The BMW Mo­tor­cy­cle Story

Old Bike Australasia - - EYES RIGHT -

Sec­ond Edi­tion

By Ian Fal­loon.

ISBN: 978-0-787113-58-9 Hard­back 304 pages Pub­lished by Ve­loce 2019 Price: £40 UK Con­tact Ren­niks Pub­li­ca­tions (02) 96957055­ for date of Aus­tralian avail­abil­ity

Up­dat­ing the pre­vi­ous edi­tion to in­clude the 2019 model year, Ian’s Fal­loon’s book re­mains the de­fin­i­tive tome of the mar­que. BMW has had its ups and downs since pro­duc­ing its first mo­tor­cy­cle in 1923, and has come close to the edge on more than one oc­ca­sion, but is to­day one of the most in­no­va­tive of the Euro­pean man­u­fac­tures. This book cov­ers those tribu­la­tions, as well as ex­am­in­ing the ma­jor mod­els on an in­di­vid­ual ba­sis. There are in­ter­est­ing pro­files on many of the pi­o­neer­ing BMW en­gi­neers, and the mod­els they cre­ated. Nat­u­rally there is plenty of cov­er­age of BMW’s com­pe­ti­tion suc­cesses, in­clud­ing those in Amer­ica, al­though sur­pris­ingly lit­tle on the Aus­tralian rac­ing scene. The pho­tog­ra­phy is first class, as you would ex­pect in such a high qual­ity book that will ap­peal to BMW own­ers and ca­sual en­thu­si­asts alike.

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