A wholly owned subsidiary of German based company BMW, its motorcycle division called BMW Motorrad specializes in producing high-end premium motorcycles. The company initially produced aircraft engines and later switched to motorcycle production in early 1920s. BMW manufactured its first motorcycle in 1923, the R32, which featured a flat-twin boxer engine. BMW Motorrad still uses the flat-twin boxer configuration, but now manufactures motorcycles with a variety of engine configurations. The company set up operations in Indian market in 2010 with its headquarters in Gurugram, Haryana and also has a manufacturing plant in Chennai.