The Art of the Racing Motorcycle

Author: Phillip Tooth
Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)
ISBN: 0789322137
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents chronologically arranged profiles of over fifty classic racing motorcycles, including studio photographs, archival images, and essays on the technological developments that led to the creation of these machines.

100 Years of the Isle of Man TT

Author: David Wright
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847976484
Format: PDF
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Run over the everyday roads of the Isle of Man for over 100 years, the world-famous Tourist Trophy races have gripped the imaginations of successive generations of motorcyclists. From the earliest days of single-speed, belt-driven machines delivering 5 bhp, to the highly developed projectiles of today offering a fearsome 200 bhp, race fans have thronged the roadside banks and watched in awe as the best racing motorcyclists in the world rode the fastest machines of their day around the twists, turns and climbs of the 374 mile Mountain Course, all in pursuit of a coveted Tourist Trophy. This new updated edition covering the 2007 - 2012 races, reveals the event's colourful history through the high-speed activities of great riders such as the Collier brothers, Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Steve Hislop, Joey Dunlop, John McGuinness and many others. It also looks at the machines and mechanical developments and race organisation, plus the financial rewards and commercial interests; setting them all in the context of the triumphs and tragedies of a great sporting event that has seen average lap speeds rise from 40 mph to over 130 mph. Written in an easy style, this book reveals the Manx TT's colourful history through its great riders, machines, mechanical developments and race organisation and is superbly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs.

Motorcycle

Author: Mick Walker
Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 9780753727638
Format: PDF, ePub
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An essential design history of the motorcycle, featuring all of the classic icons from the late-19th-century pioneers to present-day marques (see overleaf for a detailed contents list). Within chronological, thematic chapters, Walker writes engagingly, setting each motorcycle within its historical context and outlining the key technological and aesthetic innovations that made the model unique. He explains the impact of each on future bike design, accompanying each model with specifications. An easily navigated cross-referencing system allows comparison with other motorcycles in the marque and relevant related topics. Walker also considers vital technological and social themes that encouraged the cross-fertilization of design ideas and stimulated progression. This book is the most comprehensive document of world-wide bike design ever published. No motorcycle enthusiast can afford to go without this definitive design history.

Classic Motorcycles

Author: Pat Hahn
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760351791
Format: PDF
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"Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed collects over two dozen European and Asian brands of classic and contemporary models, explaining how and why these particular bikes have endured"--

Cafe Racers

Author: Michael Lichter
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760345821
Format: PDF, Docs
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Originally used as a slur against riders who used hopped-up motorcycles to travel from one transport cafe to another, cafe racer describes a bike genre that first became popular in 1960s British rocker subculture - although the motorcycles were also commo

The Ultimate Motorcycle Book

Author: Hugo Wilson
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9780751300437
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Flamethrowers

Author: Rachel Kushner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439154171
Format: PDF
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * New York magazine’s #1 Book of the Year * Best Book of 2013 by: The Wall Street Journal; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Los Angeles Times; The San Francisco Chronicle; The New Yorker; Time; Flavorwire; Salon; Slate; The Daily Beast “Superb…Scintillatingly alive…A pure explosion of now.”—The New Yorker Reno, so-called because of the place of her birth, comes to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity—artists colonize a deserted and industrial SoHo, stage actions in the East Village, blur the line between life and art. Reno is submitted to a sentimental education of sorts—by dreamers, poseurs, and raconteurs in New York and by radicals in Italy, where she goes with her lover to meet his estranged and formidable family. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, Reno is a fiercely memorable observer, superbly realized by Rachel Kushner.

Discovering the Motorcycle

Author: Armand Ensanian
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 0996391908
Format: PDF
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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.

The Build

Author: Robert Hoekman, Jr.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781937747572
Format: PDF
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The urge has found you daydreaming more than once. The urge to define, bend, shape, fabricate, invent, shove, break. To slide your leg over the seat you finally got back from the leather shop. To twist back the throttle grip you wrapped yourself. To lunge into the darkness of an open highway on a creation all your own. More than a motorcycle, this is about your identity. It's about building something as unique as you are. In The Build, Robert Hoekman Jr compiles insights from today's best builders to help you plot out your own beautiful beast. Loaded with photos, The Build features firsthand advice from the masters of moto design, including John Ryland (Classified Moto), Alan Stulberg (Revival Cycles), Jared Johnson (Holiday Customs), Jarrod DelPrado (DP Customs), and the legendary Max Hazan (Hazan Motorworks). You've seen what can be done. It's time to do it yourself. Get The Build.