1959 BMW R50

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This 1959 BMW R50 is a refurbished example finished in black with creme pinstriping and equipped with a pair of Craven panniers. The seller purchased the bike from a dealer in 2011 and has added just a handful of miles over the past eight years. Power is provided by a numbers-matching 494cc flat-twin paired with a 4-speed gearbox, and this Earles-fork bike features a passenger pillion seat, rebuilt wheels, polished valve covers, and more as outlined in the listing below. This R50 received a first in class at the Rat’s Hole annual motorcycle show in Daytona Beach following the refurbishment and is now being offered with records and a clear Florida title in the seller’s name.

1959 BMW R50

The fuel tank and fenders have been refinished and pin-striped in the factory style. Close-ups of the frame, suspension, and hardware have been provided in the gallery below. Re-chromed rims are laced to the factory drum brake hubs with new stainless spokes and nipples.

1959 BMW R50

The bike is equipped with a solo saddle and “bread loaf” pillion seat from Denfeld, as well as a pair of matching period Craven hard case panniers.

1959 BMW R50

The headlight shell houses a single US-market speedometer, and 84k miles are shown on the 5-digit odometer.

1959 BMW R50

The 494cc OHV flat-twin has reportedly been rebuilt and comes paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. For the past few years, the bike has been on display and a tune-up is recommended.

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