The manufacturing of BMW motorcycles began in 1921, when the company began producing engines for other businesses, releasing their first motorcycle in 1923. Originally constructing aircraft engines, BMW started to produce farm equipment engines, small industrial engines, and engines for household items after World War I. In 1920, their flat-twin petrol model engine was released to companies and was designed to be used as a portable industrial engine. However, many manufacturers used this engine for their motorcycles. After that, BMW merged with another corporation in 1922, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, and that is when the production of the first of BMW motorcycles began.
BMW motorcycles had features that were unique and efficient compared to competing motorcycles, such as recirculating wet sump oiling system, which made them desirable to consumers. In 1969, BMW motorcycles were completely revamped, with even more advanced and convenient features. They introduced the electric starter for the first time, and their bikes were faster, lighter weight, and more reliable than ever before.
Since then, new and improved models have been produced and released every year by BMW. A company that began solely in Germany, is now known across the world and produces vehicles that are popular amongst consumers in the United States