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1973 BMW R75/5 sidecar rig raffle

Now’s your chance to try to win a 1973 BMW R75/5 sidecar rig while supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame at the same time.

Each year, the Hall of Fame raffles off a bike to raise money for the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame preserves the heritage of motorcycling; educates the public about American motorcycling’s great traditions; maintains archives of publications, photographs, records and other documents relevant to the history of motorcycling; and maintains a Hall of Fame to honor those who have contributed to the heritage of motorcycling.

For the chance to win this 1973 BMW R75/5 sidecar rig, you can get one ticket for a $5 donation or five tickets for a $20 donation. You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win.

This 1973 BMW R75/5 was restored by Jay Medieros of Vintage Triumph Supply in Bedford, Mass., and features a classic sidecar and custom upholstery.

In 1973 BMW started rolling out “5-series” motorcycles at its plant in Berlin, Germany. The “5-series” bikes featured the famed BMW boxer engine turned on its head, with the camshaft below the crankshaft and the pushrods in tubes below the engine. The engine benefited from a new, high-pressure oiling system.

The bikes also feature an electric starter. The telescopic front forks are complemented by a swingarm attached to the top and bottom of the twin adjustable suspension units.

The 745cc engine in the R75/5 produces 50 horsepower at 6,200 rpm, carrying the bike to a top speed of 105 mph.

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