Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed

Classic Motorcycles: The Art of

Finally! The world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed is a stunning visual encyclopedia of history’s best bikes. The motorcycle should have disappeared when Henry Ford's Model T usurped the motorcycle's position as a primary form of utilitarian transportation. But a funny thing happened on the way to extinction -- the motorcycle not only survived, but thrived.Written by noted motorcycle author Patrick Hahn, Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed  presents the history of motorcycling as told through the most significant, iconic, classic motorcycles of all time, with both period photography and modern portrait photography. All the best domestic and international makes are represented here, from BMWs, Indians, and Triumphs to Vincents, Ducatis, and Harley-Davidsons - the most classic models. You'll drool over the 1933 Matchless Silver Hawk, and you'll want to tear out the page displaying the 1956 Triumph Thunderbird and frame it. Each motorcycle was shot in a studio setting using photographer Tom Loeser's light-painting technique. Period ads and relevant historic photos and documents are spread throughout the book to supplement the portraits of the bikes, really evoking a sense of time and place....

  • Brand: Motorbooks International
  • ASIN: 0760351791

The Art of the Racing Motorcycle: 100 Years of Designing for Speed

The Art of the Racing Motorcycle: 100 Years

A lavishly illustrated and definitive look at the design evolution of the racing motorcycle. The dynamic between competition and design has always fueled the evolution of racing motorcycles and inspired astonishing feats of design and engineering. This book traces the development of the sport bike, from the earliest French motorcycles to the dominance of British machinery in the 1930s, the exotic Italian motorcycles of the 1950s and 1960s, the influence of American racing in the 1970s and 1980s, and today’s Japanese superbikes. More than fifty classic motorcycles—from Harley-Davidsons to Peugeots, Velocettes, Moto Guzzis, BMWs, Kawasakis, and Ducatis—are presented chronologically illustrated with stunning studio photographs that present the machines as works of art and wonders of design in themselves, accompanied by rare and beautiful archival images that place the subjects in the contexts of classic races, rallies, and motorcycle shows, and accompanied by essays revealing the legends behind the machines. Some of the championship motorcycles featured include the 1902 Manon, the 1922 Harley Davidson 8-valve, the 1935 Terrot 500, the 1948 AJS Porcupine, the 1954 Moto Guzzi V8, the 1965 Honda GP 250, The 1976 Suzuki RK67, the 1986 Cagiva GP, and the 1990 Ducati Supermono.

  • Brand: Universe
  • ASIN: 0789322137

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph

The ultimate reference for Triumph lovers and fans of British motorcycles, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single illustrated volume. In this revised and updated edition, you'll find the all-new Bonneville lineup introduced for the 2016 model year as well as other Triumphs through 2019. Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, Triumph produced its first motorcycle in 1902, 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. Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, this luxurious reference covers all of the major and minor models, 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. Detailed technical specifications are offered alongside compelling photography, much of it sourced from Triumph's archives.The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today also features important non-production models and factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Trium...

  • ASIN: 0760366012

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

The Vincent in the Barn: Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology

The Vincent in the Barn: Great Stories of

It’s every motorcyclist’s dream. A friend or acquaintance says, “You know, there’s an old bike that’s been sitting in this garage for years.” The hunt is on. And rather than the usual worthless Hondazukimaha pile of hopeless oxidation, at the back of that barn you find a genuine classic, the motorcycle collector’s dream. The Vincent in the Barn tells forty such stories--tales of motorcycle hunting dreams come true. From Ducatis in basements to Vincents abandoned in sheds, Harleys in barns to Brit bikes moldering behind urban garages, these are the stories that fuel every motorcyclist’s fantasies. The only difference? They’re true. See Tom Cotter, author of Motorbooks “In the Barn” series, interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-the-hemi-in-the-barn/1237422/

  • ASIN: 0760344132
  • UPC: 752748344136

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

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

Motorcycle Race Speed Racer Custom Motor Vintage Classic Racing.pdf: 110 Pages Dotted Lined Paper: 6 x 9 Large) Sketching, Drawing and Creative ... to Draw and Journal (Workbook and Handbook)

Motorcycle Race Speed Racer Custom Motor Vintage Classic

110 Pages Dotted lined Journal Note Book.This is the authentic writing pad for those who always wanted to excel. Our new product is right for daybook but also for brainstorming, sketching or just cooking recipes etc. It is the perfect gift for your second half, friend, children, students. Product details: • Dotted lined paper • 110 pages • 6 inches x 9 inches • Matte cover • White paper

  • ASIN: 1074935632

How to Build a Motorcycle: A racing adventure of mechanics, teamwork, and friendship (Technical Tales)

How to Build a Motorcycle: A racing adventure

Eli, Phoebe, and Hank once again join forces to build another miniature vehicle--a motorcycle!How to Build a Motorcycle continues the Technical Tales series, where a group of three unlikely friends--a rat, a sparrow, and a frog--come together to build another vehicle--a motorcycle! As they start working, they encounter many unexpected obstacles, teaching them (and the reader) about the different parts that make a motorcycle work. Detailed illustrations explain the overall functions of the engine, clutch, brakes, distributors, as well as many other parts of the motorcycle. Through hard work and perseverance, the three friends learn about mechanics and teamwork as they work together to build a miniature motorcycle.

  • Brand: Walter Foster Jr
  • ASIN: 1633220575
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2x Superbike Champ Troy Corser On the Edge Lap

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The 1996 and 2005 Superbike World Champion Troy Corser pushed his BMW R%SS to the limit during Barry Sheen Memorial Trophy testing at Goodwood Revival this week.

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Only 2 Strokes, Classic Racing

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Only 2 Strokes, Classic Demo's/ ICGP

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2019 International Island Classic - January 26-27, 2019

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The 2019 International Island Classic is the biggest historic motorcycle race meeting in the Southern Hemisphere. The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit plays host to the 26th running of this hugely popular event, incorporating the International Challenge. The challenge is a real battle of the nat...

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Honda RC161 What a sound!!!

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John Coopers ex works mechanic Maurice Evans shows his Honda RC161 250 replica that he built himself for John Cooper to ride.

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