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1973 BMW R75/5


A classic you can ride every day

It's not every classic motorcycle you can have as a daily rider. The BMW's from the 1970s, known as Airheads, are once of the few bikes that you can. My bike shows 63,000 miles on the odometer -- which is broken. The best guess by the mechanic who looked the bike over for me is that this is more likely to be 163,000 miles. Yes the bike is a bit tired, but it still runs pretty well.

I never claim that a given bike will be my last, but I foresee many good miles ahead for me and the old girl. Maybe I shouldn't say old, as she's younger than I am!