Bayerische Motoren Werke. It is enough to say BMW and everybody thinks about aggression, pure adrenalin…..even when it stands. The two-cylinder boxer engine concept, dry clutch/gearbox and shaft drive transmission type….is something that BMW company still remains faithful. There are other companies that have used this concept, but none, so much as the BMW has not remained so faithful to the combination of the above mentioned pillars of a motorcycle. It is heard among the motorcycle fans that once you buy and drive a BMW motorcycle, to the end remains true to the brand.
One of the motorcycle that had BMW M2B15 unit, was from 1921. R32 was the first independent BMW and was built from 1923. to 1926. R37 was built from 1925. to 1926. R39 from 1925. to 1927. R52 from 1928. to 1929. R47 from 1926. to 1928. The company initially manufactured aircrafts and aircraft engines ( hence the origin of the logo, blue and white fields represent the propeller that cuts the sky ) and companies name at the time was BFW. In 1917. the name was changed to BMW, and by that name they have made 70 aircrafts…than the Word War I ends and the BMW gets ban on further aircraft production. In order to continue the work, they had to start to do something else. Neighboring factory “Otto” produced motorcycles and in production they had a small two-stroke 148 ccm engine for Flink motorcycle, and from BMW they requested production of 500 ccm boxer engine.
However, as the production beginning, many motorcycle enthusiasts take the year of 1923., because the R42 appeared and was produced from 1926. to 1928. The first fully developed BMW wore the R32 mark and set up a concept that is maintained till today. The characteristics of this first BMW motorcycle were: air-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine with cylinders which protrude from the silhouette, dry clutch, automotive transmission and shaft drive. Motorcycle could pull 8,5 HP from 486 ccm at 3.000 rpm, and could reach up to 97 km/h. Gearbox had three speeds which were changed manually, automatic oil pump, magneto ignition and electric light…..no front brakes, but it was common at the time.
An interesting moment in the history of BMW was the moment when the army requested a moto-machine capable of war. When they paused a production, they presented perhaps the most famous BMW worldwide. It was a R75 model. Two cylinder boxer drew the 26 HP from 745 ccm at 4.000 rpm. Maximum speed was 95 km/h. This was the vehicle that the world had never seen. In the beginning, it was designed with a sidecar, adapted to carry three heavily armed soldiers and a machine gun. Its working range had been from Siberia to North Africa, and that is why it was equipped with a reducer in the four speed manual gearbox. In addition to these four gears it possessed the reverse gear. The weal on the trailer was also for drive use. With these characteristics it was unstoppable. Weight of this motorcycle was almost 420 kg. Capacity was 270 kg.
Since its establishment, many models have been produced and our humble opinion is that this famous company has never made a mistake or a miss. BMW, in the motorcycle world is a symbol for quality and durability. The only thing that maybe BMW lacks for are ideas for new names, but it certainly has no lack of new models that are being developed.
BMW – Boxer – 80th Anniversary. We have bought and proudly own in our range – the BMW R 1150 R Rocskster 80 EDITION.
This is a limited edition of 2003 motorcycles of which only 20 are made for the US market. Each of these motorcycles has a plate bearing a serial number. Ours is 1484/2003.
In a word, we could describe this Rockster as insatiable. To “him” it’s never enough and as much as you think it is on the upper limit, it gives you more – power, torque, handling quality – and it gives you a constant sense of superior safety while driving it. Aside from the fact that we have a true engineering marvel in front of us, this motorcycle is without a doubt a completely original machine. From whatever angle You look at it, whether on the run or while standing, it constantly emits something difficult to achieve – controlled aggression. The new “twin spark” technology has contributed to reduced fuel consumption, emission and as far as performance, this BMW reaches peak power ( 84 HP ) at 6.750 rpm.
Going back specifically to our 1484/2003, its great advantage and perhaps the one that only separates him from its 2003 brothers is a mileage – 2,000 km. This is particularly noticeable given the fact that these motorcycles are driven and driven for many miles ( it should also be borne in mind that this engine was first registered in 2005 ). For those 14 years, unfortunately for him and fortunately for us, he stood alone in the garage, and his main feature always was that he only wants to be driven. Also, now we can say without any doubt that this specimen can be collectible because of the impeccable condition it is in (like all of our motorcycles, after all). We can say lot more about the technical features that make it impeccable, but we think its primary quality is in the feeling while driving it. It has been designed to simultaneously satisfy adrenaline junkies, city driving-lovers as well as motorcyclists who go on long motorcycle tours ( we classified it as a naked motorcycle class in our classification, although in addition to this we could add “street fighter”, “touring”, “sport / super sport” – we just had to put it somewhere; don’t blame us if you don’t agree with this classification ).
All of the above mentioned makes the final consumers to buy it, but our opinion is that when You see this motorcycle, additional explanations and comparative advantages are not necessary – it is Yours and You are his forever.
To make the long story short, and to bring this modern classic to you, our dear customers, as close as we can, we present the BMW R 1150 R Rockster 80 EDITION. Bought in motorcycle show/fair in Belgrade and registered in 2005 for the first time. Through pictures and specifications, enjoy the offered model.
|Model||BMW R 1150 R Rockster 80 EDITION|
|Engine type||Boxer, two cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Power||62 kW / 84 HP|
|Top speed||203,3 km/h|
|Bore x stroke||101 x 70,5 mm|
|Cooling system||Oil, Air|
|Transmission type, final drive||Shaft|
|Front brakes||Dual disc|
|Rear brakes||Single disc|
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc.||239 kg|