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BMW R32 – 1923

BMW R32 - 1923
Bavarian Beauty
The BMW R32 was the first motorcycle produced by BMW under the brand name. Since banned from producing air crafts by the Treaty of Versailles (World War I), BMW had to come up with new ideas to stay in business, hence the R32 was born. Responsible for getting the R32 in motion, was the M2B33 engine with a displacement of 494 cc and a cast-iron side-valve cylinder/head unit. The tough little engine produced 8.5 hp (6.3 kW), traveling at a respectable top speed of 95 km/h (59 mph).