1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274

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Lot 117
1982 BMW R65
Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274

Sold for US$ 1,840 inc. premium
1982 BMW R65
Frame no. WB1036409C6386274
Engine no. 6386274
Since its debut in 1923, BMW has been synonymous with hi-tech, comfortable and extremely durable motorcycles. The opposed twin cylinder 'boxer' twin layout has been steadily evolving for more than half a century, and this 'airhead' R65 represents some 60 years of refinement. A lighter weight version of its 1000cc siblings, the R65 is surprisingly sporty in performance, agile and virtually maintenance free thanks to quality components and metallurgy as well as frugal gas consumption. A great around town bike but also competent for weekend jaunts, solo or two-up. While its odometer reads some 62,000 miles, that's just getting warmed up for a well-maintained "Beemer."

This BMW R65 is a light touring vehicle with side bags and front disc brake. These bikes are relatively light, nimble, and incredibly reliable bikes. Often these machines end up transformed into custom café racers, but this fine example comes in original styling and specifications. The 650cc air-cooled, twin is a staple in the BMW line up and will make a great addition to any garage. Whether riding around town or a cross-country journey the R65 is capable at handling whatever is thrown at it.

In the late 'seventies, the BMW range was extended by two modernized flat-twins, the R45 and the R65. Lighter in appearance than their predecessors, and well equipped, they proved to be good to ride and wholly reliable.
This bike is sold 'as-is' and will require recommissioning after long-term storage.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is 6386274R65, and the title will be in transit.
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1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
1982 BMW R65 Frame no. WB1036409C6386274 Engine no. 6386274
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