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Unread 11-14-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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BMW announces plans for new retro motorcycle

Filed under: Europe, BMW, Motorcycle, Design/Style

BMW is set to honor its long and storied motorcycle history with a new model next year. Stephan Schaller, the president of BMW Motorrad, announced the new bike will bow with an air-cooled, horizontally-opposed two-cylinder boxer engine as a tribute to the R 32. That bike first debuted in 1923 and laid the groundwork for the next 90 years of BMW motorcycle manufacturing. Aside from the sketch you see above, BMW is keeping details about its new bike to itself. We're told information on the creation's model designation, price and launch date will all come soon.

Schaller made the announcement at this year's EICMA international motorcycle show in Milan, and we have to say we're fans of the sketch. With its shorty bars, round head lamp and truncated tail section, the bike looks to be everything we love about modern naked bikes with a proper dose of classic flair. Check out the brief presser below.Continue reading BMW announces plans for new retro motorcycle

BMW announces plans for new retro motorcycle originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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