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BMW’S super charged R5 concept

BMW’S super charged R5 concept Jun. 8, 2016, 7:23 p.m.

BMW has unveiled this concept paying tribute to the R5, using an original 500cc boxer-twin engine from the 1930s model but fitted with a supercharger. Called the R5 Hommage, and marking the 80th anniversary of the launch of its namesake, it’s been otherwise crafted entirely from scratch by Swedish custom-builder brothers Ronny and Benny Noren, according to BMW’s specifications. The hand-made frame has oval tubes, a feature of the orginal. The covered telescopic forks of the 1930s model, which were a new development at the time, have been recreated, with an aerodynamic profile. A specially developed supercharger ‘significantly boosts’ power from the original 26bhp according to BMW. The engine, salvaged after being damaged in a race, has also benefited from new parts including the billet aluminium valve cover and breastplate. Other contemporary components include the one-off stainless steel exhaust, disc brakes, rear shock and the levers, which hinge at the bar ends for a historical look but are span-adjustable. BMW has a recent history of using ‘concepts’ as previews of production models, including the R nineT Scrambler, which was introduced last year as the Concept Path 22. via: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/bmw%E2%80%99s-supercharged-r5-concept