Getting a best selling bike from the past and tuning it into the present it’s not just a designing exercise, it’s keeping the essence of what riding a motorcycle was back in the day when motorcycles were not computers on two wheels.
It was something I had been wondering for a long while, what was to happen with the cruiser line-up at Triumph after the 1200cc engine update, and I even thought the small cruisers would disappear, which for a Speedmaster rider like me would be shame. However; there’s a new 1200cc Speedmaster out there now.
The Harley Davidson riders are in a bit of a rumble these days, as it seems the great Dyna chassis will be gone forever. That will increase the price of all Dynas custom bikes and that will certainly make the old V-Twin, air cooled, a collector’s dream, getting into the realm of the Knuckelhead or the Panhead.
Reviving old glories is something trendy these days, but in addition to that, it is somehow an exercise of giving importance to the good old days and the heritage of a brand. So coming with an old school GS is the best way to claim what BMW Motorrad has achieved over the last century.