1975 BMW 898cc R90S
Frame no. 4082599
Engine no. 4083599
With the introduction of the '/6' range in 1973, BMW joined the superbike league with a pair of 900cc flat-twins: the R90/6 tourer and the gorgeous new R90S sports roadster. 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 faster but none of them could match the BMW's capacity for sustained high-speed cruising. Today, genuine examples in good condition are highly sought after by BMW collectors. This particular R90S was restored during 2012/2013 using parts sourced from 'The Hobbyist', a well-known BMW parts supplier in Holland. Currently displaying a total of 45,121 kilometres (approximately 28,000 miles) on the odometer, the machine is described as in generally excellent condition both cosmetically and mechanically and is offered with Netherlands registration papers. Instruction and maintenance manuals (in Dutch) are included in the sale.
- The Engine number is 4082599. The Frame number 4082599 is stamped to the frame gusset. There is a plaque present to the steering head stamped with Frame number 0004836. There is also a Dutch customs number stamped to the righthand side down tube, which appears on the current Netherlands Registration document. It is believed that the Customs stamp was added when the machine was imported into Holland.