1925 BMW R37 (rare racing motorcycle)

1925 BMW R37 (rare racing motorcycle)

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Year: 1925
Model: R37
Engine Size: 500cc
Engine #: 35036
Frame #: 139

The R37 is the rarest of BMW’s Production Racing bikes. Of the handful existing in the world this is believed to be the only one in period racing trim. Authenticity Verification is available through the MidAmerica office.

Roland Slabon, the godfather of American Vintage BMW Collecting says in his Restoration Guide, discussing the most desirable models, “top marks definitely go to the R37, the rare first sporty BMW.” His book also shows Franz Bieber’s bike in race trim. He notes the claimed 16HP to be conservative. The flat head R32 had 8.5HP.

The best photo record of racing R37’s is found in Stefan Knittel’s coffee table tome BMW Motorrader, 75 Years of Tradition and Innovation.

This MidAmerica offering is the 3rd time the bike has been shown in public since its restoration began 15 years ago. It was shown at the Quail Lodge Gathering 2 years ago where Fred Jakobs from BMW Group Archives kindly referred to the bike as his “personal highlight during the California trip”.

Last year it was shown at the Vintage Motorcycle Festival at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, WA where it won 1st place. Richard Backus, editor of Motorcycle Classics, and one of the selected judges referred to it as “fantastic” and ”a delight of attendees.”

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Price Information: Price is being determined at the Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction on January 10, 2014
Type: Classic Vehicle / Collector Vehicle, Motorcycle
New or Used: Used
Year: 1925
Model: R37
Make: BMW
Price $0 USD

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Type & Features: Classic and Collector Motorcycles, Race Bike

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Address 9777 Las Vegas Blvd S
Suite South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall
City Las Vegas
State NV
Postal Code 89183
Country USA
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