Boxer, BMW Motor Cycles from 1969 to 1985

Schwietzer, Andy
Bodensteiner Verlag

Subtitled Volume 1 - all airheads with twin shocks.

BMW Motorräder 1923-1969

Stegmann, Hans-Lothar and Vennekate, Johann Kleine
Johann Kleine Vennekate Verlag

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.

BMW R69 & R69S Super Profile

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 .

Service Bulletins: 1955-1969


These reprints cover /2 and R27 technical modifications and recommendations made by the factory as these bikes were improved. Available from Cycle Works, Inc.

Classic Bike

Coming out of Great Britain, this monthly magazine is full of restoration stories, tests and great color photos.

Classic Cycle Review

Another high quality magazine devoted to antique, vintage and classic motorcycles. Historical essays, photo
essays and feature stories.


Panzer-Grenadier, Motorcycle & Panzer Reconnaissance Units

Scheibert, Horst

The first documented account of the organization, equipment and operations of these wartime units. Available from Amazon.
Hdbd. 175 pages, over 250 ill.

Motorcycles of the Wehrmacht: A Photo Chronicle

Hinrichsen, Horst

Documents the day to day life of wartime German soldiers on their motorcycles. Includes detailed information on various paint schemes of German motorcycles during the course of the war, and detailed information on the BMW R75 and the Zundapp KS750. Available from Amazon.
Hdbd. 192 pages, over 300 ill.

German Motorcycles in WWII

Knittel, Stefan

This English translation of Knittel's Deutsche Kräder im Kriege covers the BMW R4, R12 and R75, as well as other German makes conscripted into service, such as Zundapp, DKW, NSU, Triumph (no relation to the British) and Victoria.
Sftbd. 48 pages, 111 ill.

BMW Motorcycles in WWII

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Features mostly-unpublished photographs of the German "war elephant", the R75 with its powered sidecar, as well as the R4 and R12 in action.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.

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