BMW Concept Lac Rose – The three main elements of the Concept Lac Rose represent BMW Motorrad brand evolution. The R1200GS, the R Ninet and the epic Paris-Dakar rally, one of the world’s most difficult and famous competitions.
Introduced at Wheels and Waves, in Biarritz, the BMW Concept Lac Rose pays tribute to GS, who won the Paris-Dakar in 1985. The motorcycle does not want to replicate the atmosphere of old bikes. The BMW Concept Lac Rose is his descendant, a true heir. A two wheels carrying on the legacy in the modern era. The Lac Rose is the French name of Lake Retba near Dakar, a place very close to the Atlantic coast of Senegal, one of the most westerly point of continental Africa. Arrival of the famous rally.
BMW Concept Lac Rose: its heart is the Relaxed R-NineT
It’s not a motorcycle for the rally. BMW prefers the more relaxed R-Ninet. The concept is clear and deliberately devoid of off-road capacity. The legacy of motorcycles racing you see through color and not the technology. However, also through front fairing, engine bash plate or the oil cooler protector. The BMW Concept Lac Rose’s valve covers are custom-built and plaques 101 add to the alpine white signal red color combination. The knobby tires and steel wire spoke rims introduce the dirt-ready character. The rider equipment is a special project that BMW Motorrad helmet Enduro cover derived from the warehouse. The racing number 101 belonged to Gaston Rahier. He won for the third time in the ’80s the Dakar for BWM Motorrad.
Under the evocative red/white livery beats the R nineT’s modern heart. A motorcycle was born with the mission to liberate the imagination of customizers. “Since its introduction on the market, BMW R nineT quickly became very popular among the trainers as shown by the many specimens on display at Wheels and Waves. We are very proud.” said Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design of BMW Motorrad. “We’ve created something special for this festival. The Lac Rose Concept is our personal interpretation. A quite relaxed motorcycle version of the motorcycle that won the Paris-Dakar in 1985. It has the spirit of Wheels and Waves and its visitors. The Lac Rose is basically a relaxed and stylish road-road with some characterizations that allow some hiking on the trail.” explains Heinrich.