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 story of the innovative, iconic and enduring Porsche Carrera. This book takes the reader on a journey from the development of its audacious water-cooled design through its racing success and continued production today, to practical maintenance and modification.
The concept, design and evolution of the 996,997 and 991, including an interview with harm Lagaaji, stylist in the Porsche design studios
Special versions of the 996 and 997
Racing - past and present - including interviews with Olaf Manthay, chief tuner, and racing drivers Mike Wilds, Timo Bernhard, Richard Attwood, Richard Westbrook, Mario Andretti, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Wolf Henzler, Brendon Hartley and Peter Dumbreck
How to buy, maintain and modify a Porsche Carrera
The first comprehensive homage to the Porsche R and RS models
•From the first 911 R (1967) through the varying RS models, to the latest 911 R (2016)
•Includes interviews with enthusiasts, racing drivers and customers
•Presents portraits of unique collectors' items and race histories
•Celebrates the 50th Anniversay of the Porsche 911 R in 2017
As the first comprehensive homage to the R and RS models, this is a must-have for all Porsche 911 lovers. At auctions they rack up premium prices, but the makers of the 911 R never intended to create objects of speculation for maximum profit. Their main concern was developing vehicles that would appeal to customers because of their uncompromising sportiness.
The story begins 50 years ago, when the first Porsche 911 R achieved five new long-distance world records in Monza; and goes on to the latest 911 R - a car that is aware of its history, with racing stripes, houndstooth bucket seats, manual gear change, and a free-revving naturally aspirated engine. In between the first and the latest lie 50 years, numerous models, and a legion of fans.
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!
In the Twenties, Berlin was considered as the centre of the German motorcycles production and this volume, lavishly illustrated, chronicles and details in an alphabetical order all makes and models made in this town from Twenties to Forties.
All motorcycles’ competitions in the Rhine country between 1945 to 1960. Included the list of the winners of each race, divided in classes, a rich collection of original documents and vintage pictures.
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.