BMW HAVE LAUNCHED an exclusive retro model to mark the 50th anniversary of the /5 series and 50 years of BMW Motorrad production in Berlin Spandau.
The machine, dubbed the R nineT /5 has classic lines and an air-cooled engine.
When BMW car production increased in the 1960s, production of BMW motorcycles was moved to Berlin. Operations got underway in 1969 with some 400 staff and a new series: the 5-series models which came with a new chassis, engine and an up-to-date modern design.
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BMW’s /5 series made a lasting impact on the expanding motorcycle market of the time. The /5 models were an instant success and helped cement BMW’s future as a motorcycle manufacturer.
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