1928 BMW R62
Before BMW was a car manufacturer, the name was known for aircraft engines. After World War I, restrictions set by the Versailles Treaty barred BMW from aircraft production, which is why in 1923 the company moved to producing motorcycles – that was the best thing that could have ever happened. 1928 was the first year of the R62, BMW’s firs touring motorcycle, and the 18-hp motorcycle R62 displayed a bold and modern design for its day, something that people still appreciate to this day.
Restored in Germany and imported to the USA in 2006, this particularly beautiful unit was one of the last of the Wedge tanks ever produced. Featuring a steel double cradle frame, trailing link fork, and shaft drive, serial number 2970817
has always been serviced and maintained in running condition. Come to think of it, if you get the matching leather jacket and a cool hat, you might enjoy an Indiana Jones experience – at least until the fuel runs out.