Not a usual bike

Tycoon Lee Fikes’ motorcycle that “terrorized” his neighborhood in Highland Park is being auctioned by Sotheby’s at the end of September and will delight any fan of fast machines.

And that’s because the 1967 BMW R60 is no ordinary model with an ordinary history. Fikes, who bought her for his honeymoon with his wife, needed more speed and horsepower. So he replaced her engine with that of a Volkswagen car, giving his motorcycle the power of a Porsche, naming his creation the ‘Fikobike’.

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