The BMW R-66 motorcycle was one of the finest, most modern motorcycles of the pre-war motorcycles. This BMW motorcycle is one of less than 1600 R-66’s made between 1938-1940 Most were drafted into the Wehrmacht and subsequently lost during the WWII. This one was abandoned in Poland at the end of war, and was imported into the US in 1999. This is an older restoration, but is very presentable. The engine, gearbox, and final drive have been rebuilt, and it has run 6,957 km since being overhauled. This is a well-sorted motorcycle, and is a pleasure to ride. The sale’s price is representative of the quality of workmanship that has gone into the build.
1938 BMW R-66 Motorcycle
BMW black, with correct pin striping on the tank. The wheel rims are painted black with silver centers, as delivered.
All sheet metal is solid and in good condition.
There is very little on a BMW, but what there is on this bike is on good condition.
The lower end of the engine was rebuilt by a well-known, US, pre-war BMW specialist. The cylinder heads were converted to R69S specs by another specialist. The rear end was fitted with a set of the correct pre-war solo gears by a third specialist. The gearbox, and the rest of the final assembly and break in was done by the current owner, who put all the recorded kilometers on the bike. Please contact the owner for the names of the specialists, and for any other information about mechanical details.
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Clear California title, with current registration.
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