BMW Written by Claudio Somazzi and Massimo Bonsignori
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BMW: Motorcycles of the Century

Written by Claudio Somazzi and Massimo Bonsignori

  • March 4, 2014
  • Hardcover
  • Transportation - Motorcycles - Pictorial
  • Skira
  • 9-1/2 x 11
  • $60.00
  • $60.00
  • 978-88-572-1954-7

About This Book

A reference book written by collectors for collectors. An essential guide to estimate and buy vintage motorbikes from this prestigious international brand. Ninety years after the first BMW, the R32, was created in 1923, this magnificent volume serves as a unique source of reference for all collectors and enthusiasts of vintage BMW motorbikes. With precise images and technical information on every single model produced between 1923 and 2000, this book provides precious advice and suggestions, as well as in-depth analysis of the motorbikes' characteristics. For the first time, all the specific details are gathered in a single publication: chassis, motor numbers, and engines of every model, economic values, and original auto parts. This accurate and practical guide is accompanied by a historic overview of the Bayerische Motoren Werke, from its origins in 1917 to the present day.

About the Author

Massimo Bonsignori restores vintage BMW motorbikes and is one of the most prominent European specialists of classic motorbikes. Claudio Somazzi is an entrepreneur, a journalist, a writer, and a BMW enthusiast.


  • "A must have for your gentleman's library...the ultimate reference book written by collectors for collectors, it contains images and technical info on every single model produced between 1923 and 2000. So clear space on your shelf, and then in your garage..."

    “This comprehensive look at the German car company’s two-wheeled finery is an essential read for any gearhead looking to pick up a vintage BMW motorbike. Detailed, insightful and visually striking….meticulous passion and in-depth knowledge to a volume that will be celebrated by serious collectors.”
    -Men’s Book
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