The more powerful S versions of BMW’s R69 first came off the production line in 1961. The S version had 42 HP vs. the 35 HP of its predecessor, the R69. Motorcyle Magazine’s verdict of the new S version, “Luxury roadster with superb high-speed performance yet docile traffic manners; magnificent steering, road holding and brakes.”
This motorcycle also has the beautiful Steib S500 sidecar mated with it. The sidecar was a complete restoration by Classic Motorcycles, but we did not restore the R69S. It was bought in nice, cosmetic condition. We did, however, rebuild the transmission and replaced a number of gaskets and cables, adjusted carburetors, replaced the horn and made several other adjustments… the usual German TLC. In the photos below Dan Reichel and Theresa Worsh accept their prize at the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance in 2014.