Black-Plate 1959 BMW R60

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This 1959 BMW R60 was acquired by the current owner last year out of San Francisco and is powered by a 594cc boxer-twin paired with a 4-speed transmission. The bike is equipped with a sprung Denfeld solo seat, factory instrumentation, headlight-mounted mirrors, and a black California license plate. Work under current ownership included replacement of the throttle cables and hoses, as well as an oil change. This R60 is now offered on behalf of the current owner with a clean California title.

Black-Plate 1959 BMW R60

The black finish is accented by white pinstriping, and the seller notes chips that expose underlying primer along with corrosion where the finish has worn through. The bike is equipped with a Denfeld solo seat, though the seller believes the bike might have been previously fitted with either a pillion or a tandem seat. A California black plate is fitted out back.

Black-Plate 1959 BMW R60

The rims are laced to 200mm drum brakes and are fitted with older tires. An Earles fork is equipped up front, and the bike features oil filled dampers front and rear.

Black-Plate 1959 BMW R60

Instrumentation consists of a single gauge housing the speedometer and odometer, with the neutral indicator light mounted below. 11k miles are shown, though the true total is unknown. The seller notes that the keys for the steering lock and tool kit are missing.

Black-Plate 1959 BMW R60

The 594cc boxer twin was rated at 30 horsepower from the factory, which is sent to the rear wheel via a 4-speed transmission and shaft drive. The current owner has replaced the throttle cables, some hoses, changed the oil, and performed other general tune-up work. A cold-start and walk-around video is viewable below.

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