Find Information, Specifications and Images of Your
Favourite BMW Motorcycle
This site is a major and time consuming, on-going project
and much is still 'In Progress'. It will all come together and updates will
be regular as and when I have the time to transcribe and obtain the
information so if the information that you're looking for isn't here yet,
please be patient. If you have useful information or photo's etc, please mail it to me and it will be included as
and when time is available. If you're sending photos of machines try to
include as much information as possible such as model, year, colour and most
importantly, the colour scheme number which can be found on the rear
Order matching Paint on-line
conjunction with RS Paints, here in the UK, we can now offer you the
opportunity to order, on-line, the correctly matched paint for your BMW
no matter what model.
use the Paint Selector found
HERE to find,
order and pay for your matching paint. Shipping is available to most of
Europe, North America & Canada - other destinations by request.
Please feel free to ask your questions on our
many folk aboard who just love to share their knowledge in an attempt to
help folk out and you can bask in the glow of a friendly welcome and a
The success of the website over the last decade resulted in a sister
Forum being launched in 2005 to help all of you to help each other and
to reduce the volume of email requests for help.. The Forum has
gradually matured into, what I believe, is one of the better BMW Forums
around with, not only, large amounts of technical knowledge being freely
shared but great attitudes, comradeship and humour. It's well worth
visiting and, as always, costs nothing to use although you do need to
register in order to be able to post or view most photos.
The Forum can be found here:
The success and great people on the Forum resulted in a new BMW club,
The BM Riders Club, being formed in 2006 and, although the new Club is
independent of both this site and the Forum, an area is freely hosted
for the Club within the Forum so Club stuff and technical stuff are all
readily available at the same source. The Club is a relatively small but
slowly growing entity with the same great attitudes as the Forum but
with the addition of events around the country. Cost to join the BM
Riders Club is minimal at only £14 a year and this gives you access to
all Club events plus four e-Zines a year so why not become a member and give
it a try. The Club website can be found here:
you can become a Club member by completing an application and on-line
JOIN THE CLUB
Support BM Riders Club Member, Sam Manicom
Sam spent eight years travelling the world on his trusty R80G/S and
these four books portray that journey along with it's excitement and
it's dramas, it's highs and it's lows. These books are a superb read
and Sam's unique riding style has you travelling with him.
As a taster Sam now has a short 15 minute excerpt of the first chapter
of 'Into Africa' on-line and it's well worth a listen and really does
leave you wanting more.. Just click the link
below to listen
The books are available to purchase from Amazon but if you would like
a signed copy then just order direct from Sam's own website below.
Times are changing and how/what we read are changing with those times.
We've had constant requests to put my four adventure motorcycle travel
books into e-book format - a surprising number in fact.
At first I was rather skeptical. I like the tactile feel of a paperback.
But the more we looked into it, and had tryouts on such things as the
Amazon Kindle, the more we became convinced that e-books are great for
bikers. Also for commuting on the train or bus or for heading off on
Why are e-books good for we motorcyclists? You can get somewhere in the
region of 3,000 books onto an Amazon Kindle, for example – just think of
the space saving! And if you have the right model you can also use it
for browsing the web whilst on the road. Very handy for finding places
to go or even places to stay when you are out ‘there’.
Read all about Sam's decision to put all of his
works on e-booksHERE
If you have access to chassis number listings that
aren't currently on this site, please let me know.
Many thanks to all of you who continue to supply information and photos for
inclusion on this site and to all of the visitors who visit to gain an
insight into the wonderful world of BMW - it's the continuing popularity of
this place that gives me the enthusiasm to continue building and maintaining
the information but........the downside of the popularity and high usage is
the cost of the bandwidth involved - it is becoming expensive. I will
continue to maintain the site regardless but your donations would help -
there is no obligation whatsoever but if you feel the site has been a help,
you may just feel like leaving a small financial contribution to help with
the maintenance. If you do, you can contribute by either PayPal or CC below.