BMW Sorta Announces Air-Cooled 90th Anniversary Model

11/13/2012 @ 2:08 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

BMW Sorta Announces Air Cooled 90th Anniversary Model BMW 90th Anniversary 635x357

We are barely two hours into the official start of the 2012 EICMA show, and I am already filling out the report card for BMW Motorrad: Fail. After debuting a number of machines at the INTERMOT show in Germany, zie Germans have apparently saved nothing for the show in Milan. No naked S1000RR, no Lo-Rider production models, not even an updated R1200RT with the company’s new semi-liquid-cooled boxer engine design.

In fact, the only real news to come from the BMW Group was the announcement of an upcoming announcement (no, seriously). Stating that at a latter date, the company would release details on an air-cooled model that would commemorate the 90th Anniversary of BMW Motorrad. Pure speculation, but we would expect something along the lines of an updated café racer / standard. Press release after the jump.

BMW Motorrad announces new boxer model.

Multifaceted concept to mark 90th anniversary.

Munich. As announced by BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller in his speech at the international motorcycle show EICMA in Milan, BMW Motorrad will be presenting a new model with air-cooled ‘boxer’ engine in 2013 as a special way of marking the “90 years of BMW Motorrad” anniversary.

As long ago as 1923, the very first BMW motorcycle – the BMW R 32 – provided what was to become the genetic basis for the BMW Motorrad boxer series over nine decades: an air-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroker ‘boxer’ engine with longitudinally mounted crankshaft and shaft drive to the rear wheel. Always combined with innovative technology and thrilling design – and with one priority above all else: sheer riding pleasure.

The new, distinctive motorcycle to come out next year will express the genes of 90 years of BMW Motorrad combined with emotional styling and innovative technology to create a new, multifaceted vehicle concept.

The model designation and date of the market launch will be announced at a later stage.

Source: BMW Group

Comment:

  1. santiago avila carnicero says:

    how about you bring me one to test it in a donative basis before we sign and work together.thanks

  2. Sixty7 says:

    I’ve been waiting for this bike for ages……..from the drawing it looks cool…..:0)

  3. jackie says:

    Love the lines of the illustration.
    More please BMW…this is the angel to KTM’s devil on on your shoulder.

  4. Rich Melaun says:

    If one examines the artwork carefully there are several clues as to the nature of this bike.

    1) The front suspension is conventional; i.e., no Telelever is used.
    2) The swingarm is on the right side; the new R1200GS – the water cooled version – has the swingarm on the left.
    3) As a result of number 2 – it is based upon the older air-cooled powertrain – but could still be the updated version of that as used in the HP4.
    4) The ‘tank’ – which is undoubtedly a cover for the actual fuel tank underneath – is rather reminiscent of the LoRider – which is the bike which led to the exit of David Robb as head of BMW Motorrad Design.

    I – for one have been waiting for this bike to debut. I hope they haven’t strayed too far from the concept bike of a few years ago. Why? Because I plan to buy one….

  5. MikeD says:

    Is the Lo-Rider thing. Great for those that have been screaming ” I WANT ONE !!!! “.

    This to me is like “Meh”.

  6. Guzzi needs to produce this same type of bike using the Stelvio motor & a short transmission so they could get the geometry of a Ghezzi-Brian….then the decision to buy the above BMW would be much more difficult

  7. MikeD says:

    Jensen said:

    We are barely two hours into the official start of the 2012 EICMA show, and I am already filling out the report card for BMW Motorrad: Fail. After debuting a number of machines at the INTERMOT show in Germany, zie Germans have apparently saved nothing for the show in Milan. No naked S1000RR, no Lo-Rider production models, not even an updated R1200RT with the company’s new semi-liquid-cooled boxer engine design.
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    WRONG. R u slacking on us ? LMAO. There’s the F800GT. I don’t have a clue if we are getting it.