BMW R69S Retro Write Up

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Simon Fourie, of Bike SA, asked the same for decades. “Why does BMW fast cars and slow Today BMW produces arguably one of the most powerful superbikes and even the evergreen boxer has been developed to produce performance. However for decades BMW were traditionally not built for They were properly and built to  provide their with endless years of free riding pleasure.

have never been to purchase. In comparison to their and Japanese competition, the BMW was a far more purchase and therefore fewer were sold. The exception in Africa was that, thankfully, our and town councils in the ’60s and knew a good thing they saw one and began purchasing BMW for traffic police duty.

Many of today’s lovingly BMWs have seen years of service at the hands of a cop.

Our featured motorcycle is a BMW which also started as a traffic cop’s motorcycle. The was produced as BMW’s flagship from 1960 until during which time just over 11 300 units sold. Although its 600cc motor produced 42hp and it do 175km/h, the performance was not worth the higher price tag to many who settled for cheaper models in the BMW

The low total sales and the overall of the R69S has made them sought after and therefore

Rob, the owner and builder of one of a kind R69S cafe also owns several restored BMWs. This bike did not have matching and frame numbers, deemed all to the value of a restored classic He thus applied his design to create the look of this racer as well as  modifying the to racing specification.

The original Earles-forks, frame, and headlight have been Just about everything on this motorcycle has been made. The overall ride has been increased to provide ground clearance when

This R69S was built to go, not for show!

The matching front and fenders, both mounted to with the wheels, together their polished aluminium give a unique symmetry  to cafe racer. The exposed of the Earles-fork look the business as the slightly lowered headlight on the fabricated brackets. The seat and handlebars underline that is not a slow BMW.


The quality of Rob’s work is Every detail can withstand scrutiny. The beautifully restored headlight and the quality of the specially bracket are examples of his meticulous to detail which is apparent this motorcycle.

It  takes a eye to strike the right balance the shiny bits and the painted

Rob is especially proud of his ventilation of the non ventilated front drum Once again the craftsmanship is in this once-off component.

What about the performance? The 594cc boxer engine was with a 5kg flywheel which torque at low revs. A new, aluminium flywheel has been to allow the bored out engine to rev

Racing cams were from Germany and larger valves installed. Engine have all been replaced components which can withstand the of the additional revolutions. The original carburettors have made way for Dellortos.

This ex traffic law BMW R69S spits flames out of its open exhausts and the carburettor on the engine overrun. It is a proper, incorrect cafe racer will induce bad behaviour even the most law abiding That is a little ironic!


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