R 65 LS: Todd Trumbore
1983 BMW R 65 LS #6371316
650cc M84 (A20) Boxer Twin 50 hp @ 7,250 rpm
In 1978, BMW launched its entry-level R 45 and R 65, but neither gained much traction until Hans Muth transformed the plain-vanilla R 65 into the dashing LS. Like the R 80 G/S, the LS has a sporty, youthful appeal, with an angular cockpit fairing and seat section that comprise Muth’s “flyline,” which give the bike a feeling of motion even when standing still. “The bike is an excellent all-day rider, and I wouldn’t hesitate to ride it cross-country,” says owner Todd Trumbore. It’s a wonderful machine.”
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