Funky Mopeds: the 1970s Sports Moped Phenomenom

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A celebration of the sports moped recapturing the spirit of happy and carefree times and looking at the bikes that gave freedom to a generation. Covers the social history of the 1970s, as well as the Funky Mopeds, first introduced in 1972. Manufacturers included Gilera, Honda, Puch, Suzuki, Yamaha, Zundapp among others. Covers the current scene and today's revival of mopeds.

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Richard Skelton combines working in the television industry as a sound technician with freelancing as a motorcycle journalist. He has been a motorcyclist since first taking to the road on a Yamaha FS1-E on his 16th birthday in 1976 and, although he usually rides bigger bikes these days, he keeps an FS1-E taxed and tested for summer use. His writing experience comprises occasional features for motorcycle magazines in the 1980s, a period working as a newspaper reporter in the mid 1990s and, currently, reporting for the specialist road racing publication, BikeSport News. He lives in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England.

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Scooter-forums.com, Spring 2007

Benny Hill was at number one with 'Ernie – The Fastest Milkman In The West'. It was 1971 and the UK Government was about to impose new legislation restricting 16 year olds to 50cc mopeds. 'Funky Mopeds' is THE definitive work on the resulting frenzy of innovation from motorcycle manufacturers across the globe.

In 'Funky Mopeds' Richard Skelton tells the fascinating story, written by and starring the people who were there, of the wonderful machines that were so dear to the hearts of so many spotty 70's teenagers. A celebration of the sports moped, charting the history of a genre unwittingly created by the powers-that-be and killed off by more legislation just five years later. This book re-captures the spirit of happy and carefree times and looks at the bikes that gave freedom and mobility to a whole generation of teenagers.

With over 340 color pictures, the book has descriptions of all the sports mopeds, the stories of the people who rode them, todays enthusiasts, restoration tips and a whole chapter devoted to the famous 'fizzy' (the Yamaha FS1-E)

This is a stunning and hugely detailed book. Take it from me, you will not want to put it to down.

With over 340 color pictures, the book has descriptions of all the sports mopeds, the stories of the people who rode them, todays enthusiasts, restoration tips and a whole chapter devoted to the famous 'fizzy' (the Yamaha FS1-E)

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