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Description - BMW Racing Motorcycles by Laurel C. Allen

Here is the intriguing story of one of the world's most admired and enduring motorcycle companies, and how their fortunes were moulded by a determination to win races. Early in the last century, the fledgling company decided to test its products, demonstrate the quality of its designs, and showcase German technology by winning competitions. That determination has lasted to this day, as BMW has remained a formidable competitor in various venues of motorcycle racing. The book covers the company's early mutation from aircraft engine builder to producer of reliable, high-quality motorcycles. Its development of supercharged engines, advanced suspension systems, and many other innovations led to its dominance of various race competitions at different times, with many of those technologies making their way into production motorcycles. BMWs have long been known for reliability and endurance; it is precisely those characteristics which gave the company the deciding advantage in sidecar racing, endurance competitions, and Superbike racing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781884313653
ISBN-10: 1884313655
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 170mm x 18mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Whitehorse Press
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Laurel C. Allen

Laurel Allen and Mark Gardiner combined their knowledge and talent to produce this engaging account of BMW's racing accomplishments. Both are well known motojournalists who have written extensively about motorcycle racing. Allen grew up in the road race paddocks and became acquainted with both road race legends and many of the fastest competitors racing today. She is now Senior Editor of Road Racer X magazine. Gardiner's work has appeared in Bike, Classic Bike, Performance Bikes, Cycle Canada, Road Racer X, and Cycle World. This is his second book about motorcycle racing.