Motorcycles of the Century: Guide to models 1923-2000


A reference book written by collectors for collectors. An essential guide to estimate and buy vintage motorbikes from this prestigious international brand.

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ISBN: 9788857219547 Category:

Claudio Somazzi, Massimo Bonsignori


Ninety years after the first BMW was created, the R32 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 1923-2000, 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. The book includes interviews with the most important international collectors, and sections dedicated to the fundamental themes to be considered when purchasing a motorbike: Vintage motorbikes as a investment; Trade and street markets: the golden rules; Preservation and restoration of motorbikes; Certification advice. 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.

Additional information

Weight 1874 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 28.4 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 1 May 2014
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 28.4 cm
Weight 1874 g


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