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Joeaksa Joeaksa is offline
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304065,

I lived all over Europe a long time ago and the R65's were very popular there. Turns out that it was done there for tax reasons and if you are not riding long distances the smaller motor worked just fine. They would do ok on the autobahn but not for days at a time.

They do not have the torque or staying power but as long as you do not mind revving them pretty tight they run fine. I have a 1970 R75 and its got more than enough power.
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