Hardcover. Royal 8vo. Transport Bookman Publications Ltd. 1977. 190 pgs. Illustrated with Black and White Plates. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has light shelf-wear present. Bound in cloth boards. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. E-28; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 190 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Motorcycling should be an enchantment, and for many BMW riders it is... but that, as you may discover by reading this rather unusual history, is by no means the secret of BMW's success. Most of themakers of the great classic motorcycles started full of enthusiasm, only to meet disenchantment later; BMW, on the other hand, began as aero-engine specialists who built their first motorcycles with no enthusiasm at all, but found themselves falling more deeply in love with the things as the years progressed.
Was it luck, genius, or the new stove in the chief engineer's office? Whatever the reason, BMW got their design right at their first serious attempt, in 1923. The basic concept was so good that it has lasted them ever since: the latest R100RS is twice as big, twice as fast and nearly twice as heavy as that seminal R32. The modern BMW is not just a motorcycle, it is an inheritance.
It was nearly spent, on more than one occasion. This is not a glossy story of roses, roses all the way; there are tales of good and of bad luck, of good and bad management. Sometimes the firm saved the bikes, sometimes the bikes saved the firm. Always, however, there was a coterie, almost an elite, of motorcyclists who would not break faith with the mellowing two-wheelers from Munich. There were racers and potterers, clubmen and loners, each able to find a BMW to match his temperment; and sometimes all might be content with one and the same BMW, because it was as much a question of quality as of design.
Title: Bahnstormer The Story of BMW Motorcycles
Publisher: Transport Bookman Publications
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0851840213I4N00
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_212365040
Book Description Condition: Good. This book has light wear throughout and makes a perfect reading copy. Dust jacket may be missing. May have inscription/personalization. Stock photo may be different from actual cover. Seller Inventory # 4EKGY30003SO
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_211080695
Book Description Condition: Good. Sound copy that may show minimal signs of wear or previous ownership. Seller Inventory # 3IIEND002C6K
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications, 1978. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0851840213-2-4
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0851840213
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications, 1978., 1978. Hardcover. Very good dust jacket lightly faded dust jacket. Automobiles, Auto Repair. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California. Seller Inventory # U0851840213
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications, Brentford, 1977. hard cover with dust jacket. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Illustrated with black and white photographs and diagrams. 22 cm. 190 pages VG/VG. Very good book in very good dust jacket with light shelf wear and edge wear, light soiling, seller stamp on front endpaper. Seller Inventory # 43130
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications 1978-06, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0851840213. Seller Inventory # 580165