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Indian Motorcycle

Author : Darwin Holmstrom
ISBN : 9780760348635
Genre : Indian motorcycle
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"The complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker"--

Indian Motorcycle

Author : Darwin Holmstrom
ISBN : 9781627887960
Genre : Transportation
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Indian Motorcycle(R): America's First Motorcycle Company(tm) tells the complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker, from its start as a bicycle manufacturer to the purchase of the brand by Polaris Industries in 2011 and the subsequent new Indian motorcycles. In the early years of the 20th century, Indian dominated the world's racetracks, earning the brand a worldwide reputation for quality, performance, reliability, and technical innovation, but the once-mighty company fell on hard times and in 1953 was forced to file bankruptcy. The Indian brand never quite died, though, thanks in large part to fanatically devoted enthusiasts, who tried to resurrect it for over half a century. Finally Polaris, maker of the highly regarded Victory(R) brand of motorcycles, purchased the brand and released the Chief(R) and Scout(R), models that once again restored Indian to its rightful place in the motorcycle pantheon.

The Indian 1901 1978

Author : Tod Rafferty
ISBN : 9780785833123
Genre : Transportation
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Check out this in depth history and guide to one of Americas oldest and most popular motorcycle manufactuer. As the dominant manufacturer for the first two decades of this century, the Indian Motorcycle Company is a staple in the history of American motorcycling. This book presents an unparalleled illustrated hardware history of the company, with superb studio photography of all the significant models built from 1901-1953. In addition to the 52 years of Springfield machines, the handful of British and Italian cousins that followed, and several of the Indian specials built by individual enthusiasts, are covered

Indian Motorcycles

Author : Jerry H. Hatfield
ISBN : 0760300887
Genre : Transportation
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From its earliest single-cylinder "motocycles" of 1901 through the bitter end of production in 1953, Indian inspired a fierce loyalty in its riders. And with good reason. Indians handled well, were handsome, dependable, and, in the right hands, plenty fast. Indian Motorcycles recounts the fascinating history of the marque from the bicycle-racer beginnings of founders George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom through the company's unfortunate demise in 1953, wrapping up with a review of post-1953 Indian activity. Along the way, author and noted Indian historian Jerry Hatfield discusses all the great models, including the Scout, Chief, and Four, as well as the men who designed, engineered, raced, and rode the Iron Redskin. More than 125 specially commissioned color photographs by Hans Halberstadt and 25 black-and-white historical photos accompany this fun and fascinating look at one of America's best-loved motorcycles. Book jacket.

The Complete Book Of Ducati Motorcycles

Author : Ian Falloon
ISBN : 9780760350225
Genre : Transportation
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From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s to the high-performance sportbikes of today, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles showcases the entire spectrum of Ducati. Legendary Ducati motorcycles have something of a rags-to-riches story. This Italian motorcycle manufacturer began by selling motorized bicycles to impoverished residents of post-World War II Italy. Today, Ducati is the world's premier manufacturer of street motorcycles whose sales continue to rise year after year. Its svelte, hyper-accelerating motorcycles are two-wheeled wonders that are fluent in the language of speed. The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles traces the stunning chronology of the motorcycles dreamed up by Ducati, from the 1950s to present day. Laid out for the first time in encyclopedia form with gorgeous photography and insights from Ducati expert Ian Falloon, this book offers motorcycle enthusiasts a closer look at the craftsmanship, power, and beauty of these extraordinary motorcycles. The book features all of the motorcycles from Ducati's storied history, including the groundbreaking Desmodromic 750 Super Sport, the Mike Hailwood Replica, the Superbike-dominating 916, and the epic Panigale. From the street bikes that gave birth to the very notion of the modern superbike to the racing motorcycles that dominated tracks in Great Britain, Europe, and North America since the latter part of the twentieth century, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles runs the full gamut of sportbikes. It's a collection that demands shelf space in the library of any true motorcycle collector or fan.

Franklin S Indians

Author : Harry V. Sucher
ISBN : 0956497551
Genre : Indian motorcycle
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The Indian Scout and Chief are two of the best known and best loved of all classic American motorcycles. The man who designed them, Charles Franklin, was responsible for many advanced design concepts. This book not only chronicles his life but also sheds new light on the often turbulent history of the Indian Motorcycle Company itself.

Indian Scout

Author : Jerry Hatfield
ISBN : 0760308136
Genre : Transportation
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From 1920 to 1949, Scouts and Sports Scouts-renowned for their handling and low center of gravity-were the motorcycles of choice among Indian enthusiasts heading for the race track. Likewise, the Scout and, to a lesser extent, vertical-engined Super Scout, have since come to be regarded as classic American road-bikes of the period. This history brings both the race and road bikes to life with a blend of archival images, modern color photography of restored bikes, and first-person accounts of legendary riders like Bobby Hill and Ed Kretz, who worked in bike shops during the week and raced for peanuts at local dirt tracks on Sundays.

Aesthetics Quantification And Deconstruction

Author : Sushil Chandra
ISBN : 9789811062353
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book addresses a perennial challenge for product planners and designers alike: how to objectively specify and quantify the aesthetics of products. It provides automotive product planners with a framework for the grammar of aesthetics and a tool for quantifying the aesthetics of an intended product. Further, it equips styling designers with a tool for connecting engineering and aesthetics. Given the author’s extensive experience in motorcycle design, the motorcycle has been chosen as the frame of reference for automobiles. Specifically in the field of automobile design, where engineering and aesthetics go hand in hand, it also becomes important to clearly and objectively define the relationship between engineering design and aesthetics. Accordingly, this book (1) clearly establishes the objective parameters of aesthetics, (2) puts forward a method for quantifying aesthetics, (3) identifies the engineering design parameters affecting aesthetics, and (4) determines the relationship between parameters of aesthetics and engineering design. As such, it offers a useful guide not only for design professionals, but also for students and researchers of design.

Growing Up Harley Davidson

Author : Jean Davidson
ISBN : 1610603990
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Motorcycle Collectibles

Author : Leila Dunbar
ISBN : 0887409474
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Mementos of the past 95 years of motorcycling displayed and discussed, from advertising art and photos to dealer jewelry and motorcycle toys. Collectibles from legendary companies Harley Davidson and Indian abound. Color photos present the range of materials available to everyone who hears the call of the open road.

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