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Title:
BMW : the racing story
Author:
Walker, Mick.
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Publication Information:
Ramsbury : Crowood, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
192 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781861266187
Format :
Book

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Summary

The BMW racing story is a fascinating tale of persistence and reward. Though initially unsuccessful in competition, the flat-twin-powered BMW motorcycle was steadily developed until it became a machine to be reckoned with. In 1939 the ultimate was achieved when Georg Meir won the Senior TT. After the War, BMW maintained a high profile on the Grand Prix scene winning no fewer than nineteen world titles from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s in sidecar racing. But BMW: The Racing Story covers much more, including the American scene, the K-series four-cylinder, the four valve twins of the early 1990s and, finally, the great successes gained by the F650-based single in the European and British Supermono series.


Author Notes

A leading authority on all forms of motorcycle sport, Mick Walker has been a successful racer, tuner and team manager, and still rides regularly. He was a former editor of Motorcycle Enthusiast, and published over 100 books including in this series, Derek Minter: The King of Brands, Geoff Duke: The Stylish Champion, Bob McIntyre: The Flying Scot and Mike Hailwood: The Fans' Favourite.