1963 BMW R27

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This 1963 BMW R27 is powered by its original 247cc single, which is paired to a 4-speed transmission and shaft final drive. R27s were the final shaft drive single produced by BMW, and feature an Earles Fork front suspension and rubber engine mountings. This example was acquired by the owner two years ago after it was reportedly restored by the previous owner. The bike has been maintained by the seller’s personal mechanic, and recently received a new battery, new points, set timing and carburetor tuning. No modifications are noted, and the bike is being sold by a dealer with a clean Indiana title. The R27 was an evolution of the preceding R26, and used many of the same elements as BMW’s larger boxer-twin powered bikes, including a front Earles Fork. The black paint on the seat, airbox, and headlight housing is intact with a good gloss. The seller notes some chipping on both fenders, and a larger scrape on the right side of the front fender that is shown in the gallery. The tires are older and show some cracking. 22,700 miles are shown, and this figure is believed to be accurate. Power comes from a 247cc 4-stroke mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The R27 was rated to produce 18 horsepower, and was the only rubber-mounted vertical single produced by BMW. The bike has been maintained by the seller’s personal mechanic, though no service records are available. The last service included new points, and a general tune-up including set timing and carb tuning. A new battery is fitted. The engine case number is provided above, and the engine is said to be original to the bike. The chassis number is shown above, matches the engine stamping. No service documentation is available.

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