The Art of BMW85 Years of Motorcycling Excellence
Peter GantrisForeword by Fred JakobsPhotography by Henry Von Wartenberg
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A sumptuous 85th birthday feast for BMW and Motorcycle fans alike.
The history of BMW motorcycles defines a constant and relentless quest for perfection. BMW have a reputation for producing the most innovative and technologically advanced motorcycles anywhere on earth.
BMW began its life in aero-engineering-as anyone who's ever ridden one of its motorcycles might guess! These are bikes as close to airborne as any get. And what's more, fifty percent of all the motorcycles that BMW has manufactured are still flying down the world's roads today.
These motorcycles are the best, and in this book, the best of the best get their due. With exquisite full page studio photographs along with detailed descriptions of each bike's features, a concise history of this legendary marque is beautifully captured.
From the first of BMW's bikes, the R32, and the models that catapulted the company out of the ruins of World War II to the latest bikes with the revamped opposed-twin-cylinder "boxer" engines and brought BMW its first fame, to the radical new twin-and four-cylinder motorcycles that make today's line up - these are the bikes that make BMW great.
BMW have always been at the forefront of innovation and technology, earning an enviable reputation for doing things differently, and not just for the sake of being different. Each change represented a solution to a problem, many of the features adopted by other manufactuers were initatied by BMW, for example anti- lock brakes.
The Art of BMW also features the motorcycles of the Peter Nettesheim collection, one of the world's premier collections of BMW motorcycles. These wonderfully restored motorcycles exemplify the design and engineering prowess that define the BMW motorcycle tradition. It showcases the progressive engineering refinements integrated into each successive model.
Author Peter Gantriis is founder and president of RPM Reseach, LLC, a market research and consulting firm that works with the world's leading automotive and power sports manufacturers. Peter has an MBA from the University of Minnesota.He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and lives in Minnesota.
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