Every year, the most impressive representatives of the mobile past and future on both two and four wheels assemble at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este for a very special get-together on the shores of Lake Como. Amid this extraordinary blend of the traditional and the contemporary, we are proud to once again be apart of BMW Motorrad as they present this breathtaking concept study: the BMW Motorrad "Concept 101".
Inspired by the never-ending highways, the feeling of freedom and sheer independence, the BMW Motorrad design team came up with a completely new approach to touring motorcycles with their Concept 101: elegant, exclusive, extroverted and pure cruising power. While chasing the spirit of the open road, a powerful, emotional and highly exclusive six-cylinder bike was born that turns every ride into a unique driving experience.
Amid silver paint surfaces, brushed aluminium and carbon, there are dark wood elements that add a warm, exclusive counterpoint. The elaborately milled wood, only treated with oil, emphasises the horizontal gesture of the side sections with its discreet grain. The model designation is integrated in the wood surfaces as an elaborate aluminium insert and badge. On the seat, two leather qualities further reflect the bike's exclusive character: the fine-grain black leather of the side sections adds a touch of elegance to complement the perforated black leather of the seat area itself. A brown leather strip separates these two distinct sections.
  In close collaboration with the BMW Motorrad design team, we assembled the exclusive parts of the "Concept 101". BMW Motorrad and the custom bike specialist have worked together successfully for several years, having completed inspiring projects such as the Concept Ninety, for example. Our familiarity with the scene and and history offered by BMW Motorrad make for an exciting partnership. We put together the many parts of the BMW Motorrad "Concept 101", elaborately producing individual elements exclusively by hand. As a result, signature machine parts such as the clutch cover, timing chain cover and wheels all bear the RSD logo, discreetly bearing witness to a collaboration that has proved successful for many years. The material finish and technical design are state-of-the-art, thereby reflecting in detail the fundamental BMW Motorrad statement: precision and emotion.
The horizontal subdivision into two areas of colour lends greater emphasis to the overall impression of flatness. While the lower section - the powerful mechanical unit - is dark, the upper area has been deliberately designed in lighter colours so as to reflect elegance and finesse.

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