The Art of BMW

Author: Peter Gantriis
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760344124
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Ever since Max Friz first mounted his innovative M2B32 opposed-twin engine in a motorcycle frame in 1923, the history of BMW motorcycles has been defined by a constant and relentless quest for perfection. In the 95 years that have followed, the company has created the most innovative and technologically advanced motorcycles produced anywhere on earth. BMW has earned a reputation for not doing things the way everyone else does, but its motorcycles aren’t different simply for the sake of being different. Each distinctive feature represents a brilliant and elegant solution to a real problem, leading BMW to be the first company to introduce many of the features that were later adopted by other manufacturers. But there’s more to a BMW motorcycle than innovation and technology—there’s also art. And as beautiful as the bikes are in their totality, they may be even more so when broken down into their individual details. This book captures the elegance of these amazing machines, both in their details and in the sum of their parts, through the masterful photography of Henry von Wartenberg and writing of author Peter Gantriis. The Art of BMW: Ninety Years of Motorcycling Excellence features the Peter Nettesheim collection, one of the world’s premier collections of BMW motorcycles. These wonderfully restored pieces exemplify the design and engineering prowess that have defined the BMW motorcycle tradition for almost a century. DIVPhotographer bio: Henry von Wartenberg was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1967 and has been a professional photographer since 1990. He worked as a photojournalist for Gente magazine for nine years before opening his own office near Buenos Aires in 1999. He has worked for many companies and publishers in Argentina and overseas, including Geographic Adventure magazine. With his publishing firm, Triple Ve Editores, he has also published several books of his photography: Red Deer-Stag Hunting in ArgentinaM, iMotos Clasicas en Argentina/i, iThe Best of Argentine Polo/i, and iBuenos Aires in Stone and Bronze/i. Henry lives in Tigre, Argentina, with his wife and two daughters. You can visit his website at www.henryvonwartenberg.com.div /divdivAuthor bio:/divdiv /divdivPeter Gantriis is founder and president of RPM Research LLC, a market research and consulting firm that works with the world’s leading automotive and powersports manufacturers. Peter earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and lives in Mahtomedi, Minnesota./div/divp

The Art of BMW Motorcycles

Author: Peter Gantriis
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760361533
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The Art of BMW Motorcycles presents the rolling sculptures that are BMW motorcycles in studio portraits, each bike accompanied by a short history of the machine. All the classic bikes are here--pre-World War II BMWs like the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the R75M that accompanied Rommel’s Panzers in North Africa; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S café racer; and the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution. All the bike families are covered: the side-valve machines from the early years, the early overhead-valve performance bikes, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the four-cylinder and six-cylinder touring bikes, the early pushrod singles, the modern overhead-cam singles, the latest parallel twins, and inline-four cylinder sport bikes. From the first model, the R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) model, the World Super Bike dominating S1000RR, this book captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence.

Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten

Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104028486
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»Dieses Buch bietet eine andere, ernsthaftere Alternative zum materiellen Erfolg an. Das heißt, es ist eigentlich weniger eine Alternative als viel-mehr eine Ausweitung der Bedeutung von ›Erfolg‹ auf etwas Größeres als das bloße Bemühen, eine gute Stellung zu finden und sich nichts zuschulden kommen zu lassen. Und auch etwas Größeres als bloße Freiheit. Es setzt ein positives Ziel, auf das man hinarbeiten kann, das einen aber nicht einengt. Das, so scheint mir, ist der Hauptgrund für den Erfolg des Buches. Es traf sich, daß die ganze Kultur genau nach dem auf der Suche war, was dieses Buch anzubieten hat.« Robert M. Pirsig

BMW

Author: Richard Barrington
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477718680
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BMW is certainly a brand that lives up to its slogan, "the ultimate driving machine," and it proves that with the bikes profiled in this title. Fans of high-performance, high-quality motorbikes will fully engage in this tour of models such as the R1200 R roadster, the C650 GT city bike, and the S1000 RR high-performance racer while learning about precision specifications such as torque, displacement, turn radius, transmission type, and horsepower, details that are essential to only the most demanding riders.

Indian

Author: Darvin Holmstrom
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783613040083
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Long Way Round

Author: Ewan McGregor
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492956475
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Ewan McGregor und sein Kumpel Charley Boorman machen, wovon andere nur träumen: Gemeinsam umrunden die beiden Freunde auf ihren Motorrädern die ganze Welt. Auf ihrer 115 Tage dauernden Reise – von England aus geht es ostwärts bis nach Asien und nach einem Sprung über die Beringstraße quer durch Nordamerika – erleben sie eine atemberaubende Naturkulisse, überwältigende Gastfreundschaft und treffen unterwegs auf herrlich komische Menschen. Eine Reise voller Wunder!

Die obere H lfte des Motorrads

Author: Bernt Spiegel
Publisher:
ISBN: 3613310171
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Nun ist es schon ein Weilchen her, dass sich Kaiser Karl V. die philosophische Frage stellte, ob das Pferd Teil des Reiters sei oder der Reiter Teil des Pferdes. Diese Frage ist heute wieder interessant, vor allem für Motorradfahrer, denn nur wenn Mensch und Maschine eine Einheit bilden, fährt man schnell, sicher und vor allem gut. Doch das, was so spielerisch-leicht aussieht, ist in Wirklichkeit eine komplexe Angelegenheit, die ein hohes Maß an Koordination, Konzentration und Anpassungsfähigkeit erfordert. Bernt Spiegel zeigt, wie man die Einheit von Fahrer und Maschine wirklich erreicht.