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Motorcycle Classics by Grant Leonard. Published in 1992 by Smithmark Publishers Inc. ISBN # 0-8317-1473-5. #HD-48
New. Hard Cover. The book measures 13 x 9 1/2 inches and has 80 pages printed on high quality glossy paper. Although this is new, there is some minor shelf ware on the jacket of the book.
Motorcycle Classics is an absorbing review of some of the greatest bikes ever manufactured. Stunningly illustrated, it portrays the most famous marques produced, from prewar classics like the Indian Scout and the Excelsior Super X, through the prestigious Brough Superior SS100 to the sensationally powerful Superbikes of the 1990s. What makes a bike a classic depends on the nature of the beast. The rugged specification of the Triumph Bonneville contrasts with the uncompromising design of Italian road bikes like the MV Agusta 750S. Built for sheer speed, the Ducati 900S combines beauty with seering acceleration while the Laverda Jota is loud and bad-mannered but undoubtedly charismatic. The Harley-Davidson Electra Glide represents the ultimate in touring luxury; the Bimota DB1 is surely the most desirable sports bike ever built. Modern bikes like the Kawasaki 500 Mach III demonstrate engineering at its most advanced. Written by a motorcycle journalist, the lively text offers an insight into the handling, performance and character of bikes most of us can only dream of owning. Lavish photographs highlight details like engine configuration and show the bikes in action. Illustrated with over 100 color photographs of the most sough-after bikes produced, this book celebrates a century of two-wheeled excitement. This book will thrill both dedicated riders and keen spectators.
The Author, Grant Leonard is a motorcycle journalist with an obsessive love for motorized two-wheelers who has spent sixteen years thrashing bikes around Europe. He is Deputy Editor of Superbike magazine, Britain's best-loved monthly. He lives in Epsom, Surry, home of the Salts and Dergy horserace. He owns a Yamaha TZR250 and races a Harley-Davidson Sportster for fun.