In 1984, BMW Motorrad thought the boxer motor had run its course. The K-series (The Flying Brick) had been introduced 2 years prior as the future of BMW. Since the boxer was going away, BMW thought they would honor the long-running design with a special “Last Edition.” A total of just 740 examples were built across varying models such as the R100, the RS, RT, S, and CS. Fortunately, passionate boxers fans pushed back and BMW ended up bringing back the boxer motor two years later. So, while these bikes are very special, they aren’t actually the last.
They are, however, excellent bikes and are quite unique and collectible. This particular RT has been owned by three different BMWNEF members for decades, and it is in near perfect condition. It is barely broken in at 15,883 miles, and has been updated with new Ohlins shocks, new Bridgestone tires, a new battery, new brake pads and all new filters and fluids. Original factory panniers are included. All restoration work was performed by the recently retired Mercedes-Benz Technical Trainer and Curriculum Designer, Walt Brown, who also happens to be an excellent motorcycle wrench and a past RIH Chairman.
Proceeds from the silent auction of this motorcycle will go to benefit our charity partner, K9s for Warriors. We are indebted to long time BMWNEF member Mary Crawford, who very generously donated the motorcycle to our event. Best of all, this outstanding motorcycle can be yours. Simply place your silent auction bid at the Riding Into History Banquet or at the Concours.
This is a unique way to support a worthwhile charity while acquiring this excellent vintage BMW!