I do the last page of Rider magazine, a column called Retrospective, in which I feature an "aged" motorcycle. I would like to do an R25, preferably a /3 with a Steib LS 200 sidecar, to show readers what practical transportation was like 60 years ago. If anybody has an R25, and a camera, and wishes to give the motorcycle its 15 or so minutes of fame, do please let me know. This is not calendar photography, so anybody with a reasonably good camera can do the pictures. Please do not just send me pictures, but let me know (e-mail address below) and I will give you the specifics of what I need for pictures. Many thanks in anticipation ...
Look forward to your article. It's interesting to imagine that a bike like this would at one time be considered practical transportation. Could there be anything slower than a 13 HP 1953 BMW single dragging around a sidecar rig with 2-3 people aboard?
A slow rig indeed, but in post-war Europe it wasn't about speed. It was about getting there, period. One of the reasons was the scarcity of fuel. To get a perspective on post-war European transportation take a look at the website for the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum near Madison, GA. Many of the cars (and "trucks") there actually make the Isettas look huge.
Clem - - Have you tried asking the Barber Museum? I know they have a BMW single with sidecar on display there but I can't recall which model.