The New BMW R90S Site

Welcome to the new R90S Website!

This is the new location for, which has become a part of the Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners (VBMWMO) website. This R90S homepage is your portal to news, information, comraderie and help with the BMW R90S motorcycle, produced from 1974-1976 in TT Silver Smoke and Daytona Orange paint.

If you're an existing member of the R90S forum, you'll find that your account has been moved over, and any posts you may have made are now a part of the VBMWMO Forum. To login, just click on the login link above on the right, in the banner.

We also suggest that you visit the home page of the R90SWorldNet mailing list, where you can find a huge amount of detail and information about this special model.

Model Specifications
Displacement 898cc
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke (mm) 90 x 70.6
HP @ RPM 67 @ 7000
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Valves OHV, 2 per cylinder
Clutch Dry, single plate, cable operated
Transmission 5 speed, foot shifted
Final Drive Driveshaft
Running Gear
Frame Tubular steel double cradle
Front Suspension Hydraulically damped telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Twin shock swingarm
Front Brakes Dual ATE 260mm disc with single piston
Rear Brakes 200mm drum, single leading shoe
Ignition Battery/coil
Spark Plugs Bosch W5DC
Generator Bosch G1 14 13V 21A 280W
Capacities & Measurements
Weight 220kg
Fuel 24l
Wheelbase 1465mm
Top Speed 200kph
Number Produced 17465
by Beemer54
I'm trying to get hold of any of the former leaders of the sadly deceased National R90S Sport Owners Club about their...
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by tbounds02
I have started looking for one of these is what I think I know . R90S more collectible,later models more...
Last updated: 5 days 8 hours ago; 5 Replies
by jknightwi
I own a 1976 r90s. Another owner dropped it, I suppose, and I need a new fairing painted the original orange color. Can...
Last updated: 6 days 7 hours ago; 2 Replies
by HallockHill
Hi Forum,
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by HallockHill
I need to chase the threads on the hard brake line connection on a '75 caliper. I measure them as 9mm but just want to...
Last updated: 2 weeks 4 days ago; 2 Replies
by Höffner
What is the acceptable outcome range for this test? Test subject is a 1976 R90S with 88K miles, engine has never been...
Last updated: 3 weeks 4 days ago; 8 Replies
by 2valve
Hi to all. Can anyone confirm that the two throttle cables go through the round hole that's fabricated in instrument...
Last updated: 4 weeks 2 days ago; 0 Replies
by 2valve
Hi to all. The loom that goes to the gearbox for the neutral switch, does this loom have a little plug that attaches to...
Last updated: 5 weeks 5 days ago; 3 Replies
by Wenzelator
Hello all.... So just purchased myself a 10/74 R90S that is currently painted a pretty poor attempt at silver smoke! My...
Last updated: 5 weeks 6 days ago; 11 Replies
by ben.germanauto
Dear BMW R90s enthusiasts on this forum I am looking to buy a R90s in Daytona Orange Please let me know if you know of...
Last updated: 8 weeks 1 day ago; 4 Replies