Only 1577 miles from new
1968 BMW R69S
Frame no. 663520
Engine no. 663520
A development of BMW's R69, the more powerful R69S arrived in September 1960 to stake a claim as the world's finest sports tourer. The R69S' 42bhp made for a top speed of 110mph, and Motor Cycle hailed the newcomer as a "luxury roadster with superb high-speed performance yet docile traffic manners; magnificent steering, roadholding and brakes." An hydraulic steering damper and bar-end indicators were the most obvious differences between the 'S' models and their predecessors. All this came at the price of a new budget family car.
Dating from the penultimate year of production, this very clean, un-restored example has covered an astonishing and documented 1,577 miles from new. A Class Winner at the famed Legend of the Motorcycle show, as well as the Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance, the motorcycle is offered with a substantial file of records and receipts for work done to keep it in fine running fettle.