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Hot on the heels of the 100th anniversary of the first ever holding of the ISDT sees the 90th anniversary of the making by Bayerische Motoren Werke of it’s first Motorcycle. By the 1930’s they had become one of the most successful of the ISDT manufacturers with credible action in the hands of some of the best motorcyclists of the time such as Georg Meier.

Photo - Beaten by a narrow margin of ten seconds - the German Trophy team consisting (Left to right) of L Kraus, G Meier, and J Stelzer ISDT 1937 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Photo – Beaten by a narrow margin of ten seconds – the German Trophy team consisting (Left to right) of L Kraus, G Meier, and J Stelzer ISDT 1937 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Photo - #114 BMW 500 Kompressor ISDT 1935

Photo – #114 BMW 500 Kompressor ISDT 1935

Needless to say BMW have announced they will not be taking note of any of the requests from this blog that they reintroduce an updated retro styled version of these old boxer airhead twins but will instead be producing a tastefully blinded up version of its well received but hardly ISDT capable R 1200 GS Adventure, the R 1200 R and the R 1200 RT, each with the name affix „90 Jahre BMW Motorrad“.(90 years of BMW motorcycles)

All three models will present themselves in a special, subtly-reserved dark design. Only the fork stanchion and the calipers, which are anodised in gold, and a brass plate in the cockpit allude the significant birthday.  BMW has not announced the prices for these three models….. I’ll take one on test if BMW are reading this!

Photo - 90th anniversary BMW R 1200 GS... no doubt suitably expensive

Photo – 90th anniversary BMW R 1200 GS… no doubt suitably expensive

 

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