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 Heeno
Any recommendations on a good mechanic in Southern California? ‘76 R90S has been sitting for 25 years. Many thanks.
Last updated: 2 weeks 1 day ago; 3 Replies
by skychs
It will soon be time to buy a new exhaust for my 1975 R90S. Searching the internet is driving me crazy. Stainless...
Last updated: 16 weeks 4 days ago; 4 Replies
by gedubya
Hi all! I have a 1975 Daytona Orange R90S. I bought it from Max BMW (Connecticut branch) about 4 years ago. My...
Last updated: 20 weeks 9 hours ago; 4 Replies
by lauffer6996
Non original color but well done in original fade to silver, check Austin craigslist. Scott
Last updated: 21 weeks 1 day ago; 4 Replies
by San Arthur
Hi all, I have a question regarding Talbot Berlin S faring mirrors. Since they fit the exact curvature of my S faring,...
Last updated: 21 weeks 3 days ago; 4 Replies
by smross
Hello All, I just brought home my new-to-me '76 R90S. It's a 14k-mile bike in Smoke Silver and it seems to be a pretty...
Last updated: 23 weeks 2 days ago; 6 Replies
by skychs
I know a lot of you are old school here but for those with smart phones, iPads and Laptops there is a BMW R90S Owners...
Last updated: 23 weeks 2 days ago; Replies
by ksiemon
FYI..........A&S out of California is having 15% off till Sunday the 30th. If you need OEM stuff this will save you...
Last updated: 24 weeks 6 days ago; Replies
by asbestospenguin
So I had plans to ride my R90S today. Had, because the electrical system was completely unresponsive this morning....
Last updated: 25 weeks 3 days ago; 11 Replies
by monkeybikegirl
Hi Everyone One of the two tiny speedo face screws has come out and I would like to locktite it in. It looks like I...
Last updated: 28 weeks 6 days ago; 5 Replies