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Overview

This is an expanded and updated edition of a popular Motorbooks title. BMW Motorcycles chronicles the history of this famous brand, a brand known for engineering excellence, a brand known for making beautiful bikes that are a joy to ride, maintain, and keep for years and years. Filled with brilliant photography by Brian J. Nelson and writing from motorcycle expert that goes beyond mere facts and figures and paints a picture of one of the world's great motorcycle manufacturers and its enduring success and commitment to quality. The new edition will include 12 entirely new pages full of photography and descriptions of the latest BMW motorcycle models.

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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: 957,686
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Darwin Holmstrom has written, co-written, or contributed to over 30 books on subjects ranging from Gibson Les Paul guitars and extraordinary goats in mythology to motorcycles and muscle cars, including the best-selling Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling;Top Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade; Camaro: Five Generations of Performance; BMW Motorcycles; The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection; GTO: Pontiac's Great One; Hemi Muscle Cars; Camaro Forty Years; Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars; The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles; and many others. He is the senior editor for Motorbooks, where he has worked for the past fourteen years.

Brian J. Nelson is a professional photographer who specializes in motorcycles. His photography has appeared in Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Roadracing World, Cycle News, and just about every other motorcycle magazine worth reading.

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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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