The Bavarian Motorwerks R75 was produced from 1940 until 1944 with over 16,000 built. It was by far the most numerous motorcycle found amongst the German Army, used on virtually every front from the hot desert sands of North Africa to the cold and muddied environs of the Russian front. The R75 was fitted with a 26 bhp engine, which drove the rear and sidecar wheel via a 4-speed (and reverse) gearbox, giving it a maximum speed of 95 km/h. It was equipped with hydraulic brakes on the drive wheels as well as mechanical brakes on the front, and fitted with a telescopic front fork. The sidecar was oftentimes armed with a MG 34 and, in some instances, a trench mortar was installed within the sidecar.
This particular 1:10 scale BMW R75 motorcycle with sidecar is painted in the livery of the Afrika Korps. Since Schuco is a German company, the Nazi swastika normally located within the palm tree, has been obliterated. Sold Out!
Length: 8-1/4 inches
Width: 6-1/2 inches
Height: 4-1/2 inches
Release Date: June 2003