BMW does, indeed, make motorcycles. My first motorcycle was, and still is, a 1977 BMW R100/7. My second motorcycle was a 2003 BMW R1150R. That motorcycle was traded for a 1995 R1100GS. In addition to my primary motorcycles there is typically some sort of project on the lift. Most often its a friend's bike needing a little more love than they can provide. Other times it's one of my Quixotic projects. And still other times the lift is empty because I'm out riding. My love of BMW motorcycles has everything to do with my R100/7 - Otus. This is a wonderful motorcycle and has spoiled me for all other motorcycles and brands. Read more about Otus below. Adding the GS - Strix - to the paddock was because I have always been attracted to the muscular look of the GS. You can read more about Strix below as well. As for the project bike, you just never know what's going to roll on and off the lift.