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This book covers the entire history of BMW motorcycle production, from the original R32 of 1932, through the war years, and into the twenty-first century. Particular attention is given to the ground-breaking motorcycles BMW produced in the 1970s such as the R90S and the R100RS (the first mass-produced motorcycle to come equipped with a full frame-mounted fairing), as well as the innovative and popular bikes BMW offers today such as the exotic R1200C cruiser and the K1200LT luxury tourer that proved so popular it sent Honda back to the drawing board with its mighty Gold Wing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760337486
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 12/4/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition, Updated and Expanded
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 938,348
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Darwin Holmstrom is the author or co-author of numerous car and motorcycle books, including the best-selling Camaro: Forty Years, Muscle: America’s Legendary Performance Cars, and Top Muscle. He lives in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, metro area.

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Table of 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


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