1982 BMW R65


  • A very original example with some charming patination accrued over the years
  • The vendor informs us that it has a current Spanish technical inspection
  • Reportedly in perfect running order and riding really well

The Appeal

Intended as a compact touring motorcycle, the BMW R65 is the kind of machine you can depend upon for mile after mile of comfortable cruising. Powered by a charismatic horizontally opposed twin, sending power to the rear wheels via a drive-shaft, this BMW is beautifully engineered and has certainly become a sought after classic.

Presented in very good, original condition, here we have a 1982 example that’s registered in Spain. With some delightful patination on show, this is a really usable example that the vendor assures us is in excellent shape mechanically. Complete with its necessary documentation and a valid Spanish technical inspection, this is not one to miss out on.

The History and Paperwork

  • Spanish registration documents present
  • The vendor informs us that the technical inspection is up to date and valid

The Condition

  • No signs of corrosion or frame damage
  • The fuel tank does not appear to have any big dents
  • All the chrome presents well, with few blemishes
  • Besides some age related wear, the bars and instrumentation present rally well overall
  • The vendor points out some wear to the seat upholstery, although there are reportedly no cracks
  • The left hand front indicator mounting has been repaired and a weld is still clearly visible
  • General light scratches to the paintwork, but nothing major
  • The alloy wheels present very well for their age
  • The vendor comments that the tyres are about fifty percent worn

The Mechanics 

  • 650 cc horizontally opposed twin
  • The vendor reports that the engine is in perfect running order
  • Reportedly changing gear smoothly and braking as it should
  • We’re informed that it runs and rides impeccably
  • Current Spanish technical inspection


If you’re looking for a mechanically interesting, usable classic motorcycle, then look no further than this 1982 BMW R65. presented in good overall condition, with some charming patina and a good few original features intact, this is a charming machine and a fine addition to any collection.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1982
  • Make BMW
  • Model R65
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 61,689 Kilometres
  • Engine size 650
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Madrid
  • Location International
  • Country Spain
Bidding history
1 bid
  • johan-h•••• €500 05/06/23

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