BMW R5 Hommage, a tribute to classic two-wheelers: reinterpreting the BMW R5 1936

This year, on the occasion of the Concorso d’eleganza Villa d’este, BMW has surprised us with a tribute to the BMW 2002 Turbo, a conceptual model, the BMW 2002 Hommage, which, based on the BMW M2 (see test of the BMW M2 has left us “drooling”, but there are more and the division of bikes of the brand, BMW Motorrad, has not stood idly by and we have been delighted with another tribute of old flavor, the BMW R5 Hommage.

A design very faithful to the original and a revived engine that has earned a compressor by the way:

This bike pays homage, as does clear his name, to a BMW R5 that came 80 years ago with a spectacular design that has been perfectly reinterpreted, almost traced, in this new tribute concept which has combined the classic design and mechanics as the original with new contemporary elements, including a compressor.

Strokes minimalist and cut very classic in its design, with a beautiful reinterpretation of the front fork, wide handlebars, a bare-bones rear fender and, in short, all the aesthetic attention to be concentrated in the reservoir and the mechanical device, your boxer engine.

The design of this BMW R5 Hommage has been evaluated by Ronny and Benny Noren, Unique Custom Cycles based on the designs provided by BMW Motorrad.

BMW_R5_hommage_DM_2016_23BMW_R5_hommage_DM_2016_24BMW_R5_hommage_DM_2016_25Mechanically the BMW R5 Hommage comprises a propellant original, a flat-twin boxer 500cc that was damaged during a race and has been rebuilt for the occasion, introducing new elements such as the cover of the valve, the housing of a motor or a compressor, which has been introduced to increase timidly its power from the 24 original horse up to the 26 horses.

what Is BMW thinking of launching some kind of motorcycle cruiser?Do a custom? Recall that BMW us ahead of the launch of the BMW R Ninet with the BMW Concept Ninety, in 2013.


Gallery of images of the BMW R5 Hommage: