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It is impossible to hear the term ‘German Machines’ without thinking of the BMW brand. For close to a century, automobiles by BMW have been known to be driver-oriented cars and bikes that offer not only a dynamic driving experience but also first-class luxury. Over time, BMW manufacturers have adapted to the changing times to ensure that their automobiles maintain the high standards they set when the company was first started in 1913.
While the brand is well known for its luxury cars range, (Bayerische Motoren Werke) Bavarian Motor Works, a legendary German manufacturing company, was initially launched as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1913. In 1916, BMW was already producing aircraft engines that were in use during WW1.
In 1921, the very first motorcycle, the M2 B15, dubbed ‘boxer’ was created, albeit for other brands. The design was based on an earlier aircraft. In 1923, the R32 was first BMW bike engine to be built. It was an improvement from the Boxer and could reach about 60kph. This engine prototype became the foundation for thousands of BMW motorcycles over the decades that followed.
In 1925, the R 37 was built, the R 39 soon after and the R47 In 1927. The manufacturer hit a breakthrough in 1928 when it produced its biggest motorcycle to date, the 7500cc R 62 model that came with a speed of 71 mph. The success of the brand continued well into the late 1930s. This success was due to the high demand of the machines by the German army. However, the company was hit by harsh economic and political times after the Second World War, which promoted it to close shop.
In 1947, after world War Two, BMW was allowed to restart their motorcycle building industry in Western Germany. In 1994, the company produced the F650 Funduro, its first single in 30 years. In 1997, the company produced the first cruiser motorcycle, which featured in a James Bond movie before discontinuing it a few years later due to poor response from the market.
Today, BMW is one of the largest manufacturers and sellers of high-end motorcycles in the world. As the world changes, the BMW brand ensures it changes with it. Over the years, BMW bikes have won awards and featured in motor races worldwide. Its success can be attributed to the luxury, comfort and unique designs of its products, including an urban mobility segment that includes scooters.
Supported VIN CHECK FOR BMW Models
|BMW||K 1200||1996 - 2010||32|
|BMW||R 100||1975 - 1996||81|
|BMW||F||2005 - present||40|
|BMW||R 1200||1995 - 2016||76|
|BMW||R 65||1977 - 1993||19|
|BMW||R 80||1879 - 1997||35|
|BMW||K 100||1982 - 1992||28|
|BMW||R 1150||1998 - 2006||29|
|BMW||R 45||1976 - 1985||8|
|BMW||C||2000 - present||12|
|BMW||K 75||1984 - 1995||24|
|BMW||GS||2006 - present||19|
|BMW||R||1923 - present||64|
|BMW||S 1000||2008 - present||13|
|BMW||F 650||1993 - 2013||39|
|BMW||K 1300||2008 - 2016||23|
|BMW||K||2010 - present||9|
|BMW||K 1100||1992 - 1996||4|
|BMW||R 850||1993 - 2002||26|
|BMW||R 1100||1992 - 2006||45|
|BMW||HP||2004 - 2015||17|
|BMW||G 450||2007 - 2011||4|
|BMW||R nineT||2013 - present||10|
|BMW||K 1||1987 - 1992||5|
|BMW||G||2016 - present||2|
|BMW||K 1600||2010 - 2016||12|
|BMW||Krauser MKM 1000||1980 - 1981||1|
|BMW||F 700||2012 - 2016||4|
|BMW||Flink||1920 - 1922||1|
|BMW||R 900||1999 - 2000||1|
Where to find my VIN Number?
You can find your VIN through the lower right of the windshield, and under the hood of your front engine.
As for Motorcycle VIN, you can lookup your VIN on the motorcycle frame, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires all "two wheelers" or "three wheelers" or ATV to have the VIN displayed on the frame.
You can also do a VIN lookup or VIN number lookup on your insurance card/policy. You can learn more on how to locate your VIN from our guides as shown on the right side.
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