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Found On eBay: 1975 BMW R90S

by Landon Hall

Tags: BMW R90S, Motorcycle Classics, Landon Hall, Primiere Issue,


One of the most loved BMW’s of all time, the R90S, with its signature half fairing, is a great classic bike to own and ride today: So great, in fact, that it was the bike we here at Motorcycle Classics featured on the cover of our Premiere Issue in the fall of 2005.

Just over 17,000 R90s’s were produced between 1974 and 1976, and with 67hp and a top speed of 125mph, they’re still plenty powerful and quick to ride as an everyday commuter and weekend tourer today.

This 1975 R90s (VIN No. 4980822) has just over 32,000 miles on it, and has been professionally repainted by BMW of Ft. Worth, Texas. The owner claims that the bike is perfect with no dents, no scratches, new Metzler tires, and a new battery. They also claim that the bike is 100 percent original except the seat has been recovered in the original style, and a VDO volt meter and VDO clock have been added.

The current owner bought the bike six years ago from a BMW enthusiast/rider/collector, and though he loves the bike, he is neither riding nor showing the bike and has decided it’s time for someone else to enjoy it. Sounds like a deal to us!

Check it out here.

Update! Turns out we weren't the only enthusiasts that thought this bike would make a new owner proud, as before we could even get this newsletter out the door, the R90S had found a new home! Enjoy the photos anyway, and next week we'll search eBay and highlight another great bike perfect for your garage!