Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: 53498 Bad Breisig, RPL, Germany
Visit at BMW Berlin Plant
Hi all, just as a information.
Some friends and my self visited the BMW Motorcycle Plant in Berlin, Germany, last weekend. Very interesting, we couldnt make any pic's in the production area so I try to explain you the most important points.
They produced around 13 million bikes in there history, there is no bike with a BMW emblem around the word wish doesn't come from Berlin.
They build everything in this plant, Engines, 2 Cylinder Boxer, 4 cylinder K Models, 6 Cylinder GT and GTL Models, Frame, even tanks and spray painting.
The one cylinder Engine comes from Rotax in Austria, also some electrical parts like Hanrnes and lights the are supplied from the outside.
There Quality control is outstanding. The Piston rods are not only measured the go on a scale and will be sorted by weight with 1000 gram of weight.
On the end of the Production line there are some guys they touch the bike all around to find some bad spots. After this is a test stand where the bike with driver goes on. There they test everything under hot engine that means engine is running. The screen tells the driver wish test is to do. Lights, Direction lights, Horn all Gears, Brake system front and back. If one fails the bike goes back for correction and retesting.
I tell you is very interesting and if you have ever a chance to visit so do it.