Amazing Find - Only two owners since new, and available for the first time since 1981!! Sold new in Green Bay, WI by the original owner who then sold to a friend in 1981. Original bike with the exception of one tank repaint. No mechanical issues, runs and rides great! Fresh tune up and rebuilt carbs summer of 2017. Here is your chance to own a clean and reliable vintage BMW cycle. Asking $3500, reasonable offers always considered.
The BMW R60/6, R75/6, R90/6 and the sport model BMW R90S form a range of boxer twin motorcycles that were manufactured in Berlin, Germany, by BMW from 1974 to 1976. The "slash six" models departed from the earlier "slash five" slightly. First, the smallest displacement changed from 500cc to 600cc. A sport model was offered, as were disc brakes (front only) for the first time. Additionally, the tank design was changed to remove the chrome trim panels (rubber knee pads were added instead), and the gauge pod was moved from the headlight housing to its own assembly over the housing.
Like the preceding /5 bikes, the /6 models are air-cooled, four-stroke, opposed-twin (boxer) engines with hemispherical combustion chambers. The engine is built around a one-piece tunnel crank-case. The camshaft is driven by a duplex chain and is located below the crankshaft. Valves are actuated by the camshaft through hardened followers, push rods, and rocker arms. The same base 247 engine was used for these motorcycles.
Final drive is by shaft, running from the transmission by universal joint to an oil bath within the right rear swing arm and connecting to a bevel gear and ring gear on the other end. Like the /5 models, the /6 models are equipped with telescopic front forks, 12-volt alternator and electrics, and standard tachometer and turn signals.
- Exterior Colour Copper