There’s no shortage of old-school treasures on today’s second-hand market, but few manage to look as tidy as this numbers-matching R90/6.
The fact that you can find so many old-school BMWs on auctioning platforms across the web is a genuine testament to their reliability. Today, the manufacturer’s machines are nowhere near as dependable as they used to be a few decades ago, so you might (in a sense) be better off purchasing a classic rather than a modern creature from Motorrad’s range. On that note, let’s take a minute to drool over a revamped 1974 BMW R90/6, which could be yours at no reserve!
Bavaria’s vintage legend is brought to life by a numbers-matching 898cc boxer-twin behemoth, with dual constant-depression Bing carbs and two pushrod-operated valves per cylinder. The air-cooled predator is capable of producing up to 60 hp at 6,500 rpm, along with 53 pound-feet (73 Nm) of twist at 5,500 spins.
A five-speed transmission channels the engine’s force to the rear hoop by means of a shaft final drive, resulting in a top speed of 116 mph (188 kph). On the other hand, stopping power comes from a single brake disc at the front and a 200 mm (7.9 inches) drum module at the rear. When equipped with the essential fluids, the German wonder will tip the scales at 462 pounds (210 kg).
Moreover, this particular ‘74 MY R90/6 features a reupholstered two-up saddle, fresh paintwork, and a pair of aftermarket shock absorbers. In terms of footwear, the current owner installed alloy wheel hubs and premium tires from Continental’s inventory. Long story short, we think you’ve got plenty of reasons to check this thing out.
The restored Bavarian will be listed on the BaT (Bring A Trailer) website until Tuesday afternoon (October 19), so you’ve still got a few days to place your bids. At the time of this article, you’d need a fairly modest sum to best the top bidder, who is prepared to spend $3,000 on the R90/6.