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Moto Guzzi

Author : Greg Pullen
ISBN : 9781847975775
Genre : Transportation
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With the launch of the new California 1400 in 2013, and actor Ewan McGregor appointed brand ambassador, Moto Guzzi's owners Piaggio are proving their belief in the future and importance of Moto Guzzi. Moto Guzzi - The Complete Story charts the development of the stylish Guzzi bikes and the highs (and lows) of one of the oldest motorcycles marques still in existence. Topics covered include the origins of the Moto Guzzi factory at Madello del Lario - the oldest motorcycle factory in the world; the success at the Isle of man TT and races worldwide; the development of the V-twin engine; the De Tomaso years and the introduction of the iconic Le Mans model. The complete story of Moto Guzzi, from 1921 to the present day covers some very special motorcycles and some astonishing people who made it happen. Will be of great interest as a reference book to all motorbike enthusiasts and is superbly illustrated with 250 colour photographs.

Bmw Gs

Author : Phil West
ISBN : 9781847979285
Genre : Transportation
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A definitive guide to the iconic BMW GS, the model that revolutionized the dual-purpose adventure bike in 1980. Combining all-terrain capability, high performance and on-road ride comfort, the GS is the bestselling large-capacity motorcycle in the UK and is still evolving today. Including comprehensive specification details, owners' experiences and previously unseen pictures, BMW GS - The Complete Story covers the original R80G/S and its impact on the industry; design and development of all the updated models; radical engineering concepts and technology; worldwide racing success for the GS and finally, the all-new R1200GS of 2013 and the future of the GS. Superbly illustrated with 196 colour and 8 black & white illustrations, many previously unseen.

Ajs And Matchless Post War Singles And Twins

Author : Matthew Vale
ISBN : 9781785001963
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Associated Motor Cycles (AMC) produced some of the most iconic British bikes of the 1940s and 1950s. Badged as either AJS or Matchless, the range covered everything from plodding ride-to-work four-stroke singles, weekend racers, two-stroke motocrossers and full-blown Grand Prix contenders. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, this comprehensive account looks at the history and development of the single and twin-cylinder ranges; the racing bikes; technical details of all major models, and owning and riding AJS and Matchless bikes today. An invaluable resource for the AMC enthusiast and motorcycle historians, superbly illustrated with over 200 colour and black & white photographs.

Rudge Whitworth

Author : Bryan Reynolds
ISBN : 9781847976888
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A history of the Rudge-Whitworth cycle and motorcycle company, from the late 1800s to the 1940s, including full production histories of the motorcycle models. Topics covered include: the origins of Rudge-Whitworth, from Daniel Rudge's early bicycles, to the Pugh family merger; the expansion into motorcycle production in 1909, with the 'M' prototypes and 'F'-head engines; the invention of the Rudge Multi gear engine in 1912, and a subsequent Isle of man win in 1914; the innovative 'Rudge Four' engines, with four parallel valves per cylinder; the 'Python' models - Rudge equipment used by other manufacturers, including in Enzo Ferrari's Scuderia Ferrari, and finally the post-war slump and a move to EMI, with later attempts to revive the Rudge name. With hundreds of original photographs, Rudge-Whitworth - The Complete Story is an ideal resource for anybody with an interest in the world's largest cycle and motorcycle manufacturers of the early twentieth century, with over two thousand machines still in existence, being enjoyed by their owners today. Superbly illustrated with nearly 200 original photographs (180 colour and 15 black & white).

Ducati Desmodue

Author : Greg Pullen
ISBN : 9781847979025
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A definitive account of the popular Ducati Desmodue - the reliable, affordable, high-performance motorcycle range that boasts one of the most successful Italian motorcycles of all time, the Ducati Monster, and is still in development today. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and owners' experiences, this new book covers the history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s and Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve engine design. The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers are covered along with the best-selling Ducati Monster, the Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range. With the Scrambler, and new Ducati factories in Thailand and Brazil, the Desmodue story is brought right up to date - a story based a wonderful corner of Italy, some very special motorcycles and the astonishing people who made it all happen. Fully illustrated with 211 colour photographs.

Moto Guzzi

Author : Mario Colombo
ISBN : 8879113933
Genre : Transportation
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Fourth edition of "Moto Guzzi The Complete History From 1921", since first published in 1977, it is considered a masterpiece of motorcycle literature and a basic source of information on Moto Guzzi. Revised, expanded and updated, including a review of current production, it covers the industrial and competitive history of Italy’s number one motorcycle marquee in terms of model variety and racing laurels. It includes a complete and accurate catalog of all the models, which represent the entire span of Moto Guzzi production, including the V 11 Le Mans, the last versions of the California, the MGS 01 Corsa, the Griso, the Breva, the Norge, the 1200 Sport as well as the 940 Custom.

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