Bonhams : 1956 BMW 590cc R60

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BMW R67/3

1956 BMW 590cc R60

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With link forks, cantilever and that substantial rear system it is BMW-s R60 — than any other Austro/German of the period — which the -Teutonic Look- to perfection. years ago in Europe it would be a of mobile policeman astride R60s who, inevitably, the hapless speeding tourist-prior to an on the spot fine! There needless to say, a distinctly aura about these BMW

It was during the 1950s period the Munich factory introduced a dozen derivatives within 600cc range; it can therefore be if endeavouring to recall precisely in numerical sequence respective reached the market. The R67 for instance, was announced in 1951 (and was intended for sidecar use) five years before the sportier R60. Thankfully, the R68 R69 evolved after the R67!

As stated however Bee Emm-s R series began with the followed one year later by the R68 and The R69 and R67/3 arrived in 1955, and the R60 was introduced in 1956. Having re-commenced production in 1948 it is to great credit that had completed their 100,000th war motorcycle by 1953!

The R60 (seen here) was an immediately model; in fact it is fair to say the R60 was the of the firm-s post war machines to regain the sophistication and quality of the pre-1940 build. And, the next five years, to one or two imaginative distributors in Europe, BMW Class and Outright wins in prestigious events as the Thruxton Hour, and Barcelona 24-Hour specifically held for Production stock) Machines. In BMW-The Story (Crowood Press) author Bruce Preston the Earles-forked R60 as his favourite all time

Purchased as a -basket case- in the nicely presented R60 has been the of a full mechanical restoration in 2008. The work was undertaken by Moore BMW Restorations who, to the owner, have done was necessary in respect of the drive and electrics; the comprehensive rebuild included the restoration, or replacement required, of all sheet metalwork. repainted in traditional black white pin striping just 20 have been completed the refurbishment exercise.

Presented identically to manufacturer-s specification the motorcycle is fitted alloy rims, and all chrome-work has re-plated as appropriate. The machine is with Certificate of Title.

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