24. R32

Years Produced: 1923-1926
Notable Features/achievements: Introduction of BMW's trademark shaft-drive system, recirculating oil system, dual-slide carburetor unit, magneto
Complex Says: Long before the Nissan Skyline GT-R made the designation “R32” a household phrase among gear heads, BMW's R32 motorcycle started many of BMW's motorcycling traditions. Most things you think of as BMW traits were featured--all at once--on this bike. It could even be fitted with a sidecar--an important option at the time.