Feast your eyes on this 1968 BMW R60/2, a refurbished classic that sold for $24,500 on Bring a Trailer. It may have gotten away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate it. The R60 and R60/2 are 600 cc boxer-twin bikes that were in production from 1956 to 1969.
A thorough overhaul
This particular R60/2 was acquired by the seller in 2005. It was refurbished two years later, which included overhauls of several things by Bench Mark Works USA in Sturgis, Missouri. The 594cc opposed twin, four-speed transmission, wheels, suspension, electrical system, hand controls, and more were all updated. When new, the 594cc opposed-twin produces 30 horsepower.
The 2007 overhaul gives the bike cleaned slingers, glass-beaded cases, second-oversize pistons, a 12-volt conversion, and rebuilt cylinder heads. The carburetors were serviced as well at that time. There was also an oil change in 2018.
A classic, updated
The bike is finished in black and features subtle white pinstriping. The low key design keeps this bike a mainstay classic. It features an Earles fork, a fuel tank storage compartment, a Denfeld solo seat, and Hella bar-end turn signals. The headlight bucket includes Albery mirrors and a 120-mph VDO speedometer.
There are 76k miles on the five-digit odometer, in which 3k was ridden by the seller. The bike has chrome handlebars with replacement switches mounted to matching pullback risers. Dual rear shocks are mounted to the driveshaft enclosure on the right and swingarm on the left. Braking was relined in 2007 and is from drums at both ends.
Additional mods include an aftermarket side stand, an accessory plug, and a 12-volt alternator conversion. The bike has wire-spoke wheels with replacement bearings. The wheels are wrapped with older 18” tires and have some corrosion noted.
This bike was sold from Missouri and included records from the 2007 work and a clean Iowa title in the seller’s name. Buy Here