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BMW Motorräder: 1923-1939

Publisher: 
Schrader-Motor-Chronik

Reprints of factory ads, literature, and road tests of the early BMW motorcycles. Text in German. Currently available from Blue Moon Cycle.
Hdbd. 95 pages, over 100 B&W and color ill.

BMW Motorräder: Einzylinder 1949-67

Publisher: 
Schrader-Motor-Chronik

Reprints of factory ads, literature, and road tests of the BMW single cylinder models. Text in German. Currently available from Blue Moon Cycle.
Hdbd. 96 pages, over 100 B&W and color ill.

BMW Motorräder: Zweizylinder R51/2-R75/5, 1950-73

Author: 
Knittel, Stefan

A fascinating look at the development of post-war BMW motorcycles and how they were advertised, road tested and promoted. Includes many photos not reproduced in other books. Text in German. Currently available from Blue Moon Cycle.
Hdbd. 93 pages, 85 B&W and color ill.

BMW Postwar Models: Twins and Singles 1949-1969

Author: 
Bacon, Roy

An interesting and well illustrated overview of BMW's development in the critical post-war period.
Sftbd. 55 pages, 62 B&W ill.

BMW Profiles 1: Motorcycles from Munich, 1923-1969

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Publisher: 
BMW Mobile Tradition

An absolutely stunning and beautifully designed book. It covers the history and development of all model ranges up to 1969 in individual chapters, and has a model-by-model specifications list at the end of the book that is the most complete I've ever seen. Includes a period reproduction BMW poster. Currently available from Blue Moon Cycle.
Hdbd. 107 pages, 111 B&W ill.

BMW Profiles 4: Motorcycles from Berlin, 1969-1998

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Publisher: 
BMW Mobile Tradition

As in Volume 1, this is a record in words and pictures of all the BMW motorcycles produced at the Berlin-Spandau plant, with an extensive data list. Includes a period reproduction BMW poster. The book is available through your local BMW dealership or from Motobins.
Hdbd. 107 pages, 110 B&W ill.

BMW R69 & R69S Super Profile

Author: 
Roy Harper

The BMW R69 & R69S Super Profile by Roy Harper, now out of print, was published in the UK in 1983 and is a hardback edition in 8.5" x 11" format, of 56 pages. The book has nine chapters, Foreword, History, Evolution, Specifications, Original Road Tests, Owners View, Buying, Clubs Specialists & Books and a Photo Gallery .

BMW Road & Race Motorcycles 1920-1992

Author: 
Walker, Mick and Morley, Don

Recently reprinted and just as quickly sold out, this book by veteran BMW authors covers all road and competition bikes, singles, twins, triples and fours.
Sftbd. 128 pp., 120 color ill.

BMW SportBOXER/BoxerSPORT 1969-1997

Author: 
Tons, Wölf

A splendid book dedicated to the sporting life of the flat twin. Features factory creations like the R75/5, R90S, R100RS and R1100RS, and custom creations by Krauser, Magni, Fallert, WÜDO, Bakker and H&M. Boxers built for Endurance, Superbike and TT races are also covered. Text in German. Available from Classic Motorbooks.
Hdbd., 9 x12 1/2", 175 pp., 205 color and B&W ill.

BMW Twins Restoration

Author: 
Walker, Mick

by Mick Walker $30US

Covers model-by-model technical changes, development, appearance and accessories. Includes yearly model charts, factory alterations, specifications, color schemes and appendices.
Sftbd. 240 pages, over 220 B&W ill.