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BMW GS - The Complete Story

By Phil West

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ISBN: 9781847979278
PUBLISHED: 27/03/2015
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 196 colour illustrations and 8 black & white illustrations

A definitive guide to the iconic BMW GS, the model that revolutionized the dual-purpose adventure bike in 1980. Combining all-terrain capability, high performance and on-road ride comfort, the GS is the bestselling large-capacity motorcycle in the UK and is still evolving today. Including comprehensive specification details, owners' experiences and previously unseen pictures, BMW GS - The Complete Story covers:

  • The original R80G/S and its impact on the industry
  • Design and development of all the updated models
  • Radical engineering concepts and technology - notably the rear 'Paralever' swinging arm suspension and drive unit
  • Worldwide racing success for the GS, including wins at the Paris-Dakar Rally
  • The all-new R1200GS of 2013, including development of its partially liquid-cooled boxer engine, and the future of the GS
  • Inspirational stories and the GS in the media, including Long Way Round with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman

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" So who would I recommend this book to? Essentially, anyone with an interest in what now seems to be classes as 'adventure touring' motorcycles, whether their pride and joy is a GS of any year, a Triumph Tiger, Moto-Guzzi Quota, Yamaha Super Tenere or Honda Africa Twin. I'd also recommend it to BMW enthusiasts as a reminder of what BMW did to revive its fortunes and become the major manufacturer it is today. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: BMW Club Journal

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