Vintage look for a brand new motorcycle

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Nmoto unveils new bike inspired by a classic BMW prototype | Nmoto photos

Inspired by Art Deco designs of the 1930s, Miami-based Nmoto will introduce its Nostalgia Project motorcycle at the New York International Motorcycle Show, which runs through Sunday. 

The company has begun taking orders on the bike, which has a base price of $49,500. Deliveries will begin within the next six months, the company said in its news release.

The one-off 1934 BMW R7 prototype

The Nmoto will be a limited-production motorcycle based on the BMW R Nine T, but with design inspired by the 1934 one-off BMW R7 prototype, which Nmoto said is “considered by many to be the Mona Lisa of motorcycles.”

“Incorporating all the aesthetics of one of the rarest and most iconic motorcycles in history without sacrificing – and indeed improving upon – performance and rider experience, the Nmoto is an inspired piece of functional art.,” the company said in its announcement.

“Appearing as if it came from pre-WWII Bavaria, the exciting Nmoto possesses BMW’s state-of-the-art 1170cc, 110hp boxer engine, six-speed gearbox, traction control, anti-lock braking system, front and rear suspension, and keyless ignition, among many other features, while the ignition lock and speedometer have ingeniously been incorporated into the headlamp housing.”

Seat height is 31 inches, and adjustable, Nmoto says

In the announcement, Nmoto founder Alexander Niznik said his bike “offers all the style of the original vintage model with all the peace-of-mind of the new model.”

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The Nmoto will be available in 11 color combinations, with customization options that include adjustable steering, seat-trim finish, luggage box and passenger seat.

For more information, visit the Nmoto website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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