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BMW R50 Gallery

BMW's first post war production twin cylinder motorcycle was the 496cc R51/2 introduced during 1950. This variant was replaced during 1954 by the R50 which introduced a pivoted fork rear frame combined with Earles forks at the front. Endowed with great stamina and a smooth ride the model, although expensive, found favour with discerning long distance riders and police forces throughout Europe.

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1955 BMW R50 1955 BMW R50
1956 BMW R50
BMW R50

This example was purchased new by its one recorded keeper whilst he was serving with the RAF in West Germany and subsequently ridden back to the UK by him.

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1956 BMW R50 1956 BMW R50
1960 BMW R50/2 1960 BMW R50/2

This Classic 1960 BMW R50/2 motorcycle is a great example of German engineering.

500cc.

1960 BMW R50/2 BMW R50/2 1960
  • Air cooled, four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder.
  • 195kg
  • Drum brakes
  • 26bhp @ 5800rpm
  • 4 speed
  • 1960-1969
1960 BMW R50, 500cc 1960 BMW R50, 500cc
1961 BMW R50/2 1961 BMW R50/2  
1962 BMW R50S BMW R50S 500cc
1962 BMW R50/2 1962 BMW R50/2  
1964 BMW R50/2 1964 BMW R50/2
1964 BMW R50/2, 490cc 1964 BMW R50/2, 490cc
1967 BMW R50/2 1967 BMW R50/2  
1968 BMW R50 US BMW R50 US The US model features telescoping front forks. BMW produced only 401 motorcycles of this model between 1967 and 1969.
1968 BMW R50/2 BMW R50
1969 BMW R50/5 1969 BMW R50/5
  • Air cooled, four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer, pushrod operated 2 valves per cylinder.
  • 97mph
  • Drum brakes
  • 4 speed
  • 32bhp @ 6400rpm
  • 1969-1973
1970 BMW R50/5 1970 BMW R50/5
1970 BMW R50/5 BMW R50/5
1971 BMW R50/5 1971 BMW R50/5

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