WILD DOG / BMW R75/5
YOU KEEP ME SAFE. I KEEP YOU WILD.
2017 – Introduced in 1969, the 745cc R75/5 was the biggest motorcycle in BMW’s new line of /5 models. Unlike some bikes of their era, they require very little to get moving. Beyond the odd ignition key, starting an R75/5 is fuss free.
GENTLY ROLLING THE THROTTLE OFF AND ON.
Nicos intention was to build up a BMW flat tracker with patina, which runs perfectly and looks authentic. And yes he know, a 1973 BMW as a flat tracker isn’t a perfect match, but why not?
WHO LET THE DOG OUT
Moving off is drama free, thanks to a relatively light clutch with a nice, linear feed. Our bike shifted quietly into first. While this action is typically accompanied by a loud “plonk” on most /5's, the other three gears live up to expectations, each shift requiring a firm lift on the lever that’s rewarded with a solid thunk of engagement.