The Art of BMW
85 Years of Motoring Excellence
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Art of BMW by Peter Gantriis
Book DescriptionBMW began its life in aero-engineering - as anyone who has ever ridden one of their bikes knows. Combining technical innovation, engineering excellence to produce exceptional road handling, BMW are today recognised as one of the best motorcycle manufacturers in the world; this book is a testament to that fact, and to their most popular machines. From the first IR32 produced in 1923, and designed by Max Friz, this book follows the most popular BMW machines right up to date. From the 1930's to post-war success - where BMW had no plans, drawings, blueprints, equipment, and only a ruined, bombed factory in 1948 - yet the next year had produced 92,000 of the 250 cc R24, this book chronicles the continuing success of BMW motorcycles.The F and G Series, F Series, R Series, K series are mentioned, as are the constant innovations and improvements that have kept BMW at the forefront of motorcycle riding: the first to introduce ABS for motorbikes ( the R11OORS), electronically adjusted windshields, (K1OOLT), hydraulic dampened telescopic forks, Telelever suspension systems to deliver superior traction during hard-brake situations, and a host of other improvements now recognised as standard and taken up by other manufacturers. Full of stunning colour photographs, technical details, construction, up to the latest revamped opposed cylinder 'boxer' engines, these are the bikes that made history, and give the most demanding riders a taste for flight - certain to prove popular with any motorcyclist!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780760333150
(276mm x 235mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter Gantriis
Art of BMW, Hardback (March 2013)
The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence presents stunning studio portraiture of the rolling sculpture that BMW has been creating for the past 90 years. Each exquisite portrait is accompanied by a concise, authoritative history of the machine.
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Buyer's Guide, Paperback (July 2011)» View all books by Peter Gantriis
This practical, informative and entertaining buyer's guide provides a potential owner with all the information needed to make an informed purchase.
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Author Biography - Peter Gantriis
Peter Gantriis is founder and president of RPM Research, LLC, a market research and consulting firm that works with the world s leading automotive and powersports manufacturers. Peter has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and is an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast. He lives near St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and three children. When he s not using his free time writing for Motorbooks, Peter enjoys boating, skiing, and investing in slow racehorses.Official Website: www.motorcyclemarketresearch.comOn Twitter: @rpm_researchHENRY VON WARTENBERG is a freelance photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose work has appeared in many books and magazines, such as National Geographic Adventures.Peter Gantriis (Mahtomedi, MN) is founder and president of RPM Research, LLC, a market research and consulting firm that works with the worldAEs leading automotive and powersports manufacturers. He is an avid motorcyclist and lives in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. Henry Von Wartenberg (Tigre, Argentina) is a freelance photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose work has appeared in many books and magazines, such as National Geographic Adventures. Fred Jakobs is responsible for BMWAEs motorcycle heritage collection and archives at BMW Mobile Tradition."
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