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Image:vehicle_axis_motorcycle.png Health 125 Max Speed 7.2 Sight 55
Cost image:Manpower.png180 Acceleration 12 Detection 18/0
Time 30 Deceleration 9
Hotkey: M Population 2 Rotation 105 Target Type vehicle_motorcycle
Upkeep 2.688 Crush Human Critical Type light_vehicle
Crush Mode Rear Damage Enabled false

   Motorcycle Veterancy



  • The Motorcycle is a very good sniper hunting vehicle. Using it to chase down a retreating sniper is usually a good idea.
  • Motorcycles can spot enemy positions before it can be seen, use this to your advantage.
  • The Motorcycle is weaker than the American jeep and cannot reverse, retreat carefully.
  • This vehicle has a better attack than the Jeep and can be used to support your Volksgrenadiers squads when they face enemy troops by killing retreating-low health squads.
  • The Motorcycle is effective at harassing American engineer squads early in the game, and also in destroying British emplacements before they are finished.


The BMW R75 was World War II-era motorcycle and sidecar combination produced by the German company BMW.

BMW were already producing a number of popular and highly effective motorcycles, and developed the R75 in response to a request from the German army for a machine more capable in off-road conditions. BMW developed a technically advanced machine in which the third side-car wheel was driven from an axle connected to the rear wheel of the motorcycle, effectively making it a three-wheeled vehicle. Fitted with a locking differential and selectable road and off-road gear ratios the R75 was highly manoeuvrable and capable of negotiating most surfaces. It was even fitted with a reverse gear.

The BMW R75 and its rival the Zündapp KS 750 were both widely used by the Wehrmacht in Russia and North Africa, though after a period of evaluation it became clear that the Zündapp was the superior machine. In August 1942 Zündapp and BMW, on the urging of the Army, agreed upon standardization of parts for both machines, with a view of eventually creating a Zündapp-BMW hybrid (designated the BW 43), in which a BMW 286/1 side-car would be grafted onto a Zündapp KS 750 motorcycle. They also agreed that the manufacture of the R75 would cease once production reached 20,200 units, and after that point BMW and Zündapp would only produce the Zündapp-BMW machine, manufacturing 20,000 each year.

Since the target of 20,200 BMW R75's was not reached, it remained in production until the Eisenach factory was so badly damaged by Allied bombing that production ceased in 1944. A further 98 units were assembled by the Soviets in 1946 as reparations.

Built From

   Wehrmacht Quarters


Doctrinal Abilities



Vehicle Abilities

   Vehicle Cover


Vehicle Weapons

   MG42 Motorcycle