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Lot 213 - 1983 BMW R65 Special Hoske

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ESTIMATE £4,500 - £6,500-

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2015
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Lot Number 213
Reg. Number Italian Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1983
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Description

The story of this motorbike began in the hills of the Oltrepò pavese, in northern Italy, in the hands of the famous Italian motorcycle tester Paolo Bergamaschi, who is best known in Italy for his preparations of BMW off-road motorcycles.

The history of this motorcycle takes us back to the late 1950s, when BMW officially decided to retire from racing, a decision which triggered a proliferation of private pilots and outfitters who became proficient manufacturers of mechanical parts, such as the German Hernst Hoske. Some time ago Bergamaschi, found a Hoske tank in a market, he bought it even though he had no idea what to do with it, he found it so beautiful that he kept it in the house as a vase, eventually he fitted it to an old BMW R65, and sparked preparation of a new Hoske special.

In 2014, this motorcycle was published on the cover of the popular Italian magazine Riders. The tank was built in Germany in 1969 by Ernst Hoske and is numbered on the base.

The rear tail is derived from a saddle Triumph, and has been specially reshaped and positioned away from the frame, as if it were a race bike of the DDR. The front represents an international collage: an Italian fork, Borrani wires; Japanese brake discs (Honda CB 750), with Nippon Seiki instruments; and German handlebars. The boxer engine was painted in black and equipped with round valve covers, as on the previous /5 and /6.

The aesthetics of this bike are completely unique.

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