1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778

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Lot 230
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5
Registration no. AWW 337K Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778

£ 1,800 - 2,400
US$ 2,300 - 3,000
Amended
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5
Registration no. AWW 337K
Frame no. 2939778
Engine no. 2939778
The long-awaited replacements for BMW's long-running Earles-forked flat twins finally arrived in 1969. As well as a telescopic, leading-axle front fork, the newcomers featured a lightweight, welded, duplex frame, innovations first seen on the Bavarian company's ISDT machines. The engine too had come in for revision, now employing a one-piece forged crankshaft and aluminium-alloy cylinder barrels while carrying its camshaft below the crank. Coil ignition and 12-volt electrics were other new departures for the Munich firm. The new '/5' models came in three capacities, the variation being achieved by different bore sizes in what were otherwise virtually identical machines. The R60/5 produced a claimed 46bhp, which was good enough to propel the 419lbs machine to a top speed of 103mph. Built to the Bavarian manufacturer's traditional standards of excellence, this un-restored R60/5 was MoT'd and in running condition when purchased by the current owner in November 2000, since when it has remained, unused, within his private collection. The machine comes with expired MoT certificate (April 2001) and Swansea V5 registration document. Careful re-commissioning and the customary safety checks are advised before returning it to the road.

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  • The registration is AWU337K
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1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778
1971 BMW 599cc R60/5 Frame no. 2939778 Engine no. 2939778
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