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1965 BMW R-27

The 1965 BMW R-27 motorcycle was a popular single-cylinder design. BMW did not offer another single until the early 1990s when an Italian-built on/off-road model powered by a Rotax engine was introduced. Learn about the 1965 BMW R-27.


1994 BMW R1100RSL

 1994 BMW R1100RSL

The 1994 BMW R1100RSL motorcycle featured BMW's traditional 'boxer' twin engine, but also had the latest technological advances. Learn about the RSL. See more »

1965 BMW R-27

 1965 BMW R-27

The 1965 BMW R-27 motorcycle was a popular single-cylinder design. Learn about the 1965 BMW R-27 and see pictures of this classic BMW motorcycle. See more »

1981 BMW R65

 1981 BMW R65

The 1981 BMW R65 motorcycle was for those who admired BMW's quality construction but couldn't afford its high prices. Learn about the 1981 BMW R65. See more »

1990 BMW K-1

 1990 BMW K-1

The 1990 BMW K-1 motorcycle was a departure from BMW's standard fare. Learn how the company attempted to appeal to a younger market with the 1990 K-1. See more »