“Vintage Riding Pleasure: Experience the Joy of the 1967 BMW R60/2 Motorcycle”


This 1968 BMW R60/2 is powered by a 594cc opposed twin paired with a four-speed transmission and finished in white with black pinstriping. The bike was acquired by the seller in 2006 and subsequently fitted with a new exhaust system, carburetors, clutch, rider and passenger solo saddles, wheels and tires, handlebars, control cables, and other items between 2006 and 2008. The carburetors were cleaned and the oil changed in 2017. This R60/2 is offered with service records since 2010, a restoration guide, and transferable Maine registration in the seller’s name.

1968 BMW R60/2

The bike was refinished in its current off-white with black pinstriping under current ownership, and was fitted with new rider and passenger saddles as well as a color-matched luggage rack and replacement rubber components. Additional work included changing the locks for the steering and fuel tank storage compartment. The bike is equipped with Hella bar-end turn signals, both center and side stands, and a hinged rear fender.

1968 BMW R60/2

The wire-spoke wheels were fitted with new rims, spokes, nipples, axles, tires, and tubes under current ownership. Suspension consists of an Earles fork as well as replacement rear shocks mounted to the swingarm on the left and the driveshaft enclosure on the right. Drum brakes are equipped at both ends, and the front is said to squeak.

1968 BMW R60/2

New chrome handlebars, mounts, and control cables were fitted along with tapered roller steering bearings and a later-model brake lever assembly with a brake light switch. A single gauge built into the headlight bucket consists of a 120-mph speedometer and a five-digit odometer showing 25k miles, 2k of which have been ridden by the seller. Total mileage is unknown.

1968 BMW R60/2

The replacement 594cc opposed twin produced 30 horsepower when new, and drives the rear wheel through a four-speed transmission and an enclosed driveshaft. Parts said to have been fitted under current ownership include:

  • Pistons, rings, valves, and valve guides
  • Carburetors
  • Exhaust system
  • Clutch
  • Seals and bearings, except connecting rod bearings
  • Timing advance mechanism
  • Generator brushes and springs
  • Wiring harness
  • Retrofitted petcocks

A riding video can be viewed above, and a start-up demonstration has also been provided. Cracks are noted in the pushrod tube seals, and an incorrect battery is fitted. An oil change and carburetor cleaning were carried out in 2017.

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