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The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1923

By Ian Falloon

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Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 15 October 2015
Get a close look at every production motorcycle ever built by BMW. The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles is a thorough year-by-year guide to every production machine ever built by Germany's leading motorcycle manufacturer. All the classic bikes are here--pre-World War II BMWs such as the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S cafe racer; the K1 "flying brick"; and the GS (Gelande Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution, right up to today's world-class S1000RR. All of BMW's bike families are covered--the side-valve machines from the early years, the early overhead-valve performance bikes, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the four- and six-cylinder touring bikes, the early pushrod singles, the modern overhead-cam singles, the latest parallel twins, and inline four-cylinder sport bikes. From the first model, the R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) model, the World-Superbike-dominating S1000RR, The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence with a combination of historic and contemporary photos. Complete technical specifications for each model make this book a must-have for any serious BMW aficionado. Don't miss the most thorough reference to these outstanding German motorcycles available today!

About the Author

One of the world's foremost motorcycle historians, IAN FALLOON is the author of more than twenty books on motorcycles including the The Ducati 750 Bible, Ducati 900 Bible, Ducati Story, Moto Guzzi Story, Honda Story, Kawasaki Story, BMW Story, Moto Guzzi Sport Bible and Laverda Twin and Triple Bible. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport that he has owned since 1976. A freelance contributor to a number of motorcycle magazines around the world, Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand but currently lives in Australia with his wife Miriam, and sons Ben and Tim.

Reviews

"If you're a huge fan of BMW motorcycles, you should check out The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923 by Ian Falloon." - Cycle World "If there were ever a coffee table book to sit in a rider's living room, 'The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles' is it." - Clutch and Chrome Magazine "Just when we thought we had seen Ian Falloon's career masterpiece in his long line of brand-specific histories with the 2015 release of The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today, we received word of his latest release from Motorbooks about BMW. Fans and owners of the BMW motorcycle brand will find this book of enormous interest, but the appeal doesn't end there. Most any motorcycle enthusiast will appreciate this remarkable work that is likely to achieve some classic status in its own right." - "UltimateMotorcycling.com" "If you're a huge fan of BMW motorcycles, you should check out "The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923" by Ian Falloon." - "Cycle World" "If there were ever a coffee table book to sit in a rider's living room, 'The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles' is it." - "Clutch and Chrome Magazine"

EAN: 9780760347270
ISBN: 0760347271
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Dimensions: 31.24 x 25.91 x 2.79 centimetres (1.86 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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