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Edgar Heinrich, the man who designed such memorable bikes as BMW’s R100RS and R1100RT as well as the HP2 Megamoto, will take over as BMW Motorrad design chief effective July 1. He will replace David Robb, under whom he worked from 2007 to 2009 and who is leaving the company.
Though he started at BMW as a designer in 1986 and worked for the company for 23 years, he has spent the last couple years as the vice president of product design for Indian vehicle maker Bajaj Auto. “I am very pleased to be returning to BMW Motorrad and having the great opportunity to be involved in shaping the two-wheel future of the BMW Group with an outstanding team.”
Naturally, he has the backing of BMW Group design director Adrian van Hooydonk, who adds, “Edgar Heinrich is an excellent motorcycle designer and passionate motorcyclist who has already made key contributions to BMW Motorrad design in the course of his many years of experience. I very much look forward to collaborating with him to take BMW Motorrad design to ongoing success in the future.”