1965 BMW 594cc R50/2 Frame no. 640462 Engine no. 550638

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Lot 214
1965 BMW 594cc R50/2
Frame no. 640462 Engine no. 550638

CHF 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 8,800 - 13,000
Amended
1965 BMW 594cc R50/2
Frame no. 640462
Engine no. 550638

Footnotes

  • In the early 1950s, BMW concentrated on refining what were essentially pre-war designs, but by 1955 was ready with a brace of new machines, the R50 and R69. Of 494cc and 594cc respectively, the newcomers inherited the up-dated flat-twin engine introduced on the R51/3 a few years previously, but deployed this in all-new cycle parts, the most notable departures from preceding practice being an Earles-type leading-link front fork and swinging-arm rear suspension enclosing the driveshaft in the right leg - developments first seen on the works racers. The sidecar market remained an important one for BMW, and the new front fork's bottom link incorporated alternative mounting points giving suitable trail should a 'chair' be attached. The R50/R69 twins carried on with only minor detail changes for the next few years and then in August 1960 an entirely new and much improved engine was announced, most of the improvements being concerned with increasing robustness and longevity. The '500' continued thereafter as the R50/2 and the '600' became the R69S, while a high-performance version of the former, the R50S, was added to the range.

    This fully restored R50/2 is offered with original French registration papers and Swiss form 13/20.

    BMW R50/2 594 cm3 1965
    Cadre n° 640462
    Moteur n° 550638

    Au début des années 1950, BMW se consacra à l'amélioration de ce qui était essentiellement des modèles d'avant-guerre, mais en 1955 la marque fut prête à lancer une paire de nouvelles machines : les R50 et R69. D'une cylindrée de 494 et 594 cm3 respectivement, les nouvelles BMW héritaient le moteur flat-twin modernisé introduit avec la R51/3 quelques années plus tôt, mais installé cette fois dans une toute nouvelle partie cycle dont les principales innovations par rapport aux pratiques antérieures étaient la fourche avant Earles à bras poussés et la suspension arrière à bras oscillant contenant l'arbre de transmission dans la branche droite, des solutions de pointe apparues d'abord sur les types de course.

    Le marché du side-car demeurait alors très important pour BMW et le pivot inférieur de la nouvelle fourche offrait des points d'attache alternatifs convenant au montage en toute sécurité d'un « panier ». Les twins R50/R69 continuèrent pendant quelques années en recevant des modifications mineures jusqu'à l'annonce en août 1960 d'un tout nouveau moteur très amélioré notamment sur les plans de la robustesse et de la longévité. La « 500 » devint ensuite la R50/2 et la « 600 », la R69S, tandis qu'une version à haute performance de la première, la R50S s'ajoutait à la gamme.

    Cette R50/2 entièrement restaurée est offerte avec ses papiers d'immatriculation français originaux et son document suisse 13/20.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note there are no French registration papers with this machine. Veuillez noter qu'il n'y a pas de papiers d'immatriculation français avec cette machine.
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1965 BMW 594cc R50/2 Frame no. 640462 Engine no. 550638
1965 BMW 594cc R50/2 Frame no. 640462 Engine no. 550638
1965 BMW 594cc R50/2 Frame no. 640462 Engine no. 550638
1965 BMW 594cc R50/2 Frame no. 640462 Engine no. 550638
1965 BMW 594cc R50/2 Frame no. 640462 Engine no. 550638
1965 BMW 594cc R50/2 Frame no. 640462 Engine no. 550638
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