1974 BMW R90S
Lot 416
1974 BMW 898cc R90S Frame no. 4072377 Engine no. 4072377
Sold for £4,830 (US$ 7,802) inc. premium

Lot Details
1974 BMW R90S 1974 BMW R90S 1974 BMW R90S 1974 BMW R90S 1974 BMW R90S 1974 BMW R90S 1974 BMW R90S
1974 BMW 898cc R90S
Registration no. RRL 900M
Frame no. 4072377
Engine no. 4072377
With the introduction of the '/6' range in 1973, BMW joined the superbike league with a pair of 900cc flat-twins. The touring version was typed 'R90/6' and the gorgeous new sportster 'R90S'. With its twin front disc brakes, racing-style seat, megaphone-shaped silencers and cockpit fairing, the R90S looked like no BMW before it, and the air-brushed 'smoke' custom finish to tank, seat and fairing meant that no two examples were exactly alike. With 67bhp on tap, the R90S was good for a maximum speed of more than 125mph. True, there were a handful of rivals that were faster but none of them could match the BMW's capacity for sustained high-speed cruising. Acquired by the current owner in June 2004, this example benefits from extensive refurbishment including an engine rebuild, new clutch, gearbox overhaul, exchange final drive, reconditioned brakes, new steering head bearings, powder-coated frame, repainted cycle parts, new control cables and a new battery. Other noteworthy features include stainless steel wheel spokes, cast-iron brake discs and Raask rear-set footrests. Described as in generally good condition, the machine is offered with SORN, three old MoT certificates (most recent expired 2007) and Swansea V5C document.
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