UpdatedMay 22, 2006

M-72 M-72 motorcycle [1]
M-72 Plan view of M-72 [1]
Buddy seat Buddy seat [1]
Buddy seat Plan view of buddy seat [1]
M-72 Units of the Red Army on one of the streets of Moscow, October, 1941. On the foreground M-72 motorcycles [2]
M-72 A column of M-72 motorcycles moving to the fronline, Moscow, November 1941 [2]
M-72 M-72 [3]

German motorcycle BMW R-71 was taken as prototype for M-72. The first serial M-72 were sent to the frontline on August, 1941.

This model (later M-72M) was produced until year 1961.

  1. Malakhovsky, Zubkov, "Atlas konstruktsiy Sovietskih mototsiklov", 1950
  2. M. Kolomiets, "Bitva za Moskvu", Frontovaya Illyustratsiya/Frontline Illustration, No 1, 2002
  3. Tekhnika-Molodezhi, 12/1989