So you want to own a classic BMW, but you don’t have the coin to put that 3.0 CSL in your garage? Maybe you should start thinking about a two-wheeled German steed instead. Perusing my local Craigslist this morning I happened across a 1979 BMW R100, and it’s asking price of $3,500 seems like a good place to start negotiations. Per the seller, the bike has seen 54,000+ miles of duty and the engine has been given the attention it requires. The registration is current, and the California title is clear.
It may not be that round-taillight BMW 2002 you’ve been lusting after, but perhaps a bit of old-school German-cool can still reside in your garage. Talk the seller down to $3,000 or less, fire up the bike, and lane-split with a smile all the way back home.