The BMW R90S was introduced in 1973 and became the flagship of their motorcycle range until superseded in1976 by the R100.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. These figures helped to dispel the image that BMW bikes were utilitarian and dull to ride, ironically BMW had almost accidentally created one of the most popular and iconic Sports Tourer’s of the 1970’s . Today the striking ‘Daytona Orange and Silver’ paint scheme has become the collectable colour of choice.
Factory records show this example, originally finished in Orange / Silver was built December 1974 and first registered 21st March here in the UK. A matching number example it has undergone restoration work over the years and remains in excellent condition currently showing 7360 miles. It was recently fitted with new alloy wheels and is in good running order and also has the all important Krauser luggage panniers and rear luggage rack.