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    New to BMW

    Rode HD for many miles. Took a ride on a friend's 2002 1150rt. I fell in love with it and bought it. Why did I wait so long? Is there a book or some other resource. I would like to learn the different models and such. I see /5 etc. Some models without the /. I would really like to learn the ins and out. Thanks!

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    Welcome to the world of BMW! Both marques have quite a storied history. You can google "BMW motorcycles" and find a number wikipedia pages that give a fair assessment.

    A couple of books that I bought provide a good overview along with stats on each bike model. More models have come out in the last 10-12 years, so might not be totally covered in the books. But still worth having:

    BMW Profiles: Motorcycles of Munich 1923-1969
    BMW Profiles: Motorcycles of Berlin 1969-1998

    They're crazy expensive on Amazon, but I suspect there are other, cheaper sources.
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    Thanks for the quick response. I will check them out

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    Check this site for information on beemer models.

    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/bmwmodels.htm
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    Greetings

    Quote Originally Posted by KS KURMUDGEON View Post
    Rode HD for many miles. Took a ride on a friend's 2002 1150rt. I fell in love with it and bought it. Why did I wait so long? Is there a book or some other resource. I would like to learn the different models and such. I see /5 etc. Some models without the /. I would really like to learn the ins and out. Thanks!
    Greetings from one curmudgeon to another . . . .Pensacola, FL here; newly-acquired K1200 LT

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    Another convert! Welcome to the forum and to BMW!

    We are slowly converting our HD friends as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KS KURMUDGEON View Post
    Rode HD for many miles. Took a ride on a friend's 2002 1150rt. I fell in love with it and bought it. Why did I wait so long? Is there a book or some other resource. I would like to learn the different models and such. I see /5 etc. Some models without the /. I would really like to learn the ins and out. Thanks!

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