1971 BMW R75/5 Motorcycle

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This 1971 BMW R75/5 is a past Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance class winner and was the subject of an extensive restoration by its previous owner. This example has only been ridden about 300 miles since the restoration was completed in the mid 2000s. The bike is said to remain in very good condition and is sold with an open trailer that features a large wind deflector. Many receipts from the restoration are included, and document the engine work, replacement parts used, paintwork, and more. The selling dealer is offering this R75/5 with a clean Oregon title in the current owner’s name.


The /5 series bikes were a major step forward for BMW Motorrad, with improved ergonomics and electronics compared to earlier BMW Boxers. In addition to being the first series of BMW bikes manufactured solely in Berlin, the /5 incorporated a new points-style ignition system rather than magnetos, and an electric starter. The boxer twin and shaft drive are traditional BMW motorcycle features.


The restoration of this example was completed about nine years ago, and the bike went on the show circuit not long after. The restoration used only correct stock parts, including the grips, screw-in metal badges, and wire clips. The paintwork is rich and glossy, with correct hand-painted pinstriping and rubber side panels on the tank.


Included in the sale is a BMW-themed open trailer. The trailer is fitted with a large wind deflector that should help to keep the bike clean during transport.


The odometer shows just under 62k miles, although this figure is not believed to be accurate. The glass facing on the instrument pod shows no fogging.


The white-piped seat upholstery is taut and correct, with correct grab handles on the rear part of the seat.


The under-seat area is very tidy, with an original manual and tool roll present and complete.


Correct 32mm Bing CV carburetors are fitted, and the exhaust shows little to no discoloration. The only modification is a hidden harness for a trickle charger.


The bike was shown after the restoration was completed. It received a 100 point score and Best in Class at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance in 2007, as well as 98 points at the 2010 BMW Motorcycle Owners of America meet in Redmond, Oregon.

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