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Bericht BMW R25

Dieser Text aus der Oldie-Seite von Kees van der Heiden. | Copyrights beim Autor.


Of course, I couldn’t taking the R25 for a little ride. all the work, you need a little don’t you? The bike completely road worthy

The front brake is quite but the rear works very The tires are worn, but the road was At least the lights and horn are fine. I took my usual route.

From Warmond to then the scenic route Noordwijkerhout, that even has twisties and one hill (20 meter). I take the motorway, until and back to Warmond. It is some 25 km. I my tankbag, and packed it with parts and a good lock. A down is not unlikely, and it would be to leave the bike without a somewhere.

Luckily the tankbag fits on tiny tank, otherwise I have stuffed everything in my

The petcock on, the carb tickled a bit. Then with two on the kickstarter, she is alive. It’s a sound, she hisses very through the airfilter, especially the throttle closed. The muffler is good, and there are not much noises. When she settles the idle is so slow, that you can count the pulses.

I sit down on the saddle, and the overall impression is this is a very small Selecting first, letting out the and I am lurching away. Almost you must switch to second So I pull in the clutch, wait a eternity until the revs dropped, and second gear in smooth. By now the speed has dropped, so the sound likes a steamboat pulling from the bottom up.

The same thing happens at all gearchanges, although this is absolutely not bad for a BMW.

As soon as revs are building up, the vibrations are That’s something new for me. It always At some speeds a little bit but it is never gone.

Especially when accelerating the are trembling all over you. aspect of riding a R25 is the overall of speed. It doesn’t feel out of it is just slow. I pull a gas station for some gas and air.


I have paid and walk to the bike, it strikes me how beautiful she is. You to forget when you are working on a but look how she stands there that big sweeping frontfender, the and all that empty space the tank, with just big cylinder sticking out of the crankcase. No of Technicolor plastic can beat looks.

She rides fine. Even suspension damping she goes on rails, steering sharp the corners. Just a little bit I haven’t ridden rough yet, that will change the picture somewhat.

The is very strong though, and the travel very short, so can’t have too much All went well. I have no how fast I rode, because the doesn’t work. It oscillates a but doesn’t show anything Everybody was overtaking me, so I guess I didn’t go very fast.

On the I went quite fast, and the were at a minimum. I didn’t her full throttle, although I have been far off. She be capable of 95 km/h, but I don’t it goes that quick.

A little bit of fine-tuning is needed. I home, grinning from ear to It is a great experience, and a real The R69 feels modern compared to

For me it is unbelievable that this was a very serious motorcycle. who were riding a bike a Sachs 98cc engine or a DKW would … for a middle-class like this. And when you afford one, you were of the road. An R51/3 was out of reach for everyone, and only the happy the police or people in the USA could buy an But times were changing. was a top year for the motorcycle industry.

In ’56 sales had dropped Most people had some in their hands and now they a roof above their Even if it only was an Isetta car.


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