BMW Concept Ninety – Retro Meets Modern

05/24/2013 @ 11:39 am, by Jensen Beeler52 COMMENTS

BMW-Concept-Ninety-24

Late last year, we said that BMW Motorrad was working on a special air-cooled motorcycle to help commemorate the German company’s 90th anniversary of making motorbikes. Well, today we get to see what zie Germans have been up to, and it is called the BMW Concept Ninety.

Taking its cues from the BMW R90S, which itself turns 40-years-old today, the BMW Concept Ninety is debuting at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and was designed by America’s own Roland Sands Design and the BMW Motorrad design team.

“The BMW R 90 S hails from an era in which bikers were regarded as outlaws,” said Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design, in the company’s press release. “There was something rebellious about it – it was fast, loud and wild. Pure emotion. And it has retained its fascination to this day.”

With that in mind, we turn our attention to the BMW Concept Ninety. Photos and video are after the jump of course, and leave your thoughts about the machine in the comments.

BMW-Concept-Ninety-05

BMW-Concept-Ninety-07

BMW-Concept-Ninety-04

BMW-Concept-Ninety-08

BMW-Concept-Ninety-09

BMW-Concept-Ninety-12

BMW-Concept-Ninety-13

BMW-Concept-Ninety-14

BMW-Concept-Ninety-21

BMW-Concept-Ninety-18

BMW-Concept-Ninety-20

BMW-Concept-Ninety-02

BMW-Concept-Ninety-design-07

BMW-Concept-Ninety-sketches-01

BMW-Concept-Ninety-sketches-02

BMW-Concept-Ninety-sketches-03

BMW-Concept-Ninety-sketches-04

Source: BMW Group