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9781785006951

BMW Airhead Twins

The Complete Story by West, Phil Code: 58212 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publication date: 04/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020 Price: AU $69.99
No motorcycle manufacturer is more closely associated with one type of engine than BMW: the air-cooled boxer twin or 'airhead'. It was included in BMW's very first motorcycle in 1923 and virtually every machine the company made, of every type, from radical road bike to TT winner, to land speed record holder, to 1970s style icon and even to the creation of an all-new adventure bike class with the R 80 G/S, right up to the mid-1990s. Phil West celebrates the success of the BMW airhead twin motorcycles. This book, with over 290 photographs, includes a history of the company pre- and post-War; the personalities behind the development of the bikes; profiles of each of the 'R' bikes in turn, including detailed specification guides and production numbers. These wonderful machines are regularly celebrated and now BMW itself is harking back to them with an all-new series of machines. AUTHOR: Phil West is one of the UK's leading motorcycle journalists and authors. A former editor of Bike and What Bike? and Executive Editor of Motor Cycle News, he's ridden and written about virtually every motorcycle of the last thirty years. He's also written acclaimed histories of the Yamaha RD350LC and Honda GoldWing, and most recently wrote BMW GS - The Complete Story. 247 colour and 50 b/w photographs
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
Illustration: COLOUR SECTION(S)
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
Publisher: THE CROWOOD PRESS LTD
Publication date: 04/09/2020
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 868 g
Dimensions: 260mm X 215mm
Code: 58212