1967 BMW R60/2
Frame no. 1810055
Engine no. 1810055
BMW released a range of “slash 2” models to their line up in 1960. The boxer twin was heavily revised with a strengthened crankcase and crankshaft, hard-chromed piston rings, new cam followers, improved internal ventilation and a stronger clutch. The 600cc R60’s compression ratio increased from 6.5:1 to 7.5:1, giving a power boost to a useful 30bhp. As always, BMW’s shaft final drive and under-stressed mechanicals translated into a sophisticated, reliable ride for the long run. “A unique form of motorcycling,” wrote Cycle World magazine in a 1968 test. “What other machine could be so silent, so free from vibration, so effortless at cruising speeds?”
This 1967 matching-numbers R60/2 is offered in lovely original condition. The tank adorns its original paint, as does the frame. Fenders could be original paint, but I am not entirely sure. There is a little orange peel, but the striping looks original. The bike retains its original black/yellow period California license plate, and features the great BMW options of original bar-end indicators, headlight mounted mirrors and has both a side and center stand. Fresh from service, including a new battery, the bike starts easily and runs well. Carbs were overhauled and are in fine tune giving the bike a responsive power delivery. Owned for seven years as part of a small BMW collection, the bike is offered, ready to ride and enjoy.