The whole history of the legendary machines of the Munich firm. BMW started with aviation before devoting itself to cars and motorcycles. It was on two wheels that his land adventure began with the first flat-twin models launched in 1923, a type of engine so representative of BMWs that it was constantly perfected until the beginning of the 1980s.
In a century of history, the firm has produced legendary models that have become classics such as its pre-war compressor racers, the R69, the .5 series, the R100S and RS or the R80 G/S. The K series with its three and four injection cylinders, launched in the early 1980s, marked a decisive turning point for the brand. Since then, BMW has never ceased to revolutionize motorcycle technologies with machines as fascinating as the K1, K1200S and K1600, up to the very latest models such as the HP, F, R1250GS, R18 maxi-cruiser and superbike S1000RR. In this book, Alan Dowds reviews a century of technological excellence and details the history of each model.