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The BMW Motorcycle Story - second edition


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Chapter 1 Beginnings: from aircraft t motorcycles Chapter 2 Highs and lows: the 1930s, the Second World War and post-war reconstruction Chapter 3 Single cylinders Chapter 4 Post-war twins Chapter 5 A new generation of boxers Chapter 6 The K-series Chapter 7 The new boxer (updated) Chapter 8 2004-2009 Chapter 9 2010-2019 Appendices Index

About the Author

Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand in 1952 and studied engineering and music at Victoria University, Wellington. After a career as a symphony orchestra oboist was brought to an end by a motorcycle accident he began writing articles about motorcycles for magazines. His first book, The Ducati Story, has run to several editions and has been published in three languages. The success of The Ducati Story led to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. He has now written many books about motorcycles, mostly historical but also restoration guides. With an interest and passion spanning decades he now concentrates on collecting and restoring older Italian motorcycles, particularly Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Moto Guzzi. Ian Falloon lives in Australia, and is ably supported in his projects by his wife Miriam and sons Ben and Tim.


This impressive book is a treasure trove of information and is a delight to the eye ... A great gift for any BMW enthusiast.The BMW Club Journal --- This is a treat for BMW fans but this is a book that also deserves to find a wider audience. Bike Rider Magazine --- Fans of the brand will love having such a comprehensive resource on company history. UltimateMotorcycling.com. --- 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. - Old Bike Australasia. --- you won't find a better book! ... A substantial volume in looks and content; although this is no coffee table book it is impressive enough to fulfil that role. - Norm Mort - Freelance

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