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Blast From The Past: A BMW R nineT inspired by the 1936 R5

Blast From The Past: A BMW R nineT inspired by the 1936 R5

Vintage Vibe: Roland Sands and Cristian Sosa take the BMW R nineT back in time.
The first time the world laid eyes on the BMW R nineT was three years ago—when it was teased as Roland Sands’ blistering Concept 90. Since then, bolt-on nineT parts have been flying out of the Californian workshop.

So we were surprised when we realized that RSD haven’t tackled another ground-up R nineT build since. Until now.

Vintage Vibe: Roland Sands and Cristian Sosa take the BMW R nineT back in time.
In a different way, RSD’s latest boxer is every bit as retro-fabulous as the Concept 90. That one was a homage to the iconic R 90 S, but this time Roland and his team took inspiration from elsewhere in BMW’s history.

“This started out as a rendering I did based on the 1936 R5,” Roland tells us. “We wanted to draw from the classic, beautiful lines of the early BMW machines.…

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