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Don’t miss the chance to win this 1973 BMW R75/5 sidecar rig

Don’t miss out on this chance to put a very cool 1970s-era motorcycle in your garage while supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame at the same time.

Each year, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffles off one or more historically significant motorcycles to raise money for the charity. One of those motorcycles is a 1973 BMW R75/5 sidecar rig. All proceeds from the raffle go to support the 501(c)(3).

You can receive 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 bike also featured an electric starter. The telescopic front forks were complemented by a swingarm attached to the top and bottom of the twin adjustable suspension units.

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

The winner of this 1973 BMW R75/5 sidecar rig will be be selected in a random drawing to be conducted during the 2020 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, which will be held July 10-12, 2020 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

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The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) charity that 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.