BMW is not just known for luxury cars. It has long been in the business of building high performing motorcycles that enthusiasts have been looking forward to for decades. Not all of the bikes in the design stages ever see the light of day. The BMW R7 is one such example. You might have heard about this one. It was in the prototype stages in the 1930s right before the war broke out. It never got off the ground at the production facility, and it was largely forgotten about until it made a recent debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d”elegance back in 2012. That would end up turning more than a few heads, meaning that the race was on to see who would pick this design up and run with it.
NMoto Has Created A Superior Bike
While BMW Group Classic began restoring this bike back in 2005, it in NMoto who would bring it to the mainstream population. The version that was the Pebble Beach show in 2012 won the best in class award. This is when NMoto began to envision what it could do get the production of this special bike started in earnest if it were only permitted to do so. It would take several years for a team of designers and engineers, in addition to mechanics and painters, to get the rebirth of the mythological BMW R7 ready for big time once again, but they did it.
NMoto Studio is actually based in Miami. This might not be the place that you think of for major motorcycle manufacturing companies, but it is nonetheless where this bike all began. Dubbed the Nostalgia, this bike would pay homage to the classic BMW R7 while offering numerous technological advances that could have never have been considered possible when it was first dreamed of all those decades ago. One of the coolest parts of this bike is that it was designed back in 1934, yet it still holds such an aesthetically pleasing look today that people love it already. What NMoto did was add the bells and whistles that you would expect of a modern day bike, combined with the look of yesteryear. It certainly appears to have worked and paid off for them.
A great deal has gone into the production of this bike, There are a total of 96 handcrafted parts alone. The body panels are all individually styled. This is all by design, as the intent was to bring a nostalgic look in line with a modern platform. This bike goes fast, drives smooth, and is easy to maneuver in virtually any situation. The 1,170 cc Bavarian boxer engine is even air-cooled. This makes the 110 horsepowers that it generates all the more powerful and effective. There is also a six-speed gearbox attached, complete with traction control and a durable anti-lock brake system. These are all modern day improvements that effectively build upon the original design that BMW put into play all those many years ago.
You will find that the bike does not come cheap. It is priced just under $40,000 without any of the available options. This means that NMoto has put it into a low production mode. This will give it that limited edition feel if you are fortunate enough to own one. You will also find that you have more than 11 different color combinations to choose from. This is rather impressive, so look at the available options and choose that one that is most in line with your personality.
You will also find that NMoto has made this bike fully customizable. For one thing, the steering is adjustable. This allows you to maneuver the bike with ease depending on your size and shape. You will also be able to make some minor alterations to the luggage box, which is valuable in terms of storage. The passenger seat is also customizable, which is unique amongst bikes in this particular class. Finally, you can choose the finish of your seat trim to round out the look.
So, that is a closer look at the new NMoto Nostalgia. Is truly is a special bike based on a spectacular design. Thankfully, this prototype was found after all of those years and it is now a project that is finally coming to fruition.