This year was the introduction of the /6 with disc brakes, a super sports model, and more. The 1974 model was the first year, and it was full of flaws. Most were fixed by 1975, and 1976 is the one to own. Do not buy a 1974 unless you love “black sheep” bikes.
The single disc brake had a stopping power that was less than the /5 drum brake. The government required a disclosure list, and even that showed that its stopping distance was more than the drum brake. You know that BMW provided their best sample for the testing.
We did everything in the world to improve the front brake, and nothing worked.
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Updated 13 Nov. 2019