The BMW R90S was introduced in 1973 and became the flagship of their motorcycle range until superseded in1976 by the R100. With 67 bhp it had a top speed of 124 mph and could run a quarter mile in around 13.5 seconds and accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.8. Some 17,500 bikes were sold during the production years many of which survive today as their durability as a powerful and fast touring bike earned them a great reputation in period and a great classic ride almost 50 years later.
Finished in the iconic ‘Daytona’ orange this matching number example was supplied new by BMW of Brentford, West London and registered 2nd Feb 1976. With 6 keepers in total the last owner had kept the bike since 1980, showing 67,271 miles there are 21 old MoTs in the file the earliest that goes back to 1980 when it showed 4,643 miles.
This is a remarkable original surviving example, a testament to the legendary German build quality of BMW motorcycles, in need of a little cosmetic attention but still going strong and fitted with the essential Krauser luggage, suppled with a small history file, logbook and owners manual.