Roland Sands Design BMW ConceptAt the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Coma, Italy, BMW unveiled something new that pay tribute to one of the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturers most iconic models, the 1973 R 90 S.
This year the R 90 S, which was the first production motorcycle to feature a front fairing, turns 40. And to help celebrate, BMW got together with ex-motorcycle racer Roland Sands and designed the Concept 90.The RSD BMW Concept 90 features the famed boxer within a frame surrounded by aluminum bodywork painted in legendary Daytona Orange like the original R 90 S was offered in.Of course, the bike features nothing but modern technology and styling, from the fuel-injected air-cooled flat-twin boxer to the LED lights to the milled valve covers, engine and exhaust system.Speaking of the Concept 90, Roland Sands says “Everything just fits together perfectly: the BMW technology, the BMW heritage and our custom parts complement each other beautifully.”Attached above is a photo gallery, featuring images from BMW (pics 8-16) and Basem Wasef (pics 2-7). Each photo also makes for great wallpaper. To download as wallpaper, click the desired thumbnail to expand, then right click image to Set as Desktop Background.For additional information about the BMW Concept 90, click here.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.