There are lots of books about the classic BMW Boxers – their history, performance, lineage, and the minutiae of their specifications. But none of them concentrates entirely on telling you what to look for when buying one second-hand.
That’s what this book is about – it is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Boxer twin. It doesn’t list all the correct colour combinations for each year or analyse the bike’s design philosophy (there are excellent books which do all of that), but it will help you avoid buying a dud.
Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Boxer, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, and a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork.
The last of the “classic” air-cooled Boxer twins, these bikes are now collector’s items, and many have been saved, restored and continue to be ridden. This book tells the reader how to be part of the BMW Boxer’s ongoing story.
BMW Boxer Twins is written by Peter Henshaw, who has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age – from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He has written over 30 books, including 10 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.