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Lot 375: BMW R71

Motorcycle and Motorcars, Bonhams & Butterfields (14 November 2009)

An important development in the history of BMW's long-running flat-twin occurred in 1936 with the introduction of a welded, tubular steel frame on the R5 500cc model, replacing the pressed steel chassis used hitherto. In 1938 the R5 and 600cc stablemate, R6, were updated, gaining a telescopic front fork and plunger rear suspension to become the R51 and R61. Further development came with the 750cc R71

Lot Details
Auction Motorcycle and Motorcars
Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number375
Estimate$1000-$1500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$3500
Hammer Price (inc premium)$4095
Year1938
Condition rating0
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number603007
Engine number700906
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors