Race to Rebuild: 1974 BMW R90/6 (Video)

By Richard Backus

In 2012, the staff at Motorcycle Classics aimed to turn a tired BMW R90/6 into something cooler than what left the factory. With some mechanical freshening and upgrading, we did just that. The videos below walk you through some of the adventures in this restoration.

Unveiling the Unrestored 1974 BMW R90/6

Motorcycle Classics and Dairyland Cycle Insurance teamed up to build a custom classic out of a 1974 BMW R90/6. We found our project bike in Colorado and had it delivered to MC HQ in Kansas, where we got our first look at the "bones" of the build.

1974 BMW R90/6

Motorcycle Classics and Dairyland Cycle Insurance have teamed up to build a custom classic out of a 1974 BMW R90/6. Here’s a look at the progress of the project bike.

Race to Rebuild: 1974 BMW R90/6 First Start

We fire up the almost completed Motorcycle Classics and Dairyland Cycle Insurance Race to Rebuild 1974 BMW R90/6.

Race to Rebuild: BMW R90/6 Reveal

The Motorcycle Classics and Dairyland Cycle Race to Rebuild 1974 BMW R90/6 is ready to go. Take a look at the completed bike.

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