1974 BMW R90S
The R90S had a distinctive look to change the perception of the BMW as a utilitarian motorcycle. The two-tone paint, bikini fairing and new tail piece gave it a sporty look and it was sporty indeed. In fact in 1976 a BMW R90S finished 1st and 2nd in the AMA race at Daytona. In stock form, the 898cc, horizontally opposed, 2 cylinder 4-stroke engine produced 67 hp and 56 lb-ft of torque. That was enough to propel the 474lb bike from 0-62mph in just 4.8 seconds. A quarter mile could be had in 13.5 seconds. Top speed was 120mph and twin disc brakes up front and a drum in the rear provided the stopping. A total of 6,058 R90S bikes were built in 1974.