Sleek and stylish, the BMW Concept Ninety was built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the iconic BMW R90 S, which is powered by an 898cc four-stroke, two-cylinder, horizontally opposed Boxer engine producing 67hp and 56 lb-ft of torque. The team at Roland Sands Design wanted the BMW Concept Ninety to be a modern, track capable interpretation of the classic R 90 S, even the paint scheme matches the silver and Daytona orange of the original. They created many elements of the bike from scratch including the fairing, fuel tank, frame, triple tree and rear cowling. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
“The original BMW R 90 S was a genuinely extraordinary motorcycle, it was released in 1973. It was capable of a top speed in the region of 125 mph and could do the 0-62 mph dash in 4.8 seconds with a 1/4 mile time of 13.5 seconds. These performance figures weren’t lost on professional racers, the first United States AMA Superbike Championship was won in 1976 by the British rider Reg Pridmore on a modified BMW R90S,” reports Silodrome.