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Saying thank you to the month of March for giving us BMW

Saying thank you to the month of March for giving us BMW

Because, why should sportsbikes have all the fun? That thing eating up corners is a BMW K1600 GTL Exclusive which we rode to INTERMOT in 2014! 

March 1916 was the month when the BMW marquee was founded. When it comes to motorheads, BMW is a brand synonymous with explosive performance, case in point the BMW M3 or… the OG S1000RR when it comes to motorcycles.

BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke or Bavarian Motor Works and the company was founded in 1916 as Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG. But the origins of the company go back to 1913 when it was known as Rapp Motorenwerke.

BMW’s first product was a straight-six aircraft engine. Many consider this to the origin of the famous BMW logo and that it portrays propellers of an aircraft. The Blue-White colour scheme is said to be derived from the Bavarian flag.

BMW started manufacturing motorcycles after World War 1 and R32 was what really put BMW Motorrad on the motorcycling map and guess what propelled this awesome motorcycle? A ‘Boxer’ twin! BMW Motorrad still uses this particular engine configuration with models like the R 1250 GS…

We at xBhp share a special bond with BMW as we’ve had some of our most memorable rides and drives on their machines. Here are a few chosen moments from those rides.

This is from our review of the then soon to be launched in India BMW G310 and the BMW G310R. We flew to Australia just to ride these machines before anyone else in India could do it! Because, why not?

One of the most beautiful machines to come out of the BMW stable, the R nineT Racer

One of our earliest rides on BMW S1000RR. This one was in Europe, shot at the famous Grossglockner Pass. And here’s some from our stint with the BMW S1000RR in India

Circuito de Navarra in Spain, during our ride around this beautiful country in 2013 on a BMW R1200 GS

Somewhere in the European Alps in 2011, on the BMW Z4 and the BMW F800R

This one is a vintage Beemer, the BMW R69, shot during #100Motorcycles!

The BMW K1300 duo, in Australia. You can read about our experience with the K1300 in India here

The gorgeous BMW i8

BMW X6M, Bosnia Montenegro Drive – 2018

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