Classic American Motorcycles

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9780785808374: Classic American Motorcycles

Models and manufacturers, ranging from Harley to Indian, are revealed in this complete textual and photographic look at the most desired and classic vehicles on two wheels ever to hit the road.

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The first boom in motorcycle manufacturing occurred in the years immediately after the turn of the twentieth century, as the motorcycle changed from a complex novelty into a practical proposition. Many of the earliest manufacturers were established bicycle makers who saw the internal combustion engine as simply another component to be added to the bicycle.

Here is the story of the motorcycle's evolution and the manufacturers whose classic creations caught the imagination of a growing number of cycle enthusiasts.

Among the classic models described and illustrated in this book are:
-- The Crocker and the Cyclone
-- The Excelsior and the Flying Merkel
-- The Indian and the Thor
-- Classic Harleys from 1909 to 1937

Histories and photographs of each model are combined with informative sections on the early years of the motorcycle and the many ways these vehicles were maintained over the years, making this a valuable volume for all lovers of high speed on the open road.

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John Carroll, Garry Stuart (Photographer)
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