Featured Old Photographs: Help ID Scooter and BMW Motorcycle

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by Lithographer, Sep 25, 2022.

  1. Lithographer

    Lithographer Well-Known Member

    I recently purchased a couple photograph collections that contained several pictures of old cars, motorcycles and tractors. I was hoping someone could help me out with identifying the scooter and the motorcycle in the pictures. I am guessing the BMW is an R26 or R27, but I don't know how to tell the difference. The scooter picture is from 1959 and the motorcycle is 1960. Thanks in advance!
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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    No idea, but definitely a Beemer.
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  3. anundverkaufen

    anundverkaufen Bird Feeder

    The scooter is a Cushman Eagle.
  4. Lithographer

    Lithographer Well-Known Member

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  5. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Are those last two the same BMW motorcycle? They look like there are differences to me. (But I don't know motorcycles)
  6. Lithographer

    Lithographer Well-Known Member

    I think your right, I didn’t catch that. The front fender is different.
  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    The first one also seems to have more stuff under the gas tank I think.
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  8. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

    may a BMW R69S c1960-69
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  9. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Think the one with the white tipped fender might be a R26 and yes the other one a R69S.
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  10. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, the R69 and R69S had a horizontally opposed engine, and both photos above show a single-cylinder motorcycle.
    I'd be willing to think the fender in the second photo was just showing some glare, but I think there also is a different arrangement of mirrors on the handlebars - possibly the same bike but with added mirrors in the second photo.
    Whether R25 or R26, I can't tell from the photos.
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    same guy....I'd think the same bike too......just added mirrors
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