2020 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction
Lot
79

1965 BMW R50/2 500cc Twin Solo Motorcycle

$20,700

Melbourne

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Specifications

Engine 500cc twin cylinder
Gearbox Four-speed
Colour Black
Trim Black
Wheels Chromed wire-spoked
Brakes Drum/drum

Description

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First introduced in 1955, the tubular steel framed 500cc BMW R50 motorcycle continued a long tradition of quality touring bikes from the German manufacturer. Powered by an opposed-twin engine with shaft drive, the R50 was the smaller-engined brother of the high-compression R60 series, which ran concurrently.
For 1960 the original R50 was updated to become the R50/2, and furthered the bike's reputation as a strong, sturdy machine, equally capable of hauling a sidecar or running unaccompanied. Today, they are fondly known among enthusiasts as BMW's 'slash-2' models.