The milestone motorcycle, a one-off special-edition BMW R1200GS, rolled off the assembly line on May 6. The Berlin plant has been producing motorcycles since 1969.
“BMW motorcycles embody ‘sheer riding pleasure’ in its most direct form and these machines are ambassadors of the BMW brand – and at the same time ambassadors of Berlin – all over the world,” says Hendrik von Kuenheim, head of BMW Motorrad. “BMW bikes are exported with ‘Berlin’s air in the tires’ to 130 countries and the long-standing relationship between Berlin and the BMW Group looks set to continue for a long time.”
BMW freestyle stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer was on hand to unveil the motorcycle before handing it over for a raffle benefiting the German capital’s “Be Berlin” campaign.
“I’m really proud to present the two millionth BMW motorcycle here today,” says Pfeiffer. “I have a really busy schedule but this kind of thing doesn’t happen every day so I really wanted to be here.”
After handing over the R1200GS, Pfeiffer climbed onto his BMW F800R stunt bike for a brief demonstration, capping things off with a burnout display marking the number “2,000,000” onto the tarmac.