In his speech at the EICMA international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, today BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller announced that BMW Motorrad will be presenting a new model with an air-cooled 'boxer' engine in 2013 as a special way of marking the 90th anniversary of BMW Motorrad.

In 1923, the first BMW motorcycle - the BMW R 32 - proved to be the basis for the BMW Boxer series over nine decades: an air-cooled, two-cylinder four-stroke 'boxer' engine with longitudinally mounted crankshaft and shaftdrive.

"The new motorcycle to be produced 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," the BMW release from the show stated.

The model designation and date of the market launch will be announced at a later date.

Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.

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