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Illustrated Bmw Motorcycle Buyer's Guide (Motorbooks International Illustrated Buyer's Guide Series) [Paperback]

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5.0 out of 5 stars BMW motorcycle buyers guide Feb. 4 2012
Format:Paperback
Book arrived within the specified time. The quality of the book, was in very good condition as stated in the add. I am very happy with my purchase, and would not hesitate to use this seller again.
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This book documents the production of all BMW motorcycles from the very beginning up until 1997. It has high quality pictures of most BMW models as well as rating the various models as to desirability of ownership from a collector's point of view.
The author is obviously an expert in this area and offers insightful comments. There are quite a few sidebars that detail his riding experiences on various older models
This book is a "must have" for any serious BMW motorcycle enthusiast or owner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good book that can be better May 2 2001
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book for the BMW motorcycle enthusiast. It tells the whole story since the beginning until around 1994. It presents it chronologically as technical achivements so one can see how one model was improved upon to become the next. And it has a lot of excellent photos. There are a few gaps (like, what made the R60/6 to become the R60/7) but I guess that that is unavoidable. The authors are very knowledgeable but left out a lot of interesting information BY DESIGN. They don't give us their opinion about what is right or wrong with each machine, and I would like to know the opinion of experts! For example, I have learned somewhere else that the old R60 models from the 1970s are forgiving for not-too-expert riders, a bit involved in maintenance (like adjusting valves every month), but easy and cheap to repair whereas de K models are more difficult to ride, very easy to maintain, but difficult and expensive to repair. This is the kind of information I would have expected in this book. I would also like to see more technical specifications. I still think that this is a great book but I pray the authors: expand the book in its next edition and make it the dream of every BMW motorcycle enthusiast.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! Jan. 26 2000
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The book detailed the models, chronologically, showing how one cycle evolved into the the next model. It would detail the new models improvements. Numerous photo also aided in the descriptions of the improvements made year to year, model to model. Easy reading and a MUST read for all you BMW lovers.
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