BMW R 75






The heavy sidecar combination BMW R 75 was manufactured from 1941 to 1944. With an engine size of 750 ccm it could reach a power of 26 HP. This photo of four BMW R 75 sidecar combinations was made at the Gulf of Finland on 15th April 1942. The motorcycles belonged to 5. Gebirgs Division.









Absolutely, the BMW R 75 and also the Zündapp KS 750 could meet the demands of the eastern front. But compared to the VW type 82 Kübelwagen, production was too expensive. (Photo: German federal archive via Wikimedia Commons; License: Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0-gb)









The propelled sidecar of the R 75 allowed the driver to get out of such a situation under one’s own steam. Note the raised exhaust pipe which was typical for the BMW R 75.






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