The Art of BMW: 85 Years of Motorcycling Excellence

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MBI Publishing Company, Sep 15, 2008 - Transportation - 192 pages

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.


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CHAPTER 1 19231936
CHAPTER 2 19371969
CHAPTER 3 19691984
CHAPTER 4 1984Present

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DIVHenry 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.

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