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The Art of BMW: 85 Years of Motorcycling Excellence


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BMW began its life in aero-engineering--as anyone who’s ever ridden one of its motorcycles might guess. These are bikes as close to airborne as any get. And what’s more, fifty percent of all the motorcycles BMW has manufactured are still flying down the world’s roads. These are the best, and in this book, the best of the best get their due, with brilliant, full-color photographs of BMW’s classic models and detailed descriptions of their features, all located within the context of a concise history of this legendary marque. From the first of BMW’s bikes, the R32, through the models that catapulted the company out of the ruins of World War II, to the latest bikes with the revamped opposed-twin-cylinder “boxer” engines that brought BMW its first fame--these are the bikes that made history, and, better yet, gave the most demanding riders a taste for flight.

About the Author

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 9 years.

In 1999 he became a freelance photographer and opened his own office near Buenos Aires. He works for many companies and publishers in Argentina and overseas including National Geographic Adventure magazine. With his publishing firm, Triple Ve Editores, he published several books of his photography: Red Deer-Stag Hunting in Argentina, Motos Clasicas en Argentina, The Best of Argentine Polo, and Buenos Aires in Stone and Bronze. This is Henry’s first title for Motorbooks. He lives in Tigre, Argentina, with his wife and two daughters. You can visit his web site at:

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. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and lives in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

Table of Contents



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

2007 F800ST

2007 G650X

2007 K1200S

2007 K1200R

2007 R1200GS

2007 R1200R

2007 R1200S

Product Details

Transportation : Motorcycles - Pictorial
Wartenberg, Henry von
Gantriis, Peter
Transportation : Motorcycles - History
Publication Date:
September 2008

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