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BMW Concept Ninety Motorcycle

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. Continue reading BMW Concept Ninety Motorcycle

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe

what you see here is the very first collaboration between BMW and Pininfarina, dubbed the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe, unveiled at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. as far as technical specs are concerned, there are none, except for the fact that under that longish bonnet, and behind that signature Beemer twin-kidney grille sits a V12 engine and it is rolling on exclusively designed 21-inch wheels. at first glance, we know it is a BMW, but yet it is decidedly un-BMW like as one could easily sense that someone other than the Munich folks have a hand or two with this luxury two-door coupe. the cabin of this four-seater luxury coupe has a driver focus cockpit where all driving-related functions and controls are subtly tilted towards the driver (like the good’ol sports cars of the nineties), while the rest of the interior receives handcrafted finest leather and 48,000-year-old kauri wood hailed from New Zealand. Continue reading BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe