1934 BMW R7

Although this BMW is more than 70 years old, it could pass for a contemporary concept. Master engineer Alfred Böning designed one of the most visually arresting motorcycles ever built, one that was equally advanced mechanically.

The R7 featured enclosed bodywork, a pressed-steel frame and telescopic forks — a first for motorcycles. The 800-cc boxer engine, mated to a four-speed transmission, produced 35 horsepower and a top speed of 90 mph. The cylinders and cylinder heads were a single component, with hemispherical combustion chambers.

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2 thoughts on “1934 BMW R7

  1. Deron Bauman

    Yes, Casey, I like that Honda as well. I even like some of the low slung ones. Bugatti makes a contemporary version of the old-timey bikes, and I’ve seen a few around the neighborhood.

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