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.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!