1967 BMW R60
I have never owned a brand new motorcycle. It is very likely that I will never own a brand new motorcycle. As a fan of the Vintage motorcycle, though company’s are trying (we see you V7 Classic) I will likely never pony up for a new motorcycle. So the closest I will likely to come is a restored motorcycle. This 1967 BMW R60 looks brand new, and if it was 1967 you would not be reading this because there was no Internet.
From the seller
I am offering up a beautiful 1967 BMW R60 that I had restored by Sonoma Classic Restorations. They do quality work and it was a long time coming. The options I requested for the bike are as follows; luggage rack, Corbin seat (I just like the look of the Corbin, it sits better in the bike and wanted something different than all the others with the Denfield seats), Bumm mirrors, tire pump, wide tires, headlight guards, Hoske tank and risers, and handle bar signals. I loved the Dover White so that was chosen as the color as you can see from the pictures. There is a small crack in the taillight paint as you can see in the pictures and a place on the fender where the paint twisted due to the bolt tightening.
The story that I have read about the Dover White color on BMW’s is that the man who ran Butler & Smith, the main importers of BMW’s to the U.S. liked the white color of his Buick so much, he called Munich and asked for the next BMW’s sent over to be the same Buick White. How much power did the American market have on a European Manufacture?
More from the seller
As far as the motor, it was completely rebuilt and you can see from his website as far as what he does to go through them. I have ridden it a few miles since I got it as the odometer has shown while Sonoma Classics was testing it (still has less than 100 miles on it). It was delivered a few months back and I have been traveling since. It is a fantastic looking bike as you can see and it deserves a good home where someone can enjoy it regularly. These bikes were meant to be ridden (not parked). As you know the more these run, the better they run. The bike will come with a clean California title, a binder with all paperwork for the bike (manuals), keys and a BMW rag. This is a timeless design that is as beautiful today as it was back then and these bikes are only going to rise in the future as they become more scarce and the costs to restore them goes up. These are good candidates to enjoy and collect. Good luck and enjoy the auction.
Check out the huge pictures of this 1967 BMW R60 and see the details to this restoration. BB