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BMW 500 and 600 Twins, 1955-1969

Publisher: 
Clymer Publications

From the Clymer Maintenance Manual Series. A very complete and easy to use manual covering maintenance, troubleshooting, complete disassembly and reassembly. Not as detailed as BMW's official Reparaturanleitung, but working on these old mounts is not exactly rocket science.

BMW Fotoalbum 1923-1969

Author: 
Vennekate, Johann Kleine
Publisher: 
Johann Kleine Vennekate
ISBN: 
978-3-935517-29-4

This hardback book is nothing more than a collection of private photos that, one way or another, include BMW motorcycles. Each photo has a brief caption. That's it. And yet...

BMW GS'ing Around the World: The BMW GS Motorcycle- Racing, Rambling, Repairing

Author: 
Frazier, Dr. Gregory

A global look at various aspects of the BMW GS motorcycle through the eyes of photojournalist and adventurer Dr. Gregory Frazier. Through two round-the-world trips aboard a BMW GS, this motorcycle journalist captured the GS's while being raced, repaired and roaming the globe. Profusely illustrated with numerous travel tales and inside secrets on the BMW GS.. Abridged review from White Horse Press.
Sftbd. 128 pp. 120 color ill.

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Author: 
Bacon, Roy

This highly popular writer covers the history of BMW motorcycles up to and including the F650 and K1200 in this newly released book, his third contribution to the BMW lexicon. Detailed production charts and model-by-model specifications are included.
Hdbd., 7 1/2 x 8 1/2", 224 pp., 197 B&W ill.

BMW Motorcycles 1950-71

Author: 
Clarke, R. M.

A new edition to the well-known Brooklands Gold Portfolio series. Features articles and road tests, history, performance data, technical specifications, and more. Available from Classic Motorbooks.
Sftbd., 8 x 10 3/4", 172 pp., over 250 B&W ill.

BMW Motorcycles 1971-76

Author: 
Clarke, R. M.

A new edition to the well-known Brooklands Gold Portfolio series. Features articles and road tests, history, performance data, technical specifications, and more. Available from Classic Motorbooks.
Sftbd., 8 x 10 3/4", 172 pp., over 250 B&W ill.

BMW Motorcycles in WWII

Author: 
Piepalkiewicz, Janusz

Features mostly-unpublished photographs of the German "war elephant", the R75 with its powered sidecar, as well as the R4 and R12 in action. Most of the photographs are dramatic, some are dramatically breathtaking. Also includes exact technical drawings and specifications.
Hdbd. 189 pages, over 240 ill.

BMW Motorcycles: The Complete Story

Author: 
Preston, Bruce

A complete BMW history from the 1920s to the current K1100 and R850/1100 series, with detailed technical analysis of the machines.
Hdbd. 192 pages, 130 B&W ill. and 8 color pages.

BMW Motorcycles: The New Generation

Author: 
Riegel, Udo
Publisher: 
Osprey Pubns
ISBN: 
978-1855329331

Explains the technical development of BMW motorcycles from 1984 and the new Boxer to the more radical offerings of the R1100S and the K1200RS. Full-color portraits of the machinery and key BMW personnel such as designer Wolfgang Seehaus, plus some revealing early design sketches from the company's own records. Full specifications make this a must for all fans of motorcycle design and technology. Review by Classic Motorbooks.
Sftbd. 128 pp. 120 color ill.

BMW Motorräder 1923-1969

Author: 
Stegmann, Hans-Lothar and Vennekate, Johann Kleine
Publisher: 
Johann Kleine Vennekate Verlag
ISBN: 
978-3-935517-16-4

This lovely 217 page compendium of BMW models, printed on heavy, coated paper, is simply chock full of information. Nearly every model gets at least four pages, with many contemporary photos (often from private individuals), factory pictures and diagrams and advertisements. There's a large table in the back that has a tremendous amount of technical information about each model.