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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

R7 BMW - Art Deco Master Piece

While not a racing BMW motorcycle, the R7 deserves merit and attention none the less.

Unfortunately, the machine pictured below was never put into production by BMW, but was merely a design exercise.  (Akin to one of prototype, or design cars often displayed by current day manufacturers at auto shows.)

After the war, the machine languished in parts, deep in the bowels of the BMW archive/repository.  It was rediscovered several years ago, and its restoration undertaken by a handful of German craftsman.  It has since made the rounds on the high end motorcycle show circuit.

I had a chance to see it in person a few years ago at the BMW Museum in Munich.  Below are some pictures of this wonderful machine.