|1975 BMW R90/6 EML combination.|
Well, in the course of browsing a couple of days back I came across this BMW EML frame. Something I had never heard of before and decidedly specialist territory. So, fully anoraked up and with a serious desire for some solid bike nerding I decided to check out further....
|EML BMW frame on ebay. Just add bike....|
The sidecars were of modern design, not too my taste but of a type definitely popular in mainland Europe. More intruigingly though EML considered that the standard BMW frame was not up to the rigours of high performance charioteering so went into production with a complete strengthened replacement BMW pattern frame. As far as I can work out differences from a standard BMW frame are in the welded on rear subframe, integral sidecar lugs and of course the earles type forks. You've got to assume that the general fabrication of the frame is of heavier duty than a standard BMW.
Here's a copy of a period roadtest from the American 'Road Rider' magazine dating ffrom 1984.
The frame offered would make an excellent and interesting project. Apparently it is all designed so that the standard BMW components would bolt straight on. Simple, find a donor mid-seventies to late-eighties R80, 90 or 100 and off you go... Probably not quite so easy but you get the picture. Hmmm... I'd like a sidecar combination. This would make an excellent one. Wooaah! Steady on the trigger finger!