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[[Image:1923-BMW-R32.jpg|thumb|right|BMW R32 the first BMW Model]]
 
'''BMW''', which stands for '''Bayerische Motoren Werke''', motorcycles are synonymous with flat-twins.  The very first BMW motorcycle was the [[BMW R32|R32]] in 1923.   
 
'''BMW''', which stands for '''Bayerische Motoren Werke''', motorcycles are synonymous with flat-twins.  The very first BMW motorcycle was the [[BMW R32|R32]] in 1923.   
  
 
BMW has not been actively involved in racing efforts in recent years, but has a long history of racing and record breaking.  One of their most famous Early Riders was [[Ernst Henne]], who set many speed records on streamlined, supercharged boxers in the 1930s.  A BMW supercharged 500cc flat-twin, was rode by [[Schorsch Meier]] when he became the first foreign rider to win an [[Isle of Man TT]] in 1939 competing in the Senior class.   
 
BMW has not been actively involved in racing efforts in recent years, but has a long history of racing and record breaking.  One of their most famous Early Riders was [[Ernst Henne]], who set many speed records on streamlined, supercharged boxers in the 1930s.  A BMW supercharged 500cc flat-twin, was rode by [[Schorsch Meier]] when he became the first foreign rider to win an [[Isle of Man TT]] in 1939 competing in the Senior class.   
  
[[Image:Image:1923-BMW-R32.jpg|thumb|right|BMW R32 the first BMW Model]]
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[List of BMW motorcycles]]
 
*[[List of BMW motorcycles]]
  
 
[[Category:Motorcycle manufacturers]]
 
[[Category:Motorcycle manufacturers]]

Revision as of 17:39, 17 December 2006

BMW R32 the first BMW Model

BMW, which stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke, motorcycles are synonymous with flat-twins. The very first BMW motorcycle was the R32 in 1923.

BMW has not been actively involved in racing efforts in recent years, but has a long history of racing and record breaking. One of their most famous Early Riders was Ernst Henne, who set many speed records on streamlined, supercharged boxers in the 1930s. A BMW supercharged 500cc flat-twin, was rode by Schorsch Meier when he became the first foreign rider to win an Isle of Man TT in 1939 competing in the Senior class.


See Also