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More than 12 000 machines were sold and the successor model BMW R 25 achieved almost double the number of motorcycles. And just one year later, another model powered by a Boxer engine followed in the form of the BMW R 51/2. 1957: Lean times and new markets. By 1954, the annual production at the Munich plant had risen to 30 000 motorcycles. But soon after that the market underwent a change.Read more