Posts by Category: BMW

BMW June 18, 2009 posted by

2 1982 BMW R65 LS Motorcycles For Sale Right Now

I had never heard of these before, but I saw this first one on Seattle Craigslist last week. It's an 82 BMW R65LS with 45k miles that looks like it could use a very thorough detailing. He's asking $3k:

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quote from seller's Craigslist post:

This is a great rare cafe BMW 1982 R65 LS model . 45k miles and runs great. Light weight with a low center of gravity make this bike very fun to ride. this bike is complete and unmodified.

So I wondered just how hard to find these bikes are. A quick search turned up this beauty in Salt Lake City on Craigslist. It has only 18k miles, the factory luggage, and looks fantastic in the pictures. He's asking $4k!

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quote from his Craigslist post:

THIS A SUPER CLEAN AND RARE BIKE . ALWAYS STORED AND GARAGED . OLDER GENTLEMAN SERVICED AND DRIVEN. SERVICED AT BMW DEALER IN S.L.C. ONLY 18,591 ORIGINAL MILES.

To learn more about what makes the R65LS special, check out the R65LS FAQ.

dc

BMW October 27, 2008 posted by

1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport For Sale

So while only 200 of these were made available for sale in the U.S., it's not exactly of the same genre of motorcycle I've been posting. Which is exactly why I'm posting it!

1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport Model For Sale on Portland Craigslist for $4500:

quote from seller's Craigslist post:

One of 200. Rare, collectible bike. Original with period upgrades - San Jose fork brace and rear swing arm and dual plug heads. 40mm bing carbs. New brakes, calipers, ss brake lines and rear master cylinder. Tires have less than 1000 miles on them (Metzlers). Some scratches, no dents. Original; paint in very good, but not perfect condition. Needs restoration to show quality - or use as is for an amazing and rare driver. Come see it - these are the best pictures I have. Asking $4500 or best offer

I'm not sure why, but I'm intrigued by this bike. It's bodywork is quite ugly yet it has many nice features and I'll bet that fairing actually is useful. Plus it has the option of fitting handsome and real luggage. What's your take?

Here's an interesting first hand account of R100RS Motorsport ownership.

dc