BMW R7, trésor de l'Art Déco
The BMW R7 is a pre-war treasure that has just been discovered in a former garage. This model is heavily influenced by the art deco movement, and is a magnificent example of 1930s styling.
Designed by Alfred Böning, the R7 was an 800cc technological marvel that wonderfully expressed the BMW spirit with its robust and imposing lines. The extravagant mudguards and the use of chrome are just a minor success when taken alongside the technical details.
Equipped with inverted telescopic forks, a first for the brand, along with a single cylinder housed in one complete block, this must have been the top-of-the-range bike reserved for an elite class of customer.
It’s worth noting that bikes from this era had a sequential gearbox, like high-performance sports cars.
BMW classic has done a great job of restoring this model, which had been a mystery for decades. Its discovery has sparked a journalistic frenzy, heightened all the more by the fact that it has only been spotted high in the mountains during the test drive of another model from the manufacturer.
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