Here at Carscoop, BMW is chiefly known for its ever-expanding automobile range with a few exceptions here and there like the professional Boblsed it is preparing for Team USA and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia and the all-in-one Siragon personal computer, which it helped design.
However, BMW is also famous for the two-wheel machines produced by its Motorrad division, which will be celebrating its 90th anniversary next year. To mark the event, BMW Motorrad will build a retro-style bike reflecting the brand's signature motorcycle designs dating all the way back to its very first model, the R 32 of 1923.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller during his speech at the international motorcycle show EICMA in Milan.
"The new, distinctive motorcycle to come out next year will express the genes of 90 years of BMW Motorrad combined with emotional styling and innovative technology to create a new, multifaceted vehicle concept," BMW said in a statement.
The Bavarian company also released a teaser sketch of the naked bike fitted with an air-cooled 'boxer' engine, adding that the "model designation and date of the market launch will be announced at a later stage".