40 years. Husband is now a
grandfather of 7 and married for 50 years, when he dies of a stroke at age
Son looks over the old rotting machine and finds note attached to it from
his father to him. Son decides to restore the old 1958 BMW R-50 as a
tribute to his father. With the help of many friends, especially Peter
Nettesheim, world renowned BMW collector, bike is restored to look even
better than it did when it was built in Germany.
HEY, EXCITING NEWS! (for me) ...
Motorcycle Classics has put my bike on the cover and they wrote a very nice
article about my BMW story. You can read it here:
Vintage BMW Motorcycle Advertisements
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VIDEOPRUEBA BMW R 1200 GS - ARPEM, España, UE, 2013
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