BMW’s Greatest Private Motorcycle Collection: A Tour
A gent by the name of Peter Nettesheim has what CNET calls “the world’s greatest private BMW motorcycle collection” – and considering even his garden is decorated with the things, we figured we’d take a peek and see what was inside.
(We will curate a ‘spotlight’ of a handful of the bikes…just to keep you reading in time for dinner).
1926 BMW R32
Celebrated as “the first BMW-branded motorcycle in production,” CNET tells us that “a little over 3,000 were made and 110 are known to have survived to the present day.”
Peter, the lucky duck, currently owns a whopping eight of them.
This, believe it or not, is actually Reg Pridmore’s original machine – the same that was used to snatch a win at earth’s very first World Superbike Championship, complete with the ‘163’ on the rear end and front.
What a special beauty to have.
1988 BMW K1
Purported as “expensive and either loved or hated,” this first-edition K1 is just one of many in Peter’s ownership between 1923 and 1970 (and by that we mean he’s literally got one of every model made in those years).
1955 BMW R25
We can’t decide which is better – the immaculate condition of the bike, or that effin’ awesome pillion seat.