BMW Racing Motorcycles: The Mastery of Speed
Here is the intriguing story of one of the world's most admired and enduring motorcycle companies, and how their fortunes were molded by a determination to win races. Early in the last century, the fledgling company decided to test its products, demonstrate the quality of its designs, and showcase German technology by winning competitions. That determination has lasted to this day, as BMW has remained a formidable competitor in various venues of motorcycle racing. The book covers the company's early mutation from aircraft engine builder to producer of reliable, high-quality motorcycles. Its development of supercharged engines, advanced suspension systems, and many other innovations led to its dominance of various race competitions at different times, with many of those technologies making their way into production motorcycles. BMWs have long been known for reliability and endurance; it is precisely those characteristics which gave the company the deciding advantage in sidecar racing, endurance competitions, and Superbike racing.
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BMW: The Racing Story
The BMW racing story is a fascinating tale of persistence and reward. Though initially unsuccessful in competition, the flat-twin-powered BMW motorcycle was steadily developed until it became a machine to be reckoned with. In 1939 the ultimate was achieved when Georg Meir won the Senior TT. After the War, BMW maintained a high profile on the Grand Prix scene winning no fewer than nineteen world titles from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s in sidecar racing. But BMW: The Racing Story covers much more, including the American scene, the K-series four-cylinder, the four valve twins of the early 1990s and, finally, the great successes gained by the F650-based single in the European and British Supermono series.
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Book of the BSA Twins – All 500cc and 650cc Models 1948-1962
Originally published under the title The Book of the BSA Twins by W. C. Haycraft this book is one of The Motorcyclist's Library series published in the USA by Floyd Clymer by arrangement with the original publishers Pitman Ltd. of London, England. It includes complete technical data, service and maintenance information and detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of the major mechanical and electrical components for all models of BSA pre-unit twin cylinder motorcycles from 1948 through 1962. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. This is a - must have - reference for any BSA enthusiast and would certainly assist in helping any potential purchaser better understand the inner workings prior purchasing of one of these classic motorcycles. Applicable to all 500cc and 650cc variations of the A7 and A10 pre-unit OHV twins this publication has been out-of-print and unavailable for many years and is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market and we are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all BSA enthusiasts worldwide.
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British Cafe Racers
Plenty of books have been published about British bikes and their glorious motorcycling racing heritage, but until now none has solely focused on the rich variety of British café racers. a genre created in 1950s Britain by the 'ton-up boys'. Style, speed and passion combine for an eclectic journey into the world of the British cafe racer. Uli Cloesen's latest book - the first dedicated to the British cafe racer scene - is a celebration of all things fast from Britain, a definitive overview of the cafed British motorcycle, from single-cylinder to four-cylinder variants, and going well beyond the parallel Triton twin. Featuring a truly stunning variety of British motorcycle engine based cafe racers, from the UK and beyond, and complemented by owners' stories and technical descriptions, this book presents the eye candy of the British cafe racer world ... come and see the cafed side of Britain!
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Brough Superior from 1923: Road Tests and Features from the Motor Cycle, Motor Cycling & Motor Cycle Sport
Brough Superior from 1923 is full of articles and black and white photos from Motor Cycle, Motor Cycling and Motorcycle Sport magazines. This is a wonderful collection for anyone who owns or is just plain interested in these lovely looking motorcycles.
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BSA A7 and A10 Twins Owners Workshop Manual, No. 121: ’47-’62
Haynes disassembles every subject vehicle and documents every step with thorough instructions and clear photos. Haynes repair manuals are used by the pros, but written for the do-it-yourselfer.
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BSA Bantam
The diminutive BSA Bantam is one of the icons of British motoring in the twentieth century. It was not fast, or glamorous, or particularly well built; but it was cheap, easy to ride and reasonably reliable. It was an introduction to motoring for thousands of men and women in the fifties and sixties, and it still holds an important place in the memory of many. This book charts the huge success of the little bike from Birmingham that started its life in pre-war Germany and went on to conquer the world.
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BSA Bantam Owners Workshop Manual: 123cc 148cc 174cc 1948-1971
Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.
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BSA Pre-unit Singles Owners Workshop Manual, No. 326: 54-61
Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.
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BSA Pre-Unit Twins: The Complete Story (Motoclassics) Incl. Triumph Derivatives
BSA was once the largest - and most successful - motorcycle company in the world. Many of the most famous ‘Beezas’ were powered by twin-cylinder engines, in both vee and parallel configurations. During the interwar years BSA built a series of side-valve and overhead valve v-twins in 500, 750 and 1000cc. After the Second World War, BSA built a family of vertical twins in 500cc [A7] and 650cc [A10] guises. Their names bring back fond memories: Star Twin, Shooting star, Golden Flash, Road Rocket, Super Rocket and the magnificent Rocket Gold Star. This is the very first book to deal exclusively with both the interwar v-twins and the postwar A7/10 series.
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BSA Singles Gold Portfolio 1964-1974
This book is a portfolio of 48 contemporary reports featuring road, comparison and track tests, racing, performance data, engine analysis, rebuild, specs and tuning. Models covered: Starfire, 250, 350, 441, 500, Shooting Star, Gold Star, Manx, Baja, Victor, Special & Mx.
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BSA Twins – A7 & A10 Gold Portfolio 1946-1962
Within this Gold Portfolio there are 60 articles including 23 road test reports. Includes touring, new model reports, performance data, specifications and tuning. This portfolio also covers: Road Tests; Touring; New Model Reports; Performance Data; Specifications; Tuning; Road Rocket; Gold Flash; Super Rocket; Gold Star; Star Twin; Shooting Star
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Cafe Racers of the 1960s: Machines, Riders and Lifestyle a Pictorial Review
Renowned motorcycle expert Walker profiles the exciting range of nostalgic '60s cafe racers in this easy-to-use reference. Includes chapters on Goldie, Triton, Dunstall, Rockers, Homebrew, Cottage Industry, and Foreigners.
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Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story
Built upon hours of extensive research and personal interviews, Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story traces the fascinating history of this uniquely Canadian company from its founding in 1899 until its eventual demise in 1983. The story draws together a diverse cast of some of Canada's best-known businessmen, celebrated athletes and colourful con artists to paint an unforgettable picture of Canada's rich cultural heritage. Supported by 150 vintage photographs and company advertisements, Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story touches upon the very core of the Canadian identity and is sure to spark fond memories for those who grew up with CCM bikes and CCM skates.
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Carl Fogarty: The Complete Racer
Motorcycle racing expert Julian Ryder profiles the extraordinary career of Carl Fogarty, from his early days in motocross and the Marlboro Clubmans Championship through his 750 Superbike, TT and World Superbike Championships. This updated, full-color edition delivers complete details of Fogarty's outstanding career, winning a record third World Superbike title in 1998, taking his fiftieth win early in 1999, plus a look into the future of this fiercely competitive racer.
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Chilton’s Honda Singles Repair & Tune-Up Guide (2nd Edition)
This Chilton's manual covers the maintenance and repair of all Honda Single 50-125cc overhead camshaft models from 1968 to 1975.
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Chilton’s Kawasaki Singles: Repair and Tune-Up Guide

Chilton ISBN 10 – 0801963397 Softcover 165 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Chopper Kings: Building America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycles
Join us on a trip across the States to see the custom bikes and big name builders from television... Daytona, Florida First stop, Daytona Beach Bike Week. Who's that you've spotted? Russell Mitchell from Exile Cycles! He talks to us about how he got into bike fabrication and explains his unique style. Next, Billy Lane from Choppers Inc. works on a new bike live on stage! Then we see the original Orange County Choppers bikes... Black Widow Bike, iRobot Bike, Fire Bike and the POW/MIA Bike and many more. New Orleans, Louisiana Next stop, Confederate Motorcycles, to see the bikes in action and speak to Head of Design, J.T. Nesbitt, about the style and quality that make these bikes so desirable. Even Brad Pitt owns one! Then we meet Glen Banquier, a custom bike builder who has built a replica 1939 Brough Superior with a modern engine! San Francisco Bay Area, California Then on to San Francisco to catch up with Arlen Ness, who talks about his beginnings in custom bikes and how his style has evolved over the years. Then his son Cory, equally respected for his bike building skills, tells us about what drives him to create such beautiful machines. We also get to see the bikes they built when they faced off in the Great Biker Build-off 2005! LA, California Finally we arrive at the Grand National Roadster Show at Pomona, where 'America's Most Beautiful Motorcycle' Award is to be judged. And look, there's Jimmy Shine plus Matt Hotch, winner of the Biker Build-off 2004, with his 2005 entry, both of whom take the time to speak about their careers and the amazing bikes they make. Chopper fans the world over will relish this celebration of art by top designers.
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