Collecting BMW Motorcycles
Many people think of the term BMW and think solely of the high-end sportscar the phrase BMW has become synonymous with. However, true afficianadoes of BMW understand that there’s a rich history before the BMW automobile. BMW motorcycles are some of the most classic, and most collectible motorcycles. Whether they are being collected for showrooms, or they are being collected for personal use and as a hobby, BMW motorcycles have a strong and wide following.
BMW Motorcycle collectors and specialty shops may seem few and far between. For this reason, networking is especially important for those wanting to maintain their vehicles to be ready for the road. While this may seem daunting, you’ll soon realize that there are more collectors out there than it may seem. The specialty stores to ensure you can keep your BMW motorcycle running are certainly going to be a bit harder to locate, but there are a variety of resources online that help locating such vendors or mechanics easier. Regardless, just like any collection, it is important that individuals are proactive about their motorcycle maintenance in order to keep the value of their collection consistent.
Of course, one reason people collect items–aside from gaining personal enjoyment out of their hobby and collection–is in order to hold on to a cache of value. BMW motorcycles, much like their automobile counterparts, are no exception to this rule when it comes to hobbies that can easily get expensive. Some of the most valuable BMW motorcycles are ones that predate War World II in terms of their manufacturing date. This means that the oldest, most original BMW motorcycles are the most expensive, such as the R42 or R62. These motorcycles can be tens of thousands of dollars, and a BMW motorcycle from the early 1920s and 30s is exceedingly rare, especially within the United States. Another populat BMW motorcycle, but one with less history, is the BMW R90S. This motorcycle, from the 1970s, frequently sells for between three and eight thousand dollars.
Overall, hobbyists and enthusiasts alike are attracted to collecting BMW motorcycles for a wide range of reasons. Whether it’s because they respect the brand, the craftsmanship, or the high quality of materials, BMW motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors aren’t going anywhere any time soon. And as the years continue to go by, the value of their collections will continue to go up.