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Old 03-27-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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BMW Airhead Brochures 1969 to 1974 High Quality PDFs for Downloading

I scanned some beautiful old BMW Airhead /5 and /6 brochures from my collection (some with the original dealer stamps from Philip Funnell and Pacific Cycle) and posted the PDFs for viewing and downloading to the 5 United Classic BMW Motorcycle Club website:
http://5united.org/history/brochures/
as well as to Freewebs:
http://1970sbrochures.webs.com/.
There are 39 pages in five BMW brochures. These are just the cover pages:




The files are high resolution and low compression so they are large files and as sharp as the originals on my shelf here. A few minutes download time for each may be required. Enjoy, and please share the links to the PDFs. I owned a new 1972 curry toaster-tank R60/5 and a new 1974 black large-tank R75/6 so these brochures speak to me. The ghosts of past desires lurk within those pages.

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Old 03-27-2014, 10:52 AM   #2
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Excellent! I just downloaded the /6 brochure to go with my R75.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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Thanks

Thanks for sharing.

Do you have any brochures for later models? 1995 r100 GSPD ??
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:03 PM   #4
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Thank you for your labor-of-love... nicely done... I just downloaded the first Slash Five brochure, "for my files".....

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Old 03-27-2014, 01:23 PM   #5
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Some fabulous details there, your trouble is appreciated!
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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I wish we and the bikes could all look that new again.
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:18 PM   #7
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:27 PM   #8
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not to jack the excellent thread (Thanks Falang), but to add to the love....

I've shared this with others, but it covers 1976 to 1980 BMW and includes some original brochures for aftermarket accessories of the day, as well as write ups in the motorcycle magazines. The pages are clickable to blow them way up. Keep scrolling until you see something you like. Enjoy

http://www.omnilex.com/public/bmw78/
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:23 PM   #9
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Falang-- Thanks, those brochures bring back memories.

And thanks for your addition, too, groop.

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Old 03-27-2014, 05:38 PM   #10
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Falang--these scans are great! Thanks for all the work, and your generosity in sharing these with us Airhead geeks.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #11
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I read a line in a book last night that describes how I felt spending a day (they took me all day) working on those high-res scans:

"I am like an old man lusting after young women."
Paul St. Pierre, "Tell me a Good Lie," 2001.
He was 77 and ought to know.

Those are the only old brochures I kept, because those were the only old models that I used to own.

The 1973 price list might be interesting:

Prices in Canadian dollars. Multiply by 0.9 to get US dollars.

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Old 03-28-2014, 08:00 AM   #12
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thanks for the efforts. Great job.
I will save these to my /5 files. It is fun looking at the old brochures.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:19 PM   #13
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You just made my day. These are amazing quality. I'm actually going to print and frame a few!
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:58 PM   #14
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I just added to the same link three more contemporary airhead-related documents which I found interesting enough to save for 40 years:
1. 1972 Big Bike Magazine: Road Test - A side-by-side comparison of the BMW R75/5 vs the Honda CB750 Four vs the Suzuki 750 Water Buffalo vs the Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850 vs the Harley-Davidson Super Glide.
2. 1973 BMWMOA News Volume 3 Number 4: The BMWMOA was only a few years old and the first National BMW Rally was announced. There are advertisements for the accessories and dealers of the day.
3. 1974 Road Rider Magazine: Road Test - BMW R75/6 and R90/6 by Bob and Patti Carpenter.
That's it from me.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:33 AM   #15
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Reminds me of an 80´s UK advert with a front view of a boxer in a bend, with the caption ¨trimmed the fat to improve the lean¨.
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