BMW. Bayerische Motoren Werke. Bavarian Motor Works. An acronym. A world. A history. Over one hundred and fifty models. But above all, a huge, inexhaustible passion that has infected, in over ninety years, generations of motorcyclists, collectors, die-hard fans and those inclined to feel a little nostalgic. Driving or collecting BMW motorcycles means taking a stirring journey through time, savouring atmospheres that are now forgotten, re-experiencing shades of meaning that have been lost forever, getting to know our past - not just that associated with motorcycles.
Not a book. Not an encyclopaedia. Not a simple buyer's guide. BMW. Motorcycles of the Century is a "necessary" act of love that the authors dedicate to the models and the history of BMW. By collectors for collectors.
This is a book to leaf through or read in detail, but above all it is a source to be consulted, used, shared and kept. An indispensable tool for those who are approaching the world of vintage BMW motorcycle for the first time; and a fundamental reference point for the most accomplished collectors.
Technical opinions, tips from the experts, frame and engine numbers, the history of BMW and each and every model produced from 1923 to 2000, their appraised value, the availability of spare parts, and the historical importance of these motorcycles. BMW. Motorcycles of the Century is all this and much more.
Claudio Somazzi, Massimo Bonsignori: 2014