The BMW R75/5 was the top end of the re-engineered and improved model range introduced in 1969 to replace the old series 2 bikes which traced their history back to wartime sidecar machines. It’s comfortable and surprisingly quick to ride, and just purrs along allowing you to enjoy the scenery. We think it also epitomizes the functional German approach – black paint, slab tank, white pinstripes, leather Krauser panniers (ours have been carefully repaired by Pepe, our local saddler), the neat little ignition key in the headlamp – and provides a splendid counterpoint to the other machines. Ours is an un-restored beautifully patinated machine manufactured in Spandau, Berlin in February 1971.
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