1968 BMW BMW R60/2

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This 1968 BMW R60/2 is a matching-numbers example that was purchased by the seller three years ago from a motorcycle mechanic in Michigan. Previously fitted with a Velorex side car, the bike is powered by a 594cc opposed-twin coupled to a 4-speed transmission with shaft drive. The engine was reportedly rebuilt by the previous owner with new pistons, rings, bearings, and oil slingers. Just under 83k miles are currently shown, of which approximately 2500 have been added by the seller. This R60/2 is offered with spare parts from the engine rebuild and a clean Pennsylvania title in the seller’s name.

1968 BMW BMW R60/2

The bike is finished in black with white pinstriping. The seller notes the fuel tank has been re-painted, and chips can be seen on the front fender and shock covers. Features include dual Denfeld saddles, Albert headlight mirrors, Hella Bar-end signals, and engine protection bars. The exhaust headers show corrosion, and a hole in the exhaust cross-over pipe has been patched. The mufflers are aftermarket items, and per the seller a new battery will be installed before the auction ends.

1968 BMW BMW R60/2

The front end is equipped with an Earles fork and a 200mm drum brake. Corrosion on the rims has been touched up with silver paint, and the Dunlop K70 tires reportedly have fewer than 200 miles.

1968 BMW BMW R60/2

The headlight shell contains the ignition and headlight switches as well as a reverse-sweep VDO speedometer. 83k miles are shown on the odometer, and corrosion can be seen on the handlebar risers.

1968 BMW BMW R60/2

The air-cooled 594cc opposed twin was factory rated at 30 horsepower and is paired with a 4-speed transmission with shaft drive. Features include dual Bing carburetors and a magneto ignition. The engine was reportedly rebuilt by the previous owner with new oil slingers, pistons, rings, and bearings. No service records are available, but the seller notes the oil has been changed during his ownership. A start-up video is provided below.

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