BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the Bavarian brand, recently joined a select group of industry brands that have reached out his first centenary of life. Many do not know this, but a September 28, 1923 opened its doors Berlin Motor Show where BMW Motorrad presented the world’s first model, the legendary BMW R32.
Since then, the company has not stopped moving. He went through national and global crises and the reconstruction of Europe, kept the learning gained in the darkest times, such as the Second World War, and applied it to the development of cars and motorcycles in cities and roads. Let’s study three milestones in its rich history.
BMW Motorrad: the boxer
In the mid-20s, the experience and knowledge gained in aviation or marine engines at the head of the company’s design and development, Max Fritz soon applied to the division Motorcycles. As a result, R32 shows a 494 cc and what he gave 8.5 Hp which has completed a motorcycle that exhibits handling and performance that has never been seen before.
Unlike other motorcycle brands, BMW has created the perfect ecosystem around the boxer to make the R32 stand out from the rest. Currently, Motorrad fans claim that the boxer engine the heart of its models.
The years passed and the four-stroke, twin-cylinder, air-cooled boxer engine seemed to continue to improve. The horizontal position of the cylinders, the clutch system and the cardan transmission are some of its most characteristic features. Not long ago, BMW Motorrad produced the a million boxer machine And not only that: remain the range’s leading animator GS in the division, with systems such as:
- Shift Cam
- Variable camshaft control
- Improved injection and exhaust system
- Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Hill Start Control
- Pro, DTC and DBC drive modes
- Actual power/torque: 136 Hp/142 Nm
BMW Motorrad: the cult
Parallel to the evolution and the emergence of new models, a cult of BMW Motorrad, as well as the various parts currently on sale.
Acceptance is division understand the need for Give your clients an experience of travel, adventure and a sense of freedom. therefore under the motto “Make Life a ride”, the brand brings its followers to world-class events, such as Motorrad Days, GS Trophy and Motorrad Welt as is the case with clubs and organizations around the world.
BMW Motorrad: the future
Although BMW Motorrad is a brand that emerged from metal, gears and fuel, it has its sights set on in the future, and especially that of urban mobility. Currently, BMW Motorrad has a very wide range, consisting of models Roadster, Heritage, Sport, M, Tour y Adventure where he took the first step towards the future in terms of arriving at BMW Motorrad R1300 GS.
Plus, it’s already on sale power models As in Maxi-scooter CE 04 and, later, the new CE 02, in addition to motion prototypes AMBY those BMWs.