BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorcycles

by Darwin Holmstrom
     
 

When the time comes to sell your house, quit your job, and leave it all behind to pursue your dream of traveling around the world on two wheels, the bike you’ll most likely select is a BMW. In BMW Motorcycles, author Darwin Holmstrom brings the story of these legendary machines to life, describing the societal and personal forces that created BMW’

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When the time comes to sell your house, quit your job, and leave it all behind to pursue your dream of traveling around the world on two wheels, the bike you’ll most likely select is a BMW. In BMW Motorcycles, author Darwin Holmstrom brings the story of these legendary machines to life, describing the societal and personal forces that created BMW’s two-wheeled line. Holmstrom explores how motorcycles grew from a sideline to a major part of BMW’s business, how World War II nearly destroyed the company, and how BMW motorcycles evolved from stodgy touring bikes to cutting-edge machines that seamlessly blend tradition with modern styling and technology. Filled with Brian J. Nelson’s stunning photography, this insightful book offers a fresh perspective on some of the finest motorcycles ever built. BMW Motorcycles is a must-have for all Beemerphiles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760337486
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition, Updated and Expanded
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
880,387
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: “Grind Them into Dust

Chapter 1: Children of War: BMW’s Early Bikes

Chapter 2: The Great Depression and the Third Reich

Chapter 3: After the War

Chapter 4: Living in the Modern World

Chapter 5: Flying Bricks and the Revenge of the Airheads

Chapter 6: From Monolevers to Paralevers

Chapter 7: The Oilhead

Chapter 8: New Life in a New Millenium

Index

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