Original 18K miles 1971 BMW R60/5 motorcycle for sale

1971 BMW R60/5 motorcycle for sale.

This is a 46 year-old classic that looks amazing. Paint appears to be all original.
New rear shocks
Washington collector plates, licensed for life.

Upgraded with stealth high intensity LED blinker bulbs that also works as brake lights in conjunction with high output strobe stop light. Also, stealth hazard lights.

Since I can’t save lives with loud pipes the bike has a powerful air horn. Stock horn comes with bike.

Upgraded with Mikuni carburetors. Stock Bing carbs comes with bike. Quick battery charger hook up.

  • Chrome headlight protector (currently off bike)
  • Passenger pegs (off bike)
  • Era correct Continental tires in good condition.
  • Complete factory tool kit
  • Owner’s manual
  • Shop Manual
  • Bike cover
  • Like new BMW Krauser hard bags with keys.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle logo

The R60/5 was produced between 1970-1973. The 599cc engine was rated at 46hp @ 6,600rpm and could move the 440 lbs. bike to a top speed of 102mph.

Prior to the R60/5 the BMW motorcycles was rather sluggish and boring.

BMW stole Hans-Günther von der Marwitz from Porsche and that was a good thing as his first job was to design a new bike…this one.

The new design called for an improved engine. The engine now uses a chain driver cam shaft and the connecting rods came from the 2.8-liter 6-cylinder car engine. The electrical system was upgraded with a 12-volt alternator and electric starter.

The new tubular frame was lightweight and 7.3-inch drum brakes were responsible for the stopping part. Another brilliant design solution by Hans-Günther (yeah, I feel like I am on a first name basis with this dude) was that the drive shaft also served as part of the swing arm.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle

The suitcases…ahem, the saddle bags are like new, not a scratch.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle saddle bags

The seat is perfect as well.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle original keys

Original keys for the saddle bags and the seat lock.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle bike cover

Bike cover…then again, why would you want to cover this beauty? I can just sit and look at it!

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle Mikunicarb

Mikuni carbs. Original Bing carbs go with the bike.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle Tools

A complete original tools kit.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle manuals

Repair manual and the original owner’s manual complete with previous owner’s handwritten notes.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle headlight chrome

Chrome headlight protector.

Even the enameled tank emblems are super nice.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle rear shocks

Sexy! The new rear shocks came delivered in red fishnet stockings. This are IKON brand and they have both adjustable pre-load settings and rebound. I added for the top cover as that makes them look like a factory part.

1971 BMW R60 motorcycle top

Summer is coming…honest!

$5500.00