Illustrated BMW Motorcycle Buyer's Guide - wBW Book Review
by Stefan Knittel and Roland Slabon
This book serves as a primary guide to BMW motorcycle model history for anyone interested in the marque. It was last updated in 1996, just as the latest generation of "oilheads" were being sold throughout the world, and, as such, is a bit outdated.
But it is a good primer of BMW motorcycle history and it has some good information on model differentiation. It also is written with a breezy, easy to digest style.
There are many good photos and illustrations; however, you may find that the one model you have a particular interest in isn't illustrated as well as you like, due to the compromises that must be made regarding the amount of text vs. photos in a book of this genre.
However, it's a great
reference guide, and helpful to anyone who may need to identify an
older BMW -- which normally may be difficult, due to the strength of
the boxer design and it's gradual evolution through the decades.