Aermacchi: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (Enthusiasts Series)
Aermacchi: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (Enthusiasts Series) tells the story of one of Italy's premiere post-war marques. With a history steeped in aviation including the Mc72 World Speed Record holder and World War Ii fighters, Aermacchi began building motorcycles in 1950. At the 1956 Milan Show the futuristic Chimera, an ohv horizontal single with enclosed bodywork was launched. Later in the decade the Chimera was undressed to create some of Italy's best sports and racing machines, including the Ala Verde and the Ala d'Oro. In 1960 Harley Davidson bought 50 percent of Aermacchi then in 1978 the Varese factory was sold to Cagiva. A number of Aermacchi personalities have contributed to this book, giving it additional authority. Contents: Before Bikes, Early Motorcycles, Chimera, Ala Rossa-Ala Verde, Wet-Clutch Racers, Transatlantic Partnership, Off-Road Competition, Dry-Clutch Racers, European Roadsters, The Linto Project, Two-stroke Racers, End of the Road, The Classic Rebirth & Index. This book is the third in the Redline Books Enthusiasts Series. It tells the story of one of Italy's premiere post-war marques. With a history steeped in aviation, including the MC72 World Speed Record holder and World War II fighters, Aermacchi began building motorcycles in 1950. At the 1956 Milan Show, the futuristic Chimera, an ohv horizontal single with enclosed bodywork was launched. Later in the decade the Chimera was 'undressed' to create some of Italy's best sports and racing machines, including the Ala Verde and the Ala d'Oro. In 1960 Harley Davidson bought 50% of Aermacchi, and then in 1978 the Varese factory was sold to Cagiva. A number of Aermacchi personalities have contributed to this book, giving it additional authority.
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American Iron Magazine Presents 1001 Harley-Davidson Facts: Covers 1903 to Present
When anyone thinks of motorcycling, whether they are enthusiasts or only casually interested, the name Harley-Davidson immediately comes to mind. Harley-Davidson is among the oldest surviving motorcycle manufacturers; the company began in 1903 and continues to this day. As you can imagine, over the course of more than 100 years, the company has seen prosperous times as well as lean times, changes in focus and direction, evolution and revolution. All of that leads to a lot of company history and trivia. American Iron Magazine associate editor Tyler Greenblatt has compiled 1,001 Harley-Davidson facts into this single volume, with subjects ranging from the historic powertrains to pop culture to Harley-Davidson as a company and manufacturer. Facts begin with the early years, when a motorcycle was not much more than a bicycle with an engine attached, to the war efforts of World War I, when 15,000 were put into service. During the 1920s, Harley-Davidson grew into the largest manufacturer in the world, and that momentum helped carry it through the Great Depression and into World War II. Postwar development and AMF ownership are also covered in detail, as well as the restructuring and revival of the brand in recent years. Whether you're a casual rider, racer, or restorer, Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will be sure to find something in this book for that next conversation with fellow hobbyists. This book will keep Harley-Davidson enthusiasts entertained for hours, and is a great edition to any motorcycling library.
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American Police Motorcycles
American police motorcycles built between the early 1900s and the 1980s are featured in this tribute, as historical and archival photographs -- along with firsthand anecdotes -- tell the story of these two-wheeled workhorses. Lovell includes Harley-Davidsons, Indians, and lesser-known manufacturers such as Pope and Ace. With the cooperation of motorcycle police associations around the country, the author includes numerous firsthand accounts by retired motorcycle officers who rode some of the featured models. Ponch and Jon of "CHiPs" would be all smiles after reading this book.
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Aprilia: The Complete Story
Bestselling author Mick Walker delivers the complete story of Aprilia's rise to international prominence. Superbly illustrated with many rare colour and black and white photographs, Walker brings the colourful history of this powerful Italian marque vividly to life through comprehensive coverage of Aprilia's successful designs in road, racing, off-road, enduro and world superbikes. Complete with detailed specification tables.
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Ariel Leader-Golden Arrow Limited Edition Extra
The two-stroke Leader introduced in 1958 was revolutionary with a 250 twin-cylinder engine and monocoque pressed steel frame. The Arrow followed in 1960, this being essentially a Leader without the superfluous superstructure. The sports Arrow was added in 1961, quickly dubbed the Golden Arrow because of the gold panels on the dummy fuel tank. Difficulties in getting components and low sales conspired to bring an end to production in 1965. A book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, rider's reports, long term tests, development, racing, history. Technical guidance is given on maintenance, engine and fork strip-downs, supertuning and servicing.
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Ariel Square Four Limited Edition Extra 1948-1959
Detailed reports covering post-war Square Fours manufactured up to 1959. A book of contemporary road tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, development, riders impressions, history, touring, technical articles on tuning, engine stripping and decoking.
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Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Car: Marque Book No. 9: Norton

Dennis Howard Softcover 159 pages Out of Print. Used. Very good condition for age. Please ask for details.

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Benelli 750/900 Performance Portfolio 1973-1989
This was the first 6 cyl. production motor cycle, masterminded by De Tomaso and designed to put Benelli at the forefront of the superbike era. The story of the Benelli 750 and 900 sixes is traced through 25 articles sourced from the leading motor cycle publications of the day and includes road and comparison tests, driving impressions, new model introductions, performance data and specifications. Models covered: 750 Sei, Mk I, Mk 2, 900 Sei, Mk 1, Mk 2, Mk 3, Mk 4.
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Benelli The Fours Limited Edition Extra 1975-1985
A fourteen year period from 1974 to 1988 saw the design and creation of a number of modern four cylinder models from Benelli. Models included the 350RS, 354 and 354 Sport models, and on the larger side were the 654T and the 654 Sport. Benelli went on to expand its range to include models of both higher and lower capacities. Test reports of the time confirmed that the handling and performance were what you would expect from an Italian bike with a 'pedigree'.
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Bimota Limited Edition Extra 1978-1990
Experts from the United States, Canada and Britain pass judgment on the fabulous early high performance Bimotas. Reported on are the SB2 & 2/80, SB3 & 4, KB1, A1 & 2, KB2 Laser, KB3, HB2 & 3, Tesi, DB1, F1, YB4 & EI, YB5 & 6, Bellaria and the Tuatara. Included are road and comparison tests, model introductions, ride reports together with full performance data and specs.
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Bimota Limited Edition Extra 1991-2000
This book traces the progress of the fabulous Italian Bimota range of high performance motorcycles during the 1990s. It reports on the Tesi 1D and ES, Dieci, DB2 and 4, 500 V-Twin, Furano, SB6 and 7, SB8R and K, YB9 and SR, BB500, Mantra, Drako 900 the V-Due Trofeo and YB11. Included are road and comparison tests, new model reports, riding impressions plus full performance data and specifications.
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BMW 500 & 600cc Twins 1955-1969
This manual covers the R50, R50/2, R50S, R50US, R60, R60/2, R60US, R69, R69S, and R69US.
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BMW Custom Motorcycles: Choppers, Cruisers, Bobbers, Trikes & Quads
BMWs in custom guise – does it work? This book, the first of its kind solely devoted to the BMW custom bike scene, proves it does! Features stunning images of customized BMW singles, twins and fours from contributors around the globe, many complemented by owner’s stories and technical descriptions.
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BMW Files: Selected Road Tests 1966-2002
Motorcyclist: BMW Files comprises a collection of road tests of 1966 to 2002 BMW motorcycles from Motorcyclist magazine. Drooling over new machinery is an inherent part of being a motorcycle enthusiast, as is digging up information about bikes you own or are considering buying. In BMW Files, the road tests of some of the most significant BMWs of the past 35 years are put together in one volume. The articles are set in an attractive, readable style, with a smattering of photography along with the original riding impressions, technical data, and sidebars from the original magazines articles.
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BMW GS: The Complete Story
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.
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BMW K100(2-Valve) 1983-92, K75 1985-96
By conducting complete tear-downs and rebuilds, the Haynes staff has discovered all the problems owners will find in rebuilding or repairing their vehicle. Documenting the process in hundreds of illustrations and clear step-by-step instructions makes every step easy to follow, with the exact order of assembly and all the specifications needed to complete the job.
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BMW Motorcycles Gold Portfolio 1950-1971
This volume contains 50 articles on BMW technical features, record breaking, R27, R67/2, R69S, R50, R60/5, R75/5 and US models. Including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus, articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning.
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