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The Art Of Bmw: 85 Years Of Motorcycling Excellence

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BMW begun its life in aero-engineering - as anyone who has ever ridden one of their bikes knows! Combining technical innovation, engineering excellence to produce exceptional road handling, BMW are today recognized as one of the best motorcycle manufacturers in the world, and this book is a testament to that fact, and to their most popular machines. From the first'IR32' produced in 1932, designed by Max Fritz, this book follows the most popular machines right up to date. From the 1930's to post-war success, where BMW had no drawings, blue-prints, plans, and only a ruined, bombed factory, in 1948 yet by the next year had produced 92,000 of the 250cc R 24, this book tracks the F&G Series, F Series, R Series, K Series. Always at the forefront improvment, BMW were the first to introduce ABS systems on bikes ( the R1100RS), electronic adjusted windshields (K100LT), hydraulic dampened telescopic forks, Telelevr suspension systems to deliver superior superior traction during hard-braking situations, and a host of other improvements now recognized as standard and taken up by other motorcycle manufacturers. Full of stunning color photographs, technical details, construction, up to the latest revamped opposed twin cylinder 'boxer' engines, these are the bikes that made history, and gave the most demanding riders a taste for flight, and is certain to prove popular with any motorcyclist!Full history of BMW motorcycles, individual machines, technical specs, production, design, and more...Peter Gantriss is recognised as a top motorcycle industry expert