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An outstanding racer (the fastest of its time) that looked good on the road too, the 1936 R 5 is regarded as one of the very best pre-war BMW boxers.  To celebrate its 80th anniversary, BMW Motorrad set to create a bike to “showcase all the classic beauty of the original, but incorporating a whole host of modern twists.”  The result is the elegant, timeless BMW R 5 Hommage Motorcycle.

Hand-made from scratch, the bike is fitted with a restored original 500 cc two-cylinder engine on a custom frame, and has a modern front fork & rear suspension, state-of-the-art Öhlins shock, a hand-hammered steel tank, custom stainless steel exhaust, and blacked-out aluminium rims wearing old-school Allstate rubber.  Finished in a shiny black paint scheme with pearl-white pinstripes, and boasting brilliant details like the one-off seat with hand-stitched leather & custom handlebars with adjustable controls, the R 5 Hommage is a fine “mix of old-school engineering and modern technology wrapped up in the pleasing proportions of a ‘bobber’.”

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