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Fuel Motorcycles BMW R100R Silverback

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The BMW R100R was released in 1991 as a retro-styled model that harked back to the golden age of the BMW boxer twin, commonly known as the “Airheads” because the engine’s heads are out in the air for optimal cooling.

In some respects the R100R represented all of the development time that BMW had invested into its preferred engine type. After BMW’s first flat twin was released in 1923, cradled in the frame of the R32, the German manufacturer devoted more time, effort, and money into the development of the horizontally opposed twin than the rest of the motorcycle manufacturing world combined.