The BMW Boxer Twins Bible: All Air-cooled Models 1970-1996 (Except R45, R65, G/S & GS)

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Feb 15, 2009 - Transportation - 160 pages
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Before the /5 series, BMW had a reputation for producing expensive and idiosyncratic touring motorcycles. But the /5 changed that. Although still expensive, the market was opened to a new world of riders, and during the 1970s the air-cooled boxer evolved into the ground-breaking R90S and R100RS. These were among the first motorcycles with factory-fitted fairings and they also offered class-leading performance. Even when BMW decided to discontinue the twins in favor of the new four-cylinder K-series in 1984, demand for the older boxers forced BMW to reconsider. The boxer was resurrected and continued for more than a decade.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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THE 5SEREs TYPE 246
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THE 6SEREs TYPE 247
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THE 7SEREs TYPE 247
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R100 R80 198185 TYPE 247
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POST1984 AlRCOOLED TWNs
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CHAPTER Vll RACING I58 68 AND 7S
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APPENDIX TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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One of the world's foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon is the author of more than twenty books on motorcycles including the The Ducati 750 Bible, Ducati 900 Bible, Ducati Story, Moto Guzzi Story, Honda Story, Kawasaki Story, BMW Story, Moto Guzzi Sport Bible and Laverda Twin and Triple Bible. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport that he has owned since 1976. A freelance contributor to a number of motorcycle magazines around the world, Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand but currently lives in Australia with his wife Miriam, and sons Ben and Tim.

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