An unintended consequence of Germany’s signing of the Treaty of Versailles was the creation of one of the world’s greatest motorcycles (and car) marques – BMW.
Prohibited from aircraft manufacture BMW branched out into other manufacturing fields, bikes among them. Its first engine, the vintage motorcycles engine M2B15 flat-twin rolled off the line in 1921, a version of which was incorporated within the company’s first fully fledged vintage motorcycles two years later.
Where? BMW Motorrad is headquartered alongside wider BMW Group operations, in Munich, Germany. The classic motorcycles themselves are manufactured at the company’s Berlin plant, one of its oldest and which has been responsible for putting up for sale 2.2 million bikes onto the world’s road. It also has a motorcycle assembly plant in Brazil.
What? Commuters, Enduros, Scooters, Sports, Supersports, Tourers.
Website? Click for the official BMW Motorrad UK site.
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