Boasting an all-new motor, though retaining the signature horizontally opposed pushrod flat twin configuration, the R75/5 was virtually a new machine. The wholly redesigned motor had everything from new cylinder heads to a repositioned camshaft. Styling was suitably contemporary, making the BMW R75/5 a landmark machine.
Modifications and upgrades continued through the early 1970s motorcycles, culminating in the 1973 edition you see here.
The R75/5 was at its best traveling rapidly over long distances, but there was much more to this bike than sheer speed. Handsome, fine handling, comfortable, well equipped and very expensive, the R75/5 was arguably the best all-around bike that money could buy.