Got a question about comparing the various pre-/5 BMW's.
I'm in the market for a vintage BMW to ride (not a garage queen), and am studying the various models. What would your assessment be of a 50/2 versus a 60/2 versus a R69S? Aside from the obvious, what are the performance differences? I want a bike for a vintage touring experience. No racing or high speed riding. However, being this is the 21st Century, you need to share the road with modern traffic, so sometimes you need to get up to 65 mph, sometimes you need to pass a slow moving farm vehicle, sometimes you need to get up a hill without bogging down and holding up traffic. Would any model be capable of this kind of riding or should I look for an R69S to get the most bang for the buck?
And how about reliability? Assuming the engine is in good shape and the slingers have been cleaned, etc. is any one model more or less reliable if not pushed too hard?
Thanks for the advice.