To mark the sub-brand’s 90th anniversary, BMW Motorrad unveiled the stunningly crafted Concept 90 café racer at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy.
Designed by renowned custom bikes builder Roland Sands Design, the Concept 90 also celebrates the 40th anniversary of Motorrad’s R 90 S model, which inspired the concept’s design. The 1970s era R 90 S was a significant model in Motorrad’s history as it was the first model the marque produced that came with a front fairing. The R 90 S’ original Daytona Orange paintwork has been meticulously reproduced on the modern rendition.
Unlike the R 90 S, the Concept 90 features a sleeker body profile made of handcrafted aluminium. It also features a large headlamp design that features an LED lighting system instead of the R 90 S’ original halogen type. Significantly, the Concept 90’s front engine cover, wheels, valve covers, and twin exhausts were made using the contrast-cut milling process.
Technical and performance data are scarce, but from the pictures released, we can clearly see that the concept bike uses a pair of telescopic forks made by Ohlins. Back in 1973, the R 90 S was the flagship of BMW Motorrad’s ‘Stroke Six’ line up and was capable of reaching a top speed just above 200km/h.
More pictures of BMW Motorrad’s new and sleek concept are available in the gallery below.