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Lot 393: BMW R27

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

Built to the same exemplary standards as the Bavarian company's famous horizontally-opposed twins, the single-cylinder BMW first appeared in pre-war days and by 1956 had evolved into the R26. In what would turn out to be its penultimate form, BMW's quarter-liter luxury lightweight boasted a more powerful engine than its R25 predecessor, an Earles-type leading-link front fork and a larger fuel tank among numerous improvements. The range's final development - the R27 - arrived in 1960 substantially unchanged but for the adoption of a rubber-mounted engine. Considerably more expensive than most other 250s, the BMW was a relative rarity outside Germany, appealing to mature, discerning riders for whom quality of construction counted more than mere outright performance. Offered on a Certificate of Title.

Lot Details
Auction Motorcycle and Motorcars
Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number393
Estimate$1500-$2000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$2600
Hammer Price (inc premium)$3042
Year1966
Condition rating0
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Engine number384361
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