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BMW Motorcycles

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Founded: 1916
Age: 104 years
Country: Germany
Website: www.bmw.com
Total models: 30
Active models: 8
Discontinued models: 22
Ever since the time BMW introduced its first bike, the brand has proved its capability of making highly refined bikes. BMW bikes equip the sporty motorcycle enthusiast with impressive performance and handling unique to itself. These are two qualities that really appeal to motorcyclists. The BMW lines of motorcycles are an integration of only the finest of components perfect down to the last detail. Whether on the road, the track or a challenging terrain, the bikes of this make surely give the rider the experience of ultimate bike riding!

Active models

Models
Produced
Variations
2000 - now
12
2005 - now
42
2016 - now
2
2006 - now
19
2010 - now
9
2013 - now
10
1923 - now
65
2008 - now
14

Discontinued models

Models
Produced
Variations
1993 - 2013
39
2012 - 2016
4
1920 - 1922
1
2007 - 2011
4
2004 - 2015
17
1987 - 1992
5
1982 - 1992
28
1992 - 1996
4
1996 - 2010
32
2008 - 2016
23
2010 - 2016
12
1984 - 1995
24
1980 - 1981
1
1975 - 1996
81
1992 - 2006
45
1998 - 2006
29
1995 - 2016
76
1976 - 1985
8
1977 - 1993
19
1879 - 1997
35
1993 - 2002
26
1999 - 2000
1

Company timeline

1921
  • Start of motorcycle engine production
1922
  • BMW merges with Bayerische Flugzeugwerke
1923
  • R 32 first 486cc bike sold under BMW brand
1925
  • First single cylinder motorcycle R 39
1935
  • First models R12/R17 with with hydraulic forks
1937
  • World record of 279.5 km/h (173.67 mph)
1938
  • R 71 license sold to Soviet Union (later produced as Dnepr M-72 from 1942 to 1960)
1947
  • Company gets permission to restart production
1948
  • First post-war model R 24
1969
  • Introduction of /5 model range
1974
  • /6 model replaces /5
1976
  • /7 model replaces /6
1983
  • First water-cooled model K 100 with ABS
1988
  • New K 1 sports tourer bike
1993
  • F 650 model based on Aprilia Pegaso 650
2006
  • G 650X introduced in co-development with Aprilia
2007
  • bought Husqvarna Motorcycles
2013
  • sold Husqvarna