Ninety years ago, German engine designer Max Fritz shocked the motorcycle world with his innovative BMW R32.
It included three world firsts for motorcycles: alloy pistons, shaft drive and boxer engine (flat, opposing cylinders).
BMW has continued to innovate over the past 90 years and the company is celebrating those nine decades of innovation with special pricing on selected 2013 models plus two 90-year anniversary models.
Until the end of November, the G 650 Sertao, F 800 R, K 1300 R, R 1200 GS Adventure and R 1200 RT will be available at special ride-away prices and included options.
The two 1200 models are 90-year anniversary models are the last with the air-cooled engine before they get the partially water-cooled unit from the new R 1200 GS.
The R 1200 GS Adventure comes with optional traction control and tyre pressure monitor for the ride-away price of $24,990 and the R 1200 RT is $29,990.
The Sertao will cost just $10,990 on the road and include a handy auxiliary power socket which is usually an optional extra.
It comes standard with ABS, two-year BMW Roadside Assist, two-year unlimited warranty and a host of features such as grip warmers and alloy engine guard.
F 800 R costs $12,990 with optional LED tail light, engine spoiler, pillion seat cowl, centre stand, luggage grid and pannier mounts, power socket and tyre pressure monitor included.
The K 1300 R is $21,990 with optional traction control, luggage grid and tyre pressure monitor included.