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BMW Motorrad R 5 Hommage. The Essence of Beauty and Simplicity. Custom meets birthright during a Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

80 years ago, BMW presented
a BMW R 5 to a general open – an sparkling new
technological growth that was to change motorcycle
construction right by to a 1950s. Inspired by a 500 cc
bureau racing appurtenance of 1935, it was one of a groundbreaking
sports motorbikes of a late 1930s with a newly designed light
frame. To symbol a 80th anniversary of a BMW R 5, BMW Motorrad is
for this idol during a Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016 with
a special model: a BMW R 5 Hommage.

The BMW R 5 Hommage translates a hint of motorcycling into the
difficult era, mixing a universe of chronological motorcycle pattern with
a difficult universe of tradition bikes.

“At a debut, a R 5 was not usually a masterpiece of engineering, the
clarity of a lines and a magnificence of a proportions also done it
mountain out clearly from a masses. To this day, a R 5 stays one of
a many aesthetically appealing motorcycles in BMW story in my
view,” says Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad. “In my
opinion, a fascinating and singular beauty lies in a sheer
simplicity,” adds Ola Stenegard, Head of Vehicle Design and Creative
Director Heritage BMW Motorrad. “In today’s universe it is really elementary to
keep it complicated, nonetheless really difficult to keep it simple. And the
BMW R 5 captures a really hint of a motorcycle. Our aim was to
ride a clarity and superb cultured interest to a difficult epoch –
formulating a deferential multiple of old-school and high-tech with a
lurch of high performance.”

Vintage meets custom.

The BMW R 5 Hommage shows only how good a universe of historical
motorcycles and a tradition theatre harmonise. At a core there is an
strange 500 cc Two-cylinder engine supposing by motorcycle enthusiast
Sebastian Gutsch. This fighter engine was shop-worn in a competition and provided
a starting indicate for formulating a BMW R 5 Hommage.

As befits a tradition bike, a loyalty bike was elaborately hand-crafted
from scratch. Ronny and Benny Noren were called on to furnish the
tools according to a specifications of a BMW Motorrad Design Team:
a dual brothers have been building tailor-made patron bikes for
some-more than 30 years.

Historical core …
The Two-cylinder
4-stroke fighter engine of a R 5 was totally newly designed during the
time and had an outlay of 24 bhp during 5,500 rpm. The valve drive
was taken caring of by dual camshafts powered by a timing chain.
Thanks to a further newly designed support done of
electrically welded oval tubing, a light R 5 reached a tip speed of
135 km/h, creation it roughly as quick as R 17 with 33 bhp 750 cc – which
is one of a reasons it was so frequently used for racing, only like
a engine comparison for a BMW R 5 Hommage, that was shop-worn during
a race. For a loyalty bike, countless components such as a valve
cover and a breastplate of a fighter engine were machined from
shelter aluminium formed on sketches: they give a chronological core a
lurch of difficult flair.

… in a tailor-made tradition outfit.

Two doyens of a tradition bike scene, Ronny and Benny Noren, were the
ideal partners for a BMW R 5 Hommage plan when it came to
providing a wise external coming for a chronological core and
producing a blank tools for a engine and gearbox. The remaining
tools gradually took figure in a Noren brothers’ seminar formed on
sketches by a BMW Motorrad Design Team. All tools such as a frame,
fuel tank and rearfender are unique, elaborately hand-crafted
components – creation this a genuine tradition bike. And many critical of
all: a newly fashioned tools clearly ride a strange purist
impression of a R 5.

Timelessly elegant: a proportions.

The outcome is impressive: even from a stretch a proportions convey
a undying beauty of a unchanging rebate to a essentials –
wholly loyal to a suggestion of a R 5 – and interpret this thought into
a difficult age. The support and fuel tank relate a superb dump figure of
a original, nonetheless in a some-more modern, streamlined interpretation. The
steering conduct is somewhat some-more tilted, for example, so as to give the
R 5 Hommage larger participation and fluent position while during a same
time underscore a fact that it belongs to a patron bike world.
As distant as a support is concerned, a concentration here was on a oval
done tubes that were such a distinguished underline of a original.
Together a support and fuel tank pull a continual line from the
steering conduct to a back circle hub, giving a side perspective a hold of
elegance. The hand-made steel rearfender perpetuates a minimalistic layout.

A difficult interpretation of chronological details.

A quite defining underline in terms of a coming of the
strange R 5 was a telescopic flare – new during a time – whose
evil flare covers were aerodynamically done during a turn of
a headlamp. The BMW R 5 Hommage invokes this component and interprets
it in difficult character formed on a tradition done fork. The heading corner of
a forkcovers echoes a “crease” on a breastplate and valve covers
with a suggested interpretation of a standard “R 5 rib”. The brake
and purchase levers activated from a bar-end further mix a past
with state-of-the-art technology: these custom-made components combine
a demeanour of chronological topsy-turvy levers with a composition options of
difficult controls.

Exquisite tradition craftsmanship: supercharger, exhaustpipes and suspension.

The heart of a BMW R 5 rests within a minimalist proportions of
a loyalty bike. The technical prominence of a engine is the
specifically grown supercharger, that in a BMW R 5 Hommage now
significantly boosts a outlay of a strange 500 cc energy section of
26 bhp to grasp a contemporary accurate level.

A totally newly built immaculate steel empty complement ensures that
this boost in energy is reasonably reflected in terms of sound.

Other contemporary accents are supposing by a new back wheel
suspension, a difficult piston stop complement and a elaborately
designed front and back circle hub. The latter combines a brake
complement and spoke mountain in a singular grave section – a minute reflection
of a minimalistic judgment embodied by a BMW R 5 Hommage.

The colour: classical BMW character nonetheless still a loyal tradition bike.

The BMW R 5 Hommage is presented in classical character when it comes to
colour. The simple thesis is standard BMW – black with white pinstripes,
nonetheless interpreted in contemporary character of course. In further to the
opaquely finished surfaces, a supposed fume finish on a fuel
tank and rearfender concede a steel underneath to partially show
through. In further to a white pinstripes, a black finish on the
fuel tank and rearfender generally comes into a possess right, in
ideal tradition style, due to a lead finish and a slight flake
effect.  The engine cases and gearbox in potion stone aluminium provide
a ideal theatre for a discriminating aluminium tools such as the
machined breastplate and a valve covers with a “R 5 crease”. The
soothing radiance of a discriminating aluminium is generally suggestive of the
BMW R 5 originals. The altogether picture is dull off with a
handstitched leather chair with high-quality embossing.



In box of queries greatfully contact:


Renate Heim, Communications BMW Motorrad




Markus Sagemann, Head of Communications MINI, BMW Motorrad






E-Mail: [email protected]


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