VIDEO: Naissance d'une moto : la BMW (1976)

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“There is no motorcycle more beautiful than the Airhead” [citation needed]

Shoot, if all you want is an R90S, just build one from new old stock parts right out of the catalog.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/01/13/from-scratch-bmw-r90s-motorcycle-build-finished/

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I have always found the pretty ugly myself, but its an endearing ugly. The /3 and earlier were beautiful, but the /5 and later… It look like a cross between a motorcycle and a tractor.

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Oh man would that be an expensive way to do it, though.

The video is really lovely, although there was a moment toward the end of the assembly of the engine where I spontaneously blurted “aah, that fucking airbox!” What a pain that was to work on.

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Nice video but
There is no motorcycle more beautiful than the Airhead
really? Talk about argument bait.
Norton Manx
BSA Goldstar Clubman
Triumph Bonneville
Norton Commando
BMW R60/2
IMO all more beautiful

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I agree, but as the owner of a 1972 75/5 Toaster … I might be a bit biased.

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In my opinion, there’s nothing in this world
beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl.
Now Nortons and Indians and Greeveses won’t do,
they just don’t have a soul like a Vincent 52.

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I was not expecting Shine On You Crazy Diamond.

Do you know if there is a listing of the other songs?

No, but isn’t it oddly perfect?

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Yes, the other grooves are funky and chill, which is why I want to learn more about them.

If you like this sort of period doco, have a look for ‘Made by Hand’, which shows the construction of Porsche 356s in the early 1960s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbFu1r_erw0

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There is no automobile more beautiful than a 356 Speedster, pre-A preferably.

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Get away, it’s just a Guzzi with saggy tits.

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1955 Jawa Z15 Racing DOHC 500cc

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YESSS! That fucking airbox, and that fucking alternator core. The disgust I hold for that alternator rotor and the god damn exhaust flange bolts that christ himself couldn’t budge once, but the next time they snap off with a decidedly horrible TINK and then scotch and the darkness.

And yet, I’m kicking a can so I can stand in the window to watch those beautiful horizontally-opposed twins sliding into freshly powdercoated chassis. Any marque will have its crowd, I suppose.

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