BMW R7 Motorcycle Wins Best-in-Class at Pebble Beach Concours


One-of-a-kind art deco concept from 1930s honored at world’s    most prestigious concours d’elegance

BMW Pebble Beach

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 20, 2012… 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 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.