1974 BMW R90S Orange For Sale

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Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make BMW
  BMW R90S
Year 1974
Mileage 10,750 Kilometers
Country Netherlands
Town Someren-Eind
Telephone +31 6 29563746
Status Trade
Ref C1392102
BMW R90S Orange

This beautiful R90S has only 10, 750 km on the counter. As you can see on the pictures, really a beauty. The BMW has German papers but import into the Netherlands can be arranged by us. The BMW can be visited by appointment in Someren-Eind.

The R90S type 247 "airhead" engine was a pushrod OHV, two valves per cylinder, air-cooled flat-twin "boxer" unit. The engine was closely based on the R75/ 5, with the same stroke, but with a larger bore, for a displacement of 898 cc. The R90S weighed 215 kg (474 lb) and had a five-speed gearbox with shaft final drive. The first R90S models had a two-tone paint job of "Smoke Black/ Silver" with self-adhesive gold pinstripes. Feedback from unimpressed customers caused BMW to return to hand-painted stripes. Later R90S models were also available in two-tone "Daytona Orange" with red pinstripes. The R90S had a newly designed seat, with a small "ducktail" fairing that provided (in addition to a tool tray under the seat) a small storage area for lightweight items such as waterproofs. Standard equipment included a complete tool kit, hand pump, first aid kit and even a small towel with an embroidered BMW logo.

The R90S had a small bikini fairing that housed two analog instruments: a clock and a voltmeter. The 238 watt alternator was later upgraded to 250 watts. An adjustable hydraulic steering damper was adjusted manually via a knob on the steering head. Suspension was by telescopic forks with long travel and twin rear shocks whose rear dampers were adjustable for preload (the only suspension adjustment available). While other BMW boxers had a Bing slide constant velocity carburetor, the R90S was equipped with gas pump Dell'Orto carburetors. The R90S engine had a compression ratio of 9. 5:1, while the less sporty R90/ 6 had a ratio of 9:1.

The alloy wheels were spoked and had inner tubes. The front brake had two 230 mm discs and ATE calipers; the rear brake was a 200 mm SLS drum. The R90S and the other BMW "/ 6" series front brakes had an unusual system in which a master cylinder on the upper frame tube was activated by a cable from the front brake lever. This system was supposed to protect the master cylinder in case of a crash, but later "/ 7" machines had a conventional Brembo master cylinder mounted on the handlebars.

There were three series of the R90S:

model year 1974: September 1973 to August 1974 (6, 058 units)

Interested in this beautiful BMWR90S? please get in touch. Much detailed pictures and price information on request. Delivery UK can be arranged. We take care of Brexit paperwork etc.
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