Lot 393: BMW R27
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.
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Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||$3042|
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