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BMW R12

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==History==
[[Image:1938-BMW-R12-Army.jpg|right|thumb|1938 BMW R12 Army]]
 
The '''R12''' was an air-cooled [[boxer twin]] [[four-stroke]] [[motorcycle]] produced by [[BMW]] from 1935-1942.
The R12 along with its sister model, the [[BMW R17|R17]] were milestone models in the evolution of [[motorcycling]], being the first production machines to feature a hydraulically dampened [[telescopic front fork]]. This resulted in the R12 being the best selling pre-WWII [[:Category:BMW motorcycles|BMW motorcycle]], with 36,000 units sold from 1935 to 1942, with a great many going into [[:Category:Military motorcycles|military]] service.
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