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original café racer one owner £18000
Style:
Café Racer
Make:
BMW
Model:
R50/R69s
No. Cylinders:
Twin
Build type:
Semi-Pro
Engine size:
598cc
Year:
1960
Location:
Winterthur, Switzerland
Days listed:
0 days

Tell us about your bike

Original café-racer from original owner - one owner since new (59 years!)
Customized in varius stages since 1960 - Total overhauled in 2014
 
BMW  R 50 1960 / R 69 S (Engine) 1964, 598ccm
Only the frame still is the one from the original R50 from 1960 (still in it's first coating)

Bought in 1960
1962 1.Customizing Stage (Handlebar, full board, tank, exhaust)
1964 Shipping to Canada on Steamboat "Carmania" (Cunard Line)
1972 Shipping back to Europa
1972 2. Customizing Stage (Tank "Hoske", instruments, fenders hi / vo, taillight, saddle, exhaust)
1975 3. Customizing Stage (Installation of revised engine from R69S)
1976 4. Customizing Stage  (Fork, front brake, headlight, shuttering, tank, saddle, exhaust, mudguard, oil sump)
2014 5. Customizing Stage (Total revision including frame measurement, engine revision, repainting attachments, saddle cover, etc.)
 
As it stands in 2019
- Frame in the original paint of 1960
- Chrome-plated rear swingarm (1964)
- Racing valve springs "Helmut Fath" (1965)
- Special footrests and shift linkage set back (1972)
- Speedometer and tachometer from VDO (1972)
- Special solo seat by LAVERDA 750 SF 1 (1973), rebuilt 2013
- Ceriani front fork 35 mm (1976)
- Front brake "Fontana" double duplex 280mm (1976)
- Special headlights from HONDA CB 750 ccm (1976)   
- Half shell from "Rickman" (1976)
- Clip-ons "Tommaselli" (1977)
- Petroltank from "MOTO GUZZI"  S7  (1978), including new petrol valves (2012)
- Front fender from "YAMAHA" XS 400 (1981)
- Rearview mirror from "DUCATI" 900 SS (2001)
- Suspension struts at the back from "KONI" (2013)
- Special muffler "Phonos", made to order, chrome (2013)
- Cardan drive with reinforced shaft, 16 mm (2013)
- New 12 volt alternator and lithium battery (2014)
- Total weight adjusted, 198 kg
 

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