BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller announced at the EICMA in Milan that ‘BMW Motorrad will be presenting a new model with air-cooled ‘boxer’ engine in 2013 as a special way of marking the “90 years of BMW Motorrad” anniversary’.
If the new BMW Boxer Motorcycle is as good in flesh as that in the sketch above, we would sell our souls for one. The silhouette of the motorcycle looks fantastic and seems to be more a cafe racer and a little bit of a bruiser. The shaft drive and boxer engine are obvious in the image. Just about everything else seems perfectly proportioned, we cannot wait to see the curtains off this baby.
BMW Motorrad says the new, distinctive motorcycle to come out next year will be an expression of the genes of 90 years of BMW Motorrad combined with emotional styling and innovative technology to create a new, multifaceted vehicle concept.
The model designation and date of the market launch will be announced at a later stage.
It was in 1923 that the very first BMW – the R 32 – showed the world the basis of every subsequent motorcycle in the BMW Motorrad boxer series over nine decades: an air-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroker ‘boxer’ engine with longitudinally mounted crankshaft and shaft drive to the rear wheel. All these motorcycles were built with focus one important thing – sheer riding pleasure.