Doug Mitchel's BMW Motorcycles (First Gear) PDF

By Doug Mitchel

ISBN-10: 0760347980

ISBN-13: 9780760347980

Everything you need to find out about 40 of the main iconic BMW motorcycles.

BMW Motorcycles bargains background and images on 40 of the main iconic bikes outfitted via Germany's prime motorbike producer: BMW. From the preâ??World struggle II BMWs that outlined functionality in that period, to the Earles-forked machines that provided the appropriate platform for mounting a Steib sidecar, to the "flying bricks," to the GS (Gelände game) sequence that introduced a dual-sport revolution, correct as much as today's world-class superbikes. All of BMW's motorbike households are coveredâ??the side-valve machines from the preâ??World warfare II years, the early overhead-valve functionality motorcycles, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the three-cylinder, four-cylinder, and six-cylinder traveling motorcycles, the early pushrod singles, the fashionable overhead-cam singles, the newest parallel twins, and inline-four cylinder recreation motorcycles. From the 1st version, the R32 that introduced BMW's motorbike dynasty, to the newest (and quickest) version, the area great motorcycle dominating S1000RR, this publication captures approximately a century of motorcycling excellence with thorough details and wonderful, full-color images.

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28 1932 R4 Series 1 1932 R4 Series 1 29 1933 R2 Series 2/33 30 Making its debut in 1931, the R2 was a motorcycle designed and built to skirt a new German road tax yet still deliver BMW performance. The new law exempted an owner of a cycle that displaced less than 200cc from purchasing a license or paying road taxes. The valvetrain of the 198cc, single-cylinder engine was exposed to the elements for the premier edition, but after 1932 the valvetrain was enclosed for enhanced performance and added durability.

The valvetrain of the 198cc, single-cylinder engine was exposed to the elements for the premier edition, but after 1932 the valvetrain was enclosed for enhanced performance and added durability. Top speed of the R2 was listed as 59 miles per hour, no mean feat for a cycle of its size. A three-speed gearbox hung off the back of the engine, and expanding drum brakes were found on both ends. From the start, BMW refused to build a cheap motorcycle, and as a result the R2 was not bargain priced despite its reduced 1933 R2 Series 2/33 Engine Type: Single-cylinder Displacement: 198cc Years Produced: 1931–1936 Valve Configuration: Overhead valve Horsepower: 6 at 3,500 rpm Top Speed: 59 miles per hour Did You Know?

From the start, BMW refused to build a cheap motorcycle, and as a result the R2 was not bargain priced despite its reduced 1933 R2 Series 2/33 Engine Type: Single-cylinder Displacement: 198cc Years Produced: 1931–1936 Valve Configuration: Overhead valve Horsepower: 6 at 3,500 rpm Top Speed: 59 miles per hour Did You Know? The R2 was built to capitalize on a German law that exempted riders of motorcycles displacing less than 200cc from purchasing a motorcycle license or having to pay road taxes. 1933 R2 Series 2/33 dimensions.

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