BMW GS: The Complete Story (Hardcover)

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A definitive guide to the iconic BMW GS, the model that revolutionized the dual-purpose adventure bike in 1980. Combining all-terrain capability, high performance and on-road ride comfort, the GS is the bestselling large-capacity motorcycle in the UK and is still evolving today. Including comprehensive specification details, owners' experiences and previously unseen pictures, BMW GS - The Complete Story covers:

The original R80G/S and its impact on the industry

Design and development of all the updated models

Radical engineering concepts and technology - notably the rear 'Paralever' swinging arm suspension and drive unit

Worldwide racing success for the GS, including wins at the Paris-Dakar Rally

The all-new R1200GS of 2013, including development of its partially liquid-cooled boxer engine, and the future of the GS

Inspirational stories and the GS in the media, including Long Way Round with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman

About the Author


Phil West is one of the UK's longest-established and most authoritative motorcycling journalists and authors. A former editor of Bike magazine, What Bike? and executive editor of Motorcycle News, he also launched his own independent publishing company, which launched Biking Times magazine. His work has been published by Northern Biker, the Evening Standard, Stuff magazine and many more. He's ridden and written about virtually every motorcycle of the last thirty years.  He's also written acclaimed histories of the Yamaha RD350LC and Honda GoldWing, and most recently wrote BMW GS - The Complete Story.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781847979278
ISBN-10: 1847979270
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Publication Date: October 5th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English