IN 1973, BMW’S R90S was nothing less than a sensation.
The company had to compete with other European speedsters from Moto Guzzi, Ducati and Laverda, as well as an increasing number of Japanese multis.
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Moving motorcycle production from Munich to Spandau in 1969 signalled the end of one era and the introduction of the all-new, modular /5 range.
Known for their rugged designs of understated elegance, BMW shunned four cylinders and opted instead to showcase the marque’s core values in a modern, more svelte package.
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