BMW debuted the famous little Isetta in 1955. It had a single door that opened from the front and had a 4-stroke single cylinder petrol engine. It would get 127km/gallon.
Elvis Presley owned a second hand BMW 507 for which he paid $3750 (approximately $31000 today).
The BMW 1500 debuted in 1961 and was the first model in the ‘New Class’ line of sporty mid-range saloons.
The 1973 BMW R90Sintroduced the flagship form of the boxer-engined “/6” range. It had a sporty two-tone paint job and novel styling.
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The BMW Motorrad R80G/S was the first of the BMW GS family of dual sport bikes. They became widely successful in the early 1980s and sold more than 50,000 models. G/S stands for for Gelande/Strasse, which means “offroad/road” in German. Watch the next two videos to learn more about the history of BMW GS adventure motorcycles.