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BMW Motorcycle Buyer's Guide Paperback – August 22, 2003

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• Rating charts highlighting collectibility, reliability, and parts and service availability
• Specs and major options charts
• Replacement costs for common parts

According to the Motorcycle Industry Council’s forecast, in 2000 BMW sales were on par with the combined U.S. sales of Ducati, Triumph, Moto Guzzi, and Aprilia!

About the Author

Mark Zimmerman is the Technical Editor of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine, and a contributor to Classic Bike Guide magazine. He lives in Danbury, Connecticut.

 

Jeff Hackett has been photographing motorcycles for magazines, books, and calendars for 19 years. He lives outside New Haven, Connecticut.

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Product Details

  • Series: Buyer's Guide
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First edition (August 22, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760311641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760311646
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Zimmerman is the Technical Editor of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine, and a contributor to Classic Bike Guide magazine. He lives in Danbury, Connecticut.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David Holubetz on August 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
Sorry folks, I'd like to say that this book updates the earlier one by MBI but that is not the case. Rather, they threw out all the good info and focused on a few models, condensing all the information into 'info bites' (what I call the style of writing developed by Maxim, the men's magazine for those with an eighth grade reading level and a sixty second attention span). If you can get your hands on one of the older versions, they are better. Also, there are other BMW books with more info and pictures. You're best bet is to google what you are looking for - there is a wealth of info on the internet. Shame on MBI, which used to be a fantastic publisher, and shame on Mark Zimmerman for such a weak presentation on a topic some of us happen to take pretty seriously.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joe in IL on July 26, 2008
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Looking for a used BMW? Start here. While not uber-detailed from a technical standpoint, the information is well- organized and well-presented with fine photos. I refer to the book often as a memory refresher and "what to look for" reminders. That doubles its value in my mind: A buyer's reference and later a model reference -- a keeper for me! Remember -- it's current only to the early 2000's.
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