The Resource Guide
Thirty years ago, BMW’s E12 M535i broke down the barrier between sports car and sedan while the R80 G/S was erasing the boundary between enduro bike and tourer.
Love for Life
A thirty-seven-year-old 2002 tii in unrestored yet perfect condition is rare these days, and one in the possession of its original owner is rarer still. Meet Ray Sterbens and one of the loves of his life.
A recent restoration has returned this 501 V8 to as-new condition, providing a rare window onto an oddly unsuccessful chapter in BMW’s history.
Solid and Straightforward
A slew of upgrades can’t change the fundamental character of this Bavaria, which remains a sterling example of solid engineering and straightforward design after 40 years on the road.
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