The New BMW R90S Site

Welcome to the new R90S Website!

This is the new location for, which has become a part of the Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners (VBMWMO) website. This R90S homepage is your portal to news, information, comraderie and help with the BMW R90S motorcycle, produced from 1974-1976 in TT Silver Smoke and Daytona Orange paint.

If you're an existing member of the R90S forum, you'll find that your account has been moved over, and any posts you may have made are now a part of the VBMWMO Forum. To login, just click on the login link above on the right, in the banner.

We also suggest that you visit the home page of the R90SWorldNet mailing list, where you can find a huge amount of detail and information about this special model.

Model Specifications
Displacement 898cc
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke (mm) 90 x 70.6
HP @ RPM 67 @ 7000
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Valves OHV, 2 per cylinder
Clutch Dry, single plate, cable operated
Transmission 5 speed, foot shifted
Final Drive Driveshaft
Running Gear
Frame Tubular steel double cradle
Front Suspension Hydraulically damped telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Twin shock swingarm
Front Brakes Dual ATE 260mm disc with single piston
Rear Brakes 200mm drum, single leading shoe
Ignition Battery/coil
Spark Plugs Bosch W5DC
Generator Bosch G1 14 13V 21A 280W
Capacities & Measurements
Weight 220kg
Fuel 24l
Wheelbase 1465mm
Top Speed 200kph
Number Produced 17465
by skychs
I'm in the process of buying a complete set of bodywork from a paint shop for my 1975 R90S. I'm being told it should...
Last updated: 3 days 13 hours ago; 3 Replies
by skychs
Hello I just found a 1975 R90S for sale. $7500. 65K miles. One owner original title mid year r90s. Electronic...
Last updated: 3 days 15 hours ago; 4 Replies
by RickR90s
Does anyone have a stock S fairing for sale? I'm looking for a buddy of mine whose restoring a '74 model S. thanks
Last updated: 3 days 17 hours ago; 1 Replies
by jrsbike
Well when my tank was stripped for painting it was found to be a bondo mess so I am looking around for a restorable...
Last updated: 6 days 6 hours ago; 1 Replies
by skychs
1975 R90S Im picking up a new to me R90S this week. What manuals do you recommend for service/restoration? I hear its...
Last updated: 1 week 5 days ago; 1 Replies
by skychs
1975 R90S
Last updated: 1 week 5 days ago; 2 Replies
by charles.walmsley
I noticed on 1975 R90S the rear bracket which the seat hinge attaches to has broken but is still attached to the hinge...
Last updated: 2 weeks 2 days ago; 3 Replies
by san-arthur
Happy thanksgiving to all. My ignition switch is not longer working, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. After...
Last updated: 2 weeks 3 days ago; 2 Replies
by wolds
I have an opportunity to purchase a friend of mines 76 R90S. He is the original owner and the bike has 38000 miles on...
Last updated: 3 weeks 3 days ago; 26 Replies
by JakeF
When reinstalling the plate that holds the steering damper do the teeth go towards the higher forward position or...
Last updated: 6 weeks 3 days ago; 3 Replies