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Title:
The BMW story : racing and production models from 1923 to the present day
Author:
Falloon, Ian.
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Publication Information:
Sparkford : Haynes, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781859608548
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Max Frizs R32 of 1923, the first BMW boxer twin motorcycle, set BMW on a path that would continue for the next 80 years. Although the twin has predominated, some of the most popular BMW motorcycles have been singles and the K-series triples and fours.

BMW has never been afraid of innovation, from the supercharger ot the 1920s and 1930s, the telescopic then Earles fork, wind-tunnel-developed fairings, anti-lock brakes and Paralever swingarms.

Here is the full story of all the BMW road and racing machines, and the people who designed them, including classic machines such as the Kompressor, RS54, R69S, R90S, and R100RS, as well as the latest R1150 and K1200.


Author Notes

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.