The BMW Motorcycle Story
By Ian Falloon.
ISBN: 978-0-787113-58-9 Hardback 304 pages Published by Veloce 2019 Price: £40 UK Contact Renniks Publications (02) 96957055 www.renniks.com 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.