BMW R12 was the most popular german motorcycle in II World War. In period 1936-42 36000 of this motorcycles was produced. However he starts his career before war as civilian motorcycle, later modified for service in Wehrmacht and other german army formations. Version armed with MG-34 machinegun was served as support unit. BMW R12 participated in fights on almost all theatres of war except Pacific. Lot of BMW's today are in collectors hands and still driving.