On 14 February 1935, BMW presented the R12 together with the BMW R17 on the German ...
On 14 February 1935, BMW presented the R12 together with the BMW R17 on the German Automobile Exhibition in Berlin 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 Einvergasermotor was only available for the R12.
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