BMW redefined retro style bikes when they launched the R nineT in 2014. With looks and details inspired by the R32 of 1923, combined with modern performance and handling, the R nineT offers the best of both worlds and has proved enduringly popular.

In this short video, vehicle enthusiast Tyler Charest explains how the concept developed and talks about the designer who laid the foundations for this machine in the 1970s and ’80s.