The un­wanted gift that keeps giv­ing

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - PS World - The BMW

flat twin, for­ever a favourite of those of the hip­ster ten­dency, con­tin­ues to fall vic­tim to crimes against deathly dull, but in­no­cent mo­tor­cy­cles. The first ques­tion you have to ask your­self is straight­for­ward; WHY? Of all Bavaria’s turgid twins, the R45 (a sleeved down 650) must be the worst ex­am­ple of a tran­quil­ized slug to ever emerge from the gates of Bay­erische Mo­toren Werke. The thing strug­gled, and we mean strug­gled, to hit 90mph on a good day. And now for the punch­line: an ask­ing price of £5500..

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