The book covers all BMWs starting with the R 80 G / S with two-valve boxer engine from 1980, continuing with the GS, R 80 ST, R 65, R 80, R 100 RS and R 100 RT from 1985, as well as the R 100 R, the R 100 R Mystic including the Classic models from 1995.
Complete overview with history, production data and colour table.
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 (Gelände 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!
BMW has always been a constant presence in the German two-wheel market as they have across the world, but in recent years the Bavarian company has further evolved into a position of undoubted world leadership. This book recounts the long history of BMW’s motorcycles model-by-model, a story that began in 1923 and extends right through to the latest bikes appeared in 2015: from the last boxer to the maxi-scooter with which the Munich manufacturer is opening up new market segments, through to the R nine T, the brand new custom, which is a true object of desire among all enthusiasts of the marque. And then an extensive chapter is devoted to the Superbike adventure which, in recent years, has led to major successes.
History of the production, technical details and pictures in colours of the following models: R 51/2, R 25/2, R 90S, K 1, R 1100 RS and S, K1200 RS and LT, F 650 GS. Included the sports models: 500 Kmpressor, 500 Typ 256, OL Special RS 500, Dähner-R 90 S, AMS-Fujii 8v, VV Oas 2, R.O. 1100, Pami-F 650 and Chrysalis-supermono.
This volume contains 48 articles on BMW technical features, record breaking, R27, R67/2, R69S, R50, R60/5, R75/5 and US models. Including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning.
Fully revised and updated, this work covers all of BMW’s consistently acclaimed machines, from the boxer twins of the 1920’s to the exciting K and R series, and new concept designs for the next century. Filled with a complete BMW company history and detailed technical analysis of the machines.
The complete history of the BMW motorcycle production, from the original R32 of 1923 up to the 2000 C1 model, is covered in this in-depth look. Filled with detailed color photographs, original sketches and a brief history of the models.
This volume comprises a collection of road tests of 1971 to 1995 BMW motorcycles from Motorcyclist magazine. Drooling over new machinery is an inherent part of being a motorcycle enthusiast, as is digging up information about bikes you own or are considering buying. In BMW Files, the road tests of some of the most significant BMWs of the past 35 years are put together in one volume. The articles are set in an attractive, readable style, with a smattering of photography along with the original riding impressions, technical data, and sidebars from the original magazines articles.