The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence

The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence

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Overview

The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence presents stunning studio portraiture of the rolling sculpture that BMW has been creating for the past 90 years. Each bike portrait is accompanied by a concise, authoritative profile of the machine. All the classic bikes are here—pre-World War II BMWs like the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the R75M that accompanied Rommel’s Panzers in North Africa; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S café racer; the K1 “flying brick”; and the GS ( Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution. All the bike families are covered—the side-valve machines from the early years, the early overhead-valve performance bikes, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the four-cylinder and six-cylinder touring bikes, the early pushrod singles, the modern overhead-cam singles, the latest parallel twins, and inline-four cylinder sport bikes. From the first model, the R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) model, the World Super Bike dominating S1000RR, this book captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760344125
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Gantriis is founder and president of RPM Research, LLC, a market research and consulting firm that works with the world’s leading automotive and powersports manufacturers. Peter has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and is an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast. He lives near St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and three children. When he’s not using his free time writing for Motorbooks, Peter enjoys boating, skiing, and investing in slow racehorses. Official Website: www.motorcyclemarketresearch.comOn Twitter: @rpm_researchHENRY VON WARTENBERG is a freelance photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose work has appeared in many books and magazines, such as National Geographic Adventures.Peter Gantriis (Mahtomedi, MN) is founder and president of RPM Research, LLC, a market research and consulting firm that works with the world's leading automotive and powersports manufacturers. He is an avid motorcyclist and lives in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. Henry Von Wartenberg (Tigre, Argentina) is a freelance photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose work has appeared in many books and magazines, such as National Geographic Adventures. Fred Jakobs is responsible for BMW's motorcycle heritage collection and archives at BMW Mobile Tradition.

Table of Contents


FOREWORD vi

CHAPTER 1 1923–1936
1925 R32
1927 R47
1928 R52
1928 R57
1929 R62
1928 R63
1931 R16
1934 R11
1936 R5

CHAPTER 2 1937–1969
1937 R12;1941 R12
1937 R35
1941 R71
1942 R75M
1950 R51/2 & STEIB S350
1953 R67/2
1955 R25/3
1965 R69S
1967 R60/2;1969 R60/2 Polizei

CHAPTER 3 1969–1984
1974 R90S
1979 R100RS
1983 R65LS

CHAPTER 4 1984–Present
1990 K1
1995 R100GS
1995 R1100RS
2007 F800S & F800ST
2007 G650X
2007 K1200S
2007 K1200R
2007 R1200GS
2007 R1200R
2007 R1200S
2012 S1000RR
2012 K1600GT/GTL
2012 R1200RT
2012 G650GS
2012 F800GS
2012 R1200GS

INDEX

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