Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    2991330
  • Lot number 
    85
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

Property of a deceased's estate
1972 BMW 745cc R75/5
Registration no. HAU 454N
Frame no. 2991330
Engine no. 2991330

The eagerly anticipated replacements for BMW's long-running Earles-fork flat twins finally arrived in 1969 in the form of the '/5' range, the three models being virtually identical apart from their cylinder bore sizes. The R75/5 version produced a claimed 50PS (49.3bhp) which was good enough to propel the 419lbs machine to a top speed of 110mph. Previously registered and/or used overseas, this R75/5 was first registered in the UK on 3rd January 1975 and acquired by the late owner in May 1977 (sales receipt on file). It appears that he took the BMW to Spain that summer, as there is a bill on file dated 16.8.77 from a local BMW dealer for replacing the rear wheel spokes. Additional documentation consists of two old MoT certificates (most recent expired 1980), two expired tax discs and an old-style V5. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the machine also comes with an owner's manual and a workshop manual. No reserve.