1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668

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Lot 622
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. 679 PKJ Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668

Sold for £ 9,775 (US$ 13,501) inc. premium
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. 679 PKJ
Frame no. 622668
Engine no. 622668
At the end of 1954, BMW dropped its existing trio of horizontally opposed twins (the R51/3, R67/2 and R68), replacing them with the R50 and R69. The engines were little altered, significant changes being concentrated on the frame and cycle parts, which now featured an Earles-type leading-link front fork and swinging-arm rear suspension. The R67/2, a lower-compression model much favoured by sidecarists, was not replaced until the arrival for 1956 of the R60, which used a low-compression version of the R69 engine. The sidecar market remained an important one for BMW, and the new fork's bottom link incorporated alternative mounting points giving suitable trail should a 'chair' be attached. In 1960 the flat-twins range was revised as the '/2', most of the changes being inside the engine, which received a strengthened crankcase and crankshaft, hard-chromed piston rings, improved internal ventilation, new cam followers, and a stronger clutch assembly. The R60/2's compression ratio went up from 6.5:1 to 7.5:1, boosting peak power to 30PS (29.6hp SAE). This classic BMW/Steib motorcycle combination was in one single family ownership from 1964 until purchased by the vendor in October 2009 and was last taxed for the road in 2012. The outfit is nicely presented and should require only minimal re-commissioning before further use. This superb example of Teutonic engineering is offered with marque-related literature; a Clymer manual; its original old-style logbook; some expired MoTs; and a V5C document.

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1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
1961 BMW 594cc R60/2 & Steib S501 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 622668 Engine no. 622668
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