1971 BMW R60/5

SOLD FOR: $3,450

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.


Additional photos on this 1971 BMW R60 are available here for your perusal.

While BMW is now a staple of the modern motorcycle scene, back in the 1960’s they almost left the game entirely. The /2 was getting outperformed by the competition, so the Germans either had to bow out or come up with a significant redesign.

They kept the classic boxer twin engine, but pretty much everything else was changed. They focused on weight reduction and increased power the most – for weight reduction they developed a lighter tubular steel frame, Sachs telescoping forks instead of an Earles front end, and iron-lined light alloy cylinders which replaced the previous cast iron units. The R60/5 engine pushed out 46 hp (compared to 32 for the R60/2)

BMW stole a designer from Porsche: Hans-Günther von der Marwitz, and his creation set the standard for the next few decades of BMW’s styling.

Motorcycle Classics sums up the /5 by saying, “All in all, the R60/5 is an ideal useable classic. Decent power, predictable handling, excellent build quality and rock-solid dependability make it a bike you can ride regularly with confidence. Simple construction and excellent parts availability make /5s easy to keep on the road, and a large and enthusiastic community of BMW owners is always ready to help you keep your Teutonic steed running.”

This example is VIN: 2937242. The seller purchased the bike in 2000 from the estate of the original owner.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 31,600 miles. The odometer shows 35,919 miles.

This bike has been on display for the past 15 years. The seller just installed a new battery.

Custom seat.

Luggage rack.

Air horns.

Lower center stand (original is included).

Aftermarket shocks (originals included).

OEM BMW hard bags.

Period aftermarket windshield (not installed).

The sale includes stock parts for those that have been replaced, along with the original tool kit.

Cosmetic Blemishes:

Currently located in Steens, Mississippi, this BMW is offered on a clean Mississippi title. Have any R60 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Somer

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $3,450 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Somer June 21, 2022 9:59 am $3,100
Babar33145 June 21, 2022 9:59 am $3,000 Auto
Babar33145 June 18, 2022 11:55 am $2,667 Auto
Somer June 18, 2022 11:55 am $2,567
Babar33145 June 18, 2022 11:18 am $2,432 Auto
Somer June 18, 2022 11:18 am $2,332
Babar33145 June 16, 2022 12:39 pm $2,223 Auto
Somer June 16, 2022 12:39 pm $2,123
Babar33145 June 16, 2022 11:37 am $1,971 Auto
liketotally June 16, 2022 11:37 am $1,871
Babar33145 June 15, 2022 9:09 am $1,334 Auto
Somer June 15, 2022 9:09 am $1,234
Babar33145 June 15, 2022 8:17 am $1,000
Auction started June 14, 2022 8:24 am
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