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BMW R 71 746 cc — 1938

Rare pre-war machine in a fine condition.

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"Sought after bike in renovated original condition, sparingly driven since renovation."

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"Sought after bike in renovated original condition, sparingly driven since renovation."


According to information, a Swedish-sold bike with few owners that was renovated many years ago. Most recently owned by a well-known collector who takes good care of his vehicles. Few bikes are preserved from this time when most were used during the war.

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Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    189 km 
  • Kw / hp
    16 / 22 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Has stood for a long time so a service is needed, the engine starts but needs tuning. Gears and brakes are working order. Meter probably set to 0 or changed after the renovation.

  • Interior condition:

  • Exterior condition:

    An older renovation that has held up very well.

  • General condition:

    A beautiful veteran bike that is nice to drive, unusual model.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 2003-03-01
Ursprungsbesiktning: 2001-08-07 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 2001-08-14 (380101)
Senast godkända besiktning: 2001-08-07
Besiktigad tom: Besiktningsbefriad
Årsskatt: Skattebefriad
Antal ägare:

Facts about the model

In the late thirties BMWs were sold in considerable numbers, in spite of their high prices.
The make had built up an excellent reputation for quality and luxury: from 1938 on all BMWs had both front and rear springing, a feature which was very uncommon for most other makes.
From 1938 till the war stopped production of civilian bikes all BMW twins shared a common frame and cycle parts. All engines were interchangeable and shared the same transmission. Only the rear axle ratios were different.
The 745 cc engine with bore and stroke of 78×78 mm, has a compression ratio of 5.5 : 1 and a power output of 22 HP @ 4600 rpm.
Fuel tank capacity is 14 litres. Between 1938 and 1941 some 2,000 R 71’s were built.

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Auction information

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