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.
In a list of the 10 most significant motorcycles in two-wheel history, there is no doubt that the Honda 750 must take one of the top places. But it would also be included if the list were to be whittled down to five models – or and even three. Because when the machine went on sale in 1969, it radically changed the world motorcycle panorama. If two wheeled machines were seen as a mere substitute for the car in previous decades, a spartan vehicle and, with rare exceptions, one of little fascination, a revolution took place with the arrival of the Four. Now, the motorcycle – this motorcycle – is even preferred to an open sports car in that it is a vehicle of enthusiasts’ dreams due to its extremely modern appearance and high performance: for the first time, a production bike was capable of 200 kph. The technical content was extraordinary, with its 4-cylinder engine, which had previously been reserved for racing, the front disc brake and its five speed gearbox. On top of that, the machine had an electric starter, a feature that alone pushed many a “motorcyclist” into buying it, people who until that day would never have dreamt of giving up their 4-wheel transport the day before the Four came out. Competition was off-guard, so the arrival of the 750 meant the opposition immediately aged at least 10 years. And if that’s not a revolution…
The epic of acrobats on a Vespa as told by Giuseppe Cau and Ilo Lorenzetti, two of the protagonists of that fantastic adventure, which lasted over fifteen years.
It all started in 1952 from an idea of Eng. Vittorio Casini, who wanted to prove that Vespa is an extraordinary vehicle, with which you can really do everything. After demonstrating their speed and reliability, Piaggio technicians give life to a patrol of men, chosen from the testers, who travel around Europe and drive crowds crazy with their shows. They may appear extreme, but in reality they are the result of careful technical preparation and a great sense of the collective. Each event that welcomes the performances of the aerobatic team, in Italy and abroad, has a fantastic added value in the show that the white suits with the blue brand offer to enthusiasts and the curious. From 1952 to 1968 Cau, Chiarugi, Nesti, Cipolli, Lorenzetti and many others have fun and give fun.
The volume is enriched with the images of each individual figure created by Piaggio acrobats, accompanied by the detailed explanation of each movement made by the individual participants.
Giancarlo Gori tells his story to Filippo Zerini. After his studies, Gori became passionate about engines. From the small workshop on Lungarno Cellini with the first elaborations of the Lambretta goes on to build the bikes, 15.000 bikes produced for Italy and 4000 abroad, almost an empire, which ends with the off-road crisis at the beginning of the eighties. But Gori has vigorously resumed the Lambretta processing activity, providing modern kits for the scooter.
In addition, the history, the official riders and the bikes produced from 1957 to today.