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BMW’s motor­cy­cle his­to­ry began in 1921 when the com­pa­ny com­menced man­u­fac­tur­ing engines for oth­er com­pa­nies. Motor­cy­cle man­u­fac­tur­ing now oper­ates under the BMW Motor­rad brand. BMW (Bay­erische Motoren Werke AG) intro­duced the first motor­cy­cle under its name, the R32, in 1923.