FCR Original BMW Héritage Build

A homage to the R50/2

The BMW R50/2 was a Four-stroke two-cylinder flat-twin motorcycle manufactured by BMW from 1960 to 1969. Its 494cc engine turned out 26hp at 5,800 rpm with a top speed of 87 mph. A legendary and attractive motorcycle which BMW motorcycle enthusiasts say should never be modified.

The newer retro-inspired BMW NineT is the polar opposite, considered a blank canvas by modifiers. Designed by Ola Stenegärd the NineT is easily customised due to its separate rear subframe and taillight and a range of accessories.

Launched by BMW Motorrad in 2014, the NineT features USD forks, disc brakes, and a classic air-cooled boxer engine, now at 1,170cc and producing a spritely 109bhp at 7550 rpm with a top speed of 124mph.

The industrious chaps at FCR Original inspired by the classic R50/2 and not wanting the wrath of the mighty BMW Club, have taken a new BMW NineT Pure, the more stripped down of the NineT’s and fitted a range of accessories to create a fantastic-looking R50/2 tribute build.

As intended the FCR Original build is not as heavily ‘modified’ as some BWM NineT’s we have seen on the plethora of custom motorcycle websites making this machine the more appealing build and an everyday rider.

Here is what FCR has to say about their work…

The latest creation from the FCR Original workshop plunges us into the heart of the BMW era and the legendary R50/2. A resolutely vintage build based on BMW Nine T Pure, an icon of customisation.

The BMW NineT Heritage is the ideal bike for those who want to combine the charm of the old with the efficiency of the new. This NineT Pure is elegant in its black components made by FCR Original: handlebars, rear footrest, spoked wheel, suspensions, and exhaust line.

The fork tube has also received a black DLC treatment to give even more coherence in terms of style. By reworking the rear, the workshop cleaned up the machine: leather upholstery with diamond stitching and a new rear buckle with integrated light. With this last creation, FCR Original signs an authentic realisation in the style of the most beautiful BMW motorcycles.

  • Heritage tank
  • Original FCR paint
  • Black leather upholstery kit with black stitching
  • Rear buckle with integrated FCR LED light
  • FCR aluminium side covers
  • FCR Street Bobber black series exhaust system
  • Original FCR CNC rear footrest
  • Black spoke wheel
  • TKC 80 Continental tires
  • Black suspension
  • DLC tube treatment
  • Original FCR handlebars back
  • Headlight bracket FCR original
  • Original FCR speedometer bracket
  • Black ceramic treatment on cycle part
  • Original FCR cross footrest
  • Original FCR battery support kit
  • Brembo master cylinder
  • Fork bellows
  • Rear suspension lowering kit
  • Side plate support
  • Master cylinder jars with FCR support

Details can be found on the FCR website.

Any errors on the 50/2 and NineT are all my own…

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