Road Tests

 

This is a collection of old road tests by motorcycle magazines.

Warning, do not ever trust a photo that appears in any BMW owner’s handbook for details that you might use in a restoration.  That is the book that comes with the motorcycle.  I have seen errors of 8 years in a photo used.

I would hope that the photos shown in these road tests are of the machine tested.  If that machine was an early version, a pre-production model, it too can’t be trusted for accuracy.  Do your research before spending money.

1959 BMW R60 road test

1961 road test BMW R69S

1963 R50/2 road test by Motor Cycle

1967 R60/2 Cycle road test

BMW R27 Cycle World road test

1969 BMW R75/5 road test by Cycle

1970 BMW R60/5 road test by Cycle World

1972 BMW R75/5 road test by Motorcyclist

1972 R75/5 road test by Cycle Guide

1972 BMW R75/5 road test Motorcycle Weekly

1977 BMW R100S  road test

1972 BMW R75/5 road test by Motorcyclist

Tour testing the R80RT

Marusho/Lilac motorcycle history and road test

Seat Evaluations, this is a sort of road test

Brochures from BMW

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