Says so here:
Says so here:
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S
It's been well known for a number of years now that the roundel represents an oilhead transmission shaft as viewed from the end after it has been stripped of its splines.
I've heard some suggest that the blau und weiss color scheme were taken from the Bavarian flag, but as it turns out, the same colors appear on a high denomination deutchmark.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.
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Ride on ~ Far out
And the debate rages on.
keep it light enough to travel.....
'81 Honda CB650 Custom
I was told the blue juxtaposed with the white represents the Yin and Yang of BMW ownership, in so far as it costs out the yinyang to own one.
Not my opinion, just adding to the sum of knowledge on the planet.
'04 Silver R1150RT "Big Oel"
'05 Yellow KLR 650
'00 Red Suzuki Bandit 600
"I just want somewhere to ride and food when I get there."
The history of the roundel is clouded enough that one can choose an origin.
My favourite is this:
A BMW aircraft Engineer, disgruntled because he was tasked with the design of a motorcycle engine, marked it with a spinning propeller.
The roundel became too well known for upper management to change when they discovered the truth.
Great story. That's what I tell everybody!
Where did the "screamin' eagle" come from?
1978 Yamaha XS750 (Needs rings), 1996 BMW R1100RS, 2004 Honda CRF230F
There is an animated version of this that I saw about 20 years ago. Haven't been able to find it on the net though.
Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
I love this club. It's like a BIG dysfunctional family.
We argue about everything!
Back in the days of 3.5 inch floppy disks, I had a driver interactive program/game from BMW I got through BMWCCA somehow. At any rate, in the intro, the program featured an airplane propeller spinning, eventually becoming the BMW Roundel on the title page.
2006 R1200RT 1982 CB900F (Honda)
"Mr. Treehorn treats objects like woman, man."
A timely article on the subject from today... just got this from another discussionest watch the video clip
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