Having been gradually refurbished as time went by, the Bavarian artifact flaunts youthful paintwork, new ignition hardware and Continental tires with 2019 date codes. About a year ago, the valve clearances have been adjusted and the carbs were rebuilt to optimize performance.
Additionally, the R50/2 saw all of its vital fluids flushed, while the battery was also replaced with a modern item during the restoration. As for the motorcycle’s fundamental specs and features, its power source is an air-cooled 494cc boxer-twin mill with dual Bings inhalers, two valves per cylinder head and a compression ratio of 6.8:1.
In the region of 5,800 rpm, the four-stroke engine is capable of spawning up to 26 horses at the crankshaft. This force gets channeled to the bike’s rear shaft-driven wheel by means of a four-speed transmission and a dry single-plate clutch. Ultimately, the whole ordeal can result in a modest top speed of 87 mph (140 kph).
For stopping power, Motorrad’s vintage beauty relies on a duplex drum brake at the front and a simplex unit at the rear, both of which measure 200 mm (7.9 inches). The Beemer has a curb weight of 436 pounds (198 kg), and it’s supported by leading-link Earles forks and twin hydraulic shocks.
This handsome 1966 R50/2 is now preparing to say goodbye to its long-term owner, so feel free to bid for it on Bring a Trailer if you’re interested. Two days are currently separating us from the auctioning deadline (April 29), and one would need approximately $5,500 in order to get ahead of the top bidder.