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0 BMW R12 750cc 1942
Article Nr.: M-208
0 BMW R12 750cc 1942
0 BMW R12 750cc 1942
€ 24.950

BMW R12 750cc 

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The BMW R12 is flat-twin engine motorcycles made by BMW Motorrad from 1935 through 1942.

BMW presented the R12 together with the R17 on the German Automobile Exhibition in Berlin On 14 February 1935 for the first time, being a direct successor to the BMW R11.This and the R17 were the first in the world being produced with hydraulically damped telescopic forks. By 1942, the total number of BMW R12 motorcycles manufactured was 36,000. For military purposes, the single carburetor Einvergasermotor was only available for the R12.

The engine was a twin-cylinder boxer configuration - four stroke with a flathead design. The BMW R12 with two carburetors used a battery and coil ignition, while R12s with a single carburetor used a magneto ignition, capable of working independently from the battery.

The BMW R12 had a four-speed manual gearbox, operated by a hand shift lever on the fuel tank's right side. Several detail variations were seen in production. In common with most BMW Motorcycles, final drive was via shaft, with the drive shaft on the right side of the motorcycle.

The previous owner of this motorcycle took part in some vintage events in Belgium. The motorcycle drives well and shifts easily. It was driven with a Bing carburettor from the 1950s. We can send a video upon request.