If you are a BMW aficionado, you have probably heard about the BMW R7 Motorcycle. You might first say that it never existed. Of course, this is technically true as it was a pre-war prototype developed by BMW that just never seemed to get off the ground. That being said, it has not stopped people from fantasizing about the design of this bike, as it was so far ahead of its time. To that end, Nmoto Studio has set out to recreate this prototype and the result is a Nostalgia motorcycle that mimics the Mythological BMW R7 Motorcycle. Here is a closer look at it in all of its glory.
History Meets Modernity
When Nmoto Studio set out to develop the Nostalgia, they obviously wanted to pay homage to the Mythological BMW R7 Motorcycle. This means that they need to create a bike that was retro in every sense of the word, yet they also wanted to combine modern comfort and safety features. The result is a beautiful bike that does both. You will find that the Nostalgia gives riders a piece of history in the BMW prototype while combining it with a brilliant rider experience that is sure to be appreciated.
This more than just a collectible bike. This is a motorcycle that you can feel comfortable riding out of town on those trip with the club. You will not just want to leave it stored in your garage. You want everyone to be able to admire this bike, as you appreciate how comfortable of a ride it is. In fact, you can use this bike on a daily basis and not notice any drop off in quality or performance. It is really that well developed and designed.
Proper Maintenance Will Give You Years of Riding Enjoyment
Many collector’s bikes simply require too much maintenance to be driven much. The performance simply is not there. This is not the case with the new Mythological BMW R7 Motorcycle created by Nmoto Studios. You will find that it performs well, as long as you give it the tune-ups that are necessary from time to time. It is as pleasurable to ride this bike as it is to look at in the garage.
The History Behind the Bike
BMW first developed the R7 way back in 1934. It was developed as an art deco model of motorcycle that was really going to transform the industry. Unfortunately, it never actually entered production. The prototypes were actually dismantled. Thankfully, those were not lost. They were actually stored away right next to the blueprints, which is why we can enjoy an almost exact replica today. It would not be until about 70 years later that someone would discover those blueprints, see how sexy the bike really was, and set out to recreate and develop it into a motorcycle that could be risen on the open road.
BMW Classic was the organization that first restored that original R7. In fact, they entered it into the Pebble Beach Concours back in 2012, where it took the top award in its class from Motorcycles designed in Germany. It actually beat out the 1954 BMW R68 and 1968 Minch Mammoth. This was quite the accomplishment and tells you just what kind of bike it truly is.
The R7 Today
The new version of the Mythological BMW R7 Motorcycle combines the same design as the prototype from 1934 together with some modern technology that makes it even more special. Jimmy Shine and John Beck were the architects behind this new model. They worked with an entire team of metal shapers, designers, and engineers to develop the bike. All of this was done in a matter of a few years. The result is a bike that is both a collector’s item and a daily use bike.
When you think of motorcycles, you either think about performance or looks. Why can’t you have both? With the Mythological BMW R7 Motorcycle now becoming a reality, you certainly can. It is amazing to think that this bike was almost lost to us forever, but it has now made a comeback in a major way. They are now in production, so you can contact the manufacturer and inquire about how to get your hands on one.
Written by Garrett Parker
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