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Discovering The Motorcycle

Author : Armand Ensanian
ISBN : 9780996391900
Genre : Transportation
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'Discovering the Motorcycle'' is an extraordinary history of motorcycling from 1867 to the present. Each of the 12 chapters of this remarkable 510 page book is devoted to a major aspect of motorcycling; ranging from historical discussions of the machines that lead the way to today's modern sportsbikes, to vintage classics, choppers and bobbers, off-road machines, cafe racers, touring bikes, customs, a history of motorcycle racing, electric motorcycles, the motorcycle's impact on society, and great motorcycle museums. The book honors motorcycling's great makes, with over 1,000 photographs and illustrations. A special chapter is devoted to the four-hundred-year history of the engine. This book is an ideal addition to any motorsport enthusiast's library, and makes a perfect gift for the motorcycle enthusiast.

Motorcycle The Definitive Visual History

Author : DK Publishing
ISBN : 9781465400888
Genre : Transportation
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Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History traces the allure of the motorcycle, cataloging the diverse spectrum of bikes from the first prototypes to the superbikes of today. This eBook not only covers the technological developments of motorcycles, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose and their impact on society - as an object of curiosity, affordable means of transport, symbol of rebellion, or first choice for full-throttle thrills on road or race track.

History Of The Motorcycle

Author : Roland Brown
ISBN : 1405439521
Genre : Motorcycles
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The Ultimate Motorcycle Book

Author : Hugo Wilson
ISBN : 0751300438
Genre : Motorcycle racing
File Size : 62. 76 MB
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A one-of-a-kind compendium of motorcycles for the veteran, mid-level rider, or rank beginner with major dreams. Over 100 classic, celebrity, and experimental bikes are showcased, from those of Lawrence of Arabia to the world's fastest production bike. Over 850 full-color photos.

A Short History Of The Motorcycle

Author : Richard Hammond
ISBN : 9780297609919
Genre : Transportation
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It's cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it? Richard Hammond's A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to some people, leaving them powerless to resist. This entertaining guide charts the history of the bike from its origins as a cheap and modest means of transport for the masses to its modern incarnations: a terrifying symbol of rebellion and menace, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid's plaything. We look at the bikes that have propelled people across the world to work, to school and to their doom. As for the bikers ... Edwardian ladies did it, though not in large numbers. Young bucks desperate to prove their manhood did it, because it was the cheapest speed available. Hammond examines bikers of every type, from the happy farmer trundling through fields on their Honda Cub to the Hell's Angel terrorising Californian towns on their hog. Wittily written and lavishly illustrated, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE is a thrilling ride for bikers and non-bikers alike.

Motorcycles Coloring Book

Author : Bruce LaFontaine
ISBN : 0486286266
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Over 100 years of history: 1885 Gottlieb Daimler Motor Bicycle, 1915 Harley-Davidson Model J, 1923 BMW R32, and other superb models. Captions.

Legendary Motorcycles

Author : Basem Wasef, Jay Leno
ISBN : 1610590643
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Classic Motorcycles

Author : Pat Hahn
ISBN : 9780760354148
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 85. 24 MB
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Finally! The world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. The motorcycle should have disappeared with the advent of the inexpensive automobile, since 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. Enough people were enamored of the thrill and beauty of the two-wheeled mechanical beast to ensure it would continue to exist indefinitely. And exist they have! Many of the motorcycles manufactured over the past century truly fit the description of "classic," and many consider these machines works of art. Written by noted motorcycle author Patrick Hahn, Classic Motorcycles 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. 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. Prepare to be in awe of the undeniably classic motorcycles in this collection. It's the only motorcycle history you'll need.

Women Motorcycles And The Road To Empowerment

Author : Liz Jansen
ISBN : 9780987758323
Genre : Self-Help
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Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment explores the relationship between women, motorcycling and personal power. Fifty women motorcyclists share stories of how they have tapped into that power and how it has shaped their lives. Using her own story as a framework, Liz Jansen provides first-hand accounts of the transformational power of motorcycles. Stories from other women are lashed onto that framework and enhance the core message: that by embracing our authentic self and accepting our limitations, we move beyond what we ever dreamt was possible. The women represent all disciplines of riding and come from diverse backgrounds; including one of Hollywood’s top stuntwomen, federal politicians, artists, activists, adventurers, business leaders, racers, a dental hygienist. While the motorcycle is the vehicle of transformation for these women, it’s not necessary to be a rider to understand the book’s message. How one learns to embrace and overcome challenges and reap the rewards, weaves an exquisite tapestry that becomes the picture of who we are. At some point in our lives, we stand at a threshold we need to cross to reach our destination. This can be daunting, particularly when it is toward something non-traditional. Making the decision to take that step has implications for how the rest of our life unfolds. That threshold occurs at different periods in the life of everyone, often many times. The answer is to look within, discover where we are and summon the limitless power that resides within us and moves us forward. This book is about the journey along one’s personal, emotional and spiritual path to enlightenment and becoming all that we can be: why we’re on this road trip. The stories illustrate how motorcycling allows and encourages this.

The Vincent In The Barn

Author : Tom Cotter
ISBN : 9780760335352
Genre : Transportation
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40 tales of motorcycle hunting dreams come true--Ducatis in basements, Vincents in sheds, Harleys in barns, Brit bikes moldering behind urban garages.

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