The reliability of BMW motorcycles is the stuff of legend. From safaris to rallies and thousands of miles on everyday pavement, a BMW with likely outlast its owner. But not even the engineers behind them could have imagined that 88 years later, their bikes would not only be running but able to keep up with modern traffic. Five years after BMW started making motorcycles, they introduced the 750cc-engined R62 in 1928. Unusual at the time, the R62 has all the things that are hallmarks of BMW motorcycles — horizontal twin engine, shaft drive and a cantilever front suspension. The R62 is a perfect example of BMW's form-follows-function philosophy.