BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose. An disdainful interpretation of a mythological Paris-Dakar rallye bike for a Wheels & Waves Festival.

Posted on 06. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada


Exciting tradition bikes, genuine characters, a Atlantic coast, arts
and song – that is what Wheels Waves is all about.

Within a duration of usually 5 years, a festival nearby Biarritz has
turn a summary of a singular form of motorcycle culture. Here
festival visitors applaud a special feeling of leisure that goes
over a conventions of bland life. The environment is laid behind and
a atmosphere is characterised by creativity, individuality and
mutual respect. The deeply engrained passion for motorcycles, both on
interest of organisers and visitors, has done Wheels Waves a
mythological eventuality within a really brief time.

Inspired by a past Paris-Dakar Rallye heroes and their victorious
BMW machines, BMW Motorrad is display a totally new interpretation
of a BMW R nineT ideally in line a with suggestion of a Wheels
Waves Festival. Its name: a BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose.

“Since it was initial introduced on a market, a BMW R nineT has
turn a renouned bike for customizers and finishers as can be seen at
Wheels Waves. This creates us really unapproachable and spurred us on to
emanate something special for this festival, something no one has seen
from us yet”, says Edgard Heinrich, Head of Design during BMW Motorrad
explaining a credentials of a judgment bike. “The BMW Motorrad
Concept Lac Rose is a laid-back and really particular interpretation
of a bike that won a Paris-Dakar Rallye in 1985 – entirely in line
with a suggestion of Wheels Waves and a visitors. It puts the
BMW R nineT into an sparkling new context and shows what passion for
a code heritage, imagination and a few modifications can achieve.”


Lac Rose – a final theatre of a Paris-Dakar.

Lac Rose is a French name of a salmon Retba salt lake,
located 35 km North East of Dakar and reduction than one kilometre from the
Atlantic coast. The mythological Paris-Dakar rallye finished here following
a many eager stages by a desert. The lectern is located
right during a lakeside and a winners accept their awards amid the
throng of eager fans. The BMW bureau machines, mutated by the
association HPN, rode to feat 3 times in a quarrel in a center of the
80s. Gaston Rahier took a third win in 1985 with start series 101.


BMW G/S meets BMW R nineT.

The BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose has a standard comforts of the
former feat bike formed on a modern, street-oriented version.
Outstanding off-road qualities are consciously omitted. “Essentially
a bike is a cold and laid-back roadster with a few standard off-road
comforts that concede we to leave a travel and follow a mud track
into a unknown”, says Edgar Heinrich. “It is this multiple of
customizing, poise and unconventionality that make this bike so special.”

The windshield with standard rallye equipment, a characteristic
headlamp pattern with a high mudguard, a vast fuel tank and a short
rallye chair dais are all reminiscences of a mythological bike. All
these elements are obliged for a evil horizontal
flyline of a BMW G/S bikes of a time, giving a BMW Motorrad
Concept Lac Rose a essential proportions. Longer cessation travel
as good as spoke wheels with studded tyres are as imperative as the
colour multiple of vigilance red on alpine white and a start series 101.

The hallmark BMW two-cylinder prosaic twin engine with missile expostulate is
located during a centre of this good proportioned bike. It is hold in
tubular support with resisting colour pattern that also harks behind to
a successful off-road bike. Elements such as a protecting headlamp
grille, a oil cooler guardian and a admirably perforated
underride ensure collect adult a uncompromisingly organic pattern of the
foe bike and send a pattern comforts into a complicated era. High
opening tools as good as exclusively designed sum such as the
valve covers illustrate BMW’s explain to workmanship and manufacturing
peculiarity thereby rounding off a high peculiarity interest of a BMW
Motorrad Concept Lac Rose.  The exclusively designed BMW rider
apparatus consisting of fit and helmet – formed on a BMW enduro
helmet – gives a BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose pattern investigate a
serve stylish touch.


Wheels Waves – Festival.

The Wheels Waves Festival takes place from 8 to 12 Jun 2016 in
Biarritz on a French Atlantic coast. The eventuality was called into being
in 2012 by a internal Southsiders Motorcycle Club and became one the
hottest hangouts of a new tradition stage within a really brief duration of time.

Last year alone, around 10,000 visitors flocked to a Cite l’Ocean
on a beach of Biarritz that is also a centrepiece of the
festival. Wheels Waves offers an sparkling programme including
roller competition, art exhibitions, scurry races and ride-aways across
a spanish border.

BMW Motorrad is a categorical unite and is presenting countless further
tradition bikes and R nineT conversions in further to a BMW Motorrad
Concept Lac Rose during a 100 sqm stand.


In box of queries greatfully contact:


Renate Heim, BMW Motorrad Communication

Tel.: +49 89 382-21615, Fax: +49 89 382-23927


Markus Sagemann, Head of Communication MINI, BMW Motorrad

Tel.: +49 89 382-68796, Fax: +49 89 382-23927





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