the one other highlight that BMW had dished out at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 was this BMW Concept Ninety Motorcycle. this concept bike marks the Munich-based firm’s 90 years in the motorrad business and 40th anniversary of the R 90 S – one of the fastest production bikes of its day and the first production two-wheeler to come with a front fairing. developed in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, it is no secret where this beauty draws its design cue from; in fact, you don’t even need to look hard to know that this is really a sexed up R 90 S. while bearing the decidedly retro R 90 S design cue, including the signature visual separation between the aerodynamic upper and the black engine and chassis, this 40-years-on rendition is obviously sleeker and more sophisticated, and features many modern day touches such as a hand-crafted aluminum bodywork and in place of the then cutting edge halogen is a contemporary LED.
another key highlight of this air-cooled flat-twin boxer engine-powered ride are its contrast-cut milled front engine cover, valve covers, exhaust system, as well as classic design wheels. finally, this concept comes splattered in rich orange shade that yet again, pays homage to the legendary Daytona Orange paintwork of the original BMW R 90 S. beautiful ride it is. it may be a concept now, but looking at its very ‘earthly’ design, we have a glimmer of hope that it might have shot seeing the light of production eventually. just hoping. but for now, all we have is a gallery of high-res images for us to content with, which you can find below.