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"Motorcycle reporting!"

The BMW R75 Motorcycle or BMW Assault Bike is a light vehicle featured in Company of Heroes.

Game Info

The BMW R75 Motorcycle is a BMW R75 with an MG42 machine gun fixed to the sidecar. This vehicle is fielded extensively by the Wehrmacht because of its low cost and high speed. The BMW R75 Motorcycle is an effective vehicle at the early stage of the battle. It has good speed and mobility even in rough terrain. Its nimble size also allows it to move into tight spaces such as between buildings. Armed with an MG42 light machine gun, it is used as a raiding unit in the early stage of the battle. Its good speed also allows it to hunt down elusive Snipers and flank Mortar Crews. Its low cost also allows it to be deployed large in numbers. Large numbers of BMW R75 Motorcycles can be an effective raider group that can take on most Infantry unit at Tier 1. Wehrmacht players may use such groups to raid strategic points and take on incoming Infantry units. Throughout the game it can also serve as a light reconnaissance unit for identifying enemy strategic location and spotter for artillery unit.

== Weakness ==
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BMW R75 Motorcycle in combat action.

BMW R75 Motorcycle is one of the poorest vehicles in terms of armor protection. Even normal Infantry weapons can badly damage it. Conventional light AT weapons such as Anti-Tank Recoilless Rifles, Bazookas, and PIATs can destroy it quickly with minimum casualty. An MG Crew can wipe out a BMW R75 Motorcycle in seconds if the motorbike doesn't flank it quickly. The motorbike is extremely vulnerable to anti-tank and tank fire. Most of these motorcycles will be replaced by better armed and armored vehicle such as SdKfz 251 Half-track and SdKfz 234 Armored Car during Tier 2 and 3. BMW R75 Motorcycles are rarely seen and deployed during Tier 4.
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