1971 BMW R75/5
Excellent opportunity, a very rideable and original classic motorbike!
The Slash 5 series (R50/5, R60/5 and R75/5 of 500, 600 and 750cc) was announced for the 1970 season and represented a revolution in BMW motorcycle design. Though the flat-twin BMW boxer engine layout remained, just about everything else was new. At 750cc Many feel the BMW R75 /5 series among the first sport touring cycles of its era.
The R75 /5 was stealthy and much faster than it looked! Having posted quarter-mile times in the high 13-second range and a top speed close to 110mph. It tours effortlessly at 80mph all day long, returning 50mpg in the process with exceptional handling as well.
This is a very good candidate for restoration or an easy ride as is bike. The front and rear fenders may be sporting original paint with some minor touch-up. The tank has likely been repainted. The seat appears to be original and while it is a bit worn and stiff looks just right as is. Nice gaiters, no rust on the rear shocks, a smooth tank with no dents, and both stainless steel wheel hub covers are in place. The vast majority of parts are present and in very nice shape. Of course a new wiring harness and some electrical bits are in order, followed by the standard thorough inspection including all repairs and adjustments being made prior to riding.