The BMW RS 255 Kompressor: Making History Going Fast

German racer Georg Meier won the 1939 Isle of Man TT — a first for a non-Brit — on this 1939 BMW RS 255 Kompressor.

BMW Kompressor Back Side
Meier set a lap record with his first lap in the 1939 Senior TT, and each subsequent lap was faster than the last.
Photo by Neale Bayly