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    Sir Darby Darryl Cainey's Avatar
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    BMW Mobile Tradition

    I have often heard people talking about getting information and history on vintage BMW's by contacting Mobile Tradition. Do you know how to get in contact with someone there to get some facts on a Belgian Police bike?

    There area lot of myths out there and separating facts from fiction is a daunting task!

    Darryl
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    Mobile Tradition is a name that is no longer in use. The group, which includes the BMW Archives, is called Group Classic.

    If you want to get some information about when a bike was produced and whatever other information BMW's archives might have about it (where it was shipped, what color it was, how it was configured), email Fred Jakobs at Fred.Jakobs@bmwgroup.com. Fred speaks excellent English (he just finished authoring a book on BMW's aero engines, in both German and English).
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    Sir Darby Darryl Cainey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    Mobile Tradition is a name that is no longer in use. The group, which includes the BMW Archives, is called Group Classic.

    If you want to get some information about when a bike was produced and whatever other information BMW's archives might have about it (where it was shipped, what color it was, how it was configured), email Fred Jakobs at Fred.Jakobs@bmwgroup.com. Fred speaks excellent English (he just finished authoring a book on BMW's aero engines, in both German and English).
    Thanks to my other brother!

    Darryl
    Ambassador Emeritus BMW MOA Ontario Canada
    Niagara Riders
    Knights of the Roundel #333
    1977 R100RS, (Retired) 1993 R100GS

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    Darryl,
    Just last spring I was able to get some pretty good detailed info on a bike directly thru BMW Canada. I emailed them thru their web page, provided the full serial number and they were able to tell me not only the exact date of manufacture, but also colour, options included from factory, what country it was originaly sold in as well as the area of the country.

    Examples:
    - my 1981 R100RT is an American model in Lava Red. Came with factory installed driving/fog light option and power outlet. Was sold in Germany, with delivery taken at the factory outlet, for export to USA.

    - my 1980 R45 is a European model that came in Bronco Brown. No Factory options. 1 of 9 shipped to a Canadian dealer in British Columbia as part of a test marketing. Total R45s ever shipped directly to North America was 9. Unfortunately that dealer went out of business in the mid 1980s.

    I have done this on a few of the bikes I have purchased, initially out of curiosity, but now do it so that I can have more detailed info when purchasing parts, as some bikes did go thru mid year updates. And I do like to be able to get as much info as possible on any older bikes I may pick up to fix for resale.

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