Powered by an R100/7 motor
1967 BMW 980cc R60/2
While love of vintage machines runs deep, there is certainly no rider out there who has wished for the sleek looks and design of their favorite vintage ride with the power and reliability of a more modern machine. Every once and again, someone goes out and builds that machine. Such is the offered lot.
The R60/2 carried much of the style of its legendary predecessors such as the R69 and R50, with the major changes being to the motor. This R60/2, which was sans motor at the point of acquisition, was reinvigorated with the beating heart of a late-1979 R100/7. BMW upped the capacity of its range-topping flat-twins to 980cc for the 1977 season in the form of the ‘/7’ series, with 60bhp version of the new engine appearing in the 100/7 and currently powering this bike.
The power, fully double the amount originally generated by the R60/2 594cc twin, is routed through the R100/7’s 5-speed transmission. The front fork has been changed from the old Earles-type leading link to that of a more modern R90S. The rear end maintains its original swinging-arm rear suspension. Work was completed by Larry Junge of Bavarian Cream Restorations.
With a vintage jacket and retro helmet, you’ll look every part of a renaissance rider, but with the modern amenities of respectable power, working brakes, suspension and a push-button start.