c.1931 BMW 735cc R16
Frame no. To be advised
Engine no. 76548
Shortly after venturing into car manufacture for the first time by acquiring the Dixi works at Eisenach, BMW introduced a major innovation to its motorcycle range in 1929. The transversely mounted 'flat-twin' engine was already a BMW trademark but for the first time it was installed in a pressed-steel frame, the first models to incorporate this landmark of motorcycle design being the 735cc R11 and R16. BMW's relatively vibration-free engine was already a byword for smoothness and refinement, and this, coupled to a three-speed shaft-drive transmission, made the overhead-valve R16 one of the finest large-capacity sports motorcycles of its day. Progressively improved, the R16 was built in five series up to 1934. This R16 displays a total of 25,828 kilometres on the odometer.
Diese R16 wird mit einem Tachostand von 25,828 km versteigert.
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