BMW R 90 SUPERBIKE
BMW R 90 SUPERBIKE

BMW R 90 SUPERBIKE.

Year: 1976
Drivers: Steve McLaughlin, Reg Pridmore, Garry Fisher
Engine type: Flat-twin, OHV
Cylinders: 2
Displacement: 980 cc
Power output: 74 kW / 100 hp at 8 500  rpm
Top speed: approx. 240 km/h

Daytona Orange - the name of the color alone piques curiosity. Right from the start, the BMW R 90 S makes a brilliant appearance and is not only visually a challenge to the strong competition from the Far East. Even the standard model is race-ready and achieves remarkable successes. But it gets faster. In 1976, the first race of the AMA Superbike Championship takes place in Daytona. The American BMW importer, Butler & Smith, sees this new racing series as an opportunity to sharpen the brand's sporting profile in the USA and builds three race motorcycles based on the BMW R 90 S. The strategy pays off. Steve McLaughlin secures victory in the opening race with this motorcycle, and his teammate Reg Pridmore secures the championship title at the end of the season.

BMW R 90 SUPERBIKE
BMW R 90 SUPERBIKE
BMW R 90 SUPERBIKE
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