Mann and Mahle are OEM filter suppliers for BMW .
I did a little oil filter test a few years ago, a co-worker had an R1150RT-P, turned into a money pit, got rid of the bike and gave me 6 Bosch spin on filters .
I checked online and this filter number was commonly used, according to online comments on BMW bike sites .
I wasn't so sure, had a filter change coming up on my oilhead .
Bought an OEM filter, cut the used OEM filter apart and a Bosch filter .
The filtering area of both filters was the same, could not tell my visual inspection any difference in the quality of the filtering media .
The bypass valve on the OEM filter was a rubber coated curved metal disc, the Bosch a round piece of flat plastic .
The bypass valve on the OEM filter opened at 10 pounds of force, a little over 4 kg, the Bosch, opened at 1 pound, or .4 kg .
I tossed the Bosch filters in the trash .