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• A window into the world of the BMW café racer
• The first book detailing this aspect of BMW motorcycles
• Aimed at BMW aficionados and lovers of café racers alike
• Contains bikes from ‘spend a little’ to ‘spend a lot’
• Details the latest café racer custom trends
• Covers BMW singles, twins, four, and six cylinder models
• Features examples from the Ural custom scene
• Explores the less common association of BMW and café racers
• Fills a gap in BMW motorcycle literature
• From an author involved in motorcycling for 35 years
Many books have been published about BMW motorcycles, but this is the first to cover the evolution of the BMW sportsbike to the BMW café racer. A marque not commonly associated with the café racer scene, the growing trend of custom BMW café conversions is illustrated in detail with stunning images of sporting, racing, and ‘caféd’ BMWs. From Airheads to Oilheads, modified singles to parallel twins, Fours and Concept 6s – see the ‘caféd’ side of BMW.
BMW café racers? You bet!
There have been many books published about BMW motorcycles, but until now none has covered the evolution of the BMW sportsbike to the BMW café racer. A marque not commonly associated with the café racer scene, the growing trend of custom BMW café conversions is illustrated in detail with stunning images of sporting, racing, and ‘caféd’ BMWs.
Showcasing fantastic BMW customs from all over the globe, and from the old to the new, this book presents them in all their innovative glory. Featuring owner’s stories and technical descriptions, BMW Café Racers is a book guaranteed to interest BMW fans and members of the café racer scene alike.
From Airheads to Oilheads, modified singles to parallel twins, Fours and Concept 6s – see the ‘caféd’ side of BMW.
'I work as a color prepress specialist in print, and I would be proud of this book if I had prepared it myself. All the imagery, the layout, design, and the writing are all top notch. ... There are many bikes I have never seen before even though I am active in the BMW café scene, and the book goes beyond the typical BMW café racers covering BMW race bikes, bikes from the past, and also modern concepts and street fighter-type BMWs. ... if you are on the fence about buying this book, I'd say get it. If you are a fan of BMW café racers, this book is a must. Well worth the money.' – Amazon.com customer review
'One can already guess by the muscular BMW R 100 RS on the cover that this present volume contains some unusual conversions. And in fact "BMW Café Racers" provides a highly interesting insight into the colourful world of Café customizing.' – www.gespann-news.de
'... any BMW lover will want this book. When I reviewed BMW Customs, I wasn't sure what to make of it. But now that I've seen 3 volumes out of the 4-pack, I get it. You'll definitely want all four ... You're in for a treat!' - www.webbikeworld.com
'New BMW book of brilliance. If you still think of BMWs as somewhat stuffy conveyances for bearded researchers, BMW Café Racers, a new title from Veloce publishing, might make you change your outlook on them...' - Classic World
'The stunning images on good quality art paper are well laid out with sufficient text to educate and entertain without getting too deep; making it a book you can easily dip in and out of as you view bikes from all around the globe. The owner's stories and technical descriptions are all recorded and you an see that some bikes have had thousands spent on them and others not a lot. All though have been built with the same basic idea of creating a machine the owner will happy to ride to a gathering where the cafe racer culture is still alive and appreciated.' - www.inter-bike.co.uk
Filling a gap in BMW motorcycle literature, this book contains stunning images of sporting, racing, and ‘caféd’ BMW motorcycles from contributors around the globe filling.