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 tobydog61
hey everybody, new guy here. I have been working on, restoring, and just plain having fun with old bikes for quite...
Last updated: 1 day 19 hours ago; 4 Replies
by wolds
I have an opportunity to purchase a friend of mines 76 R90S. He is the original owner and the bike has 38000 miles on...
Last updated: 4 days 11 hours ago; 7 Replies
by ranbush
There is a nice-looking R90S that is for sale on the IBMWR list, but I have some questions about it. The bike is...
Last updated: 1 week 9 hours ago; 9 Replies
by Darryl.Richman
I saw someone talk about the Katdash on the R90SWorldnet mailing list ( last...
Last updated: 8 weeks 2 days ago; 2 Replies
by RickR90s
Hello there, new member here but have been an owner of my '74 R90s since 1980. The bike has 136k on it and I've ridden...
Last updated: 9 weeks 5 days ago; 5 Replies
by macfly
I found these very nice Ikon shocks that are specially made for the R90S at one of Germany's premiere airhead specialty...
Last updated: 11 weeks 4 days ago; 4 Replies
by Ericandchi
Hi all, This is my first post and i'm not sure how active this forum is. But I figure I might start with something...
Last updated: 11 weeks 4 days ago; 14 Replies
by obersturm
Hi all, chiming in from Melbourne/Australia. What a great community you have here! I am after some thoughts by seasoned...
Last updated: 13 weeks 12 hours ago; 8 Replies
by PeteR69S
Hello everyone, I am looking after a R90S, and have found one in a really good shape. Is a silver smoke built in 1973....
Last updated: 16 weeks 3 days ago; 7 Replies
by mikeau
i just purchased a 1974 R90S from the original owner he bought it at andy pelc in southgate mich. on april 3rd 1974 it...
Last updated: 16 weeks 4 days ago; 2 Replies