BMW hits 2 million motorcycle milestone

By Cycle CanadaPosted on

On May 6th BMW celebrated the production of its two-millionth motorcycle at its Spandau plant in Berlin. The Spandau facility first began building motorcycles in 1969 and to mark the milestone, BMW had their resident stunter Chris Pfeiffer present a one-off special-edition R1200GS to Berlin dignitaries. The bike will be auctioned off during the city’s upcoming “Be Berlin” promotional campaign. Pfeiffer then added to the festivities by using his F800 R to write “2,000,000″ in burnt rubber on the pavement outside the Berlin plant.

You can watch Pfeiffer writing with his rear tire in the video below.

BMW’s Spandau factory employs 1900 people and produces up to 510 motorcycles a day of all models, as well as about 24,000 brake discs for the car division. According to BMW, annual output in 2010 was 97,076 motorcycles, compared to 12,000 in 1969.

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