The BMW R90S was introduced in 1973 and became the flagship of their motorcycle range until superseded in1976 by the R100.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, the ‘smoke silver’ and ‘Daytona’ orange paint schemes were also quite radical for BMW at the time and certainly captured the imagination of the public as some 17,500 bikes were sold during the production years.
This example from 1975 was first registered in the UK 13th May and is showing 21,877 miles. In reasonably good order it is showing signs of its age but it does have virtually every period modification / improvement that you can add to this model, twin plug heads, mag wheels, stainless exhaust, fork brace, upgraded top fork yoke, braided brake cables and Brembo brakes as well as R100 master cylinder and switch gear. It comes with a MoT until June 2018, registration documents and a copy of Ian Falloon’s book on the R90S.