Vintage BMW Motorcycle News
August 20, 2012 – A one-of-a-kind art deco concept from 1930’s was honored at the world’s most prestigious concours d’elegance at 2012 Pebble Beach.
The BMW R7 motorcycle won best-in-class in the Motorcycle class at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The award was received by Karl Baumer, Head of BMW Group Classic, the official BMW car and motorcycle museum and archive.
“The BMW R7 is one of the most extraordinary motorcycles in our collection” noted Baumer upon receiving the award.
“We are delighted that the effort to bring the BMW R7 to the Pebble Beach Concours was rewarded with Best in Class for Motorcycles.”
The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance featured motorcycles from Germany. On the cusp of its 90th year of motorcycle production, it was only natural that BMW would feature prominently.
The BMW R7 motorcycle was created in 1934 at the height of the art deco movement which heavily influenced its design.
It was created as a concept but never put into production making this R7 the only one of its kind in the world. It had not been seen for nearly 70 years when it was discovered in 2005, whereupon it was painstakingly restored by BMW Group Classic.
It is now a part of BMW Group Classic’s extensive collection of significant BMW cars and motorcycles.