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Postby Shai » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:17 pm

I have what looks like a 1936-1951 R35 can anyone help me in identifying the exact year ?


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Re: R35

Postby Jaythro » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:48 pm

Jahr Which is Year = 1951

IT would help if you could give the frame number its not very sharp

If its a 225 number then you have an R25

BMW R25 220001 243400

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Re: R35

Postby boxerman » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:49 pm

OK, I THINK you may have a slight disappointment here.

The plate indicates a production date of 1951 and the engine number is in the range of an R25.

I suspect that what you have is actually an EMW R35. These were a direct copy of the BMW and, generally using the original tooling at the factory in Eisenach which was hijacked by Russia after the end of WW2.

My site here will show you actual listed numbers of the BMW. http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/chassispages/e ... isto69.htm
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Re: R35

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:11 am

See also this link which gives the history of BMW and the relationship to EMW in the Section 1945 - 1955:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_o ... otorcycles

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"The situation was very different in Soviet-controlled Eastern Germany where BMW's sole motorcycle plant in Eisenach was producing R35 and a handful of R75 motorcycles for reparations. This resulted in one BMW motorcycle plant existing in Eisenach between 1945 and 1948 and two motorcycle companies existing between 1948 and 1952. One was a BMW in Munich in Western Germany (later the German Federal Republic) and the other in Soviet controlled Eisenach, Eastern Germany (later the German Democratic Republic), both using the BMW name. Eventually in 1952. after the Soviets ceded control of the plant to the East German Government, and following a trademark lawsuit, this plant was renamed EMW (Eisenacher Motoren Werke)."

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