Sunday, 11 March 2012

When BMW twins weren't flat

This great shot of Cook Neilson chasing Reg Pridmore at Riverside in 1976 might have a whiff of Photoshop about it to Ducati fans, but Reg and the Beemer could really fly. Up until the R90S (in Daytona smoked orange, please) BMWs were seen as fuddy old bikes for flat capped old men. Once ex-pat Brit Pridmore showed that the flat twins were anything but, folk realised the R90S was more than a fancy paint job and was the only bike that could be seriously considered as an alternative to the Italian superbikes of the era. More of this motor art at the MotoJones Gallery

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