Value of R50 (SOLD)

2 replies [Last post]
Max Lange's picture
Joined: 2007/06/26

Points: 0

Thinking of selling my BMW R50, (I think its a '67 model could be earlier) last ran 2 years ago, carburetors need attention as the internals of the LH carb are badly worn. The bike is mostly complete but missing period mirrors and indicators, the indicator switch is broken. Bike has 2 seats, original and spring saddle. 
Any ideas or opinion on the value would be appreciated.

The bike is licensed and registered in my name but not roadworthy, and the license has been renewed annually.
Matching frame and engine number.


Joined: 2007/06/25

Max, I think your bike is round about the earlier 1960's, judging by the air filter housing. I am busy redoing my '66  at the moment, not a full restoration but giving me great pleasure. The determining price is what somebody is prepared to pay, there are stacks of R 50's around some in good to great condition and others totally shagged. Not seeing your bike in the flesh and your comments about the condition, R25,0 to R35,0K, Carbs are still freely available, at a cost, of course, as are most other parts. Indicators were an option. Keep it and create a restoration project, keeps you out of mischief.laugh


Think before you ink.

Trust is the most valuable asset.

I have the rest of my life to get old.

zebra's picture
Joined: 2008/03/28

well done, Max!


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.


« February 2019 »


Motorsport is inherently dangerous.  As per paragraph 9 of the club constitution, the club shall not be held liable for any loss, injury or death of any member or guest, howsoever arising.

The BMW Motorrad Club Cape cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for any actions or decisions you make as a result of the information posted on this site.  Although this site is enabled and used by the BMW Motorrad Club Cape, posts are made by members, non-members, advertisers and guests and none of it is vetted by the club before posting.  This is the internet and Africa - you are responsible for yourself.

User login

Just to make sure you're human!