Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: BMW, Dampf-Kraft-Wagen, MZ Motorrad- und Zweiradwerk, NSU Motorenwerke, Simson, BMW Motorrad, Wanderer, Victoria, Maico, Z ndapp, Hildebrand a Wolfm ller, Glas, Adler, Prophete, Tornax, Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau, Horex, Triumph, Orionette, Kreidler, Megola, ZF Sachs, Hoffmann Motorcycles, Hercules, Sachs Motorcycles, Ardie, Hecker, M nch, Neander, Express Werke, Mars, Arimofa, D-Rad. Excerpt: (BMW), (English: ) is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. It also owns and produces the Mini marque, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna brands. In 2010, the BMW group produced 1, 481, 253 automobiles and 112, 271 motorcycles across all its brands. BMW Headquarters in Munich, Germany BMW entered existence as a business entity following a restructuring of the Rapp Motorenwerke aircraft engine manufacturing firm in 1917. After the end of World War I in 1918, BMW was forced to cease aircraft engine production by the terms of the Versailles Armistice Treaty. The company consequently shifted to motorcycle production in 1923 once the restrictions of the treaty started to be lifted, followed by automobiles in 1928-29. The circular blue and white BMW logo or roundel is portrayed by BMW as the movement of an aircraft propeller, to signify the white blades cutting through the blue sky - an interpretation that BMW adopted for convenience in 1929, twelve years after the roundel was created. The emblem evolved from the circular Rapp Motorenwerke company logo, from which the BMW company grew, combined with the blue and white colours of the flag of Bavaria, reversed to produce the BMW roundel. However, the origin of the logo being based on the movement of a propeller is in dispute, according to an article posted in 2010 by...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
|Title||:||Motorcycle Manufacturers of Germany|
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|Publisher||:||Books LLC, Wiki Series - 2010-05|