R 57: Peter Nettesheim
1928 BMW R 57 #26657
494cc M56 Boxer Twin 18 hp @ 4,000 rpm
Huntington, New York
While the other R 57 on display shows every one of its 95 years, the R 57 seen here has been restored by owner Peter Nettesheim to as-new condition. “The paint is beautiful and the nickel plating is wonderful. The engine runs a little quieter, and it has a little more power because everything is tight,” Peter says. Appearing as it would have in 1928, this R 57 shows off the engine and leaf-spring front suspension that made it highly desirable to enthusiasts and racers of the late 1920s.
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