Auction Block: 1971 BMW R75/5 Custom Motorcycle

Aug 9, 2019

Category: Rides

These days, the revelation of a beautifully-modified BMW motorcycle doesn’t solicit the same excitement as it used to, thanks, in large part, to the oversaturation of great-looking builds. However, this 1971 BMW R75/5 Custom, built by Richmond, Virginia’s Cognito Moto, was too immaculate to pass up.

Boasting a show-ready chassis, bodywork, and engine, this handsome cycle was created to mimic the highly-lauded brat tracker style that’s become so popular over the past few years. Don’t fault BMW’s gorgeous design, however; the R75/5 is widely accepted as one of the industry’s most sought-after platforms for aftermarket modification, thanks to its adaptable subframe, beautifully-realized architecture, and powerful displacement. To set this specific example apart, Cognito rebuilt the bike’s original R75 motor with 1,000cc pistons and cylinders, newly-acquired Dell’orto carburetors, and a customized exhaust system, primed to emit the most mesmerizing of notes. A longer R75/6 swingarm was implemented alongside Ohlins shocks and a Cognito Moto rear set, complementing the cycle’s Brembo disc brakes and master cylinder, Motogadget peripherals, and powder-coated body. This well-endowed 1971 BMW R75/5 is being offered now via BringATrailer.

Purchase: $8,350+

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