The BMW R7 motorcycle was judged Best in Class in the German Motorcycles category at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, August 19th on the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.
The award was received by Karl Baumer, Head of BMW Group Classic. “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 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 restored by BMW Group Classic. It is now a part of BMW Group Classic’s extensive collection of significant BMW cars and motorcycles.
The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance featured motorcycles from Germany. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle brand of BMW, will celebrate its 90th year of motorcycle production in 2013.