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'''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.   

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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.


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