1989 BMW M3

The BMW E30 was the first car to be adorned with the tri-colour M3 badge, it first appeared in 1985 and quickly found its way to the top of the leaderboard in many international racing series, as well as the top of the want-list for many young men – including me. One of the most…

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BMW R80/7 Poison Dart

The BMW R80/7 was built between 1977 and 1984, it was fitted with the 800cc version of the iconic German boxer-twin engine, over the past few decades these engines have become famous for their toughness and longevity – with many of them still running 40+ years after they were first built. This toughness has attracted…

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BMW R80 RT by Ton Up Garage

The BMW R80 RT was built between 1982 and 1995, with the Monolever version that you see here running from 1984 onwards. The “Monolever” designation referenced the model’s single-sided swing arm – a relative rarity in the mid-80s that helped reduce unsprung weight. Both the R80 RT and the R100 RT shared pretty much everything…

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BMW M1

The BMW M1 is a car that’s remarkable for a few reasons, it was to be BMW’s first mid-engined car and quickly became one of the most iconic supercars of the late 1970s. Originally co-developed as a joint BMW-Lamborghini automobile, BMW quickly took over the project and applied strict German precision to all elements of…

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BMW K75 Streetfighter

This article was submitted by Zsolt Kovacs, the man who built this BMW K75 Streetfighter. A Brief History of the BMW K75 By the second half of the 70s emission regulations were getting more strict and with the large two cylinder oil and air cooled Boxer engines BMW had a harder time keeping up, while…

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BMW R100/7 Scrambler

The BMW R100/7 has quickly become a popular target for custom motorcycle builders, largely thanks to its bulletproof 980cc boxer twin, legendary reliability and air-cooled simplicity. BMW first introduced the R100/7 in 1977 as the new top-of-the-line option for riders who wanted a litre bike capable of long-range touring. The OHV, pushrod twin was capable…

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BMW R100/7 by Dream Wheels Heritage

The BMW R100/7 was released in 1976 as one of the largest-engined bikes in the company’s model line, the 980cc boxer twin produces 60hp and 54 ft lbs of torque, with its twin Bing carburettors and relatively simple pushrod valve actuation. Over the 4 year life of the R100/7, BMW shipped over 12,000 of them…

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BMW R100R by Urban Motor

The BMW R100R was released in 1991 and targeted at the North American market, it was designed with looks inspired by the BMW airheads of the ’70s and it proved a very popular model. Just over 20,000 R100Rs were made by the time production ceased in 1996, and secondhand examples are now highly sought after…

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BMW R nineT by MotoKouture

The BMW R nineT was released by BMW Motorrad in 2014 to target the rapidly expanding retro motorcycle market, the model is an interesting look back for BMW – a marque much more famous for its use of cutting edge technology in new models. Although it resembles the boxer engines used in BMW motorcycle from…

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BMW 3.0 CSi

In 1968 BMW unveiled their New Six CS series, it was to be the leading light of their Neue Klasse (new class) and its distinctive, almost Jetsons-esque, styling caused quite the sensation. The engineers at Bayerische Motoren Werke had gone all out on the underpinnings for the model range, it out-handled almost anything else in…

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BMW Urban Racer

Jans Slapins is a 3D modeller who specialises in creating unique, highly detailed automotive prototypes like the futuristic BMW motorcycle you see here. His most recent creation was a Lamborghini rat rod that went on to become a viral sensation, going so far as to be featured on Top Gear and in car magazines around…

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BMW 2002 Turbo

The BMW 2002 Turbo was the first European production car to be fitted with a turbo, paving the way for cars like the Porsche 930 in the years shortly thereafter. The 2002 model series is one of BMW’s most famous, the story of how it came to be is too good not to share –…

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