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Bmw Motorcycles

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Founded: 1916
Age: 104 years
Country: Germany
Website: www.bmw.com
Total series: 18
Active series: 6
Discontinued series: 12
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 series

Series
Produced
Variations
2012 - 2020
37
1994 - 2020
108
2007 - 2020
35
1983 - 2020
189
1923 - 2020
630
2009 - 2020
30

Discontinued series

Series
Produced
Variations
2008
1
2000 - 2002
5
2011 - 2019
4
2016
1
2006 - 2012
14
2013 - 2019
9
1935 - 1939
5
2002
1
2016
1
2017
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