Classic Racing Motorcycles
Racing has always been at the forefront of motorbike technology, and Classic Racing Motorcycles profiles the all-time best of the breed. It features the bikes that were Grand Prix championship winners and major contenders across more than six decades of racing for the 1930s to the 1980s.Among the new technologies, which these machines pioneered, are: overhead and double-overhead camshafts, telescopic forks, swingarm and monoshock rear suspension, two-stroke disc-valves, four-valve cylinder heads, liquid cooling, four- and even six-cylinder engines, and aerodynamic fairings.The 60-plus bikes features in Classic Racing Motorcycles include examples from al the major Japanese and European manufacturers. Among the models chosen are many, which are part of important collections, including Honda among the models, own museum, and those of ex-world champions. Some have rarely been seen in recent years, including rare machines from the former Eastern Bloc.All the models in Classic Racing Motorcycles are specially photographed in full color, together with comprehensive technical specifications and informative background text. The bikes are arranged in chronological order to show how the technology developed, decade by decades, and detail shots show key points of each model.
- Brand: Brand: Motorbooks
- ASIN: 0760316139
The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today (Complete Book Series)
The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph
Take an authoritative, thorough, and heavily illustrated look at Triumph motorcycles, from beloved classics to popular new models!What do Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, and Arthur Fonzerelli all have in common? All of these men define the very essence of cool, and all have owned Triumph motorcycles.Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, in 1902 Triumph produced its first motorcycle, which was simply a bicycle fitted with a Belgian Minerva engine. From there, the company, in various iterations, went on to build some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time.For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single volume. Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, all of the major and minor models are covered, with an emphasis on the most exemplary, era-defining motorcycles such as the Thunderbird, Tiger, Trophy, Bonneville, and new machines such as the Speed Triple, Thruxton, and Daytona 675.The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today will also feature important non-production models and non-factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph's stellar reputation. This i...
- Brand: Motorbooks International
- ASIN: 0760345457
Classic American Racing Motorcycles (Classic Racing Motorcycles)
Classic American Racing Motorcycles (Classic Racing
This book provides an account of American motorcycle racing from its beginnings until the 1970s. The names of Harley-Davidson and Indian are renowned in American motorcycle racing. But, as this book demonstrates, the North American racing scene was rich in both marques and characters. This book places equal emphasis upon the rider as well as the constructors, looking at the racing champions who had to ride for overseas teams when American manufacturers abandoned international competition.
- ASIN: 1855322331
Classic Japanese Racing Motorcycles (Classic Racing Motorcycles)
Classic Japanese Racing Motorcycles (Classic Racing
After World War II, the Japanese motorcycle industry sought to improve competitiveness in the export field against entrenched European marques and racing was seen as the obvious way to improve credibility and gain publicity. Walker looks at the men, the machines and the events.
- ASIN: 185532105X
How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars (SpeedPro Series)
How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars (SpeedPro
If you are aspiring to build a racing car, How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars could be the book that you’ve been waiting for! Tony Pashley revisits the path that he took in the Pashley Project articles in Race Tech magazine during the design and construction of two successful hillclimb cars, but this time in great detail, with a view to enabling the reader to carry out a similar exercise for themselves. Although hillclimb and sprint cars are the focal topic, a lot of the book is applicable to race cars in general. The cars under discussion in the book are powered by motorcycle engines, which are meeting with great success in the smaller racing car classes. The total process of building a car is described, beginning with the selection and procurement of the engine. Chassis and suspension design is covered in a simplistic but adequate manner as the author’s aim is to minimize the inclusion of involved calculations. Two recipes for chassis construction are illustrated in detail, along with guidance on the processes of construction and a description of the required equipment. Following on from this, the fabrication of the suspension is explained.Further chapters are dedicated to the remaining aspects of the vehicle, covering transmission, brakes, fuel and coolant systems...
- ASIN: 1787111695
McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool
McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King
The long-departed Steve McQueen is still the coolest man on two wheels. Get an intimate look at his coolest bikes right here, right now, in McQueen's Motorcycles.Even thirty years after his death, Steve McQueen remains a cultural icon. His image continues to appear in advertising and pop culture and his fan base spans from car lovers to racing enthusiasts to motorcycle obsessives. In his movies, McQueen's character always had an envy-inducing motorcycle or car, but in his personal life, motorcycles were always McQueen's first true love. McQueen's Motorcycles focuses on the bikes that the King of Cool raced and collected.From the first Harley McQueen bought when he was an acting student in New York to the Triumph "desert sleds" and Huskys he desert raced all over California, Mexico, and Nevada, McQueen was never without a stable of two wheelers. His need for speed propelled him from Hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, including the Baja 1000, Mint 400, Elsinore Grand Prix, and even as a member of the 1964 ISDT team in Europe. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen maintained his body like it was a machine itself. He trained vigorously, weight lifting, running, and studying martial arts. Later in his life, as he backed away from Hollywood, his interests...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0760351759
Classic Racing Engines: Design, Development and Performance of the World's Top Motorsport Power Units
Classic Racing Engines: Design, Development and Performance of
This authoritative book gives an overview of fifty classic motor racing engines selected from an eighty-year period starting in 1914, when racing engines emerged as a distinct type of power unit. Including many famous engines as well as others that are less well known, it gives a clear sense of each unit's significance in terms of both its racing history and the advancement of technology. Each unit has a full description, plus technical drawings and photographs.
- ASIN: 1859606490
Classic German Racing Motorcycles (Classic Racing Motorcycles)
Classic German Racing Motorcycles (Classic Racing
German motorcycle manufacturers have always used competition as a certain method of improving their machines and market penetration. The author describes the famous as well as the more obscure characters, motorcycles and marques which battled to project Germany to the forefront of the field.
- ASIN: 1855321416
Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless - in name & reputation (Classic Reprint)
Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless - in name & reputation
This is the inspiring story of how a young dropout with no academic qualifications and low expectations built a successful career based on an apprenticeship with Associated Motor Cycles Ltd, and eventually became Managing Director of his company.It describes the very personal story of the ups and downs of factory life in the 1950s and 1960s. In particular, it conveys the unique atmosphere and excitement that surrounds the manufacture of motorcycles, an atmosphere that for those who have experienced it is like no other. The excellence of the training that was provided by the company enabled the writer to achieve far more than he ever anticipated.The journey through the factory, starting with the lowliest of duties in the machine shops and ending as personal assistant to the top motorcycle designers of their time, is described in detail. It gives a rare insight into working practices within the different departments and the characters that were employed.Supported by a host of period photographs and rare documents, it provides a unique record of work within the British motorcycle industry in the final years of its decline into oblivion.
- ASIN: 1787110494
Drive Time: Expanded Edition: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing
Drive Time: Expanded Edition: Watches Inspired by Automobiles,
A century of automotive-inspired watches. This lavish volume is a fascinating exploration of the interplay between two kinds of beautifully made machines. A detailed look at the development and history of timepieces influenced by automotive design, made in direct partnership with automotive firms or historically important presences in the world of motorsports. A comprehensive index features more than ninety automobile-inspired watches of the early and mid-twentieth century, such as the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera and Monaco, up through current timepieces such as those found in the Chopard Mille Miglia, Breitling by Bentley, Porsche Design, Hublot Ferrari, Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin, and IWC Mercedes-Benz AMG collections. Informative, insightful, and entertaining, Drive Time is an invaluable reference for the mechanical connoisseur.
- ASIN: 0847862291
Gedinne 2014 - The Belgian Classic TT
The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne - one of the world's great motorcycle road races. Paddock and track action film.
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classic racing motorcycles at brooklands.
classic racing motorcycles from the 20s to the 80s, what a glorious noise.
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Phillip Island Classic Motorcycle racing 2017 Including Britten V1000
Images and Video from the Phillip Island Classic Races 2017
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