The Art Of Bmw

Autor: Peter Gantriis
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760344124
File Size: 32,42 MB
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Ever since Max Friz first mounted his innovative M2B32 opposed-twin engine in a motorcycle frame in 1923, the history of BMW motorcycles has been defined by a constant and relentless quest for perfection. In the 95 years that have followed, the company has created the most innovative and technologically advanced motorcycles produced anywhere on earth. BMW has earned a reputation for not doing things the way everyone else does, but its motorcycles aren’t different simply for the sake of being different. Each distinctive feature represents a brilliant and elegant solution to a real problem, leading BMW to be the first company to introduce many of the features that were later adopted by other manufacturers. But there’s more to a BMW motorcycle than innovation and technology—there’s also art. And as beautiful as the bikes are in their totality, they may be even more so when broken down into their individual details. This book captures the elegance of these amazing machines, both in their details and in the sum of their parts, through the masterful photography of Henry von Wartenberg and writing of author Peter Gantriis. The Art of BMW: Ninety Years of Motorcycling Excellence features the Peter Nettesheim collection, one of the world’s premier collections of BMW motorcycles. These wonderfully restored pieces exemplify the design and engineering prowess that have defined the BMW motorcycle tradition for almost a century. DIVPhotographer bio: Henry von Wartenberg was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1967 and has been a professional photographer since 1990. He worked as a photojournalist for Gente magazine for nine years before opening his own office near Buenos Aires in 1999. He has worked for many companies and publishers in Argentina and overseas, including Geographic Adventure magazine. With his publishing firm, Triple Ve Editores, he has also published several books of his photography: Red Deer-Stag Hunting in ArgentinaM, iMotos Clasicas en Argentina/i, iThe Best of Argentine Polo/i, and iBuenos Aires in Stone and Bronze/i. Henry lives in Tigre, Argentina, with his wife and two daughters. You can visit his website at /divdivAuthor bio:/divdiv /divdivPeter 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 earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and lives in Mahtomedi, Minnesota./div/divp

90 Years Bmw Motorrad

Autor: Jurgen Gassebner
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
ISBN: 9783832797140
File Size: 47,81 MB
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Now commemorating its 90th anniversary, BMW Motorrad is a legend among motorcycles. This volume not only celebrates this event as a classic retrospective but also connects the past and the present through impressive stories and images. Exceptional photography showcases the most popular machines alongside some enticing rarities. Over time, we witness how the brand has incorporated leading technology into some of the most remarkable designs ever produced. Constantly at the forefront, it consistently creates designs that endure as legends. So whether taking a trip across a continent or just zipping to the other side of town, you can be sure a ride on a BMW will be a ride to remember. This book captures that sensation in all its variety and uniqueness.

Bmw Motorcycles

Autor: Doug Mitchel
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760347980
File Size: 19,82 MB
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Everything you want to know about forty of the most iconic BMW motorcycles. BMW Motorcycles offers history and photography on forty of the most iconic motorcycles built by Germany's leading motorcycle manufacturer: BMW. From the preâ??World War II BMWs that defined performance in that era, to the Earles-forked machines that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar, to the "flying bricks," to the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution, right up to today's world-class superbikes. All of BMW's bike families are coveredâ??the side-valve machines from the preâ??World War II years, the early overhead-valve performance bikes, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the three-cylinder, 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 with thorough information and stunning, full-color photography.

Bmw Cafe Racers

Autor: Uli Cloesen
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845845293
File Size: 61,93 MB
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Showcasing fantastic custom BMW café racers from all over the globe, from the old to the new, this book presents them in all their innovative glory. Featuring owner's stories and technical descriptions, BMW Café Racers is a book guaranteed to interest BMW fans and members of the café racer scene alike - see the 'caféd' side of BMW.

Bmw Motorbike

Autor: Kevin Ash
ISBN: 9781842223857
File Size: 57,75 MB
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BMW Motorcycles were not the first bikes ever to have been made. And the plant where they were built was and is not the largest of its kind. However, more than any other manufacturer, BMW motorcycles stand for motorcycling in its purest form - for its appeal, its possibilities, the challenge it presents and for the sheer enjoyment of riding which is associated with it. 'BMW Motorbike - The Ultimate Driving Machine' is a celebration of a 77-year tradition of technological innovation. With every motorbike featured and with a commentary on every model which give fascinating insights into what made each machine a pioneer of its age, this book is sure to become a collectors' for all motorbike enthusiasts.

Bmw Motorcycles

Autor: Bruce Preston
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861260055
File Size: 37,40 MB
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This new revised and updated version covers all of BMW's acclaimed motorcycles, from the boxer twins of the 1920s to the current K and R series and new concept designs for the next century.

Big Sid S Vincati

Autor: Matthew Biberman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101029268
File Size: 23,47 MB
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Read Matthew Biberman's posts on the Penguin Blog. "If you believe it is possible to fall in love with a motorcycle, you will love this book." -Jay Leno When Big Sid had a heart attack and gave up the will to live, his son Matthew Biberman panicked. Impulsively, Matthew promised his father that they would build a Vincati together. This fusion of two legendary motorcycles, the Vincent Black Shadow and the Ducati GT, a Vincati was considered near-impossible to build. But if anyone could do it, Matthew knew his father could. Big Sid was the mechanic to see about repairing Vincents for nearly sixty years. But now, Sid was old, busted up and broke. Matthew, despite sharing his dad's passion, had become a Shakespearean scholar. The two men hadn't spoken in years-but called a truce to attempt a shared dream. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Shop Class as Soulcraft, in this heartfelt memoir that shows how two very different men built a legendary motorcycle, and along the way, discovered what it means to be father and son.

Bmw Custom Motorcycles

Autor: Uli Cloesen
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845843258
File Size: 58,60 MB
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BMWs in custom guise – does it work? This book, the first of its kind solely devoted to the BMW custom bike scene, proves it does! Features stunning images of customized BMW singles, twins and fours from contributors around the globe, many complemented by owner’s stories and technical descriptions.

Bmw Gs

Autor: Phil West
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847979289
File Size: 59,90 MB
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A definitive guide to the iconic BMW GS, the model that revolutionized the dual-purpose adventure bike in 1980. Combining all-terrain capability, high performance and on-road ride comfort, the GS is the bestselling large-capacity motorcycle in the UK and is still evolving today. Including comprehensive specification details, owners' experiences and previously unseen pictures, BMW GS - The Complete Story covers the original R80G/S and its impact on the industry; design and development of all the updated models; radical engineering concepts and technology; worldwide racing success for the GS and finally, the all-new R1200GS of 2013 and the future of the GS. Superbly illustrated with 196 colour and 8 black & white illustrations, many previously unseen.


Autor: Claudio Somazzi
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9788857219547
File Size: 16,81 MB
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Ninety years after the first BMW was created, the R32 in 1923, this magnificent volume serves as a unique source of reference for all collectors and enthusiasts of vintage BMW motorbikes. With precise images and technical information on every single model produced between 19232000, this book provides precious advice and suggestions, as well as in-depth analysis of the motorbikes characteristics. For the first time, all the specific details are gathered in a single publication: chassis, motor numbers and engines of every model, economic values, and original auto parts. The book includes interviews with the most important international collectors, and sections dedicated to the fundamental themes to be considered when purchasing a motorbike: Vintage motorbikes as a investment; Trade and street markets: the golden rules; Preservation and restoration of motorbikes; Certification advice. This accurate and practical guide is accompanied by a historic overview of the Bayerische Motoren Werke, from its origins in 1917 to the present day.