We are delighted to be able to offer what must now be one of the very best remaining examples in the UK of an iconic BMW touring motorcycle from the 1970’s..
From the beginning of the decade BMW were faced with ever increasing competition from the Japanese manufactures who were making significant inroads into the European “superbike” market with their large capacity multi-cylinder machines, and the introduction by BMW in 1974 of the R/6 range was their rather related response, - for the first time in their history offering an engine over 750cc, - with the range topping R90/S achieving 67bhp, - matching an early Honda CB750, as well as coming with disc brakes for the first time.
The R90/6 was BMW’s top touring bike, with a few less horse power than the sportier “S”, and soon became the pinnacle for a motorcyclist with touring aspirations.
Our bike was supplied new in the UK in January 1975 and has clearly led an easy and cherished life. With only 3 owners, the most recent of these acquired the bike in 1997. During the following year he commissioned the relatively small amount of refurbishment work needed, - both mechanical and cosmetic, to bring what was evidently his pride and joy, to the finest condition possible, at which time the mileage was recorded as 10,912.
In the last 20 years the bike has covered less than a further 4,000 miles, - evidenced by numerous MOT’s on file, with a current total mileage now recorded of 14,700 which is believed to be correct.
The bike is complete with the very desirable options of an R90S nose cone fairing and a BMW twin front disc conversion - both of which we understand were fitted from new - as well as a correct pair of genuine BMW/Krauser panniers in fine condition.
|Monday||08:30 - 18:00||Tuesday||08:30 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||08:30 - 18:00||Thursday||08:30 - 18:00|
|Friday||08:30 - 18:00||Saturday||Appointment only|