The iconic R90S was the first production superbike ever produced by a manufacturer built with the idea of taking the bike straight from the lot to the track in hopes of creating a more edgier BMW Motorcycle brand image in the early 70's. In 1976, US importer Butler & Smith helped clinch the success of the transformation when they won the first US AMA Superbike Championship with this bike under rider Reg Pridmore. This particular one didn't win any championships but did come to us in pieces longing to return to the road owned by Woody Allison, our same customer from the motocross inspired 1974 R90/6 refurb. One fun fact does exist with this bike. Some years ago before Austin Moto Works owner Steve Tyler was wrenching on bicycles at Bicycle Sport Shop, his co-worker Peter Murray owned a shiny burnt orange R90S and Steve and his Honda sweated the bike hard. Life works in mysterious ways and that very bike came through the shop doors. We did the full run through , every piece was refinished, replaced, rebuilt and then finished off with a fresh coat by our man Josh Trevino. Very satisfying bringing life back into a classic for more time on the pavement and this one has plenty more miles ahead with a tricked out performance cam for a little more juice.