BMW R75 Wolfgang Ochendal

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BMW R75 with sidecar
BMW R75 with sidecar

BMW R75 Wolfgang Ochendal

The development of the

Back in the Thirties, many Armies began to improve of their infantry by employing In 1935 the German Army their drafting program and troops were established. goal was to bring three equipped soldiers up to the front in very short time.

In the first year of World War II motorcycles were (confiscated) army-grey and military equipped. Due to the variety of models, many failed after short on duty as spare part felt short of demand. off-roads and/or extreme conditions were just too to cope for many of the civilian-type

In November of 1937 negotiations place between OKH (= High Army) and the industry (BMW and on the subject of

”heavy off-road motorcycle-sidecar for army use”

Following were fixed for the new to develop

the VOLKSWAGEN tire-size 4,50 x 16 had to be

front and rear mudguards had to ample clearance, enough to be with sliding-chains

tank to gasoline for a minimum of 350 km driving

top speed under full to reach 95 km/h — speed 80 km/h at “Autobahn”condition

BMW R75 with sidecar
BMW R75 with sidecar

minimum ground clearance to be 150 mm

pay-load 500 kilograms, of which 250 Kg co-rider, bags) for the motorcycle, and 250 Kg for the side-car.

As in 1939 the German-Army-Administration a report of developmental stage, BMW already present a practical A sidecar prototype of 1934, for winter driving under conditions, using a driven wheel, caught the attention of the experts. Years of experimental made this system for production.

This proven technique was an feature for the BMW technicians, in addition to the front fork developed a few before. Compared to former design, its response in off-road was quicker and softer. The frame of a detachable tube construction.

In of 1941 a bike of powerful was ready to be moved to the front It combined excellent

manoeuverability in addition to all other known BMW handling features.

Due to of all moveable parts, including and universal drive shaft the kept insensitive and reliable all driving conditions. Even with the troops at marching for hours, water-crossings, steep climbing, or high-speed driving on the did not effect operationall reliability.

BMW R75 with sidecar
BMW R75 with sidecar

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