2019: 50 years of the /5 range. 50 years of BMW motorcycle
manufacture in Berlin Spandau.
1968 Mercedes brought out the /8 (that its, slash 8). 1969
BMW brought out the /5. Of course today, nobody questions
the strange seeming model designations anymore! Both are
sought-after and much-loved classics.
The /5 range from BMW simultaneously stands for an epoch-defining
transition in the history of BMW motorcycles: moving the
motorcycle manufacture from Munich to Berlin Spandau, in the
former D-Rad factory, and shifting from full swing arm suspensions
(suitable for sidecars) to modern, comfortable telescope
yokes. The transition was completed with the now legendary /5
models, which interpreted the motorcycle as a machine purely for
leisure. The motorcycle thus finally completed the transition from
an expedient commodity used on a general daily basis to a purely
leisure object, which clearly showed in the bold displays and the
unusually racy colours. Until this point, BMW had thought the
same as Henry Ford about the T model: you could have it in every
colour so long as it was black.
In memory of the R 75, R 60 and R 50/5 range, BMW motorcycle
has now released the R nineT /5, which aims to evoke the fabled
range and 50 years of motorcycle manufacture in Berlin. In the
process, it draws on numerous technological and design elements
from the 69 model generation, such as the air cooling, the
classic lines on bold metallic lupine blue, topped off with the knee
pads (still referred to as knee cushions in those days), seat with
grab handles, which is just as obligatory as the contemporary
fork gaiter kit for the telescope fork, and much more.
Even more authentic with Wunderlich.
Our designer Nicolas Petit made a fuss of the R nineT /5 and
further refined the successful /5 with fine Wunderlich details:
This includes the lined »DAYTONA« light screen, the matching tail
fender, our »9T-VARIO« footrest system, Wunderlich Suspension
suspension and much more … We presented our concept at
EICMA 2020 in Milan.
As of 01 January 2021, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU internal market. We assure you that we have organized the processes for you as conveniently as possible! Nevertheless, there are some points in the purchase process that need to be considered in the future.
Wunderlich shipments to the United Kingdom from 1 January 2021: What you need to know
The administrative acts associated with customs duties and import taxes will be handled for you by our transport service providers. This means you can conveniently pay customs and import VAT duties when you receive your shipment, whether at your doorstep or at one of the service points.
At the beginning, you can expect a modified delivery time
We ask for your understanding that there will probably be longer delivery times due to upcoming customs controls at the border crossings. We are currently unable to estimate how long these waiting times will be.
Special case Northern Ireland: Nothing changes for our customers from Northern Ireland!
The Northern Ireland Withdrawal Agreement (Northern Ireland Protocol) treats Northern Ireland as an EU member state even after Brexit with regard to customs, VAT and excise duties.