Title: The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Book Sales
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: New
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Synopsis: This title includes an extensive introduction exploring the origins of the motorcycle, from the earliest prototypes to the latest Kawasaki racer. It contains over 600 colour photographs of hundreds of motorcycle models, including the Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Harley Davidson. It features a comprehensive guides to the evolution and modernisation of the motorcycle and explores the various models manufactured throughout the world. The last ten years of the 20th century has seen a renaissance in European and American motorcycling. In Italy, Ducati, Laverda and Moto are enjoying new leases of life and France has a motorcycle industry for the first time in decades. Across the Atlantic, Harley-Davidson has brought back the Excelsior name and in Britain, one has seen John Blorr's Triumph as one of the first born-again marques. "The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle" is the ultimate guide to the fast moving pace of the motorcycling industry, exploring the history, evolution and models of some of the most fascinating and outlandish vehicles ever to be introduced to the road.
Product Description: Motorcycles, the open road, cruising; all things associated with this powerful locomotive are detailed in this marvelous history of a stunning vehicle. Humanity is capable of many wonderful things, but the art of making motorcycles is arguably not its greatest achievement. Throughout history there have been far more pressing needs than the desire to get from A to B more quickly and more pleasurably than anyone else. And yet, thousands of entrepreneurs have gravitated to the motorcycle industry: scratch any of them, and one will most likely find an enthusiast beneath the skin. Why else would anyone be willing to risk time and money in a business notorious for its glorious failures?
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