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BMW Airhead Twins - The Complete Story

By Phil West

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ISBN: 9781785006951
PUBLISHED: 05/02/2020
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 247 colour photographs and 50 b&w photographs

No motorcycle manufacturer is more closely associated with one type of engine than BMW: the air-cooled boxer twin or 'airhead'. It was included in BMW's very first motorcycle in 1923 and virtually every machine the company made, of every type, from radical road bike to TT winner, to land speed record holder, to 1970s style icon and even to the creation of an all-new adventure bike class with the R 80 G/S, right up to the mid-1990s.

Phil West celebrates the success of the BMW airhead twin motorcycles. This book, with over 290 photographs, includes:


  • A history of the company pre- and post-War
  • The personalities behind the development of the bikes
  • Profiles of each of the 'R' bikes in turn, including detailed specification guides
  • Production numbers
  • An epilogue that looks to the future of the airhead twins

These wonderful machines are regularly celebrated and now BMW itself is harking back to them with an all-new series of machines.

RRP: £25.00

Site Price: £20.00

E-Book Edition: £20.00 (incl. VAT)


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Latest Reviews
" An important tome to have handy, especially for fans of the early airheads. Phil West has an easy to read style and imparts the information well by sticking with the basic facts without boring the reader with trivial minutia. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Vintage & Classic Motor Cycle

" It's a must for any fan of the definitive German motorcycle. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: MotorCycleNews

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