Books and Manuals

25th anniversary edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook 'The first thing we did was buy Chris Scott's 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook' Ewan McGregor, The Long Way Round 'Adventure motorcycling' (a term Chris was credited with coining in the late 90s) has grown massively since the last edition of AMH. Now in its fourth decade, the much revised and expanded AMH7 catches up with all of it, covering among other things: need, not what you can buy • Life on the Road: borders, comms, police trouble, satnav, filming and moto troubleshooting • Comprehensive overland route outlines in Africa, Asia and Latin America – aka: the Adventure Motorcycling Zone • Contributions from among others: Lois Pryce, Walter Colebatch, Gaurav Jani, Grant Johnson and many other two-wheel adventurers. Maps by Nick Hill Readers aren't expected to have an in-depth knowledge of mechanics, travel health or navigation, so there are fuller explanations of how things work and why certain choices are worthwhile, as well as a comprehensive listing on troubleshooting. This now makes AMH7 as much a take-with book as one to consult during the planning stage. Adventure Motorcycling Handbook the legendary manual after 25 years in print.

This exciting book is an essential guide to more than 30 of the world's best journeys for the adventure motorcyclist. The coverage for each route includes a first-hand account from someone who has made the trip together with comprehensive information on what to expect in terms of riding conditions, the best time to travel, choice of motorcycle, the history of the route, sights along the way, climate information and all kinds of other practical advice, all accompanied by top-class photography and detailed maps. This latest book in Haynes' adventure motorcycling series will both inspire and inform.

Leave Tomorrow:
My Ride to the
Bottom of the World


"For everyone thinking of a new adventure, a new life, or even a new venture: DO IT." - Jim Rogers, bestselling author of Investment Biker. After building a successful business, Dirk Weisiger was ready for something new. But he wasn't sure what. Maybe a motorcycle adventure, I've never done that! What followed was a fourteen-month, solo motorcycle journey from Austin, Texas to Ushuaia, Argentina, filled with unexpected adventures, surprises, and lessons about life and travel. "I headed south to see new vistas on a solo journey, but ended up feeling more connected to the people I met along the way." In this book, you'll not only enjoy Dirk's adventure and insights, but find inspiration for your own journey. Dirk Weisiger is a travel trekker, trick roper, and storyteller. Dirk has always enjoyed speaking to groups, spinning tales, ropes, and offering lessons he's learned in adventures of life and business. He's travelled to five continents and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Most of all Dirk loves people and believes that making new friends is the best part of travel.





Planet Earth's Greatest
Motorcycle Adventure Tours


There's something about motorcycles, and the lure of freedom and the open road that they promise. Whether you're planning your first trip or seeking a new destination to add to your previous journeys, this book will inspire you. With routes taking in the very best of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and South America, there really is a trip here for every rider. Accompanied by stunning photography from around the globe, the journeys described here are perfect for everyone, whatever the level of expertise on the bike. Each route contains a tool box telling you when to visit, other routes you can do in the area to extend your ride, and exactly what options are available to you in terms of your motorcycle – whether you take your own bike into the country, make arrangements to rent machines there, or book a bike-inclusive tour. Each trip covered includes a map showing your route and points of interest along the way. Featuring awe-inspiring journeys from the snowy passes of Patagonia to Australia's Red Centre, Planet Earth's Greatest Motorcycle

Motorcycle Adventures.

Motorcyclists who think they have the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia all figured out have another thing coming. In this guide, Hawk Hagebak takes riders from bustling Market Square in downtown Roanoke, VA, to the giant ridgetop windmills of Davis, WV, and from the natural wonder of the Natural Bridge to the engineering wonder of the New River Bridge. Outlining 25 routes, Hagebak chronicles a classic feud over a county seat, the way French engineers built a road across Virginia, and how mining changed the face of West Virginia for better and for worse. In between the tight turns, sweeping curves, covered bridges, tiny towns, and mountain passes of the Central Appalachians, he imparts tips on where to eat, stay, play, and relax.

She'll be right!:
Tales and thoughts
of a woman's motorcycle
adventure Down Under


At the age of twenty-six, Chantal Simons, born and raised in the Netherlands, can no longer contain her adventurous spirit. Having seen enough of everyday life, she makes the bold decision to take to the roads of the vast Australian continent on her 250CC motorbike, lovingly known as the 'Chook Chaser'. Starting her travels in Perth, Chantal heads east in the company of her father. After crossing the Nullarbor together the pair split up and Chantal continues her odyssey alone, riding all the way to Queensland where she temporarily settles down to a life of sun and surf on the Sunshine Coast. After a spell of teaching at a Brisbane university, she again heads off, in the company of a friend, into the red heart of Australia on a journey that will ultimately lead the pair all the way to Darwin. Along the way Chantal meets extraordinary people, has up-close encounters with local wildlife and visits some of the world's most exquisite natural creations. Facing mental as well as physical challenges, she spends much of her time on the road pondering the deeper questions of life. The inevitable fears and doubts inherent in such ventures are dismissed, along with much cautionary advice from well-meaning others, as Chantal single-mindedly follows what she has decided is her destiny.

Head East -
Motorcycle Adventure
in Central Asia -
Silk Road


One incredible journey through Silk road: Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia. The trip last 2 months,17,000kms, we have been in 18 countries, crossed 11 borders and found many new friends. The idea to write this book arose from the lack of available information concerning the destination in question. At the beginning, it was only intended to be an ordinary concise travelogue memoir that would contain everything necessary to guide anyone who wished to travel in this direction. Consequently, I reconsidered, thinking that it would be quite a pity not to be able to convey my thoughts, my feelings and emotions - everything that excited me during the whole duration of the trip. To be able to, at least a little, sense the magic of Central Asia. Note: There are more than 200 pictures in the book, but black & white in order to reduce the final price of the paperback.

Broken Bones &
Kamikaze Rabbits:
An Epic Alaska Adventure


Three strangers meet on the Internet and without even a single phone call among them before departing, the trio decides to embark on a ten thousand mile adventure to Alaska together. Over the course of the journey, they encounter extreme weather, exploding rabbits, a life-changing motorcycle accident, secret fanatical obsessions, the results of very bad decisions, impossible to describe scenery and unbelievable memories. The journey originates from the storyteller's point of view, who decides that time has finally come to do whatever is required in order to ride his motorcycle to the Last Frontier. Inflicted with a debilitating illness that has temporarily stabilized, and with the promise made to his dying mother echoing daily in his mind, he puts into motion what would become the ride of his life. After finding that none of his friends have any interest in doing this exhausting, expensive, and seemingly crazy ride, he is forced to turn to the Internet and find strangers that may have interest in joining along. For eight months he plans the adventure, and provides guidance to a rider who would eventually go along the journey but who lacks any decision making capabilities. A third person would join the two to venture north before they cross the border into Canada. The three would quickly learn that they have almost nothing in common with one another, come from completely different backgrounds, and other than this particular trip, would never have even had the remotest chance at meeting each one another otherwise. They struggle to find similarities with one another but each finally decides to focus on their own journey as they ride towards Alaska.

Adventure Motorcycle
Maintenance Manual:
The Essential Guide
to All the Skills
Needed to Maintain
and Prepare a
Modern Adventure Motorcycle


This book is the definitive guide to keeping an adventure motorcycle running in the way it should. Written for the rider who wants to be self-reliant while on the road, the book takes the reader through a series of practical, hands-on techniques designed to keep the bike in peak riding condition. In the classic Haynes style, the book uses picture-led chapters and clear step-by-step instructions to demonstrate the skills needed for basic maintenance both at home and on the trail.

Silas' Motorcycle Miracle:
A Soul Adventure


Sit back and enjoy the experience as Misty and Vann Waters ride their Goldwing to Alaska as one last attempt to save their marriage. While in route, they meet a hippy biker named Silas who helps bring self-awareness to the surface. Yet even with his solid sage advice, conflict keeps steering these lovers off course. Will they be able to get back on track? Get ready for a wild adventure through drama, the afterlife, and the dream world.

One day at
a time 2017:
A husband &
wife's 87 day road trip
through 22 us states
on 2 Harley softails


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to just pick up and ride your motorcycle around the big beautiful USA? Hollie lives in Rochester, New York with her husband Bonz. They have been together for over 30 years. With Bonz newly retired and the kids leaving to go off on their own adventures they needed something to reconnect. Join them on their journey through 22 states, many national parks and multiple biker rallies. Hollie requested three months off work (with no pay), and her employer was gracious enough to allow this. So that was it, June, July and August of 2017 they went to discover not only the USA but also themselves. No real plans and no reservations, flying by the seat of their pants. Join them in seeing what it is like to ride a Harley on the open road for 87 days; One Day At A Time.

Motorcycle Vagabonds -
Around the World,
Part 1: The Americas,
New Zealand
and Australia


They had dreamt of it for many years, until Simone and Frank finally plucked up the courage to leave it all behind. After three and a half years travelling around the world on motorcycles, they are now back and ready to reminisce about the 114,000 miles that have passed under their wheels. A recollection of the everyday life encounters of a spectacular journey, which turned out to be far from a never-ending holiday. This book will give everybody who is dreaming of a big adventure, no matter by which mode of transport, a realistic insight into the life they'll be heading into. For everybody else it is a glimpse into a "life on the road" of two motorcycle vagabonds and the experiences and emotions that formed their extraordinary passage around the world. Join them on their astounding adventure of discovery into places and cultures unknown!

Far and Wide:
Bring That
Horizon to Me!


35 concerts. 17,000 motorcycle miles. Three months. One lifetime. In May 2015, the veteran Canadian rock trio Rush embarked on their 40th anniversary tour, R40. For the band and their fans, R40 was a celebration and, perhaps, a farewell. But for Neil Peart, each tour is more than just a string of concerts, it's an opportunity to explore backroads near and far on his BMW motorcycle. So if this was to be the last tour and the last great adventure, he decided it would have to be the best one, onstage and off. This third volume in Peart's illustrated travel series shares all-new tales that transport the reader across North America and through memories of 50 years of playing drums. From the scenic grandeur of the American West to a peaceful lake in Quebec's Laurentian Mountains to the mean streets of Midtown Los Angeles, each story is shared in an intimate narrative voice that has won the hearts of many readers. Richly illustrated, thoughtful, and ever-engaging, Far and Wide is an elegant scrapbook of people and places, music and laughter, from a fascinating road — and a remarkable life.

Three men on motorcycles:
The Amigos ride to Ladakh


'Let's go for a ride!' This was the clarion call for Royal Enfield riders, but where should we go? Bharathi (the wife) - She Who Must Be Obeyed - sneers at our puny destination plans and orders us to ride to Ladakh forthwith! - Go where Roads are Roads and Men are Men! We dare not disobey - so off we go on the most iconic ride that India has to offer - without any group, back-up, plans, preparations, or any good sense. Just we three Amigos on our motorcycles. We cross the mighty mountains and ride the highest passes with 'She' in hot pursuit! The whole of Ladakh quakes in fear of her cyber-nagging and astral-nagging as she chivvies us along and ensures that we do not only Srinagar-Leh-Manali, but also explore offbeat destinations like Zanskar, Nubra, etc. Join us on our rollicking ride! This is the funniest and most enjoyable ride story that you will ever read.

THREE MEN RIDE AGAIN:
The Amigos ride to Spiti
(Three men on motorcycles Book 2)


'I WANT TO RIDE AGAIN!' After their first adventure in 'Three men on Motorcycles', The three Amigos are back and they are off on another crazy ride! Join us as we travel to the Hindustan Tibet road and the mountain fastnesses of Spiti valley and discover yet another little known and beautiful part of India on our motorcycles. The district of Lahul Spiti is in Himachal Pradesh and is contiguous to the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and Tibet. The beautiful and arid mountains of the Himalayan desert, the monasteries, and unique Buddhist heritage gives it the name of 'Little Tibet' and it is one of the most beautiful areas in India. Join us as we explore the Hindustan-Tibet road, Spiti valley, Kunzum pass and Lahul and have loads of adventures and misadventures on the way on our Royal Enfields. The funniest and most enjoyable ride story you will ever read! (unless it is the story of our earlier ride of course)

Overland to India:
An 8400 Mile Adventure
on a 55-year-old Motorcycle


A total of 8,400 miles from Manchester, UK to Chennai, India, in just under seven weeks. A challenge for most vehicles, but on an antiquated 1953 Royal Enfield .... "Your bike belongs in a museum, not on the road," was how one doubter tried to discourage Gordon from undertaking this journey. Despite intense heat in excess of 40C, a crash in the Baluchistan desert and some of the worst roads and driving standards on the planet, Gordon's old Bullet did indeed make it triumphantly to Chennai. In his new book, Gordon describes in detail the restoration of his motorcycle and the build up to departure, the larger-than-life characters he met and the many challenges he faced. He also recounts the more personal highs and lows of life on the road. Above all, Overland To India is a heartwarming book that illustrates human kindness and hospitality and encourages other riders to take their own motorcycles on a long-distance journey.

Hit the Road, Jac!:
Seven years, twenty
countries, no plan.


Following the breakdown of her marriage, 50-year-old Jacqui Furneaux set off on a seven-year, round-the-world adventure on a 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet. She travelled both solo and with company, covering 42,000 miles and 20 countries. This awe-inspiring and moving book about one woman's motorcycle adventures is for anyone still holding back from taking a risk and pursuing their dreams. Here's what Sump Magazine had to say: "40,000 kilometres, 20 countries, 7 years, one Royal Enfield motorcycle, and no plan; this is the story of Jacqui Furneaux's epic ride across the Far East, through much of Australia, a small piece of New Zealand, across the Pacific to Central America, north through the USA into Canada, and then back to the UK.

Searching in
Secret India


life long dream of finding spiritual bliss in India is repeatedly shattered by the impulse just to survive being there. Against all rational thinking a motorbike 'Eddie the Enfield' is chosen as the vehicle to ride on the most dangerous roads in the world. The journey begins living on a sacred mountain but slowly turns into an irreverent humorous ride of 5,000 kilometres seeing the sites around India whist trying to stay alive.

A.J.S.

The AJS 7R

This second volume in the Mick Walker Racing Motorcycles series covers a variety of AJS 7R machines. Chapters discuss the Wolverhampton wonders, Plumstead, Porcupine, 3-valver, record breaking, the engineers behind the bike, and more.

Motorcycle Apprentice:
Matchless - in name &
reputation (Classic Reprint)


Illustrated with over 200 photographs, this comprehensive new history looks at: the history and development of the single and twin-cylinder ranges; the racing bikes; technical details of all major models and owning and riding AJS and Matchless bikes today.

BOOK OF THE
AJS SINGLE &
TWIN CYLINDER 1932-1948


160 pages, 79 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title The Book of the A.J.S. 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 both the pre-war and post-war A.J.S. models. Covers the pre-war (1932-1939) 250cc, 350cc & 500cc O.H.V. and 500cc & 1,000cc S.V. models and the post-war (1945-1948) 350cc & 500cc O.H.V. model 16M & model 18 singles. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. This publication has been out-of-print and unavailable for many years and is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market. We are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all A.J.S. enthusiasts worldwide.

AJS Stormer
250 370 410cc
Motorcycle Workshop Manual


This 139 page, AJS Stormer 250 370 410cc Motorcycle Workshop Manual provides repair information for the following AJS Stormer motorcycles: 1971 AJS 410cc Y-51 Stormer 1971 AJS 370cc Y-5 Stormer 1971 AJS 250cc Y-41 Stormer 1971 AJS 250cc Y-4 Stormer 1970 AJS 370cc Y-50 Stormer 1970 AJS 370cc Y-5 Stormer 1970 AJS 250cc Y-40 Stormer 1970 AJS 250cc Y-4 Stormer 1970 AJS 250cc Y-4 MK 2 Stormer 1969 AJS 370cc Y-5 Stormer 1969 AJS 250cc Y-4 Stormer This AJS Stormer motorcycle manual includes the following chapters of repair information: Technical Data Engine / Primary Drive Lubrication Gearbox (Transmission) Ignition Timing Carburetor Front Forks Wheels Tire Changing Frame And Associated Fittings Fault Finding Use of this AJS Stormer 250 370 410cc Motorcycle Workshop Manual should enable the reader to perform basic maintenance and overhaul work on all 250, 370, and 410cc AJS Stormer motorcycles. Please note this AJS Stormer 250 370 410cc Motorcycle Workshop Manual is a high quality reproduction of the orginal, out of print manual.

AJS V4 SUPERCHARGED
GRAND PRIX 500
(1939): EXCLUSIVE TRACK TEST
AND HISTORY OF A
RARE BRITISH RACER
(THE MOTORCYCLE FILES Book 2)


The Motorcycle Files is a series of short but hugely-informative e-books that presents you with a unique opportunity to build your own library of road and track tests of some of the world's rarest motorcycles. Motorcycles like this supercharged AJS V4 Grand Prix racer, which is the sole surviving example of this incredible machine - the first bike in the world to lap a Grand Prix road course at over 100mph. This edition of The Motorcycle Files, has a complete racing history of that awesome supercharged monster, which culminated in a post-WWII race victory achieved just before a ban on supercharging made the machine obsolete. The 500cc supercharged AJS V4 Grand Prix racer from 1939 could have been developed further and in many ways represents a lost opportunity for Britain's motorcycle industry. Without doubt it is still the most exotic racing motorcycle ever made in England. Full technical details and development histories of AJS V4 motorcycles in various guises are also included. These range from the first air-cooled and normally aspirated show model to the final version of the water-cooled and supercharged race-winner that was without doubt the fastest British racing motorcycle of its day.

AJS E90 PORCUPINE
GRAND PRIX 500:
THE FIRST WORLD
CHAMPION IN 1949
(The Motorcycle Files Book 25)


THIS AJS E90 MOTORCYCLE WON THE FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN THE SERIES BEGAN IN 1949. UNUSUAL SPIKEY CYLINDER HEAD FINS GAINED THE GRAND PRIX RACER ITS 'PORCUPINE' NICKNAME. IT REMAINS THE ONLY TWIN-CYLINDER MACHINE TO HAVE WON THE 500cc WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. UP-CLOSE PHOTOGRAPHY AND TECHNICAL DRAWINGS PLUS A FULL HISTORY ON THE MACHINE'S DEVELOPMENT AND RACING YEARS ACCOMPANY THIS EXCLUSIVE TRACK TEST OF THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO HAVE SURVIVED.

AJS E95 500
GRAND PRIX RACER:
A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGER
IN THE EARLY 1950s
(The Motorcycle Files Book 26)


AJS WON THE 500cc WORLD TITLE IN 1949 AND ATTEMPTED TO REPEAT THAT SUCCESS BY RE-DESIGNING THE ENGINE OF ITS TWIN-CYLINDER RACER IN 1952. THE NEW VERSION WAS A GENUINE CONTENDER FOR THREE MORE YEARS BUT ONLY WON A SINGLE GRAND PRIX. EVEN SO, IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST CHARISMATIC RACERS OF ITS TIME.

Ariel

Ariel:
The Complete Story
(Crowood Motoclassics)

From the first Ariel in 1901, over the next 60 years the name would be associated with some of Britain's best motorcycles, such as the Square Four. After the Second World War Ariel became part of the BSA group, but sadly the name then disappeared.
About the Author
A leading authority on all forms of motorcycle sport, Mick Walker has been a successful racer, tuner and team manager, and still rides regularly. He was a former editor of Motorcycle Enthusiast, and published over 100 books including in this series, Derek Minter: The King of Brands, Geoff Duke: The Stylish Champion, Bob McIntyre: The Flying Scot and Mike Hailwood: The Fans' Favourite.

Ariel Square Four 1948 Limited Edition Extra 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.

Book of the
Ariel Leader
and Arrow 1958-1966


80 pages, 33 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title The Book of the Ariel Leader and Arrow 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 247cc parallel twin two-stroke models of the Ariel Leader and Ariel Arrow constructed from 1958 through 1966. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. 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 Ariel Leader and Ariel Arrow enthusiasts worldwide.

The Modern Ariel Motor Cycle -
1939-47 Owners' Guide
Single Cylinder Models


Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.



Ariel Motorcycles
Workshop Manual
1933-1951

200 pages, 60 illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. A faithful reproduction of the Floyd Clymer publication of the third edition (1952) of the C.W. Waller Workshop Manual for all models of Ariel motorcycles built between 1933 and 1951. Includes complete technical data, service and maintenance information and comprehensive detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of all major and minor mechanical and electrical components, making it an invaluable resource for collectors and restorers of these classic motorcycles. There are separate sections that deal with the repair and overhaul procedures for the engine, transmission, wheels and brakes, front forks, frame and carburetor, plus a detailed electrical service section. This is a - must have - reference for any Ariel 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 The Following Models: Four cylinder: 4/F/600cc OHC, 4/F/600cc OHV, 4/G/1,000cc OHV (Cast Iron & Light Alloy). Twin cylinder: 500cc OHV models KG & KH. Single cylinder: 600cc SV model VB. 500cc OHV models VG & VH. 350cc OHV models NH & NG. 250cc OHV models OH, OG, LG & LH. Much of the data is also applicable to later models that utilize these same engines. Out-of-print and unavailable for many years, this book 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 Ariel enthusiasts worldwide.

BOOK OF
THE ARIEL
4 STROKE SINGLES
1939-1960


150 pages, 82 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title The Book of the Ariel 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 200, 250, 350 & 500cc OHV and 500 & 600 c.c. SV Ariel 4-stroke single cylinder models including the OG, OH, VA, VG, NG, VB, Colt LH, and Red Hunter NH, VH & VHA from 1939 through 1960. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. 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 Ariel motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.

Benelli books



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. First there was a 500 Quattro, which in turn spawned the 500LS and went on to be upgraded in 1979 to the 504 Sport. Benelli went on to expand its range to include models of both higher and lower capacities. They included the 350RS, 354 and 354 Sport models, and on the larger side were the 654T and the 654 Sport. Benelli then surprised the world with their amazing 254 road bike. As most test reports will confirm the handling and performance is what you would expect from an Italian bike with a pedigree.

Bimota books



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 & ES, Dieci, DB2 & 4, 500 V-Twin, Furano, SB6 & 7, SB8R & K, YB9 & SR, BB500, Mantra, Drako 900 the V-Due Trofeo and YB11. Included are road & comparison tests, new model reports, riding impressions plus full performance data and specifications.



Bimota: 25 Years
of Excellence


Rare: Bimota: 25 Years of Excellence Giorgio Sarti. This colorful history of Bimota motorcycles is bursting with details of production of Bimota street and GP racing bikes, prototypes, and descriptions of 9 different models. Plus in-depth interviews with top technical and marketing managers. This comprehensive album also features valuable Bimota Club addresses, original colors, and technical details of each featured model. Also chronicled are Bimota competitions, world championships, and future projects. Must-have literature for Bimota enthusiasts.



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.

Britten books



Britten Motorcycles:
The John Britten Story


John Britten was a Kiwi legend of the late 20th century whose distinctive, hand-built, pink-and-blue racing motorcycle broke four world speed records and reached iconic status worldwide. Tragically, he died of cancer at just 45. Eight years later, Britten Motorcycles tells the inside story of the world's most innovative motorbike - and the man, his family, and the friends who made the dream of winning the world's toughest motorcycle races come true. John Britten's passion for building his own motorcycle and determination to succeed are legendary - but there was much more to the man. He was at once a devoted family man, a tireless enthusiast, party animal and charismatic boy who had refused to grow up. His works ranged from exquisite Tiffany-style lamps to beautiful buildings and restored cars, trucks and motorbikes.Tragically, John Britten died of cancer at just 45. This is the inside story of the world's most innovative motorbike - and the man, his family, and the friends who made the dream of winning the world's toughest motorcycle races come true- Only authorized biography of John Britten- Profusely illustrated with photographs from the Britten Motorcycle Company archives and family albums- More than 50 people were interviewed to piece together the full storyAbout the AuthorFelicity Price is a New Zealand based journalist and book author.



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!

Brough Superior books



Brough Superior:
The Complete Story


George Brough started building motorcycles shortly after the First World War. The machines were named Brough Superior both to distinguish them from his father's Brough machines and to denote the highest levels of performance and quality of manufacture. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the name Brough Superior was synonymous with the very best in motorcycle design. The machines gained fame in the hands of riders such as Bert le Vack, Eric Fernihough, Noel Pope and, of course, T. E. Lawrence 'Lawrence of Arabia'. This book documents the full story of Brough and Brough Superior from the early years of the twentieth century through to the end of production in the Second World War, and post-war attempts at revival.



Brough Superior:
The Rolls-Royce
of Motorcycles


Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Haynes Publications (September 1998) Language: English

B.S.A. books



BSA: Competition History
(A Foulis motorcycling book)


Presented for the first time in one book, the new-for-1971 range of BSA and Triumph motorcycles, including the 350cc DOHC twins, the innovative Ariel 3 moped, projected D18 Bantam, and the X-75 Hurricane, are all detailed in depth, along with related promotional and racing activities. Photoshoots, the lavish series of brochures and ads that emanated from them, and projected and actual colour schemes, are also presented with great accuracy. By delving into the archives of several historical institutions, a comprehensive account of the hitherto largely ignored massive infrastructure investment that took place at BSA's Small Heath works during much of 1970 is revealed, along with its re-organised North American setup. Also included is an equally fresh and detailed appraisal of BSA's financial situation, from the dawn of the 1970s, until its oblivion in 1973.Besides the many new revelations, this book contains an impressive collection of extremely rare factory photographs, many of which have never been published before, and thought to be the only copies in existence.



BSA Motorcycles:
The Final Evolution


In British events alone, BSA riders won no less that 60 national titles which is indicative of the scale of BSA's competition successes. This book details the successes in trials, scrambles, motocross and road racing.



BSA Pre-Unit Twins (Motoclassics)

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.



The BSA Gold Star: Motorcycle History

Author: Mick Walker. This book covers every aspect of one of the best loved classic racing machines, from its beginnings back in Small Heath through to the Brooklands days, Trials, the Cafe Racer scene to the classic scene of today. Contents: Origins, Brooklands and the Birth of the M24, Post War Small-fin Developments, Clubmans Tt, Scrambles Star, Thruxton, Trials Activities, Cafe Racer Culture, Post War Big-fin Developments, Road Racing, Roland Pike, Stateside, Rocket Gold Star and The Classic Scene. With 262 pages. Soft Bound.



BSA Twins and Triples

The authoritative work on what some would say the best BSA models ever made.



BOOK OF THE BSA BANTAM

128 pages, 64 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title The Book of the BSA Bantam 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 the BSA Bantam constructed from 1948 onwards. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. Applicable to all 125cc and 175cc BSA Bantams including the following touring models: D1, D3, D5, D7, D7D/L, D10, D14, D14/4 & Bantam 175, it is also applicable to the same series of competition models. 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.



How to Restore
Triumph Trident T150/T160
& BSA Rocket III:
YOUR step-by-step colour
illustrated guide to
complete restoration
(Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)


Written by an enthusiast with many years experience of working on classic British motorcycles - but with little experience of working on these iconic machines - this book covers the complete dismantling, refurbishment, and rebuilding of two Tridents: a 1973 Triumph T150V and a 1975 Triumph T160. Written from a the point of view of a relative novice, it covers all parts of the rebuild in great detail; parts that other manuals gloss over, leaving the novice confused and frustrated. From the simplest of jobs, such as removing the oil tank, through to detailed explanations of rebuilding the engine and carburettors, this manual is an absolute must for any enthusiast contemplating working on their triple. Over 650 colour photographs and detailed text descriptions clarify every stage ... engine, gearbox, clutch, electrics, frame, wheels, forks, swinging arm, brakes, instruments ... the whole bike! Highly readable, and written with, the author readily admits to the various pitfalls and mistakes he makes in order for others to avoid them. Designed to sit alongside existing workshop manuals, this book is intended to help the owner make sense of them all, and enable them to complete any operations that are omitted from the other books - of which there are many. Essential garage literature.



The Gold Star Buyer's Companion:
5th Edition, Revised and Expanded


This buyer's guide for the classic BSA Gold Star covers the complete range of production from the original 1938 Model M24 through post-WWII models ZB, BB, CB, DB and DBD. It is organized for potential Gold Star buyers to use when inspecting one of these highly desirable machines for possible purchase. Significantly expanded from the previous edition, it includes specialized information and photographs necessary to avoid paying Gold Star prices for the similar-looking B32/B34 and Alloy Clipper "competition models," or purchasing dubious components such as renumbered engines and counterfeit RRT2 gearboxes. The information also will be invaluable for restorers as well as people generally interested in the history of these machines. One chapter is devoted to the 1957 Spitfire Scrambler, a little-known hybrid produced only that year consisting of a twin-cylinder 650 cc engine in Gold Star cycle parts, predating the Rocket Gold Star by five years. The main body of the 4th edition was 21 pages, with 16 figures and 11 tables. The main body of the 5th edition has more than doubled to 50 pages and now has 44 figures and 17 tables containing information on the proper speedometers, tachometers, gearboxes, carburetors, etc., and cover all models, including Clubman, Catalina Scrambler, Road Racer, Dirt Tracker, and Competition 'All Sports'. Sixty-four pages of color advertisements and images from rare sales brochures and magazines contain information for all years of this machine, from a pre-production 1937 description of expected specifications, to a listing in a 1964 sales brochure issued a year after the last Gold Star was manufactured (not covered are the B25/B50 machines that were given the name in 1971-72). For the restorer or rebuilder, a very useful "reverse parts list" specially created for this book has DBD part numbers sorted in numerical order, enabling part numbers to be quickly identified and associated with the corresponding figures in the BSA parts manual. If you ever might want to buy, restore, or rebuild a Gold Star, the information in this book can save you considerable time as well as keep you from making some very costly mistakes.

B.S.A. manuals



THE BOOK OF THE BSA -
AN OWNERS WORKSHOP MANUAL
FOR PRE-WAR BSA MOTORCYCLES


94 pages, 54 illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. An illustrated Owner's Workshop Manual covering Pre-War BSA Single and Twin-Cylinder SV and OHV Motorcycles. This is a faithful reproduction of the Floyd Clymer (W.C. Haycraft) Book Of The BSA originally published in the US in 1947. Much more detailed than the owner's handbook, this manual includes complete technical data, service and maintenance information and detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of the major mechanical and electrical components for the majority of the pre-war BSA single and twin cylinder motorcycles. However, as this manual was written specifically for the motorcycles constructed between 1936 through 1939 the information may not be quite as comprehensive for the earlier versions of these models. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete mechanical renovation, making it an invaluable resource for collectors and restorers of these classic BSA motorcycles. OHV and SV Models covered by this publication are: 150c.c. - X0. 250c.c. - B1, B2, B18, B20, B21, B22, C10, C11. 350c.c. - B23, B24, B25, B26, M19, R4, R5, R17, R19, R20. 500c.c. - J12, M20, M22, M23, M24, Q7, Q8, Q21, W6. 600c.c. - M10, M21. 750c.c. - Y13. 1,000c.c. - G14.



BSA Preunit Singles,
1954-61
(Haynes Repair Manuals)


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.



BSA Unit Singles Owners Workshop Manual, No. 127: '58-'72

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.

Bultaco books

Classic Bultaco
Motocross Motorcycles
in Color

Great book , highly recommended . Beautiful pictures , great coffee table book for any motorcycle enthusiast . Hope author proceeds with his plans to write several more books on European dirt bikes since there is so little in print as. of now .

Bultaco Limited Edition
Extra 1964-1970

A portfolio of 31 contemporary articles traces the progress of Bultaco production in the 60s. Included are road, trail & track tests, new model reports plus articles on Bultaco's history and racing. Also featured are full specifications and performance data. Models covered include: • Metralla • Sherpa • TSS • Mercurio • Matador • Metisse • Pursang • EL Bandido • Campera • El Tigre & Lobitto

Bultaco Limited
Edition Extra
1971-1979

This, our second Bultaco book, contains thirty further articles, taking the story of the marque up to the end of the seventies. Included are road, track & enduro tests, driving impressions plus full specifications & performance data. Models reported on include the Lobito, El Montadero, Sherpa T, Matador, Tiron, Alpina, Pursang, Astro and Frontera.

Clymer Vintage Dirt Bikes:
Bultaco, 125-370Cc Singles,
Through 1977, Montesa,
123-360Cc Singles, 1965-1975,
Ossa, 125-250Cc
Singles, 1971-1978

As a owner of an older Bultaco Matador SD Mark 5 in need of major repair, I purchased this book in hope of finding enough information to augment my knowledge of the workings and technical specifications of the two cycle engine of such great fame and repoir. Within this publication was found a great wealth of information that was unknown to me. I found that much of this information was invaluable, carburetor breakdowns, bore specifications, and overall model specfications. Unfortunately, as time would eventually expose, the information included in this "technical manual" is marred by typographical errors and one horrendous job of editing. In my experience with this manual, I found it very helpful...and it will force you to to understand what went wrong with what you just fixed. Although the book may not be the answer to every problem that an old Bull has, it will at least give one direction in what may be happening. Spend the bucks and get out of it what you may.

Bultaco manuals

Haynes Bultaco Competition
Bikes Owners Workshop Manual,
No. 219: '72 - '75
(Motorcycle Manuals)

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.

1968 Bultaco El Montadero
Motorcycle Parts List

This 1968 Bultaco El Montadero Motorcycle Parts List is a reproduction of the original, out of print, manual. It provides a complete component parts list for the 1968 Bultaco El Montadero Motorcycle. Published in 1968.

BULTACO-MK4-P Bultaco
Pursang MK4
Motorcycle Parts List

This Bultaco Pursang MK4 Parts List is a reproduction of the original out of print manual. It provides detailed exploded views of your Bultaco Pursang MK4 motorcycle including: Pursang 250 cc. (model 68-1) Europa from engine 68.00.001 onwards Pursang 175 cc. (model 1T68) Europa from engine 68.00.001 onwards. This manual contains English and Spanish complete component parts lists.

Cafe Racers

Cafe Racers of the 1970s:
Machines, Riders and Lifestyle
A Pictorial Review
(Mick Walker on Motorcycles)

The 1970s was the era of the cafe racer in its second phase, that of the specialist manufacturers. Certain mainstream marques such as Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Laverda and Yamaha also catered for this emerging market by producing production factory cafe racers such as the 900SS [Ducati], Le Mans [Guzzi], Mongich [Laverda] and RD Series [Yamaha]. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker graphically recreates the era of the cafe racers. Numerous contemporary photos are featured, with captions explaining the history and technical features of the machines and describing the men who made and rode them.

Cafe Racers:
Speed, Style, and
Ton-Up Culture


A photographic chronology of some of the fastest, most stylish, and most individualized bikes in motorcycling history. Originally used as a slur against riders who used hopped-up motorcycles to travel from one transport café to another, café racer describes a bike genre that first became popular in 1960s British rocker subculture - although the motorcycles were also common in Italy, France, and other European countries. The rebellious rock-and-roll counterculture is what first inspired these fast, personalized, and distinctive bikes, with their owners often racing down public roads in excess of 100 miles per hour ("ton up" in British slang), leading to their public branding as "ton-up boys." Café Racers traces café racer motorcycles from their origins in the mid-twentieth century all the way into modern times, where the style has made a recent comeback in North America and Europe alike, through the museum-quality portraiture of top motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter and the text of motorcycle culture expert Paul d'Orléans. Chronologically illustrated with fascinating historical photography, the book travels through the numerous ever-morphing and unique eras of these nimble, lean, light, and head-turning machines. Café Racers visually celebrates a motorcycle riding culture as complex as the vast array of bikes within it.

Cafe Racers:
Rockers, Rock 'N' Roll
and the Coffee-Bar Cult

This one-of-a-kind history recalls the bygone era of cafe racers -- those motorcycles which earned an esteemed place among the mod coffee bar set of the 1950s and '60s. More than 250 black-and-white photographs have been gleaned from movie stills, newspapers, and private collections to tell the story of the bikes, the riders, and what cafe racing was all about.

The Cafe Racer Phenomenon (Those were the days...)

The Cafe Racer is one of the most enduring styles of motorcycle ever created, capturing the rebellious spirit of the 50s. From original Triton-building Rockers to modern-day Sunday riders on Thruxton 900s, there are thousands of enthusiasts across the world who aspire to own a road burner with old school class. This is a look back at the glory days of the Cafe Racer, from Friday night dices on the North Circular, through the street specials craze of the Seventies, to the modern day revival. This book includes interviews with some of the old school regulars at the Ace Cafe, and an in-depth look at the great British bike builders like Norman Hyde, Steve and Lester Harris, the Rickman brothers and Paul Dunstal, Featuring a huge, global Cafe Racer directory – listing specialist builders, spares suppliers, websites etc – alongside a unique mix of personal memories, unseen photos, iconic machines and chassis builders in profile, this book is a must for any ton-up rider.

The Cafe Racer Phenomenon (Those were the days...)

The Cafe Racer is one of the most enduring styles of motorcycle ever created, capturing the rebellious spirit of the 50s. From original Triton-building Rockers to modern-day Sunday riders on Thruxton 900s, there are thousands of enthusiasts across the world who aspire to own a road burner with old school class. This is a look back at the glory days of the Cafe Racer, from Friday night dices on the North Circular, through the street specials craze of the Seventies, to the modern day revival. This book includes interviews with some of the old school regulars at the Ace Cafe, and an in-depth look at the great British bike builders like Norman Hyde, Steve and Lester Harris, the Rickman brothers and Paul Dunstal, Featuring a huge, global Cafe Racer directory – listing specialist builders, spares suppliers, websites etc – alongside a unique mix of personal memories, unseen photos, iconic machines and chassis builders in profile, this book is a must for any ton-up rider.

Cafe Racer:
The Motorcycle:
Featherbeds, clip-ons, rear-sets
and the making of a ton-up boy

A fascinating expose of the culture of the caf, racer - a motorcycle culture which emerged from WWII in the UK and the USA. Today, it's in the midst of a huge restrspective.

Classic Bikes

Classic Motorcycles:
The Art of Speed

Finally! The world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed is a stunning visual encyclopedia of history's best bikes. The motorcycle should have disappeared when Henry Ford's Model T usurped the motorcycle's position as a primary form of utilitarian transportation. But a funny thing happened on the way to extinction -- the motorcycle not only survived, but thrived. Written by noted motorcycle author Patrick Hahn, Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed presents the history of motorcycling as told through the most significant, iconic, classic motorcycles of all time, with both period photography and modern portrait photography. All the best domestic and international makes are represented here, from BMWs, Indians, and Triumphs to Vincents, Ducatis, and Harley-Davidsons - the most classic models. You'll drool over the 1933 Matchless Silver Hawk, and you'll want to tear out the page displaying the 1956 Triumph Thunderbird and frame it. Each motorcycle was shot in a studio setting using photographer Tom Loeser's light-painting technique. Period ads and relevant historic photos and documents are spread throughout the book to supplement the portraits of the bikes, really evoking a sense of time and place. Prepare to be in awe of the undeniably classic motorcyclesClassic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed is offering. It's the only motorcycle history you'll need.

Tales of Triumph
Motorcycles and the
Meriden Factory

Finally! The world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed is a stunning visual encyclopedia of history's best bikes. The motorcycle should have disappeared when Henry Ford's Model T usurped the motorcycle's position as a primary form of utilitarian transportation. But a funny thing happened on the way to extinction -- the motorcycle not only survived, but thrived. Written by noted motorcycle author Patrick Hahn, Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed presents the history of motorcycling as told through the most significant, iconic, classic motorcycles of all time, with both period photography and modern portrait photography. All the best domestic and international makes are represented here, from BMWs, Indians, and Triumphs to Vincents, Ducatis, and Harley-Davidsons - the most classic models. You'll drool over the 1933 Matchless Silver Hawk, and you'll want to tear out the page displaying the 1956 Triumph Thunderbird and frame it. Each motorcycle was shot in a studio setting using photographer Tom Loeser's light-painting technique. Period ads and relevant historic photos and documents are spread throughout the book to supplement the portraits of the bikes, really evoking a sense of time and place. Prepare to be in awe of the undeniably classic motorcyclesClassic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed is offering. It's the only motorcycle history you'll need.

DKW books



DKW: The Complete History
of a World Marque


The only comprehensive book on DKW that I am aware of. Fascinating story of this famous marque. Many photos with many of them technical in nature. What to do with my copy written in German several years ago?



Motorcycle Racing with
the Continental
Circus 1920 to 1970


A fascinating history of European motorcycle racing, going back to a period far removed from the world of Moto GP today: a time when many young men from all walks of life decided to give up their livelihoods in favour of earning their living by racing motorcycles on the dangerous public road circuits of the European Continent. It was a nomadic existence that involved travelling from circuit to circuit, circus fashion, hence the title 'Continental Circus.' Motorcycle Racing with the Continental Circus 1920 to 1970 begins with the pre-war period, when many young British riders travelled to the Continent to take part in the Grand Prix races, held from around 1920 and across Europe. British riders such as Alec Bennett, Stanley Woods, Jimmy Guthrie and many more, gained notable success and established their reputations on the European circuits. Moving on to the post-war era, the book details the riders from around the world who joined the Circus - self-financed 'privateers' from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The 1950s and '60s were the days of the true Continental Circus, when private riders earned their living riding all over the continent. The book also covers the development of the machines that became the essential tools of the private riders, and the eventual demise of the Continental Circus in the 1970s, due to new safety regulations and the escalating cost of racing. Chris Pereira's historical account is sourced both from first-hand experience of racing, and from his own vast library of racing history records and photographs.

DKW manuals



Two-Stroke Motorcycle
Engine Maintenance
and Repair


A workshop guide to the strip-down, rebuild, maintenance and repair of two-stroke motorcycle engines. Author Dave Boothroyd covers the principles and practice of two-stroke engine work, examining a wide range of marques and road, racing and trail motorcycles. With over 450 colour photographs, this new book covers: the chronological development of two-stroke engines and workshop procedures for each era; the examination of each major engine component in turn, including cylinder head, piston, piston rings, crankcase, flywheel, bearings, inlet manifold, clutch, gearbox and primary drive, and, finally, racing motorcycles and tuning engines for best performance; diagnosing problems and workshop safety. This practical reference guide is for the two-stroke motorcycle owner or restorer and is illustrated throughout with over 450 colour photographs.

Douglas books



Douglas: The Complete Story
(Crowood Motoclassics)


For almost half a century the Bristol-based Douglas marque was a stalwart of the British motorcycle industry, and was famed for its flat-twin engines. Douglas: The Complete Story is a detailed account of the motorcycles from the Douglas company from 1907 until 1957. The author delves deep into the design, production and use of these classic British bikes.



THE DOUGLAS MOTORCYCLE:
'THE BEST TWIN'.


Hardcover Publisher: Foulis Haynes; 2nd Revised edition edition (1981) Language: English



The Illustrated History
of Douglas Motorcycles
(A Foulis motorcycling book)


An illustrated history of Bristol-based Douglas motorcycles from their inception in 1907 until production ended in 1957.



Book of the Post-War
Douglas All Models
1948-1957


136 pages, 39 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published by Douglas Ltd UK, this book consists of two original factory maintenance manuals combined together in a single publication. The first 78-page section deals with the complete 1948-1951 range, including the Mark III, Mark IV, Mark V, 80 & 90 Plus models and the appropriate Sports, De Luxe & Competition derivatives. The second 56-page section is specific to the Dragonfly. As to be expected from a factory publication, it includes complete technical data, service and maintenance information and detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of the major mechanical and electrical components. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. Obviously, the predominant focus of these manuals is the post-war models that were manufactured from 1948 until production ended in 1957 but much of the information will also be of interest to owners of the pre-war models. These factory manuals have been unavailable since Douglas was purchased by Westinghouse Brake & Signal in 1957 and they are becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market. We are pleased to be able to offer these reproductions as a service to all Douglas motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.



Book of the Pre-War
Douglas All Models
1929-1939


86 pages, 52 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title The Book of the Douglas by L.K. Heathcote, 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 the 250, 350, 500, 600, & 750cc pre-war Douglas motorcycles. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. While the predominant focus of this book is on the 1929 through the 1939 models much of the data is applicable to the earlier models. 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 Douglas motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.

Ducati



The Complete Book
of Ducati Motorcycles:
Every Model Since 1946


From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s to the high-performance sportbikes of today, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcyclesshowcases the entire spectrum of Ducati. Legendary Ducati motorcycles have something of a rags-to-riches story. This Italian motorcycle manufacturer began by selling motorized bicycles to impoverished residents of post-World War II Italy. Today, Ducati is the world's premier manufacturer of street motorcycles whose sales continue to rise year after year. Its svelte, hyper-accelerating motorcycles are two-wheeled wonders that are fluent in the language of speed. The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles traces the stunning chronology of the motorcycles dreamed up by Ducati, from the 1950s to present day. Laid out for the first time in encyclopedia form with gorgeous photography and insights from Ducati expert Ian Falloon, this book offers motorcycle enthusiasts a closer look at the craftsmanship, power, and beauty of these extraordinary motorcycles. The book features all of the motorcycles from Ducati's storied history, including the groundbreaking Desmodromic 750 Super Sport, the Mike Hailwood Replica, the Superbike-dominating 916, and the epic Panigale. From the street bikes that gave birth to the very notion of the modern superbike to the racing motorcycles that dominated tracks in Great Britain, Europe, and North America since the latter part of the twentieth century, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles runs the full gamut of sportbikes. It's a collection that demands shelf space in the library of any true motorcycle collector or fan.



Standard Catalog
Of Ducati Motorcycles
1946-2005


World-renowned Ducati expert Ian Falloon offers enthusiasts this fantastic, one-of-a-kind guide to every model ever produced by Ducati. Filled with spectacular color photos from all over the world.



Stile Ducati:
A Visual History
of Ducati Design


A company born almost by chance but always steered by passion and love. 2016 is not like other years: it actually coincides with the ninetieth anniversary of Ducati, founded on July 4, 1926, almost as a dream, thanks to the will of the three brothers, Adriano, Bruno, and Marcello Cavalieri Ducati, supported by their father, Antonio. It is fitting to define Ducati's history as a dream, because the adventure began in a dark laboratory in the center of Bologna, in Via Collegio di Spagna 7, when the workforce consisted of just two workers and a secretary. Probably not even the Ducati brothers could have imagined what would one day become. Two employees at the small laboratory became almost 1200 in 1936, and the company grew in overwhelming fashion. If we look back and think of that small condenser built by two workers in 1926, we are amazed and can truly see how compelling and fascinating the story of this company is.



The Book
of Ducati 750SS:
'Round Case' 1974


Although manufactured for only one year, 1974, the Ducati 750 Super Sport was immediately touted as a future classic. It was a pioneer motorcycle – expensive and rare, and produced by Ducati's race department to celebrate victory in the 1972 Imola 200 Formula 750 race. Owing to its uniqueness and rarity, the 750 SS has become extremely expensive and desirable, fetching prices beyond the most expensive contemporary Ducati; for Ducatisti, it is the Holy Grail.



Ducati 916:
Updated &
enlarged edition


The 916 spearheaded the Ducati revival of the 1990s. Introduced at the end of 1993, this product of Massimo Tamburini and the Cagiva Research Centre took the water-cooled four-valve engine of the 851, placing it in an evolutionary chassis with revolutionary styling. The 916 immediately set new standards of performance for twin-cylinder machines, epitomised by its unequalled success in the World Superbike Championship. This book will trace the conception and development of the four-valve Ducati from its first appearance at the Bol d'Or in 1986. By 1990 Raymond Roche gave Ducati their first World Superbike Championship, this being followed by Texan Doug Polen. Star British rider Carl Fogarty then took over the reigns and along with Troy Corser and Troy Bayliss dominated the World Superbike Championship from 1994 until 2001. Along with the factory racers, all the related four-valve models will be covered in depth, from the initial 851 and 888, to the 748, ST4 and 996. All the variants, including the Sport Production series, will be detailed, along with rare and beautiful Supermono. This book is the definitive guide to these models.



The Ducati
Monster Bible:
New Updated &
Revised Edition


When Ducati unleashed Galluzzi's Monster at the Cologne Show at the end of 1992, few expected it to become Ducati's most successful model. Dramatically styled, minimalist in stature, yet bristling with innovative engineering, the 900 Monster created a new niche market. A multi-faceted machine, the Monster bridged the gap between racetrack oriented sports bikes and cruisers. Here was a naked motorcycle that was as much a performance machine as a cruiser. The Monster's radical styling has also been the inspiration for a large after-market industry, providing cosmetic and performance accessories, and with engine capacities ranging from 400 to 1100cc there really is a Monster for everyone. This book provides a guide through the maze of Monsters produced over the past 18 years.



Ducati Bevel
Twins 1971 to 1986:
Authenticity &
Restoration Guide
(Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)


Ducati's classic 750, 860 900 and Mille bevel-drive twins from 1971-1986 are now among the most collectable bikes in the world. Although built in relatively small numbers, there are many individual model differences that can make their authentic restoration difficult. This book serves as a definitive guide to authenticity and gives hands-on restoration tips and guidance. -Detailed description of individual model differences -Restoration tips and guidance based on years of practical experience -Correct information for decal place-Guide to colours and paint codes -Advice on how to find the right motorcycle -Companion to the Bevel Twin books in the Bible series



Ducati Motorcycles

A comprehensive book on all things Ducati by Alan Cathcart.



Ducati Belt-Drive
Two-Valve Twins
Motorcycle Restoration Guide


Introduced in 1979, Ducati's belt-drive bikes represented a huge step forward in performance. This hands-on guide helps owners ensure originality during restoration and modification by identifying key components of the 500/600/650SL, 750 F1, 750 Sport, 750SS, 900SS, Monster, and other two-valve belt-drive built since '79. Hundreds of photos illustrate all mechanical details, while appendices cover specifications and identify sources for the restorer. Includes numerous sidebars suggesting model-specific modifications. First published in 2000, this revised edition has been updated with new information for its 2012 release. The author of Ducati, Ducati Twins Restoration Guide, and dozens of other motorcycle books, Ian Falloon also contributes articles and photographs to several motorcycle periodicals.



The Red Baron's
Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual:
Belt-Driven L-Twins
1979 to 2017 (Essential)


With the rhythm of their mechanical soul, and powerful twin heartbeat, Ducatis are motorcycles for true lovers of voluptuous Italian style and character. If you're passionate about your Ducati, wish to know your motorcycle in real depth, and keep it in perfect shape with the loving care she'll only receive from you, this is your book. This is a comprehensive service manual for you, and your Ducati, that will help you to perform all maintenance & repair operations in your own home workshop. From basic servicing to the most complex repair and adjustment operations, everything is covered. The bike range covered here goes from the first 1980 "Pantah" to the latest "Testastretta Evoluzione" models, and covers 30 years of Ducati models. Within these pages you will discover the secrets of your pride and joy, and be enabled to enjoy making repairs or carrying out maintenance in your workshop or garage.



Museo Ducati:
Six Decades of Classic
Motorcycles of the
Offical Ducati Museum.
(English and Italian Edition)


Ducati's official museum celebrates the racing heritage that's driven the company for more than half a century. In Museo Ducati, Chris Jonnum and Peter Harholdt profile the greatest motorcycles displayed there. The tour begins with a 1947 Cucciolo motorized bicycle and ends with the 2010 Desmosedici GP10 ridden by 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden. Other highlights include the 900 Super Sport prepared for Mike Hailwood's 1978 win at the Isle of Man TT, and the 1990 851 that Raymond Roche rode to Ducati's first World Superbike championship. The bikes are shown in stunning detail through photographs that reveal their overall design as well as details of engines and other components. And the vivid text explains each model's technical features along with its performance on the track. For ducatisti, visiting the Italian motorcycle manufacturer's museum in Bologna is like coming home. Every year a steady stream of Ducati owners, aspirants, and enthusiasts arrive like pilgrims to absorb the spirit of competition that has made Ducati a legendary name. Museo Ducati captures the Ducati Museum experience through brilliant photographs taken in a custom on-site studio. The images and text capture the sweep of Ducati's racing history through profiles of the most important motorcycles in the museum, from the earliest postwar entrants to contemporary MotoGP winners. In between are bikes ridden by champions Paul Smart, Bruno Spaggiari, Mike Hailwood, Raymond Roche, Carl Fogarty, Troy Bayliss, and many others.



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Cycle World on
Ducati 1982-91


Road and track tests, new model intros, performance data, specs, racing, and tuning. Models: F1 Montjuich, 600SL Pantah, 888, Cagiva SS650, 750 Paso, 851 Sport, 906, 907.



Ducati

This coffee-table history offers enthusiasts a fantastic story that spans a half-century while taking care to strike a balance between the the companys involvement in both the European and North American markets. While the emphasis is on the engineering and design the book also features the involvement of some of the biggest names in the history of motorcycle racing.



The Art of Ducati

Celebrate more than 60 years of Italian motorcycle mastery. Over 60 years ago in Bologna, Italy, a small company called Ducati began manufacturing simple, inexpensive 50cc motorcycles--really no more than two-stroke-powered bicycles. Since then, Ducati has evolved into one of the most storied names in the motorcycling world, its lineup of beautiful machines revered for their technical excellence and extreme performance. In The Art of Ducati, Ducati expert Ian Falloon teams with renowned British photographer James Mann to present a gorgeously illustrated, wonderfully curated review of more than six decades of Ducati excitement. From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s and 1960s to the bevel-drive twins of the 1970s and early 1980s to the high-performance bikes of the 21st century, The Art of Ducati showcases a motorcycle marque that has never rested on its laurels. Ducati's style and technology have constantly evolved, engineering timeless classics like the 900SS, Darmah, Mike Hailwood Replica, 851, 916, Monster, and ST sports touring series, bikes that laid the foundation for today's cutting-edge models: the Panigale superbike, Multistrada adventure bike, all-new Monster, Hypermotard, and Diavel power cruiser. While there's no end in sight for Ducati's dominance, The Art of Ducati pays homage to their past six-plus decades of masterful motorcycle engineering.



Ducati:
50 Golden Years
Through the Pages of
'Motociclismo' Magazine


This photographic history, distilled from the pages of Italy's Motociclismo magazine, tells the full story of off-road and competition machines.



Ducati 1098/1198:
The Superbike Redefined


Ducati 1098/1198: The Superbike Redefined tells the story of the development of the most powerful and charismatic Ducati Superbikes from the perspective of the designers, stylists, engineers, and managers. Every stage in the 1098, 1198, and 848's planning, development, and manufacturing is covered in impressive detail, and accompanied by hundreds of photos and illustrations. Working with the full cooperation of Ducati management, author Marc Cook went behind the scenes at Ducati in Bologna and extensively interviewed designers, engineers, fabricators, and other personnel who describe the extraordinarily sophisticated and complex process of bringing out this new model. Previously unpublished design renderings and CAD drawings reveal styling directions and technologies that were explored but not adopted. Riding impressions from international moto-journalist Alan Cathcart and Cycle World's road test editor Don Canet provide insights about the characteristics of these motorcycles with comparisons to the bikes that preceded them. The book also takes you everywhere from the off-limits prototype development areas to the assembly line. Think of this as the ultimate motorcycle factory tour. The interviews, photographs, and drawings combine to capture the tremendous excitement of being on site at Ducati. In the end, Ducati 1098/1198: The Superbike Redefined is as much about the people of Ducati - their intelligence, humor, passion, and dedication to excellence - as it is the bikes themselves. This book will take you deep into the heart and soul of these revolutionary motorcycles and the remarkable company that created them.



Ducati 999

Ducati 999: Birth of a Legend describes the unique way in which all new Ducati motorcycles are designed, developed, and manufactured. Rich with in-depth interviews and never before published drawings and renderings, this book takes you on a lavishly illustrated factory tour.



Ducati: Design and Emotion

Few of the world's motorcycles evoke such high emotion as the Ducati. This book captures that emotion in a vividly illustrated historical review of every major design, including the Cucciolo auxiliary bicycle engine in the late 1940s and Ducati's first mass-produced motorcycle, the 1958 Elite 200, and the Scrambler, 750 GT, Pantah, 851, Monster and today's MH900e. Interviews with the protagonists who shaped the company and its products make this a complete tribute to what makes Ducatis so special. Details about the original factory's products -- condensers, radios, projectors, and mini-cameras -- are featured for a well-rounded account about the company's history.



Ducati (Enthusiast Color)

Ducati's American story of decline and recovery comes to life! Included within are Ducati's early single-cylinder Gran Sports and Gran Prixs, narrow- and wide-case singles, bevel-drive twins such as the 750 GT and SS, Darmahs, Pantahs, F3s, 900SS, and rare models like the Supermono. Whether you lust after the timeless classics of days past or the gorgeous machinery gracing the showroom today, Ducati will give you an inside look at these incredible motorcycles.



Ducati:
The Official Racing History


The official illustrated history of the most prestigious motorcycle in the world is inspired by designers and engineers who created the classic machines of the past, the technological breakthroughs and the challenges faced in the pursuit of excellence, and the legendary races which made the Ducati name synonymous with success. Guaranteed to race the pulse of bike enthusiasts everywhere.



Ducati Racers:
Racing models from
1950 to the present day


Here is the full story of Ducati's involvement in road racing, from their first successful racer, the 98cc Marianna of 1955, to the four-valve V-Twin World Superbike machines which have dominated in World Superbike racing since the late eighties, becoming the most successful of all racing Ducatis.



Ducati 2-Valve V-Twins:
The Complete Story


This text charts the development and production of the Ducati 2-Valve V-Twins. A companion volume to "Ducati 4-Valve V-Twins", it describes the rise of these machines and the personalities that helped develop them. Topics covered include: the background history of the company; the F1/F3, Paso, Monster, Super Sport and ST2 models; and full specifications and detailed part-by-part engineering.



Ducati Twins
Restoration Guide:
Bevel Drive 1971-1985
(Authentic Restoration Guides)


Ian Falloon''s guide to restoring Ducati twin cylinder bikes covers the bevelled cam gear models from 197 1 to 1985. His emphasis is on achieving originality and he p rovides detailed information on parts sourcing for the deter mined restorer.



Ducati Desmoquattro
Performance Handbook
(Motorbooks Workshop)


Ian Falloon, the world's foremost authority on Ducati motorcycles, delivers a performance handbook that is a must-have garage reference for any Ducati rider or enthusiast.This book offers specific tuning tips for Ducati's Desmoquattro superbikes that have ruled the world's streets and racetracks for the past two decades. Readers will uncover a remarkable amount of information, including charts that list specific suggestions for each models system and a section that lists the most productive ways to spend money on a particular model. Ian Falloon offers Ducati fans and fanatics a much-needed reference for getting the most out of their bikes.



Ducati Monster:
20th Anniversary


The Ducati Monster appeared at the end of 1992 and sparked off a new trend in the so-called "naked" (without fairing) segment of the market. With the Monster, powered by its famous and prestigious L-shaped engine, Ducati offered enthusiasts a bike that combined a comfortable ride with outstanding performance. 260,000 Monsters have been sold over the last 20 years, mostly in the United States, France, Germany and Spain as well as Italy. The various versions of the Monster have become the basis for many different interpretations by specialists in the field of personalization. The machine has become a symbol for all kinds of motorcyclists, from the novice to the seasoned rider, from the young to the mature.This book covers the Monster's 20 years of history, availing itself with a wealth of illustrative material made available by Ducati.



The Ducati Story,
5th Edition:
Road and Racing Motorcycles from
1945 to the Present Day


The original and the best - this is the fifth edition of the first Ducati book over published. It was originally published in 1996 and has been in print ever since. It has comprehensive coverage with nearly 250 color photographs and fact-packed text. A peerless and competitively priced guide to the world's most charismatic motorcycle make.



The Ducati 750 Bible

When Ducati's great engineer Fabio Taglioni designed the 750 Ducati in 1970 there was no way he could comprehend how important this model would be. His design was unlike any other before or since; a 90-degree V-twin with single overhead camshafts driven by a train of bevel gears. Taglioni soon developed his 750 into a Formula 750 racer, and in 1972 beat the rest of what the world had to offer at the Imola 200. With this victory, the desmodromic 750 became a legend. Ducati responded by producing a hand-built limited production desmodromic Super Sport. They also continued to produce the touring 750 GT and sporting 750 Sport until legislation killed them at the end of 1974. Today, this triumvirate of 750s represents the end of an era; the era before cost accounting and government design requirements. These were among the last pure, unadulterated sporting motorcycles built and it is not surprising they have inspired a new generation of retro classics, the Sport Classic of 2005 and 2006.



DUCATI 750SS -
THE 1972 IMOLA 200 WINNER:
EXCLUSIVE HISTORY &
TRACK TEST OF DUCATI'S
FIRST SUPERBIKE
(THE MOTORCYCLE FILES)


THE MOTORCYCLE FILES is a series of short e-books and is priced accordingly. They average between 50 and 75 pages long and are designed so that motorcycle enthusiasts can assemble their own individual e-library of their favourite machines, e-file by e-file. These hugely informative e-files feature many of the rarest and most exciting racing motorcycles on the face of the planet as well as significant road-going machines. 1972 DUCATI 750SS IMOLA WINNER This one, for example, focusses upon the 1972 Ducati 750SS upon which british racer, paul Smart, won the Imola 200 and thereby changed the fortunes of the Ducati marque for the better,,,and forever! Other subjects in THE MOTORCYCLE FILES series vary from 21st century Superbike and MotoGP Grand Prix racers to machines that were winning races back in the nineteen-twenties.Most of the great racing motorcycles from every decade since then are featured in the extensive series. In many cases these machines are the only examples of their type still in existence - and in some of those cases the only example of that particular machine ever made!



Ducati Corse
World Superbikes


The year 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of the creation of the first, of a now legendary line of Ducati Superbikes with their trademark Desmoquattro 4-valve V-twin motors hung below a lightweight trellis tube frame, racebikes that went on to dominate the then new World Superbike Championship for next quarter of a century. Arguably the most significant motorcycle engine design of any kind since the CB750 Honda, and surely the most remarkable and successful volume production engine format ever used in world competition by any single manufacturer, the venerable Ducati 4-valve desmodromic engine recorded to this date 14 World Superbike Championship titles in the 24 year history of the world's premier production bike based world roadracing series.



DUCATI 1260
V4 APOLLO 1963:
DUCATI'S FIRST VEE-FOUR
WAS A POLICE BIKE PROTOTYPE
(THE MOTORCYCLE FILES)


The Motorcycle Files is a series of short but hugely-informative e-books that presents you with a unique opportunity to build your own library of road and track tests of some of the world's rarest motorcycles. This one, for example, covers the genuinely unique 1964 Ducati Apollo - a 1200cc V4 built at the request of the Italian company's North American importer in an attempt to capture US police and military sales. Only two of these prototypes were ever made and this is the only one in existence. Journalist and former racer, Alan Cathcart, has been testing road and racing motorcycles all over the world for twenty years and this, allied to a successful racing career, has earned him the respect of all of the major motorcycle manufacturers, museums and private owners of priceless two-wheeled rarities. In many cases the machines that he has tested for The Motorcycle Files are the only existing example in the world. And Alan's unique combination of riding ability and journalistic skills means that manufacturers are willing to open the doors to their factory team race shops to him and then allow him to test on the race track the machines that are usually restricted to World Championship Grand Prix and Superbike racers.



Ducati People:
Looking Into the
Lives of the Men
and Women Behind
this Legendary Marque


All motorcycle enthusiasts know of Ducati, but now for the first time is a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make this machine tick. Written by a top motorcycle freelancer with Ducati's full cooperation, this all-color book bursts with information, opinion and anecdotes. It introduces everyone from the bosses of the Texas Pacific Group that bought Ducati in 1998, to Ducati workers, dealers, suppliers, enthusiasts and, of course, racers.



Ducati Singles Restoration
(Motorbooks Workshop)


This comprehensive restoration guide to Ducati single-cylinder motorcycles is indispensable for any owner or restorer of these classic motorcycles. Clear diagrams, rare photographs, expert text, and a guide to authentic Ducati detailing provides practical and immensely useful information.



Ducati Desmodue:
The Complete Story
from Pantah to Scrambler
(Crowood Motoclassics)


A definitive account of the popular Ducati Desmodue - the reliable, affordable, high-performance motorcycle range that boasts one of the most successful Italian motorcycles of all time, the Ducati Monster, and is still in development today. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and owners' experiences, this new book covers: A history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve engine design The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers Ducati's virtual swansong and the Cagiva takeover The best-selling Ducati Monster - the 'naked' desmo twin The Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range Racing today, the new Ducati Scrambler and the future for Desmodue motorcycles



Ducati 600, 620,
750 & 900 2-valve
V-Twins '91 to '05
(Haynes Service Manual)


With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself...from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes! --Step-by-step procedures --Easy-to-follow photos --Complete troubleshooting section --Valuable short cuts --Model history and pre-ride checks in color --Color spark plug diagnosis and wiring diagrams --Tools & workshop tips section in color Complete coverage for your 1991 thru 2005 Ducati 600, 620, 750 and 900 2-valve V-Twins:--Routine Maintenance and servicing--Tune-up procedures--Engine, clutch and transmission repair--Cooling system--Fuel and exhaust--Ignition and electrical systems--Brakes, wheels and tires--Steering, suspension and final drive--Frame and bodywork--Wiring diagrams--Reference Section



DUCATI FACTORY
WORKSHOP MANUAL:
160cc, 250cc & 350cc
NARROW CASE,
SINGLE CYLINDER,
OHC MODELS


A faithful reproduction of the Factory Workshop Manual originally published by Floyd Clymer in 1967. This fully illustrated manual covers the 160cc, 250cc and 350cc narrow case, Single Cylinder, OHC series of Ducati motorcycles including the 160 Monza Junior, 250 Monza, 250GT, 250 Mark 3, 250 Mach1, 250 Motocross and the 350 Sebring. As expected from a factory publication, this manual includes complete technical data and comprehensive detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of all major and minor mechanical and electrical components, making it an invaluable resource for collectors and restorers of these classic Ducati motorcycles. It contains a comprehensive Technical Specification section for every variant, by year, for each model followed by a descriptive section of all major components. Includes detailed repair and rebuild data for the Engine, Clutch, Transmission, Ducati and Marzocchi Forks, Rear Suspension, Wheels, Brakes and more. It also includes comprehensive information on the Electrical and Ignition Equipment plus Wiring Diagrams. There is adequate detailed text and illustrations to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete mechanical renovation. An essential addition to any Ducati Motor Cycle Enthusiast's library, this book has been out-of-print and unavailable for many years and is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market. This is a - must have - reference for this series of Ducati motorcycles and we are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all Ducati enthusiasts worldwide.



Ducati 748, 916
& 996 V-Twins '94 to '01
(Haynes Service Manual)


With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself…from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and plenty of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes! Complete coverage for your 1994 thru 2001 Ducati 748, 916 & 996 V-Twins (excluding 748R and 996R models): --Routine Maintenance and servicing --Tune-up procedures --Engine, clutch and transmission repair --Cooling system --Fuel and exhaust --Ignition and electrical systems --Brakes, wheels and tires --Steering, suspension and final drive --Frame and bodywork --Wiring diagrams --Reference Section

German Bikes

German Motorcycles
in World War II:
Bmw, Dkw, Nsu, Triumph,
Viktoria, Zundapp

Covers the different types and variations of German motorcycles used in WWII.

Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson:
An Illustrated Guide

This illustrated guide is packed with interesting facts and follows the history of the famous Harley-Davidson company and the development of its famous bikes, which have earned a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The story dates from 1903 when Bill Harley and the Davidson brothers, with no thought of fame or fortune, decided to build a motorcycle that really worked. So successful was it, that it led to the gradual formation of a company that has survived through good times and bad. Through good times and bad, losing and winning back police contracts, as well as weathering various other vicissitudes, the company has achieved lasting success. In the end, Harley-Davidson came to the ultimate decision of giving its customers what they really wanted, not by providing year-on-year innovations, but by remaining true to the Founders' original concept. The result, as everyone knows, are bikes of mythic status, imbued with a mysterious quality of their own and generating a passion in enthusiasts amounting almost to a love affair. The name has come to personify America and is up there alongside Coca-Cola, Ford and McDonald's. The bikes are described in detail, not only in mechanical terms, but also with glorious photographs, and will be of interest to everyone who loves motorbikes: even aficionados of Japanese and European bikes, who have never even ridden a Harley-Davidson, will be able to recognize the unique marriage of style and nostalgia and the fact that there are no other bikes quite like them.

Harley-Davidson:
A History of the
World's Most Famous
Motorcycle (Shire Library USA)

Harley-Davidson: words that evoke the open American road and the "Made in America" tradition like no others. The sweeping chopper handlebars, the distinctive throaty low speed rumble of the engine and the unmistakable logo are all recognized the world over. This book expertly ties together the mechanical evolution of Harley's engines – from the earliest motorized pedal bicycles to the iconic heavyweight twin cylinder V-engines we know and love today – and the social history of the brand's phenomenal rise in the twentieth century, as innovative survivor of the Great Depression, supplier of the military during both World Wars and enduring symbol of freedom and rebellion. It is fully illustrated with pictures of the bikes and those who have ridden them as well as examples of Harley-Davidson's distinctive design aesthetic in advertising and collectibles.

Harley-Davidson:
The Complete History

Cruise through this collection of Harley-Davidson's most iconic motorcycles! When most people imagine a motorcycle, chances are they picture a Harley-Davidson. That's because Harley-Davidson machines look the way the primordial biker inside each of us feels a motorcycle should look. In short, Harley-Davidson makes mythic bikes. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History celebrates these iconic motorcycles, presenting them all in one beautifully illustrated book. The most beloved and recognizable motorcycles are included here: the Knucklehead, the Panhead, the Peashooter, the KR, the Sportster, the XR750, the Shovelhead, the Evolution, the Twin Cam, the V-Rod, and all the rest. Pages in the book reveal historic images as well as modern photos from the top motorcycle photographers working today. Additionally, there are chapters from some of the most celebrated motorcycle writers of all time--Peter Egan, Kevin Cameron, Ed Youngblood, Allan Girdler, Steve Anderson, and many more. All of this material combines to tell the story of every major motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has built, from the very first prototype to the Silent Gray Fellow to the latest liquid-cooled CVO Electra Glides and Softails. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History is the ultimate history of the ultimate motorcycle company.

This Old Harley:
The Ultimate Tribute
to the World's
Greatest Motorcycle

A roll down memory lane is a lot better on the back of a Harley. We all have "firsts" in our lives - our nervous first date, our euphoric first concert - and most of us who have motorcycling in our blood remember the first time we saw a Harley-Davidson. Harleys have a way of catching the eye, that extra 'something' that sets them apart as the proudest, baddest, best-built machines around. There's no denying the fact that Harley-Davidsons are more than just motorcycles; since its founding in 1903, the make has become an American icon revered around the globe. In This Old Harley, editor Michael Dregni compiles the stories, tall tales, essays, and reminiscences of some of the biking world's most respected characters. Featured here are the words of the late daredevil Evel Knievel, custom bike-builder extraordinaire Arlen Ness, renowned motorcycle journalists Peter Egan and Allan Girdler, and many others--including Harley-Davidson historian Martin Jack Rosenblum and several ordinary folks with a love for Harleys and a good yarn to tell. Fully illustrated with special artwork (including historic and contemporary photos, posters, illustrations, old postcards, and more), this book tells the entire story of our fascination with these incredible bikes. So whether you're still in awe of the first Harley-Davidson you ever saw, still riding and wrenching on Harleys as a diehard fan, or only just dreaming of Harleys for the first time, This Old Harley offers a tribute to the bike that stands alone in American motorcycling history, told exclusively by those with Harley in their hearts.

Harley-Davidson
Sportster/Buell
Engine Hop-Up Guide
(Biker Basics)

From four-speed Evos to five-speed Buells, this book is the Bible for Sportster performance. Whether your intent is to improve the existing factory parts or install something from the aftermarket, author Kip Woodring explains not just which parts to buy, but why. Fourteen chapters cover: History, Planning, Exhaust, Induction, Ignition, Charging and Starting, Gearing, Valvetrain, Cams, Heads, Cylinders and Pistons, Flywheels, Oil, Transmissions and Clutches. Not just another hop-up manual, the Sportster/Buell Engine Hop Up Guide includes an in-depth analysis of important topics left out of other books. Issues like oil and oil friction, combustion-chamber design, camshaft trade-offs, valvegear weight and much more. Well illustrated, this black & white Sportster/Buell book from Wolfgang Publications includes over 200 illustrations on 144 pages.

Art of the
Harley-Davidson(R)
Motorcycle
Deluxe Edition

See David Blattel's stunning Harley-Davidson portraiture as never before in this deluxe edition. Photographer David Blattel treats every photo shoot as a work of art. When his subjects are the works of art produced by the motorcycling maestros from Milwaukee, the results are doubly beautiful. Art of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle pulls together the best of Blattel's Harley-Davidson portraiture--over 100 stunning machines--resulting in a breathtaking review of Harley-Davidson's greatest hits from the early 1900s to today. Harley-Davidson expert Dain Gingerelli puts each machine in historical and technical context with informed profiles. The result is a handsome, informative overview of Harley-Davidson's 100-plus years of style and innovation. This deluxe edition sports a special leather-look cover, poster-sized gatefolds, and frameable garage art in an internal envelope.

Harley-Davidson 45s:
Workhorse and Warhorse
(Osprey Classic Motorcycle)

Illustrated with specially-commissioned photography of collector's models, as well as unusual war shots, this book presents the history of the Harley-Davidson 45, used all over the world by a number of armies during World War II. It was also a success during the post-war years, both in the commercial market and on the race-track right up to 1974 when production ceased.

Harley-Davidson EVO:
Hop-Up &
Rebuild Manual

Do you want to know how to build a performance Evo-style engine, not what to build? Written by Chris Maida, the man who put in nearly 20 years as editor for American Iron magazine, with help from the crew at R&R Cycles, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to wrench on his or her own engine. Each section covers a specific subassembly of an Evolution engine. You can pick and choose what chapters are necessary for your project, from installing a new camshaft to installing a top-end kit. For anyone planning to build an Evo that combines power with durability, this book provides detailed photo sequences that show every part of the building or rebuilding process. The crew at R&R Cycles shows how they do a simple top-end hop-up in the chassis. The also show how to build a complete crate engine, assembled on the bench. If you're a rider who takes pride in doing most of your own work, this is a book you need. From a simple rebuild to a complete scratch-built engine, the how-to information and photo sequences you need are right here.

Harley-Davidson:
Myth & Mystique

This book does not focus on the Harley-Davidson "lifestyle," nor is it a corporate history. Rather, it is a close-up look at several of the motorcyles that have been Harley-Davidson's "greatest hits" over the past 90 years, telling why these bikes have such appeal. 220 photos & illustrations, 200 in color.

The Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
Archive Collection

Who knew more than one hundred years ago that the freedom-loving, speed-hungry, cutting-edge motorcycle fanatics who founded Harley-Davidson were making history along with bikes? The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection, showcasing a century of bikes that shaped motorcycle history, brings that history to gleaming life in page after page of motorcycles beyond compare. This book gives motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to pore over the bikes in Harley-Davidson's collection, and to linger over every detail that made Harley-Davidson such an icon of American open-road power and performance. With exquisite, detailed photographs and histories of the motorcycles featured from Harley's collection, from serial number one built in 1903 to the latest low-slung Softail high-revving VRSC and touring models, this book captures the excitement of the best-known motorcycles in the world. All that's missing is the patented roar, which readers are invited to supply.

100 Years of Harley Davidson

Recognized the world over as an icon of the American lifestyle and the American Dream, Harley-Davidson's 100th anniversary is celebrated in this over-sized volume. Written by the grandson of the company's founder, the book contains the family business's inside story, along with rare photographs.

Harley Davidson:
The Complete History

A special anniversary... The motorcycle that every easy rider craves... A book so popular it's in reprint even before it's released. This is sure to zoom out of stores! Happy 100th birthday, Harley Davidson! Celebrate a century of the most exciting motorcycles ever made in 448 exciting, thrill-inducing pages of color photographs. With images of every Harley ever produced and sold, and complete specs on each one, this beautiful, oversized volume will rev cycle lovers' motors on high. Beginning with the first model made in 1903 (which zipped along at a grand 25 miles per hour), there's information on the motorcycle's designation, engine, bore & stroke, displacement, torque, Bhp, and top speed. In sparkling images, see 1907's Silent Gray Fellow, with its bicycle-like frame; move on to the post-war Hydra Glide, aimed at a totally new market; the Dyna Glide, born in 1947 and existing in all its shiny glory till 1996; the Evo Sportster, offered in two engine sizes; and right up to today's sleek, fast cycles. There are also brochure covers, countless close-ups of smaller details, and a wealth of other fascinating facts.

Harley Davidson:
The Ultimate Machine
100th Anniversary
Edition 1903-2003

In recognition of Harley Davidson's 100year anniversary, this definitive single-volume history features more than 300 photographs of some of the greatest motorcycles ever made by the legendary company -- including all the landmark bikes, new models for 2000 and 2001, such as the Twin Cam 88, Harley's new 1440c V-twin engine, and many rare historical archive prints of early models. Tod Rafferty has written several best-selling books on American motorcycles, including The Indian and The Complete Harley Davidson Encylcopedia.

Harley Manuals

Harley-Davidson
Shovelhead and Evolution
Big Twins '70 to '99
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)

Complete coverage for your Harley-Davidson Shovelhead and Evolution Big Twins for 1970 thru 1999 covering FL, FX, FLT, FLH, FXR, Dyna and Softail, with 1200 and 1340cc engines --Routine Maintenance and servicing --Tune-up procedures --Engine, clutch and transmission repair --Cooling system --Fuel and exhaust --Ignition and electrical systems --Brakes, wheels and tires --Steering, suspension and final drive --Frame and bodywork --Wiring diagrams --Reference Section With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself...from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes!

Harley-Davidson FXD/FLD
Dyna Series 2012-2017:
FXDB Street Bob (2012-2017),
FXDB 103 Street Bob (2014-2017),
FXDBA Street Bob (2013 Factory Custom),
... 2015-2016 Limited)
(Clymer Motorcycle)

Models covered in Harley-Davidson FXD/FLD Dyna Series 2012-2017 include: FXDB Street Bob (2012-2017) FXDC Super Glide Custom (2012-2104) FXBB 103 Street Bob (2014-2017) FXDC 103 Super Glide Custom 110th Anniversary (2013) FXDBA Street Bob (2013 Factory Custom) FXDC Super Glide Custom (2014) FXDBA 103 Street Bob (2013 Factory Custom) FXDF Fat Bob (2012-2017) FXDBB 103 Street Bob (2014 Factory Custom, 2015-2016 Limited) FXDF 103 Fat Bob (2012-2017) FXDBC Street Bob (2016 Limited) FXDBC 103 Street Bob (2016 Limited) FXDL Low Rider (2013-2017) FXDL 103 Low Rider (2014-2017) FXDLS Low Rider S (2017) FXDWG Wide Glide (2012-2017) FXDWG 103 Wide Glide (2012-2017) FLD Switchback (2012-2016) FLD 103 Switchback (2012-2016) The manual includes troubleshooting codes, flow charts and color wiring diagrams. Clymer Harley-Davidson FXD/FLD Dyna Series 2012-2017 repair manual is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. From basic maintenance to troubleshooting to complete overhaul of your Harley-Davidson FXD/FLD Dyna Series 2012-2017, Clymer manuals provide the information you need. The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual.

Harley-Davidson FLH/FLT
Twin Cam 88 &
103 1999-2005
(Clymer Manuals)

FLHT/FLHTI Electra Glide Standard (1999-2005), FLHTC/FLHTCI Electra Glide Classic (1999-2005), FLHTCUI Classic Electra Glide (1999-2005), FLHTCSE2 Screamin' Eagle Electra Glide 2 (2005), FLHR/FLHRI Road King (1999-2005), FLHRCI Road King Classic (1999-200

Donny’s Unauthorized
Technical Guide to
Harley-Davidson,
1936 to Present:
Volume V: Part II of II—
The Shovelhead:
1966 to 1985

In this second part of his fifth volume on Harley-Davidsons motorcycles, Donny Petersen, who studied privately with Harley-Davidson engineers, shares practical knowledge and streetwise tips on the Shovelhead motorcycle. Donny presents what Harley-Davidson has to say through the myriad of service bulletins back in the day in everyday language. He also uses his extensive practical experience to constructively critique the official line, offers additional hard-earned information, and then shares what he does to his own bikes. He provides • solutions to fix the Shovelhead's teething problems; • Harley's responses to ongoing problematic aspects of vibration, as well as the aftermarket's cures; • tips on working with the Shovelhead's carburetors and five ignitions; starter and charging systems, electrical switches, circuit breakers, and relays; and • best practices for lubrication, as well as the progression of front forks and shocks, brakes, wheels, and tires. Written in straightforward language, this guide offers step-by-step instructions to help all levels of enthusiasts, from novices to expert mechanics. In his usual forthright manner, Donny makes technical issues understandable, interspersing explanations with entertaining stories about the lifestyle that comes with being a Harley rider.

Harley-Davidson FLH/FLT
Touring Series 2006-2009
(Clymer Manuals:
Motorcycle Repair)

The most complete repair manual available with hundreds of illustrations and photographs Includes color wiring diagrams, flow charts included on a CD and original photographs developed from the complete disassembly of the machine As always, the Clymer manual offers easy-to-follow step-by-step explanations

Harley-Davidson:
Twin Cam 88, 96 and
103 Models '99 to '10
(Haynes Service &
Repair Manuals)

Haynes offers the best coverage for 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.

Harley-Davidson FLH/FLT
Touring Series 2010-2013
(Clymer Manuals)

FLHTC Electra Glide Classic (2010-2013) FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide (2010-2013) FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited (2010-2013) FLHR Road King (2010-2013) FLHRC Road King Classic (2010-2013) FLTRX Road Glide Custom (2010-2013) FLTRU Road Glide Ultra (2011-2013) FLHX Street Glide (2010-2013) FLHTCUSE5 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide (2010) FLHTCUSE6 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide (2011) FLHTCUSE7 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide (2012) FLHTCUSE8 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide (2013) FLHXSE CVO Street Glide (2010) FLHXSE2 CVO Street Glide (2011) FLHXSE3 CVO Street Glide (2012) FLTRUSE CVO Road Glide Ultra (2011, 2013) FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom (2012) FLTRXSE2 CVO Road Glide Custom (2013) FLHRSE5 CVO Road King Custom (2013)

Harley-Davidson Panheads
1948-1965: Service,
Repair, Maintenance
(Clymer Motorcycle)

The most complete repair manual available Hundreds of photos, drawings, chart Easy-to-follow step-by-step explanations 1948-65 Panhead

2007 Harley Davidson
Softail Models Factory
Service Manual

This is the official service manual issued by the factory to be used by personnel in their dealers service departments and shops. Factory manuals contain the most complete material available for repairs and service. Many photographs, drawings, diagrams and exploded view illustrations are included in the manual for ease of use, and much of this information cannot be found in any other source. Because it is a printed book and not a computer version, all material is clear and easily read.

Harley Davidson FXD
Twin Cam 88 1999-2005
(CLYMER MOTORCYCLE REPAIR)

FXD/FXDI Dyna Super Glide (1999-2005), FXDX/FXDXI Dyna Super Glide Sport (1999-2005), FXDL/FXDLI Dyna Low Rider (1999-2005), FXDS-CONV Dyna Super Glide Convertible (1999-2000), FXDWG/FXDWGI Dyna Wide Glide (1999-2005), FXDXT Dyna Super Glide T-Sport (2001

101 Harley-Davidson
Performance Projects:
For Evolution
Big Twins and Sportsters
(Motorbooks Workshop)

Put a veteran mechanic on your bookshelf. From simple 15-minute jobs such as lubing cables and bolting on new air cleaners to more advanced tasks such as cam changes and swapping heads, this how-to guide offers carefully selected projects you can do in a weekend. Color photographs guide you step-by-step through each performance project. Explains why each project should be done and what performance gains you can expect.

Hodaka books

Hodaka Motorcycles

Hodaka motorcycles were some of the most creatively marketed and designed motorcycles in America. The brand was also a pioneer in the trail bike world and a race winner in all types of off-road competition. The bike of choice for the hip young racer, the street-savvy hipster or the 14-year-old boy's favorite poster, these machines had colorful logos, advertising and terrific names. The Combat Wombat, Road Toad, Dirt Squirt and the fantastic Super Rat are all covered in detail. More than 15 years in the making, this exhaustively researched tome contains all the details about the machines as well as a treasure trove of photographs, advertisements and graphics. Written by Ken Smith, the editor of VMX Magazine and filled with the wild graphic design and style that made Hodaka famous, this book is a captivating, colorful look back at one of the wildest machines of the 1960s and 1970s.

Harry Hears A Hodaka

"What is it?" young Harry asked his dad. "I'm not sure. But your grandpa might know." "Grandpa, come look at this! Do you know what it is?" As Grandpa grew closer, he replied quickly, "I'd recognize that chrome gas tank anywhere.... While camping with his family, young Harry discovers an abandoned motorcycle in the woods. The chain of events that follow become a journey of growth that would change his life in ways he never expected. Join Harry on the adventure as he learns to value and appreciate many things besides the abandoned motorcycle that started it all, and remind us that we never know what or when something can occur that alters our life.

Hodaka manuals

Hodaka 90-125Cc
Singles 1964-1975

A service and repair handbook for the Hodaka 90-125 cc Singles 1964-1975.

1971 Hodaka ACE100B
Motorcycle Spare
Parts Manual

This 1971 Hodaka ACE100B Spare Parts Manual is a high quality reproduction of the original, out of print, 1971 Hodaka ACE100B motorcycle manual. This manual covers motorcycles with beginning frame number A-48913. THIS IS NOT A REPAIR MANUAL. This is a spare parts manual that contains schematics of your chassis assemblies along with part numbers. Very helpful when working on your 1971 Hodaka ACE100B Motorcycle and for ordering parts. Now you can make sure you order the correct part every time.

Husqvarna books

HUSQVARNA 1934 500cc
V-TWIN GRAND PRIX RACER:
A SUCCESSFUL SWEDISH
CHALLENGER IN 1930s EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIP RACING

ABOUT THE MOTORCYCLE FILES The Motorcycle Files is a series of short but hugely-informative e-books that present you with a unique opportunity to build your own library of the histories of some of the world's rarest motorcycles. Journalist and former racer, Alan Cathcart, has been testing road and racing motorcycles all over the world for twenty years and this, allied to a successful racing career, has earned him the respect of all of the major motorcycle manufacturers, museums and private owners of priceless two-wheeled rarities. As a result these histories also include exclusive road and track tests that give a true indication of what it feels like to actually ride one of these rare gems. In many cases the machines that Alan has tested for The Motorcycle Files are the only existing example in the world. And his unique combination of riding ability and journalistic skills means that manufacturers are willing to open the doors to their factory team race shops to him and then allow him to test on the race track the machines that are usually restricted to World Championship Grand Prix and Superbike racers.

Husqvarna Success:
One of Steve McQueen's
Favorite Motorcycles

A very well researched book. Gunnar Lindstrom (whom I have met twice) is a very technical minded Engineer. His career includes being an Engineer for Honda Motor Corporation, a Race Team Manager for Honda Motocross, Editor of Dirt Bike Magazine and author. Gunnar is very qualified to speak of this brand, as he and Husqvarna both hail from Sweden. The original location of manufacture. He starts with the usual history of the company, (briefly) and then moves on the evolution and history of the motorcycle. Husqvarna started like many European Manufacturers as an arms builder and Gunnar documents the internal struggles that the Executive Board had with motorcycle development. He is uniquely qualified to comment on the brand, as he also was a professional racer on Huskies. Gunnar comments on the year to year model changes, some of the pitfalls and some of the successes and victories. His documentation of riders like Mark Blackwell, Rolf Tibblin, Brad Lackey, Heikki Mikkola, Kent Howerton and Chuck Sun add to the allure of a generation that I lived through and knowing many of these men, I can attest to the accuracy of the writing.

Husqvarna manuals

HUSQ-P-1977-250CR
1977 Husqvarna 250 CR
Motorcycle Parts Manual

This Official 1977 Husqvarna 250 CR Factory Parts Manual provides detailed diagrams and part numbers of every assembly that make up your 1977 Husqvarna 250 CR motorcycle. Very hard to find information. Valid from frame number MK-19500 to ML-00001 Please note that this book is out of print and available as a high quality reproduction only.

Indian

Franklin’s Indians:
Irish motorcycle racer
Charles B Franklin,
designer of
the Indian Chief

The Indian has been the iconic image for American big V-Twins down the years, due in no small measure to the motorcycles designed by Charles B Franklin - the Indian Scout and the Indian Chief. Charles Franklin was born and raised in Ireland where he quickly became involved in motorcycle racing during the pioneer years. He rapidly established himself as Ireland's first big star of racing and was the first to represent Ireland in international motorcycle competition. In the Isle of Man TT he consistently finished in the top eight, and in 1911 claimed second place, a remarkable achievement in itself. But it was when he moved to Indian in the USA, where he became the Chief Design Engineer, that his genius really flowed. His designs catapulted Indian back into the forefront of motorcycle design in the 1920s and '30s and his racing engines and motorcycles won much glory for Indian against stiff opposition. Franklin introduced remarkable improvements in side valve combustion chamber design that predated the work of Ricardo. He championed an holistic approach that popularized new features such as the semi unit-construction powerplant, helical-gear primary drive, double-loop full-cradle frames and a host of other improvements to the early motorcycles. Franklin's Indians not only chronicles his life, but also sheds much new light on the history of Indian motorcycles and the often turbulent times of the Indian Motorcycle Company itself. It's a much-needed book for all Indian fans and all who love the history of the classic American V-Twins.

Indian Motorcycle(R):
America's First
Motorcycle Company

2017 Gold Medal Winner of the International Automotive Media Competition! Indian Motorcycle(R): America's First Motorcycle Company(tm) tells the complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker, from its start as a bicycle manufacturer to the purchase of the brand by Polaris Industries in 2011 and the subsequent new Indian motorcycles. In the early years of the 20th century, Indian dominated the world's racetracks, earning the brand a worldwide reputation for quality, performance, reliability, and technical innovation, but the once-mighty company fell on hard times and in 1953 was forced to file bankruptcy. The Indian brand never quite died, though, thanks in large part to fanatically devoted enthusiasts, who tried to resurrect it for over half a century. Finally Polaris, maker of the highly regarded Victory(R) brand of motorcycles, purchased the brand and released the Chief(R) and Scout(R), models that once again restored Indian to its rightful place in the motorcycle pantheon.

The Indian 1901-1978:
The history of a
classic American motorcycle

Check out this in depth history and guide to one of Americas oldest and most popular motorcycle manufactuer! As the dominant manufacturer for the first two decades of this century, the Indian Motorcycle Company is a staple in the history of American motorcycling. Because of this, Springfield, Massachusetts was at the hub of the international motorcycle scene. Between 1900 and 1917, when the United States entered World War I, about 150 domestic motorcycle companies came and went. Little more than a dozen remained in business following the war, and after the great depression of the 1930s only two American manufacturers had survived Indian and Harley-Davidson. This definitive chronicle of America's first motorcycle is an essential for any cycle aficionado. It features concise hardware histories of every model produced by the Indian Motorcycle Company from 1901 to the mid-1950s, when the company ceased production. Also included, is a unique color directory of the great motorcycles built by the celebrated Indian Motorcycle Company. Arranged chronologically, this superb reference work features special commissioned color photographs of all the landmark models that you won't want to miss!

The Harley-Davidson
and Indian Wars

In The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars, author Allan Girdler takes you on a colorful tour of the men and machines that competed to dominate the American motorcycle industry. This book chronicles the legendary machines such as the Knucklehead and the Four, as well as motorcycles like the Hummer and the Model CZ whose times came and went or, perhaps, never came at all. The racing history is also told with a flourish, from the days of total-loss oiling, wooden race tracks, and high mortality rates to the cataclysmic times of Class C racing, when roaring V-twin -powered beasts were manhandled on dirt tracks, asphalt, and through the nastiest terrain the country has to offer. The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars tells the story of these two makers, from the days when Harley-Davidsons were built in the Davidson family's back yard to the tragic demise of the Indian Motorcycle company.

Indian Motorcycles

Recounts the history of the motorcycles marketed under the Indian brand name, including racers, Scout and Chief models, and four-cylinder motorcycles

Century of Indian

This book is a catalog for an exhibition of 100 years of Indian motorcycles that is being held at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum until December 2002. Beautiful photographs depict the exhibition bikes at the museum. Read about the history of this sought-after cycle, from the founding of the company up to the present day trademark battles. It includes rare racing bikes and road bikes.

Indian Scout
(Motorcycle Color History)

From 1920 to 1949, Scouts and Sports Scouts-renowned for their handling and low center of gravity-were the motorcycles of choice among Indian enthusiasts heading for the race track. Likewise, the Scout and, to a lesser extent, vertical-engined Super Scout, have since come to be regarded as classic American road-bikes of the period. This history brings both the race and road bikes to life with a blend of archival images, modern color photography of restored bikes, and first-person accounts of legendary riders like Bobby Hill and Ed Kretz, who worked in bike shops during the week and raced for peanuts at local dirt tracks on Sundays.

The New Indian
Motorcycle Restoration
Guide 1932-1953

The New Indian Motorcycle Restoration Guide 1932-1953 by Jerry Hatfield Now Available - This book has been out of print since 1995! With overwhelming demand, Jerry Hatfield has updated this classic reference book, with 12 new pages, 68 new photographs, updated original photographs and updated the information for this new 2009 edition. Now spiral bound so it will lay flat on your workshop bench while referencing the photos during your restoration! The "New Indian Motorcycle Restoration Guide 1932-1953", describes the great Indian motorcycles in unparalleled detail, including the famed Scout, and Sport Scout, the rugged Chief V-Twin, the classic Four, and all other civilian models. Each year and model is listed in comprehensive tables that cover the machines from front to rear, including everything from frames and cylinder heads to clips and fasteners. In 262 pages packed with more than 10,000 data entries and over 500 photos, the book shows complete motorcycles, individual components, and routing and placement of clips, cables, and assemblies. Special tables cover motor, generator, and carburetor specifications, as well as paint and plating. The captions describe the correct part numbers of the item pictured and point out incorrect restoration or factory inconsistencies. The book is extensively cross-referenced and thoroughly indexed, allowing easy access to specific information. More than four years in the making, and 6 months in updating, "The New Indian Motorcycle Restoration Guide 1932-1953", is the source for Indian collectors and restorers. This is Indian expert Jerry Hatfield's eighth book about Indian motorcycles. Cover: Softcover Binding: Spiral Pages: 262 ISBN: 0-615-25150-1 ISBN13: 978-0-615-25150-9

Indian Scout
(Motorcycle Color History)

From 1920 to 1949, Scouts and Sports Scouts-renowned for their handling and low center of gravity-were the motorcycles of choice among Indian enthusiasts heading for the race track. Likewise, the Scout and, to a lesser extent, vertical-engined Super Scout, have since come to be regarded as classic American road-bikes of the period. This history brings both the race and road bikes to life with a blend of archival images, modern color photography of restored bikes, and first-person accounts of legendary riders like Bobby Hill and Ed Kretz, who worked in bike shops during the week and raced for peanuts at local dirt tracks on Sundays.

The Iron Redskin: The History of the Indian Motorcycle

Indian is a magic name in motorcycling. Its mention brings to mind machines with flamboyant bold striping, lithe of appearance and, seemingly even at rest, poised for flight. There were over two dozen makes of motorcycle on the market during the heyday of motorcycling in the United States. Yet in the minds of many enthusiasts, none of these quite approached the verve, style, artistic functionality of design or handling abilities of the Indian. The Iron Redskin is the story of the most loved of American motorcycles. It is a vast work that has taken many thousands of hours to compile, yet it is one of the most readable and interesting motorcycle histories ever to be published.

You Can't Wear Out
an Indian Scout:
Indians and the
Wall of Death

The Indian Scout motorcycle is the favoured mount for Wall of Death riders all over the world. Drawing upon modern and archive material, Wall of Death owner and rider Allan Ford and author Nick Corble explore the reasons behind this relationship and bring the story of the Wall up to date, including behind the scene details of the latest Wall of Death speed record achieved by Guy Martin. It's a story that spans more than a century, starting with experiments with motorised bicycles in the 1890s, passing through two world wars and ending by looking to a future where Indians continue to be restored and ridden on the Wall. As this book makes clear, the relationship between Indians and the Wall of Death is one that will never be broken. As Sammy Pierce, at one time the world's largest Indian motorcycle dealer once put it: You can't wear out an Indian Scout, Or its brother the Indian Chief. They're built like rocks to stand hard knocks, It's the Harleys that cause the grief.

Burt Munro Indian
Legend of Speed

Book from New Zealand on early Indian motorcyle racer. George Begg, the author, knew Munro well and grew up in the same area of the South Island of New Zealand that Munro came from. This books covers the motorcycle exploits as well as the flamboyant character that was Munro. Subject of acclaimed movie starring Sir Anthony Hopkins. Includes many color and black and white photos.

Illustrated Indian
Motorcycle Buyer's Guide

"Indians were better than Harley-Davidsons, and if you don't believe that just ask any Indian fan. . . [This book] chronicles all the models from the first founders' motorcycles through the renowned Scouts and Chiefs. Also here are the Fours, vertical twins, the later Enfield, Norton and Velocette bikes--all presented in a thorough, detailed manner including development history, insider's info on problem areas, frame and engine numbers, investment ratings, color lists and more." The book is profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs.

Parts List
Indian Scout
Reprint 1920 1921
1922 1923 1924
1925 1926

A complete black and white reproduction of the Parts List Indian Scout with a new introduction by Ross Bolton. This catalog is special in that it features a huge selection of Indian Scout parts and pieces from the most collectible period, in the models 1920 to 1926. Ever need that special part and didn't know what it looked like? Needed to know the exact part number to order for your make and model? This book has tons of pages, and descriptions, and for the model years 1920 - 1921 - 1922 - 1923 - 1924 - 1925 - 1926 .

Italian Bikes

Italian Cafe Racers

Triumph Bonneville: 60 Years is a celebration one of motorcycling's most iconic and beloved bikes. First manufactured in Great Britain in 1959, Triumph's legendary model resonates deeply with motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide who love its style, sound, performance, and undeniable coolness. It's no surprise that Triumph was Steve McQueen's favorite ride. The Bonneville's story is one of successes and challenges as Triumph grew steadily in the post-World War II decades to become America's most successful "import" motorcycle marque. Triumph won every championship worth winning, owned the world speed record for fifteen years, and wooed Hollywood's hottest stars. Bonneville was Triumph's halo machine, one of the highest performance motorcycles of the 1960s. However, as competing marques eventually eclipsed the Bonneville in the 1970s, Triumph management struggled, leading first to bankruptcy and then to the demise of the company in 1983. Triumph was resurrected by British industrialist John Bloor in the late 1990s to become a twenty-first century global success story, which includes a revived and thoroughly retro-contemporary Bonneville range.

Japanese Bikes

How to Rebuild and Restore
Classic Japanese Motorcycles
(Motorbooks Workshop)

Everything you need to know to restore or customize your classic Japanese motorcycle. Whether you want to correctly restore a classic Japanese motorcycle or create a modified, custom build, you need the right information about how to perform the mechanical and cosmetic tasks required to get an old, frequently neglected, and often long-unridden machine back in working order. How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles is your thorough, hands-on manual, covering all the mechanical subsystems that make up a motorcycle. From finding a bike to planning your project to dealing with each mechanical system, How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles includes everything you need to know to get your classic back on the road. Japanese motorcycles have been the best-selling bikes in the world since the mid-1960s, driven by the "big four": Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki. Of course certain bikes have always had a following - Honda CB750, 305 Hawk, CB400-4, Benly; Suzuki GT750, Katana, GS1000S; Yamaha XS650, RD400 Daytona, TZ; Kawaski H1, H2, Z1R - and these have now become the blue-chip Japanese bikes leading collectors to seek out more common (and now more affordable) alternatives. This is the perfect book for anyone interested in classic Japanese motorcycles, as well as prepping a bike to build a cafe racer, street tracker, or other custom build.

Kawasaki books



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



Kawasaki
(Classic Motorcycles)


Covers a wide range of models, and shows details of how quality is engineered into the Kawasaki motorcycles. In this book, trial bikes are well represented, as well as the legendary Z1, and the fastest production motorcycle in the world, the ZZ-R1100.



Original Kawasaki:
Z1, Z900 & Kz900
(Bay View Books)


After its introduction in 1972, Kawasaki's 903cc Z1 shot to the top of its class, surpassing even the Honda CB750 in sales and performance. All subsequent installments in the Z series are covered through 1976. Precise information is equally indispensible to buyers, restorers, and enthusiasts alike. Extraordinary, specially commissioned all-colour photos accompany a minutely researched text.



The Kawasaki Z1 Story:
The Death and Rebirth
of the 900 Super 4


Just as Kawasaki was about to green-light the world's first mass-produced across-the-frame four-cylinder motorcycle, Honda pulled the rug out from under them, unveiling the CB750-4 at the Tokyo Show in 1968. It lit the fuse for what was to become motorcycling's most explosive decade. In never before published interviews, with the men responsible for the bike code-named 'New York Steak,' Dave Sheehan relates the story behind the Z1's development; the secret US testing programme in which a team including Imola-race winner Paul Smart rode pre-production bikes disguised as Hondas coast-to-coast across America. The Kawasaki Z1 Story examines the myth, truth and legend surrounding the Z1's first race win - of which even Kawasaki knew nothing. Here, too, is the full story of the epic three days at Florida's legendary Daytona Speedway when a trio of Z1s broke more than 50 speed endurance records.



KAWASAKI KR500
GRAND PRIX (1981):
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A
CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER
(THE MOTORCYCLE FILES Book 7)


The story of Kawasaki's involvement in Grand Prix motorcycle racing during the period of the 500cc two-stroke machines in the years from 1980 through 1982.. The square four with its unique alloy monocoque chassis should have been a contender against the likes of Yamaha and Suzuki, especially as the engine was essentially a doubling up of the 250cc tandem twin that had won World Championships in that class. But the KR500 never fulfilled its promise. There were the occasional podium places but never a win, so Kawasaki went back to the four-stroke Superbike and Endurance classes..



The Kawasaki Story:
Racing and Production
Models from 1963
to the Present Day


Although it is Japans smallest motorcycle manufacturer, Kawasaki has had a huge impact on the motorcycling world. Here is the full story of this famous marque, including road and competition bikes. Ian Falloon delivers the background history of the Kawasaki company; chronicles the early racing days; Kawasakis two-stroke production bikes; the Green Meanies - the HR version of the 500cc four-stroke; the highly successful Superbike and Endurance racers of the 1970s; and the bikes of the 1990s which ushered in a new era of performance up through the ZX-12R introduced for 2000.



Kawasaki (K)Z1000 &
Z1-R (Crowood Motoclassics)


Designed as Kawasaki's response to the ground-breaking Honda CB750 of 1969, the Kawasaki 900 Super 4 Model Z1, affectionately referred to by many as the 'Z1000', appeared in 1972. It took the motorcycling world by storm and has a strong claim to be the world's first true ultimate superbike. Thirty years on, the (K)Z1000 Z1-R has emerged as one of Kawasaki's most desirable and sought after collectables from the 1970s. This book will help the reader appreciate the ever-evolving Japanese motorcycle styling and the introduction of various technologies as standard equipment, and just how sensational and unique these motorbikes really were.



The Kawasaki Story:
Racing and Production
Models from 1963
to the Present Day


Brooklands Books Ltd "Road Test" books provide a wide range and collection and other articles taken from the world's leading motoring magazines including: • Road tests • Comparison tests • New model introductions • Long term tests • Specifications • Performance data • Inside look • Racing • Model guide • H1 • H1D • H1E • H1F • H1R • H2 • H2R • Mach III & IV The Performance Portfolio series have 140 pages with 250 illustrations.

Kawasaki manuals



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.

KTM books



Maiden Voyage:
The Prequel to The
Adventure of a Lifetime


When a couple from Chicago buy an adventure motorcycle and decide to take a trip around the Rocky Mountains on it, they have no idea how inspirational such a short trip could be. Their journey is humorously told with beautiful scenery, interesting characters met along the way, and countless uncomfortable situations (i.e. the traveling strippers they befriended, Tim's almost accidental initiation into a gang, a devil child on the side of the road with wicked aim, and the several times where the most peaceful of locations almost lead to certain doom), all with a sprinkle of deep-seated inspiration. Written with sweeping descriptions of the landscape and a laugh-out-loud sense of humor, Maiden Voyage is an unforgettable journey into the western wilds of the United States for two people who are woefully unprepared, and yet their trials and mistakes will make you want to be right there with them, discovering for yourself what it is to truly have an adventure.

KTM manuals

Haynes Repair
Manual - KTM 4629

Excellent overview manual for a high performance Austrian machine..... not as detailed in some areas as the original factory manual however the shop tips included in this book are a handy reminder and helpful in avoiding problems... I am a mechanic of basic skills and I like to know what needs to be done and how to do it right, even though I may rely on a Pro do much of my maintenance.

2002 KTM 640 LC4
640 LC4 Supermoto
Motorcycle Owners Handbook

This 2002 KTM 640 LC4 and 640 LC4 Supermoto owners handbook is an authorized reproduction of the original out of print manual. It will familiarize you with how to operate your 2002 KTM 640 LC4 and 640 LC4 Supermoto model motorcycle. It will teach you how to tune your motorcycle to your specific needs and how to protect yourself against injury. This book contains important information on motorcycle maintenance. This manual is an important part of your motorcycle and should be passed on to any subsequent owner in case you decide to sell it. Many motorcyclists have a good working knowledge of motorcycle mechanics; if this is true in your case, you will be able to use this manual to carry out most of the maintenance steps yourself. Take special care to follow the recommended run in, inspection, and maintenance intervals. Heeding these guidelines will significantly increase the life of your motorcycle.

320197 1996-1997
KTM 250 300 360
Motorcycle Engine
Service Manual

This 1996-1997 KTM 250 300 360 Engine Service Manual provides detailed service information, step-by-step repair instruction and maintenance specifications for 1996-1997 KTM 250 300 360 two stroke engines. This manual is an authorized reproduction of the original 1996-1997 KTM 250 300 360 Engine Service Manual. It covers ONLY the engine on the following motorcycles: 1996 KTM 360SX 1996 KTM 360MXC 1996 KTM 360EXC 1996 KTM 360EGS 1996 KTM 300MXC 1996 KTM 300EXC 1996 KTM 300EGS 1996 KTM 250SX 1996 KTM 250EXC 1996 KTM 250EGS 1997 KTM 360SX 1997 KTM 360MXC 1997 KTM 360EXC 1997 KTM 360EGS 1997 KTM 300MXC 1997 KTM 300EXC 1997 KTM 300EGS 1997 KTM 250SX 1997 KTM 250EXC 1997 KTM 250EGS

2004 KTM 85 SX 85SX
Owners Manual MINOR WEAR
STAINS FACTORY OEM
BOOK 04 DEAL

COVERS LIMITED INFORMATION, exploded illustrations and/or diagrams, great manual to have when you own KTM. This manual will save you money in Repairs/Service. This manual is published by KTM.

20155 1990 KTM 250-300
Motorcycle Owners Handbook

This 1990 KTM 250-300 Owners Handbook is an authorized reproduction of the original manual. It provides maintenance information for 1990 KTM 250/300 motocross enduro including: 1990 KTM 300MX, 1990 KTM 300EXC, 1990 KTM 300EGS, 1990 KTM 300DXC, 1990 KTM 250MX, 1990 KTM 250EXC, 1990 KTM 250EGS and 1990 KTM 250DXC motorcycles. This is also the book needed to service your chassis.

321047 2003 KTM 65SX
Motorcycle Owners Handbook

This 2003 KTM 65SX Owners Handbook is an authorized reproduction of the original out of print manual. It will familiarize you with how to operate your new 2003 KTM 65SX model motorcycle. It will teach you how to tune your motorcycle to your specific needs and how to protect yourself against injury. This book contains important information on motorcycle maintenance. This manual is an important part of your motorcycle and should be passed on to any subsequent owner in case you decide to sell it. Many motorcyclists have a good working knowledge of motorcycle mechanics; if this is true in your case, you will be able to use this manual to carry out most of the maintenance steps yourself. Take special care to follow the recommended run in, inspection, and maintenance intervals. Heeding these guidelines will significantly increase the life of your motorcycle. Includes translations in German, English, Italian, French and Spanish.

321048 2003 KTM 85SX
Motorcycle Owners Handbook

This 2003 KTM 85SX Owners Handbook is an authorized reproduction of the original, out of print manual. It will familiarize you with how to operate your new 2003 KTM 85SX motorcycle. It will teach you how to tune your motorcycle to your specific needs and how to protect yourself against injury. This book contains important information on motorcycle maintenance. This manual is an important part of your motorcycle and should be passed on to any subsequent owner in case you decide to sell it. Many motorcyclists have a good working knowledge of motorcycle mechanics; if this is true in your case, you will be able to use this manual to carry out most of the maintenance steps yourself. Take special care to follow the recommended run in, inspection, and maintenance intervals. Heeding these guidelines will significantly increase the life of your motorcycle. Includes translations in German, English, Italian, French and Spanish.

WP Suspension Manual
PDS MX Shock Absorber
KTM Motorcycles

This WP Suspension Manual PDS MX Shock Absorber KTM Motorcycles is an authorized reproduction of the original out of print manual. It provides detailed service information, step-by-step repair instruction and maintenance specifications for WP PDS MX Shock absorbers commonly found on KTM motorcycles. Table of contents includes setup and adjustment, workshop dissembly and assembly, maintenance, parts overview and troubleshooting. If you are working on a WP PDS shock this manual is invaluable.

1985-1986 KTM 80
MX Pro Mini
Motorcycle Owners Handbook

This 1985-1986 KTM 80 MX Pro Mini Owners Handbook is an authorized reproduction of the original manual. It offers the most important information on maintenance and use of your 1985-1986 KTM 80 MX Pro Mini motorcycle as well as extensive repair-information. Table of contents includes: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION-FRAME NOTES CONCERNING INITIAL RUNNING PROCEDURE FOR INITIAL RUNNING FRAME AND ENGINE MAINTENANCE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION-ENGINE SPECIAL TOOLS ENGINE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION DISMANTLING OF ENGINE PROCEDURE FOR INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS ENGINE RE-ASSEMBLY IGNITION GEAR, WIRING DIAGRAM LUBRICATION- AND MAINTENANCE-SCHEDULE TROUBLESHOOTING LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Matchless

Motorcycle Apprentice:
Matchless - in name &
reputation (Classic Reprint)


This is the inspiring story of how a young dropout with no academic qualifications and low expectations built a successful career based on an apprenticeship with Associated Motor Cycles Ltd, and eventually became Managing Director of his company. It describes the very personal story of the ups and downs of factory life in the 1950s and 1960s. In particular, it conveys the unique atmosphere and excitement that surrounds the manufacture of motorcycles, an atmosphere that for those who have experienced it is like no other. The excellence of the training that was provided by the company enabled the writer to achieve far more than he ever anticipated. The journey through the factory, starting with the lowliest of duties in the machine shops and ending as personal assistant to the top motorcycle designers of their time, is described in detail. It gives a rare insight into working practices within the different departments and the characters that were employed. Supported by a host of period photographs and rare documents, it provides a unique record of work within the British motorcycle industry in the final years of its decline into oblivion.

Motocourse books





Motocourse books are the most complete documentation of the year in MotoGP and Superbike available. The books always contain behind the scenes information and photos not found elswhere. It's incredible that new copies are still available of these highly collectable books, going back to their first publication.



Motocourse 2017-2018:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix and Superbike
Annual


For the 42nd year, this is the two-wheeled sport's longest-running and most respected yearbook, featuring independent and authoritative editorial combined with the finest action photography. The World's Leading Grand Prix and Superbike Annual is the indisputable leader in its field, covering the world of motorcycle racing like no other publication. Motocourse wraps up the year with the most complete results record supplied anywhere in a single volume. This lavish yearbook continues to be essential reading for all fans of two-wheeled motorcycle racing worldwide.



Motocourse 2016-2017
40th Anniversary Edition:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual -
41st Year of Publication


41st Year of Publication for the two-wheeled sport's most respected yearbook. The World's Leading Grand Prix and Superbike Annual is the indisputable leader in its field, covering the world of motorcycle racing like no other publication. MOTOCOURSE wraps up the year with the most complete results record supplied anywhere in a single volume. This lavish yearbook continues to be essential reading for all fans of two-wheeled motorcycle racing worldwide.



Motocourse 2015-2016:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual -
40th Year of Publication


40th Year of Publication for the two-wheeled sport's most respected yearbook. The World's Leading Grand Prix and Superbike Annual is the indisputable leader in its field, covering the world of motorcycle racing like no other publication. MOTOCOURSE wraps up the year with the most complete results record supplied anywhere in a single volume. This lavish yearbook continues to be essential reading for all fans of two-wheeled motorcycle racing worldwide.



Motocourse 2012-2013:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual


"Crammed with awesome pictures and insight from riders, it's the definitive review." Motor Cycle News "The most important record of racing since before I was born." 2011 World Champion Casey Stoner Since the first edition in 1976, MOTOCOURSE has been called "the Bible of motorcycle racing." The 2012–2013 edition reinforces that great tradition. Now in its 37th year, continues to go from strength to strength, recording in minute detail the whole of the MotoGP season, including the Moto2 and Moto3 support classes. MOTOCOURSE also features a round-by round review of the intensely competitive World Superbike series, where BMW finally found the speed to challenge the might of Aprilia, Ducati, Honda and Kawasaki, as the these mighty manufacturers battled for supremacy over 14 rounds across the globe.



Motocourse: The World's
Leading Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual


Now in its 24th year, Motocourse is widely acclaimed as the unrivaled Grand Prix motorcycle and World Superbike Championship yearbook. Detailed and authoritative race reports are accompanied by fabulous color photography that bring the drama and atmosphere of the two-wheeled world championships to life. Coverage is supported by comprehensive race results and statistics, as well as entertaining features on the personalities and technical developments. Special additional coverage looks back at other series and events like the U.S. Road Racing, the Isle of Man TT and the World Endurance Championship.



Motocourse: The World's
Leading Grand Prix Annual,
1992-93


Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Motocourse 1992-93., hardcover, Fine, 208pp. D/j not price-clipped. A nice clean copy.



Motocourse 1984-85

Book by Clifford, Peter Editor



Motocourse 2002-2003
The World's Leading
Grand Prix and
Superbike Annual


Contains extensive coverage of the World Superbike Championship, race-by-race Grand Prix reports and stunning photography by top lensmen David Goldman & Patrick Gosling plus many others. Technical reviews and personality profiles as well as full national and international results are included. (2001-2002 edition 1-903135-11-7)



Motocourse: The World's
Leading Grand Prix
Annual, 1991-92


Product Name: Motocourse: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual, 1991-92 ISBN 0905138880 Binding: Hardcover (1991)



Motocourse 2007-2008:
The World's Leading
MotoGP &
Superbike Annual


Now in its 32nd year, Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP worldwide continue to flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Michael Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document of the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectable resource that has sold out for each of the past five years. It is widely recognized as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that brings to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse 2006-2007:
The World's Leading
MotoGP &
Superbike Annual


Now in its 31st year, Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP worldwide continue to flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Mike Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document on the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectible resource that has sold out for each of the past three years. It is widely recognized as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that brings to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse 2005-2006:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual


Now in its 30th year, Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP worldwide continue to flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Mike Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document on the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectible resource that has sold out for each of the past three years. It is widely recognized as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that brings to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix Annual


1994-1995 Motocourse: The Worlds Leading Grand Prix Annual



Motocourse 2009-2010:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual


MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectable resource respected by all within the industry. The annual is bought by many teams and riders and is widely recognized as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that bring to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



MOTOCOURSE 1985-86

MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectable resource respected by all within the industry. The annual is bought by many teams and riders and is widely recognized as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that bring to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse 1988/89

A high-quality, comprehensive annual covering world championship motorcycle racing during 1988. That's Eddie Lawson on the cover. Includes World Championship events, Isle of Man, US road racing, Endurance World Championship, World Superbike, F1, European Championship, British National Racing, and more.



Motocourse 2004-2005:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual


Now in it's 29th year, Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP in the United Kingdom flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Mike Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document on the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectible resource that has sold out for each of the past three years. It is widely recognised as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that brings to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse 1997-98:
The World's Leading
Road Racing Annual


Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP in the United Kingdom flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Mike Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document on the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectible resource that has sold out for each of the past three years. It is widely recognised as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that brings to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse 1981-82

Motocourse 1981 - 82. Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP in the United Kingdom flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Mike Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document on the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectible resource that has sold out for each of the past three years. It is widely recognised as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that brings to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse 1998-99:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual


Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Motocourse 1998-99., hardcover, Fine, 192pp. D/j not price-clipped. A nice clean copy.



MOTOCOURSE 1987/88

Oversized hardcover published by Hazelton Publishing. 1989/90, 14th year of publication. Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP in the United Kingdom flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Mike Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document on the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectible resource that has sold out for each of the past three years. It is widely recognised as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that brings to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse 1989-90:
The Worlds Leading
Grand Prix Annual


1987 / 88 Motocourse. Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP in the United Kingdom flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Mike Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document on the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectible resource that has sold out for each of the past three years. It is widely recognised as the leading annual in this exciting sport. Motocourse is packed with detailed race reports, in-depth analysis, rider profiles and outstanding photography that brings to life the excitement of this massively popular sport.



Motocourse 2008-2009

Now in its 33rd year, Motocourse continues to go from strength to strength as the fortunes of MotoGP worldwide continue to flourish. Compiled by leading motorcycle journalist Michael Scott, Motocourse is not simply a lavish document of the MotoGP and Superbike seasons, it is a highly collectable resource that has sold out for each of the past five years. It is widely recognized as the leading annual in this exciting sport.



Motocourse 1982-83

Motocourse 1982 - 83



MOTOCOURSE - 1979-80

Motocourse 1979 - 80



Motocourse 2010-2011:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual


Motocourse contains full reports and complete results on all MotoGP races. It also has a comprehensive review of the World Superbike series, which features reports and results on every round. The book also features Isle of Man TT, British Superbike Championship, and the AMA series.



Motocourse, 1995-96:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix Annual


Book by Scott, Michael (Editor). Motocourse contains full reports and complete results on all MotoGP races. It also has a comprehensive review of the World Superbike series, which features reports and results on every round. The book also features Isle of Man TT, British Superbike Championship, and the AMA series.



Motocourse 2001-2002

Brand new unread condition from old stock. Book and dustjacket is in brand new condition. The 2001-02 Motocourse is the last year of the 500cc two-stroke Championship and 1st title in 500cc racing for Valentino Rossi.



Motocourse 1976-77

Motocourse 1976 - 77. The first year of this outstanding motorcycle racing publication. Details all classes of the Grand Prix bikes with statistics and lots of photos of both bikes and riders.



Motocourse 2015-2016:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix &
Superbike Annual -
40th Year of Publication
(2016-02-15)


Motocourse contains full reports and complete results on all MotoGP races. It also has a comprehensive review of the World Superbike series, which features reports and results on every round. The book also features Isle of Man TT, British Superbike Championship, and the AMA series.



MOTOCOURSE - 1980-81

Large format hardback with black & white & colour photographs throughout. Statistics & results tables.



Motocourse 1996-97: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual

This hardcover book chronicles the major motorcycle championships of 96-97. Most of all the pictures in the book are excellent. The article on italy's newest sensation, Valentino Rossi, was quite informative. A look into the background of a gifted rider.



MOTOCOURSE 1983-84

Motocourse 1983-84



Motocourse 86/87

A high-quality, comprehensive annual covering world championship motorcycle racing during 1986. That's Eddie Lawson on the cover. Includes World Championship events, Isle of Man, US road racing, Endurance World Championship, World Superbike, F1, European Championship, British National Racing, and more.



Motocourse 1993-94:
The World's Leading
Grand Prix Annual


Motocourse 1993-94 The 18th year of publication of what has become the premier annual motorcycle publication.



Motocourse 2014 Grand
Prix & Superbike
Calendar: September 2012 -
December 2013


Exclusive action photography from the 3013 MotoGP and World Superbike series.



Motocourse, 1977-78

2nd annual, 200 pages, loaded with color photos.



Motocourse 1978-79

Motocourse 1978 - 1979 the 3rd edition in the famous line of hardcover books.



Motocourse 1986-87

Grand Prix Annual covers the 1986-87 racing season's action, complete results, etc., along with magnificent photographs. 192 pages. Hardcover.



Motocourse: The World's
Leading Grand Prix
Annual by Michael
Scott (1994-05-04)


Hardcover Publisher: Hazleton Publishing Surrey, UK (1890)



MOTOCOURSE 1987/88
by No Author
(1987) Hardcover


Hardcover Publisher: Osprey (1709)



Motocourse: The World's
Leading Grand Prix
Annual by Michael
Scott (1994-05-04)


Hardcover Publisher: Hazleton Publishing Surrey, UK (1890)



Motocourse: The World's
Leading Grand Prix
Annual by Michael
Scott (1994-05-04)


Hardcover Publisher: Hazleton Publishing Surrey, UK (1890)



Motocourse: The World's
Leading Grand Prix
Annual by Michael
Scott (1994-05-04)


Hardcover Publisher: Hazleton Publishing Surrey, UK (1890)

Moto Guzzi books



The Complete Book
of Moto Guzzi:
Every Model Since 1921
(Complete Book Series)


The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi collects all of these iconic motorcycles in a visual encyclopedia for a compendium unlike anything the motorcycle world has seen before. Holding the distinction of being the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, Italy's Moto Guzzi has built some of the most iconic motorcycles ever produced. Established in 1921, the company is one of the most traditional motorcycle makers, and also one of the most innovative. Today Moto Guzzi has a higher profile than ever, thanks to its popularity among celebrities like Ewan McGregor. Moto Guzzi was formed by Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli, and Giorgio Parodi after WW I. Carlo Guzzi's first engine design, a horizontal single, defined Moto Guzzi's road-going motorcycles for the company's first 45 years. In the 1950s, Moto Guzzi experienced tremendous success in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Moto Guzzi has experienced low points as well as high points. In February 1967, a state controlled receiver took ownership of Moto Guzzi. It was while in receivership that Guzzi developed the 90-degree V twin engine that came to define Moto Guzzi. De Tomaso Industries Inc. purchased Moto Guzzi in 1973. In 2000 Aprilia S.p.A acquired Moto Guzzi. In 2004, Piaggio & C. S.p.A acquired Aprilia. With the financial backing of a large corporation like Piaggio, Moto Guzzi was once again on firm financial footing, and sales have been on the rise. For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: Every Model Since 1921 collects all of these iconic motorcycle in encyclopedia form, written by widely respected Moto Guzzi expert Ian Falloon.



Moto Guzzi:
The Complete Story
(Crowood Motoclassics)


With the launch of the new California 1400 in 2013, and appointment of actor Ewan McGregor as brand ambassador, Moto Guzzi's owners Piaggio are proving their faith in the future and importance of Moto Guzzi. Moto Guzzi - The Complete Story charts the development of the stylish Guzzi bikes and the highs (and lows) of one of the oldest motorcycles marques still in existence. Topics covered include the origins of the Moto Guzzi factory at Madello del Lario - the oldest motorcycle factory in the world; the success at the Isle of man TT and races worldwide; the development of the V-twin engine; the De Tomaso years and the introduction of the iconic Le Mans model.



Moto Guzzi
(Osprey Colour Classics)


Moto Guzzi has the most star-studded history of any Italian motorcycle marque, and in no sphere of its activities is this more marked than in racing. Quite simply, no other factory has managed to equal what Moto Guzzi has achieved since it began in 1920.



Moto Guzzi Le Mans:
Performance Portfolio
1976-1989


This book is a portfolio of contemporary reports featuring road & comparison tests, model introductionss, development and more. 30 articles on the sexy Le Mans series of bikes. Models covered: 1000 Magni, Le Mans Mks. I, II, III & V 850s and 1000s plus the CX100.



Beyond the Coffee Shop:
Riding 1970's Moto Guzzi
motorcycles in Northern Canada


Canada is blessed with thousands of kilometres of empty roads which seem to wind on forever through forested hills and between still blue lakes. What better way to explore them than by riding 40 year old Italian motorbikes, famous for their dodgy electrics and sparse dealer network. 40 year old bikes, aged rider, thousands of kilometres of virtually unserviced empty roads in the middle of bear, wolf and blackfly infested wilderness - what could possibly go wrong?



Moto Guzzi: The Complete
History from 1921


Fourth edition of "Moto Guzzi The Complete History From 1921", since first published in 1977, it is considered a masterpiece of motorcycle literature and a basic source of information on Moto Guzzi. Revised, expanded and updated, including a review of current production, it covers the industrial and competitive history of Italy's number one motorcycle marquee in terms of model variety and racing laurels.



Moto Guzzi Big Twins
(Motorcycle Color History)


Here is the first detailed colour history of the legendary Italian motorcycle maker's big twins-those bikes powered by engines rated 700cc and larger. Author Greg Field traces the origin of this species, illustrating with splendid colour photography its evolution from a 1967 model, whose engine was developed for use in a military three-wheeler, through today's fuel-injected twins.



The Moto Guzzi
Story - 3rd Edition


The story of Moto Guzzi is a story of survival. As one of Italy's oldest, and most legendary marques, Moto Guzzi had seen the height of success during the 1930s, and then the 1950s when they dominated 250 and 350cc Grand Prix racing. Their withdrawal from racing coincided with a period of stagnation until the company was sold to De Tomaso in 1973. During the 1970s the V7 Sport and Le Mans were at the forefront of the new superbike era, and later, with Dr John Wittner's help, embraced contemporary technology with the 1000cc Daytona. If one aspect characterizes Moto Guzzi it is continuity. The great 500cc Falcone single ran from 1950 until 1976, and the V7, originally seeing the light of day in 1967, continued well into the 2010s. This continuity breeds loyalty, and Guzzi owners are a fiercely proud breed. Guzzis are not like other motorcycles, even Italian ones, and to qualify as a Guzzi owner requires a dedication and individuality that will be rewarded in a long term relationship.



80 Years of Moto Guzzi
Motorcycles


Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: Nada; Revised edition (December 1, 2000) Language: English



The Moto Guzzi Story:
Racing and Production
Models From 1921 to
the Present Day


Today, Moto Guzzi is on the verge of a new chapter in its remarkable story of survival with a new and exciting range of motorcycles that sees this Italian company once again in the limelight. A detailed history of this internationally known and charismatic marque, The Moto Guzzi Story is filled with many never-before published photographs, coverage of its racing successes in the 1930s and 1950s, the introduction of the V7 Sport and the Le Mans, the 1000cc Daytona, the remarkably long-lived 500cc Falcone, and the V7.



Moto Guzzi singles:
All two- and four-stroke
single-cylinder motorcycles
from 1920 (Osprey collector's library)


"The story of Moto Guzzi, and the single-cylinder bikes in particular, begins and ends with the involvement of two rich Italian entrepreneurs, the first being a Genoese shipping magnate who donated the funds needed to develop the design and the second being Alejandro De Tomaso who now controls Guzzi, amongst other Italian marques. "This is very much a story of men as well as machines - and not just the star riders like Stanley Woods, Omobono Tenni, Fergus Anderson, Bruno Ruffo, Bill Lomas, Keith Campbell and Arthur Wheeler, who kindly wrote the foreword, but also men such as Carlo Guzzi, Giorgio Parodi and Giulio Cesare Carcano who performed near-miracles, far from the cheering crowds, in the design office or boardroom. "From those early days, when there was some uncertainty as to whether to take the unique design racing, this book chronicles an astounding story of achievement and development (sprung frames, rotary-valve induction for two-strokes, and chrome-plated alloy cylinders), which culminated in victory over the demanding Isle of Man circuit.



Moto Guzzi V-Twins
(Crowood AutoClassic)


Over the course of nearly eight decades, Moto Guzzi has built just about every motorcycle engine configuration possible -- singles, twins, triples, fours, and even a V-8. Still, for the last 30 years, the 90-degree V-twin has dominated the Italian company's activities on the road as well as the track.



Man in the Saddle

Deadhorse to Ushuaia—an epic journey on many long distance riders' bucket lists. But few would contemplate tackling that ride on a vintage 1975 Moto Guzzi. The author's choice of motorcycle is as unique as his interactions with the people and history he finds along the way. This is not the typical account of that route across the Americas, but one which is as uncommon as the rider, the Dutch print journalist Paul van Hooff—the Man in the Saddle.



The Road to Missanabie:
and other motorcycle
road tales


The Road to Missanabie is Nick Adams's second collection of motorcycling road tales. Join Nick as he heads for the horizon in northern Quebec and northern Ontario on his old Moto Guzzi bikes, enjoying the vastness of the northern forests, the quiet of northern lakes and the generous and friendly company of the people he meets. Things don't always go according to plan, but unexpected hiccups and delays along the way just add to the adventure.



The Moto Guzzi
Sport &
Le Mans Bible


The Moto Guzzi Sport & Le Mans Bible celebrates the iconic Moto Guzzi V7 Sport and Le Mans sporting motorcycles of the 1970s and 1980s. It tells the story of these classic bikes, which were among the first Superbikes to combine Italian style, handling, and performance. After struggling to survive during the 1960s, Lino Tonti was given the opportunity to create the V7 Sport Telaio Rosso, in 1971. It was so successful that Moto Guzzi shifted to specialize in building sporting motorcycles. Covering all models produced from 1971 to 1993 (V7 Sport, 750S, 750S3, 850 Le Mans, 850 Le Mans II, 850 Le Mans III, 1000 Le Mans IV, 1000 Le Mans V), descriptions of model development year by year, full production data, and 160 photos, this is the essential Bible for all enthusiasts.

Miscellaneous



McQueen's Motorcycles:
Racing and Riding
with the King of Cool


The long-departed Steve McQueen is still the coolest man on two wheels. Get an intimate look at his coolest bikes right here, right now, in McQueen's Motorcycles. Even thirty years after his death, Steve McQueen remains a cultural icon. His image continues to appear in advertising and pop culture and his fan base spans from car lovers to racing enthusiasts to motorcycle obsessives. In his movies, McQueen's character always had an envy-inducing motorcycle or car, but in his personal life, motorcycles were always McQueen's first true love. McQueen's Motorcycles focuses on the bikes that the King of Cool raced and collected. From the first Harley McQueen bought when he was an acting student in New York to the Triumph "desert sleds" and Huskys he desert raced all over California, Mexico, and Nevada, McQueen was never without a stable of two wheelers. His need for speed propelled him from Hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, including the Baja 1000, Mint 400, Elsinore Grand Prix, and even as a member of the 1964 ISDT team in Europe. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen maintained his body like it was a machine itself. He trained vigorously, weight lifting, running, and studying martial arts. Later in his life, as he backed away from Hollywood, his interests turned to antique bikes and he accumulated an extensive collection, including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph, Brough Superior, Cyclone, BSA, and Ace motorcycles. Today, McQueen still has the Midas touch; anything that was in the man's possession is a hot commodity. McQueen's classic motorcycles sell for top dollar at auctions, always at a multiple of what the same bike is worth without the McQueen pedigree. McQueen's Motorcycles reveals these highly sought-after machines in gorgeous photography and full historical context.



Stealing Speed:
The Biggest Spy Scandal
in Motorsport History


This is the compelling story of how one of Japan's biggest motorcycle manufacturers stole a Nazi rocket scientist's engine secrets from behind the Iron Curtain to conquer the world.

Burt Munro Indian
Legend of Speed

Book from New Zealand on early Indian motorcyle racer. George Begg, the author, knew Munro well and grew up in the same area of the South Island of New Zealand that Munro came from. This books covers the motorcycle exploits as well as the flamboyant character that was Munro. Subject of acclaimed movie starring Sir Anthony Hopkins. Includes many color and black and white photos.

Frame Man

Ken Sprayson was the man the stars turned to for something a bit special in the way of motorcycle racing frames - Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Jeff Smith, Bill Boddice, Cyril Smith and many more, all came to Reynolds and Ken Sprayson. For over 30 years Ken worked at Reynolds fabricating special projects in tubing, especially Reynolds '531' steel tubing, so often used by racing machines and where strength and light weight were vital. His practical design knowledge and ability to fabricate in steel and aluminium tubing were legendary throughout the industry. At Reynolds where he worked for some 35 years, it was Ken's job to make the first of any special project, so he was the man who built the first production Featherbed frame from McCandless' original design for the Norton Manx; the man who built the frame for Project Thrust, Britain's world speed record breaking car; who designed and built the Reynolds leading link motorcycle fork, who knocked up a scooter frame or a flagpole or yacht mast as required, even the steel cages the electricians used for working on cables between pylons! And in between times he designed and built many special frames for the racing legends of the day. He was also known to just about everyone who ever raced at the Isle of Man TT as the face behind the TT Welding Service, an essential part of each and every TT for 50 years, repairing the ravages brought about by the notorious Isle of Man roads. Ken was the man who just did the job, the knowledge was in his hands as well as his head and his enthusiasm for the job simply knew no bounds. This is Ken's personal account of his life from his early days through his long service with Reynolds to his time as a consultant on welding and fabricating in tubing. His life has been eventful, rich in detail and provides a fascinating glimpse into post-war manufacturing as well as motorcycle racing. A book for all the TT racers and fans down the year, all those who love motorcycle racing, and those interested in the industrial history of one of the UK's once foremost companies, Reynolds.



Indian Larry:
Chopper Shaman


A stunt man and sideshow performer made famous by the Discovery Channel, Indian Larry Desmedt is best remembered for his remarkable custom motorcycles, his wild tattoos, and his love for building and riding rolling art. This book, by those who knew him best, offers a closer look at this chopper shaman admired by so many. Full of photographs that document a uniquely colorful life, the book follows Larry from his humble beginnings to his unlikely stardom, tracing his short career as a bank robber, his time in prison, his spiral downward into heroin addiction, and his rebirth in 1994 as the spiritual bike builder revered by so many—and, running through it all, the love of hot rods and motorcycles that finally brought him happiness. Why was he nicknamed Indian Larry? Because early in his career, he ceaselessly rode his Indian Motorcycles through the street of New York City.



Rand McNally
Harley Davidson Ride
Atlas of North America
(The Anniversary Edition)


Spiral bound softcover with magnetic front closure. Includes US, Mexico and Canada. This is the Harley Davidson 105 Year Anniversary Edition of the Ride Atlas. Includes Bonus 105th Wall Map.

MZ books



Mz (Enthusiasts)

This book ,I believe, will appeal to those who love the glory years of the '50,s and '60, especially since there are few books that deal in depth Eastern Block technology. I found the book to be a very good read, with photos's to complete the account of the people, and wonderful 2- strokes.



The Legendary Mz 2018:
A Motorcycle from the
German Democratic Republic
(Calvendo Technology)


Various models of the motorcycle from the GDR, Motorenwerke Zschopau (MZ), which was one of the oldest motorcycle factories in the world. In the 1950s MZ was the world leader in two-stroke engines. Motorcycles "Made in the GDR" were sold on all continents - even in Australia. The most popular motorcycle in Cuba is not from the United States or the Soviet Union - it's the MZ from the German Democratic Republic. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey than others but with added benefits: Our calendars always look beautiful on your wall because we produce them locally with premium paper and sophisticated spiral binding, ensuring easy turning of pages and flat hanging against the wall. A protective transparent plastic cover sheet provides added stability. Treat yourself to a Calvendo calendar and you get something that looks better all year round.

Nineteen
Fifties
bikes



Motorcycling in the '50s (Veloce Classic Reprint)

For many, a motorcycle bought at the beginning of the 1950s was a first taste of the freedom offered by personal transport. Postwar austerity was fading, money was still tight, and new machines were virtually unobtainable; but there were plenty of cheap, prewar, machines around, and an ex-War Department motorcycle could be bought dealers in payments; better still it would be sent to your local railway station. Ex-army dispatch riders' coats and boots would serve to keep the weather at bay as the new motorcyclists explored and enjoyed the quiet roads in a pre-motorway era. The decade would become a Golden Era of motorcycling as manufacturers brought new and excitingly advanced machines to an appreciative audience that had never even heard of a Japanese motorcycle. Motorcycle sport mushroomed in popularity at a time when you actually had to go to the race to see it and helped to reinforce the public's ever-growing enthusiasm for the motorcycle. The era would also see the arrival of the moped, scooter and bubblecar. For those who were there, Jeff Clew's Motorcycling in the '50s will provide a delightful nostalgic journey into the past, while those younger riders who cherish 1950s motorcycles today will discover a whole new dimension to their enjoyment of the machines.

Nineteen
Seventies
bikes



Superbikes and the '70s

When rumours reached Honda that BSA/Triumph were developing a 750cc triple, it galvanised the Japanese giant into creating the world beating CB750 Four. The British triples may have reached the market first, but the launch just a few months later of Honda's four-cylinder 'Dream Four' (with electric-start, disc brakes and Candy-painted bodywork) caused a sensation in 1968. A new word now joined the lexicon: Superbikes. The opening salvoes in a horsepower war had begun! Superbikes and the '70s captures the spirit of those heady days. It tells the story of a Britain emerging from the dull, grey years of post-war austerity into the colourful, gritty and psychedelic reality of the '70s. Despite a backcloth of dubious fashion, rampant inflation, oil embargoes and wild-cat strikes these lightening-fast, chromium-plated polychromatic motorcycles suddenly became affordable in an age of full employment. For motorcyclists the '70s meant reliable, beautifully-designed machines delivering record-shattering performance! Superbikes and the '70s brings this all home. However, it isn't just about the bikes. It's about their times, too as reflected in its popular culture, politics, and the people key to the story of superbikes - the engineers and designers, the larger than life racers, like Dick Mann, Gary Nixon, Barry Sheene and Paul Smart, the dealers and salesmen, and the industry's titans - Edward Turner and Soichiro Honda. It gets behind-the-scenes to give the full story of bikes like the Triumph and BSA triples (including the Vetter-designed Hurricane), the Honda CB750, the awesome Gold Wing and the outrageous six-cylinder Honda CBX1000 and Kawasaki Z1300 megabikes. There is also the seriously mad Kawasaki Mach III and Mach IV two-stroke triples, Ducati's remarkable Daytona-winning 750 twin, Laverda's hairy-chested Jota - and, of course, Milwaukee's XLCH Sportster, the seed of the Harley come-back. Written by Dave Sheehan, Superbikes and the '70s is well illustrated and packed with anecdotes and a wealth of thoroughly-researched detail. The author presents the story from the perspective of those involved at the time, the outcomes of whose decisions were by no means certain, with the result that the narrative reads like a thriller. A recurring thread throughout the book is Cycle magazine's seminal 'Superbike 7' comparison tests in 1970 and 1973 which demonstrated that superbikes were changing - riders no longer had to sacrifice civility, comfort and reliability in the pursuit of handling, speed and acceleration. Superbikes and the '70s is their story.



British Motorcycles
of the 1960s and '70s
(Shire Library)


For the first half of the 20th century Great Britain led the world in motorcycle design and production, exporting its products to countries in every section of the globe. However, as the second half of the century began in 1960 this once great industry commenced what was to be a terminal decline. During the 1960s and '70s Britain still manufactured a wide range of machines, but a combination of poor management, lack of investment, foreign competition (notably from Japan), and the arrival of the small, affordable car transpired to effectively sound the death knell of the British motorcycle by the end of the 1970s.



Motorcycling in the 1970s
The story of biking's biggest,
brightest and best ever
decade. Volume 5:
The Magic of Motorcycling


'Motorcycling in the 1970s. The story of motorcycling's biggest, brightest and best ever decade' Volumes One to Five by Richard Skelton, author of Funky Mopeds. 'Motorcycling in the 1970s' is a series of five books about motorcycling. The books are designed to be read together, but can also be enjoyed separately. The first volume, 'A Brief History of Motorcycling from 1887 to 1969', is a general history, swiftly told, of motorcycling in Britain from its beginnings at the end of the 19th century up until the dawn of the 1970s (interwoven to an extent with two-wheeled goings on in the USA and elsewhere). It charts motorcycling's pioneering years, skips through two world wars, tells of social acceptability in the 1920s, hard times in the 1930s and growing ostracisation and decline in the 1950s and 1960s. This book attempts to make sense of the two-wheeled world order, and of motorcycling's place in society and everyday life, and sets the scene for the larger, more detailed volumes which follow. Volumes two to four are entitled Funky Motorcycling Parts One to Three and together they form a comprehensive, in-depth history of the bikes and motorcycling trends and events in the 1970s. These three books tell the story of the arrival of the Superbike, the continuing and inexorable rise of the Japanese motorcycle industry and, partly from an insider's point of view, the wasteful, lingering death of its British equivalent. They tell of the thrilling and extraordinary sporting machines from Italy and of the bulletproof BMW twins designed in Bavaria. They tell of motorcycling culture and of two-wheeled life and lives. In the 1970s, motorcycling became a leisure activity in a new and exciting way, there were more motorcyclists than ever before, or since, and dozens of new and ever more fabulous and technologically advanced motorcycles crammed the showrooms every year.



Motorcycling in the 1970s
The story of biking's biggest,
brightest and best ever
decade. Volume 3:: Funky Motorcycling –
Biking in the 1970s -
Part Two


It was the time of Jarno Saarinen and Giacomo Agostini and of Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene. The time of British magazines Motorcycle Sport and Bike, and of Cycle in the USA, the time of Mark Williams, Dave Minton and LJK Setright in his pomp. These books set out the argument that although the protagonists were largely unaware of it at the time, the 1970s as a whole can now be seen to have been a golden era in the history of the movement, a pivotal decade which represent a high point in the history of motorcycling that is never likely to be matched. The final book in the series is entitled 'The Magic of Motorcycling'. It takes a sideways look at the 1970s classic motorcycle scene in the second decade of the 21st century, and explores what it is that makes motorcycling so special to so many people yet an anathema to a great many more. This is followed by a comprehensive set of appendices listing nostalgic, amusing and sometimes poignant reminders of the life and culture of the 1970s, reminding us of the global goings-on and domestic backdrop underlying the motorcycling scene and, of course, all lesser matters!



Superbike Specials
of the 1970s:
Machines, Riders and
Lifestyle a Pictorial Review
(Mick Walker on Motorcycles,)


Series: Mick Walker on Motorcycles, Vol 2 (Book 2) Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Windrow & Greene Ltd (October 1, 1994) Language: English



Confessions of a
Speedway Promoter!:
John Berry Reveals
the Truth About Speedway
in the 70s And 80s


Paperback: 254 pages Publisher: Retro Speedway; 1st edition (December 31, 2004) Language: English

Norton

The Norton Commando Bible:
All models
1968 to 1978


A detailed history of the Norton Commando: its antecedents, development, and year-by-year production changes, including the turbulent story of the company that built it, bringing the story right up to the present day. This book also includes expert advice on owning and maintaining one of these iconic bikes, as well as information on clubs, websites and spares. Featuring great colour photos, including original advertising material, and comprehensive appendices of facts, figures, contacts, technical specifications, engine/frame numbers, and road test performance figures, this is the definitive book of a bike that truly deserves the term 'classic.'

Norton

The Norton Commando Bible:
All models
1968 to 1978


A detailed history of the Norton Commando: its antecedents, development, and year-by-year production changes, including the turbulent story of the company that built it, bringing the story right up to the present day. This book also includes expert advice on owning and maintaining one of these iconic bikes, as well as information on clubs, websites and spares. Featuring great colour photos, including original advertising material, and comprehensive appendices of facts, figures, contacts, technical specifications, engine/frame numbers, and road test performance figures, this is the definitive book of a bike that truly deserves the term 'classic.'

Norton Singles:
Manx, Inter, All
Side and Overhead Valve
Singles 1927 to 1966


The full story of Norton single cylinder motorcycles from 1927-1966.

Norton (Classic Motorcycles)

Presents illustrated examples of the Norton range of motorcycles both past and present.

Dominator in the Shadows:
more stories of an old
motorcycle mechanic
(The Old Mechanic Book 2)


Dominator in the Shadows is Peter J. Uren's second novel, and the sequel to his popular The Old Mechanic. Set three years later, it tells the story of two men who each have a dream to own their chosen motorcycle: one a Vincent Black Shadow, the other a Norton Dominator 99 650SS. The story again takes the reader through the process of restoring an old classic motorcycle. Along the way, they maintain, repair and service many classic British motorbikes. But the book is more than just about motorcycles; it is a story of the blossoming love between the boss's daughter and her "accidental hero", and the final realisation by the main character that material possessions are a poor substitute for what is really important in life./p>

The Unapproachable Norton

From humble beginnings in 1907 to a last flash of glory in 1961 Norton was in the forefront of international Grand Prix racing. Rem Fowler's win at the inaugural 1907 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the precursor of a remarkable 34 victories at that challenging circuit. Their 'works' riders were the very best of that era; names such as Guthrie, Woods, Hunt and Simpson who left an indelible imprint on the racing scene. In a post-war scenario new names emerged; the greatest of their time; Bell, Duke, Surtees and other greats; alas by that stage the circuits were dominated by Italy with their multi-cylinder designs. Nevertheless in 1961 Norton glory at the TT was briefly restored by Mike Hailwood's Senior win and Phil Read's Junior victory.

The Pictorial History of Norton Motor Cycles

This history of Norton motorcycles describes the development and evolution of this motorcycle, and illustrates each model produced by Norton. The book attempts to explain the motorcycle's success and reputation amongst motorcyclists.

BOOK OF THE NORTON
1955-1963 O.H.V.
SINGLES MODEL 19,
ES2 & MODEL 50


122 pages, 65 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title The Book of the Norton 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 the O.H.V. single cylinder Model 19, ES2 and Model 50 from 1955 through 1963. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. 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 Norton motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.

Norton (Osprey Collector's Library)

The Untouchable Norton is how racer Rem Fowler described his machine after winning the twin-cylinder class of the first TT in 1907. The company would use the phrase in advertising for the next 50 years. This book charts the history of one of the oldest marques in the world: both the glorious racing tradition and the production machines, from the first clip-on engines to the F1 rotary superbike. Interviews with those closely involved (including James Norton's daughter Grace, who kindly provided original documents and photographs reproduced here for the first time) make this the definitive account of a key contribution to motorcycle history.

Norton Motorcycles
Isle of Man TT 2015


A modern Norton coffee table book.

Norton: The Complete History
(Crowood MotoClassics)


This illustrated history tells the story of the Norton motorcycle. Biographies of influential characters, photographs and feature panels provide the detail behind the marque.

Norton Commando
(The Essential Buyer's Guide)


There are lots of books about the Norton Commando; about its history, performance, lineage, and the minutiae of its specification. But none of them will tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand. That's what this book is about – it is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Commando. It doesn't list all the correct color combinations for each year, or analyze the bike's design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a troubled industry – there are excellent books listed at the end of this one that do all of that – but it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Commando, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, and a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork.

Norton Rotaries

The Norton Rotary story.
The Manx Norton

The most famous of all British racing motorcycles, with an ancestry dating back to the very dawn of the internal combustion engine, the 'cammy' Norton is inseparable from the era of British domination in motorcycle racing. It is linked with the legendary heroes of the sport, Jimmie Guthrie, Harold Daniell, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and the age when Britain had the world's finest motorcycle industry. This revised edition of the definitive history contains additional material and traces the design, development, the leading riders and tuners. It presents a superb collection of photographs, many previously unpublished. The Manx Norton covers not only the Manx itself, but also features boardroom battles, Norton's early history, record breaking, sidecars, Formula 3 cars, scrambling (motocross); the Domiracer; racing at Daytona and today's classic scene.

NORTON MOTORCYCLES
FACTORY WORKSHOP
MANUAL 1957-1970


A faithful reproduction of the 1967 Floyd Clymer publication of the official factory Norton Workshop Twin Cylinder Manual for both the Lightweight and Heavyweight Twins. Models covered are the 250cc Jubilee (introduced in 1958) the 350cc Navigator (1960) and 400cc Electra (1963). Model 77, 88, 88SS, 99, 99SS, Sports Special, Manxman, Mercury, Atlas, G15, P11, N15, Ranger (P11A), which makes this manual appropriate for all Norton models that utilized this series of 500, 600, 650 and 750cc engines through the 1970 model year.//As expected from a factory publication this manual includes complete technical data, service and maintenance information and comprehensive detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of all major and minor mechanical and electrical components, making it an invaluable resource for collectors and restorers of these classic Norton motorcycles.//There are separate sections that deal with the repair and overhaul procedures for the engine, transmission, wheels and brakes, front forks, frame and carburetor, plus an exhaustive Lucas electrical service section that includes test procedures for all the electronic components. With 74 illustrations to help explain the procedures this is a must have reference for any Norton enthusiast and would certainly assist in helping any potential purchaser better understand the inner workings prior to making a purchase of one of these classic motorcycles.//Out-of-print and unavailable for many years, this book is highly sought after on the secondary market and we are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all Norton enthusiasts worldwide.

Norton Commando
(Haynes Great Bikes)


The Norton Commando is arguably Britains most well-developed twin-cylinder motorcycle. Launched in 1967, it was an outstanding sales success, both at home and overseas, and is still a practical means of transport today, with expert service and spares supply available. Here is a detailed history and owners guide to this famous machine, including contemporary reaction to its launch, model changes, buying tips and technical specifications.

Norton Commando Owners
Workshop Manual:
745cc, 828cc, Thru 68-77
(Haynes Repair Manuals)


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.

Off Road

How to Restore Classic
Off-road Motorcycles:
Majors on off-road motorcycles
from the 1970s &
1980s, but also relevant
to 1950s & 1960s machines.

Remember the smell of Castrol R at a 1960s scramble? Or riding a 1970s trials bike through every type of natural obstacle possible? If you want to revisit those memories, or relive the competition of earlier times, this book is for you. Buying, restoring, and riding classic off-road competition bikes is now something that you can do! This book gives enthusiasts of classic off-road competition motorcycles a step-by-step guide to a full restoration. Covering dismantling the motorcycle and its components, restoring and sourcing parts, paint spraying, decals and polishing. With chapters covering engine, frame, forks, fuel, exhaust, seat, brakes and tyres, you'll see how to take a bike from scratch to a full rebuild; then on to safe set-up and general maintenance. Includes chapters focussing specifically on pre-65 and twin shock models.

Off Road

How to Restore Classic
Off-road Motorcycles:
Majors on off-road motorcycles
from the 1970s &
1980s, but also relevant
to 1950s & 1960s machines
(Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

Remember the smell of Castrol R at a 1960s scramble? Or riding a 1970s trials bike through every type of natural obstacle possible? If you want to revisit those memories, or relive the competition of earlier times, this book is for you. Buying, restoring, and riding classic off-road competition bikes is now something that you can do! This book gives enthusiasts of classic off-road competition motorcycles a step-by-step guide to a full restoration. Covering dismantling the motorcycle and its components, restoring and sourcing parts, paint spraying, decals and polishing. With chapters covering engine, frame, forks, fuel, exhaust, seat, brakes and tyres, you'll see how to take a bike from scratch to a full rebuild; then on to safe set-up and general maintenance. Includes chapters focussing specifically on pre-65 and twin shock models.

Off Road

How to Restore Classic
Off-road Motorcycles:
Majors on off-road motorcycles
from the 1970s &
1980s, but also relevant
to 1950s & 1960s machines
(Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

Remember the smell of Castrol R at a 1960s scramble? Or riding a 1970s trials bike through every type of natural obstacle possible? If you want to revisit those memories, or relive the competition of earlier times, this book is for you. Buying, restoring, and riding classic off-road competition bikes is now something that you can do! This book gives enthusiasts of classic off-road competition motorcycles a step-by-step guide to a full restoration. Covering dismantling the motorcycle and its components, restoring and sourcing parts, paint spraying, decals and polishing. With chapters covering engine, frame, forks, fuel, exhaust, seat, brakes and tyres, you'll see how to take a bike from scratch to a full rebuild; then on to safe set-up and general maintenance. Includes chapters focussing specifically on pre-65 and twin shock models.

Off Road

How to Restore Classic
Off-road Motorcycles:
Majors on off-road motorcycles
from the 1970s &
1980s, but also relevant
to 1950s & 1960s machines
(Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

Remember the smell of Castrol R at a 1960s scramble? Or riding a 1970s trials bike through every type of natural obstacle possible? If you want to revisit those memories, or relive the competition of earlier times, this book is for you. Buying, restoring, and riding classic off-road competition bikes is now something that you can do! This book gives enthusiasts of classic off-road competition motorcycles a step-by-step guide to a full restoration. Covering dismantling the motorcycle and its components, restoring and sourcing parts, paint spraying, decals and polishing. With chapters covering engine, frame, forks, fuel, exhaust, seat, brakes and tyres, you'll see how to take a bike from scratch to a full rebuild; then on to safe set-up and general maintenance. Includes chapters focussing specifically on pre-65 and twin shock models.

Panther books

Last Hurrah!
From Beijing
to Arnhem 2005

Beijing to Arnhem on a Panther motorcycle. This was a book I could not put down. Des and his co-rider were both well beyond their youth but still followed their dream in this trip on historic motorcycles that would daunt most riders half their age. Candidly and superbly written, it enchants the reader on so many levels. I only hope that this was not his last hurrah but they have another adventure in him.

Racing

See also Motocourse

Designed to Race -
Peter Williams

On his day, Peter Williams was the best motorcycle road racer in the world and is one of that small band of sportsmen, 'the best never to win a World Championship'. Peter's unique career in the 1960s and 1970s as racer, designer and development engineer culminated in many great victories on bikes from 125cc to 750cc. For two months in 1967 he lead the 500cc class of the World Championship on his single cylinder 500cc MkI Arter Matchless Special against the much more powerful Honda and MV Augusta multis of Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini. Just when he was, perhaps, due for a 'works' ride, the Japanese withdrew from Grand Prix road racing and Peter joined the re-emergent manufacturers of Norton. Peter had two consuming passions; riding his motorcycles at 10/10ths of the limit, and for Britain to regain motorcycle supremacy. Indeed, the latter was his mission, his crusade, and so he rode almost exclusively British motorcycles but, interestingly, won his only Grand Prix on a foreign one. Peter's engineering designs gave him advantage on the race track and set the trends for what motorcycles are today. He was one of the first to design and race with disc brakes, the first in the world to design and use cast magnesium wheels and tubeless tyres. Peter won the 1970 500cc class British Championship and was the first in motorcycle racing to benefit from tobacco sponsorship. The 1973 John Player Norton 'Monocoque' incorporated all his previous experiments and the first twin spar frame. The pinnacle of his career came on this machine when he won the Formula 750 TT in the Isle of Man with record race and lap speeds. Peter's racing career came to an end in 1974 with a terrible crash at Oulton Park but his engineering continued with work at Cosworth Engineering and Lotus Engineering. Motorcycle innovation continues, too, with his true monocoque design, his Shell Chassis, which, in its electric drive form, finished 5th in its very first outing in the 2010 TT .

Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield:
The Complete Story

The firm of Royal Enfield was one of the best-known names of the British motorcycle industry, but curiously its products have never received the adulation bestowed on the products of Triumph, BSA and others. In this complete history, top motorcycle authority Mick Walker shows that there was, in fact, much for the Redditch-based firm to be proud of, in the shape of good-looking, innovative machines that inspired a generation. And what other company can boast a model still in popular production sixty years after its launch?Topics covered include: ,Complete history of Royal Enfield, including Enfield India,Numerous specifications,Royal Enfields in competitionAbout the Author:Mick Walker started his own business, Mick Walker Motorcycles, in 1969 and was a leading race sponsor during the 1970s. In 1994 he formed Mick Walker Racing, following the death of his son Gary at Brands Hatch that year. The team has achieved no fewer than five British Championship wins.

Royal Enfield Bullet:
All Indian 350, 500
& 535 Singles, 1977-2015
(Essential Buyer's Guide)

This step-by-step guide to buying a secondhand Royal Enfield Bullet includes everything a buyer needs to know: assessment of engine, transmission, frame, paintwork and chrome, tinwork, wheels and tyres, brakes, electrics, and even an explanation of engine and frame numbers. Included is a run down of the various Bullet models, and an assessment of which of these offers the best investment potential, including the rare diesel and Fritz Egli versions. Plus, there's detailed advice on auctions, paperwork, problems due to lack of use, and useful contacts. Royal Enfield Bullet is a cult bike, the longest-produced motorcycle of all, with a huge following.



BOOK OF THE
ROYAL ENFIELD
1946-1962

164 pages, 92 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title The Book of the Royal Enfield 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 Royal Enfield 250cc, 350cc and 500cc single cylinder G, J, J2, Bullet and Clipper models manufactured from 1946 through 1962. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. Please note that the 1957-1962 unit-construction "Crusader" type models are not covered in this publication. Information for that series of motorcycles is included in the "Second Book of the Royal Enfield" also available from www.VelocePress.com. 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 Royal Enfield motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.

Royal Enfield Big
Twins Limited Edition
Extra 1953-1970

The Royal Enfield Big Twins introduced the world to high speed sportsters and training bikes prior to the superbike era. This new book contains 35 articles drawn from the leading motor cycling magazines of the day, covering road and comparison tests, new model introductions, racing, performance data, specifications and engine analysis. Models featured: Meteor and Super Meteor, Minor de Luxe & Standard, Constellation, Interceptor, Stage II, TT, Specials.

Royal Enfield:
The Post-war Models -
125, 150, 250, 350,
500, 700, 750
Singles and Twins

ROYAL ENFIELD THE POSTWAR MODELS The 125, 150, 250, 350, 500, 700, 750 Singles and Twins: 'Made like a gun' is the slogan most often quoted for the Royal Enfield motorcycle. The company used it for years, incorporating it with a drawing of a small field gun as their trademark. The truth is that it meant what it said - Enfields were 'standard' unglamourous machines, but built with quality in mind and a job to do. Somewhere between a BSA on the one hand and a Velocette on the other. Another sales line, in fact the one used to head up the front cover illustration when it was used back in 1954, was 'There's inbuilt Quality throughout the Royal Enfield range...' No fuss, nothing too clever, just the 'universal' postwar British motorcycle. Today the Enfield has a large and strong enthusiast following, a reflection perhaps of that special position the bikes had during the 1950s and 1960s. Postwar the bikes sold readily throughout the world, principally because they could offer a large range, from 125 'pop-pop' to the lusty 500 or larger twin, which could be tailored to special ordering. The fact that the 1955 350 Bullet is still made in India today illustrates the point. The company should never have ceased manufacture for they were often enterprising enough to maintain their market, showing off their versatility with their many models. No one dislikes an Enfield! All the postwar REs are here analysed as never before with a multitude of photographs (most of which are previously unseen) and a long but easy to read specification section designed for the collector, restorer or just the avid British motorcycle lover.

ROYAL ENFIELD FACTORY
WORKSHOP MANUAL: 736cc
INTERCEPTOR AND
ENFIELD INDIAN CHIEF

60 pages, 57 illustrations, size 8.25 x 11 inches. A faithful reproduction of the Factory Workshop Manual originally published by Floyd Clymer in 1967. This fully illustrated manual covers the 736cc Interceptor MK I, MK IA, MK II and the Enfield Indian Chief from 1963 through 1970. As expected from a factory publication this manual includes complete technical data and comprehensive detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of all major and minor mechanical and electrical components, making it an invaluable resource for collectors and restorers of these classic Royal Enfield motorcycles. It contains comprehensive Technical Specifications and includes detailed repair and rebuild data for the Engine, Clutch, Transmission, Forks, Rear Suspension, Wheels, Brakes and more. It also includes comprehensive information on the Electrical and Ignition Equipment plus Wiring Diagrams. There is adequate detailed text and illustrations to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete mechanical renovation. An essential addition to any Royal Enfield enthusiast¿s library, this book has been out-of-print and unavailable for many years and is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market. This is a - must have - reference for this series of Royal Enfield motorcycles and we are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all Interceptor owners worldwide.

Spanish bikes







SPANISH MOTORCYCLES
BULTACO, MONTESA,
OSSA & YANKEE
IN THE GLORY DAYS
(SECOND EDITION)


If you are an afficianado of the marvelous Catalan machines of the 60's and 70's this is the book for you! It is not a repair manual or a buyer's guide. Instead it is something more valuable -At its heart is a collection of magazine articles from the glory days which present the Spanish bikes exactly as they were. There is a history of the Spanish motorcycle industry and a number of behind the scenes stories about testing the machines when the author was editor of High Performance Cycles and later Dirt Cycle. In addition, there are a series of vignettes detailing some of the key players who made Spanish bikes popular in America and world wide. It is necessary reading for anyone who loves Spanish bikes. 8 1/2 x 11 format, 180 pages

Stories







Leanings 2:
Great Stories by
America's Favorite
Motorcycle Writer


Even the most die hard of motorcyclists can't ride--or work on--their bikes all the time. So in those moments away from that precious Triumph, Suzuki, or Harley, Cycle World columnist and writer Peter Egan comes to the rescue--taking all kinds of riders along with him on his journeys. Part self-effacing humor, part philosophy, part nostalgia, Egan's pieces remind us not only of all that matters in the motorcycle world, but in the world at large. In Leanings 2, more of his writing (four features and 95 columns) is collected into one volume, giving readers another taste of his best work. From a trip down the Mississippi to find the grave of blues artist Robert Johnson to rearranging his garage for optimal motorcycle ikebana, Peter Egan's stories hit home with all of us who define our good times with motorcycles. To get his view on how much your motorcycle habit really costs, which rock 'n' roll artists exemplify which bikes, the fine art of carrying motorcycle gear, and much more, crack open this book. It is for everyone who rides a motorcycle--and who has a soul.



The Perfect Vehicle:
What It Is About Motorcycles


"This book, a polished, winding meditation on the theory and fractiousness of motorcycles, celebrates both their eccentric history and the wary pleasures of touring."―The New Yorker In a book that is "a must for anyone who has loved a motorcycle" (Oliver Sacks), Melissa Pierson captures in vivid, writerly prose the mysterious attractions of motorcycling. She sifts through myth and hyperbole: misrepresentations about danger, about the type of people who ride and why they do so. The Perfect Vehicle is not a mere recitation of facts, nor is it a polemic or apologia. Its vivid historical accounts-the beginnings of the machine, the often hidden tradition of women who ride, the tale of the defiant ones who taunt death on the racetrack-are intertwined with Pierson's own story, which, in itself, shows that although you may think you know what kind of person rides a motorcycle, you probably don't.



Maiden Voyage:
The Prequel to The
Adventure of a Lifetime


When a couple from Chicago buy an adventure motorcycle and decide to take a trip around the Rocky Mountains on it, they have no idea how inspirational such a short trip could be. Their journey is humorously told with beautiful scenery, interesting characters met along the way, and countless uncomfortable situations (i.e. the traveling strippers they befriended, Tim's almost accidental initiation into a gang, a devil child on the side of the road with wicked aim, and the several times where the most peaceful of locations almost lead to certain doom), all with a sprinkle of deep-seated inspiration. Written with sweeping descriptions of the landscape and a laugh-out-loud sense of humor, Maiden Voyage is an unforgettable journey into the western wilds of the United States for two people who are woefully unprepared, and yet their trials and mistakes will make you want to be right there with them, discovering for yourself what it is to truly have an adventure.





Vincent Black Lightning 1952

A hard hitting tale of a confused young soldier who experiences war and the loss of his family farm upon returning from Korea. Though falling in love with a perky redhead and the fastest and most beautiful motorcycle of its time, he cannot help turning to crime in order to recover the farm and settle a score. Based partly on the powerful 1991 song "1951 Vincent Black Lightning," by Richard Thompson, as covered by Del McCoury in 2002, readers will enjoy not only the gritty combat and motorcycle race scenes but also the expressions and tenderness between two young, star-crossed lovers.





Touching the World:
A Blind Woman,
Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles

Cathy Birchall is the first blind person ever to circumnavigate the globe on a motorcycle, covering 26,385 miles, 31 countries and 5 continents with her companion Bernard on their 18 year old BMW. Adventure and courage all the way - from feeling the traffic passing so close it touches you as you ride through Indian cities, to mounting an elephant from the front (yes really!) and climbing Wayna Picchu with its innumerable steps and vertiginous drops, Touching The World takes you on a journey of extraordinary beauty and interest, full of surprises. It is unique in the perspective it takes because it is written from Cathy's point of view, that of a blind woman. "Men do not want you if you are blind, why would you want to be with a blind woman?" asks Neena at the Centre for Blind Women in Delhi as Cathy and Bernard experience some heart wrenching cultural differences where a blind woman was considered doubly afflicted and worthless. Their old BMW motorcycle keeps breaking down and you feel for Bernard as the lights dim in Malaysia and the bike grinds to a halt with a dead battery. But somehow they keep the bike going and in this they were often helped by the unwavering kindness of strangers. From border guards guiding Cathy's hand to the bike to anchor her in a strange place, to Glen helping perform open heart surgery on the bike in the Nullarbor desert, the natural generosity of people is vividly portrayed. Touching The World challenges our perceptions of our own boundaries as well as those of others and portrays vividly just what it means to be blind in a way that has never before been attempted. Cathy and Bernard not only achieve their dream but also set a landmark for us all. "An incredible and inspirational story. Ride, Cathy, ride!" Ted Simon author of Jupiter's Travels. "Cathy's courage has been truly inspirational for many blind and partially sighted people across the world" Stephen Remington, Action for Blind People.

Last Hurrah!
From Beijing
to Arnhem 2005

Beijing to Arnhem on a Panther motorcycle. This was a book I could not put down. Des and his co-rider were both well beyond their youth but still followed their dream in this trip on historic motorcycles that would daunt most riders half their age. Candidly and superbly written, it enchants the reader on so many levels. I only hope that this was not his last hurrah but they have another adventure in him.



1969 and Then Some:
A Memoir of Romance,
Motorcycles, and
Lingering Flashbacks
of a Golden Age


The year when everything needed to be experienced and tried, when innocence was tempted, played, and lost. 1969 was that pivotal year for the baby boomers. Young and innocent, they were given the ultimate freedoms and were faced with growing up. This touching, hilarious memoir is the true story of a late sixties grand tour of Europe—a life-defining parable, for those who remember and for those who can't. Never before and not since have a handful of seasons so exquisitely defined the difference between right and wrong. With the gift of youth they saw, sensed, and savored the laughably clear distinction between profit motive and greed, between truth and propaganda, between national interest and defense contractors, between a lovely cloud of smoke and the smoke of napalm, and between the phantoms of security and the dangers of complacency and atrophy. Stoned to the gills and then some, these adventurers saw and felt and knew things that no generation before did. Some fully engaged in the counterculture while others merely observed, sticking a left foot in, pulling a left foot out, but not quite jumping to the full hokeypokey. It was an incredible time of self-discovery, of love, and of finding out what you were made of.



Riding with Rilke:
Reflections on Motorcycles
and Books


"Part travelogue, part ode to his bike and part literary criticism...a memoir infused with joie de vivre."―Publishers Weekly In this "joyful book" (Booklist), archive diver and Ducati enthusiast Ted Bishop takes readers on an epic trip from Edmonton to Austin, through the classic landscapes of the American West, and to some of America's and Europe's most famous cities as he considers what it means to be a road dog and a researcher. Whether describing how he came to own a Ducati, debating the merits of D. H. Lawrence's novels, relishing the outlaw thrill of cruising small American towns on his bike, or holding Virginia Woolf's suicide note in the British Library, Bishop "easily blends his love of books and archives with his love of motorcycles and riding...an unusual combination...but one that ultimately works" (Library Journal). A Playboy Best Book of 2006.



Zen and Now:
On the Trail
of Robert Pirsig
and the Art of
Motorcycle Maintenance


Part travelogue, part meditation on an author and his work, Zen and Now is a tribute to a beloved American book and the landscape that inspired it. Since it was first published in 1974, Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has become a modern classic, a beautifully constructed blend of travel narrative and philosophical inquiry that has moved generations of readers. One of those readers was journalistMarkRichardson, who after rediscovering the book at middle age, decided to retrace Pirsig's journey. Fromthe back of his own motorcycle, Richardson investigates what happened to the reclusive Pirsig, his family, and the people described in the book in the years after its surprising success.



Man in the Saddle

Deadhorse to Ushuaia—an epic journey on many long distance riders' bucket lists. But few would contemplate tackling that ride on a vintage 1975 Moto Guzzi. The author's choice of motorcycle is as unique as his interactions with the people and history he finds along the way. This is not the typical account of that route across the Americas, but one which is as uncommon as the rider, the Dutch print journalist Paul van Hooff—the Man in the Saddle.



The Harley in the Barn: More Great Tales of Motorcycle Archaeology

Break into that barn - you know you want to - there might be a vintage Harley inside. If you won't break in, Tom Cotter will; amazing motorcycles await. Driving down a country road, a flash of chrome catches your eye as you pass an old farmstead. Next time you roll by, you slow down and focus on a shed behind the house. Could that be? Good lord, it is! Hard on the brakes, quick reverse, and pull in the drive. Yep, it's a vintage Triumph Bonneville peering forlornly from beneath a tattered cover. You've just begun the journey that fuels the dreams of every motorcycle collector: the long-forgotten machine, rediscovered. The Harley in the Barn offers forty-plus tales of lost Nortons, hidden Hondas, dormant Indians, and busted BSAs, all squirreled away from prying eyes but found by lucky collectors just like you. Author Tom Cotter is not only a barn-find master, he's also master of discovering the collectors with the best stories and the most outlandish finds. In The Harley in the Barn, all those great stories are told. If you can't pass a padlocked garage without wondering if there's a great old bike stashed inside, this is your book. Hell, this is your life.

Harry Hears A Hodaka

"What is it?" young Harry asked his dad. "I'm not sure. But your grandpa might know." "Grandpa, come look at this! Do you know what it is?" As Grandpa grew closer, he replied quickly, "I'd recognize that chrome gas tank anywhere.... While camping with his family, young Harry discovers an abandoned motorcycle in the woods. The chain of events that follow become a journey of growth that would change his life in ways he never expected. Join Harry on the adventure as he learns to value and appreciate many things besides the abandoned motorcycle that started it all, and remind us that we never know what or when something can occur that alters our life.



Rugged Road

The remarkable story of two women, the first in the world to drive the length of Africa, and the first to cross the Sahara on a motorcycle. London to Cape Town overland by motorcycle and sidecar, pulling a trailer. No roads, no back up - just straight across the Sahara through equatorial Africa, and South to the Cape - in 1934/35, without even a compass! Undeterred by nomads, sand drifts, heat, rain, rivers, breakdowns and politics, Theresa Wallach and Florence Blenkiron completed a journey that might well defeat a modern motorcycle, and Florence even rode back as far as the Sahara! From oasis to oasis arguing with the French Foreign Legion for permission to continue, and winning; fashioning a tow hitch for the trailer when it broke in the desert; rebuilding the entire engine from scratch in Agadez: meeting gorillas, lions and snakes on the road, staying in African villages and meeting an amazing variety of friendly and helpful people. Not to mention having an accident in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) with the only car seen on the road. This second edition contains rather more information on the life of Theresa Wallach and especially her travels in the USA after here amazing journey to Cape Town. It also contains a few additional photos and where new information has come to light this has also been included.



Chasing Che:
A Motorcycle Journey
in Search of the
Guevara Legend


Intrepid journalist Patrick Symmes sets off on his BMW R80 G/S in search of the people and places in Ernesto "Che" Guevara's classic Motorcycle Diaries, seeking out his own adventure as well as the legacy of the icon Che would become, Symmes retraces the future revolutionary's path. And on the way he runs out of gas in an Argentine desert, talks a Peruvian guerrilla out of taking him hostage, wipes out in the Andes, and, in Cuba, drinks himself blind with Che's travel partner, Alberto Granado. Here is the unforgettable story of a wanderer's quest for food, shelter, and wisdom. Here, too, is the portrait of a continent whose dreams of utopia give birth not only to freedom fighters, but also to tyrants whose methods include torture and mass killing. Masterfully detailed, insightful, unforgettable, Chasing Che transfixes us with the glory of the open road, where man and machine traverse the unknown in search of the spirit's keenest desires.



The Vincent in the Barn:
Great Stories of
Motorcycle Archaeology


It's every motorcyclist's dream. A friend or acquaintance says, "You know, there's an old bike that's been sitting in this garage for years." The hunt is on. And rather than the usual worthless Hondazukimaha pile of hopeless oxidation, at the back of that barn you find a genuine classic, the motorcycle collector's dream. The Vincent in the Barn tells forty such stories--tales of motorcycle hunting dreams come true. From Ducatis in basements to Vincents abandoned in sheds, Harleys in barns to Brit bikes moldering behind urban garages, these are the stories that fuel every motorcyclist's fantasies. The only difference? They're true.



Weightless Road
(Salt Modern Poets)


Weightless Road is Vincent De Souza's much anticipated first collection of poems - several of which have won awards in high profile poetry competitions, including fourth place in the London Writers Competition 2003 judged by the Bloodaxe poets Moniza Alvi and Jo Shapcott with the poem Breathing Defect. This collection charts the growth of Vincent's style - from early days when he was reading American writers like Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs and welcoming their influence on his poems. Earlier on his favoured subjects included motorcycles and road movie journeys, childhood trauma and snapshots of life often written with the detail of a photo image. Poems like Existence of Paint, Equal Rights Talk, the Lost Biker and the title piece, Weightless Road, carry the reader into the riding thrills of the motorcycle journeyman - you can smell the engine oil, feel the heat of the crankcase and the voice is a raw, clear one, of a writer surfing acceleration, aiming for a destination tantalisingly out of sight. Over time his style branches out as his study of painters like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali see him take more risks with the language and methods of the poems. Vincent's eye is a camera ready to allow any subject to emerge centre stage in a poem. From the brutality of macho loveless sex in Bloodstains to the anarchic urban violence and vandalism in Kicking Cars. Places and people in the poems are real and unedited, yet the language and imagery raise them into symbols of something bigger, a deeper truth. Cityscapes and the urban face of London are backdrops to the energy in many poems and Vincent's love of rock music surfaces in the Nirvana tribute of Shooting on a Moment and the Jimi Hendrix portrait of Home is Fire. If poems were home entertainment, Vincent's are adrenalin-fuelled Play Station games, if poems were musical instruments, Vincent's are a Stratocaster electric guitar and if poems were cries from the human soul, Vincent's are a rebel yell.

Sunbeam books







Sunbeam Motorcycle
(Foulis motorcycling book)


Authors of these "Marque books" have to please all possible readers so I only get a modicum of what I'm looking for - technical development of the motorcycle. But I'm glad to get whatever there is!







BOOK OF THE SUNBEAM
S7 & S8
1946-1957


120 pages, 78 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the same title, 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. This publication covers all 500cc O.H.C. Sunbeam S7 and S8 vertical twin motorcycles built between 1946 and 1957. There is detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing plus adequate technical data, charts, service and maintenance information for the repair and overhaul of this series of Sunbeam motorcycles. This publication has been out-of-print and unavailable for many years and is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market. We are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all Sunbeam motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.







Book of the Sunbeam
1928-1939


124 pages, 62 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under a similar title, 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. This publication covers the entire range of Sunbeam motorcycles built between 1928 and 1939. There is detailed text and diagrams to assist in a major refurbishing plus adequate technical data, charts, service and maintenance information for the repair and overhaul of the various 250cc, 350cc, 500cc & 600cc O.H.V. and S.V. models including the Model 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 80, 90, 95 and Lion models. Also included are the 1938 and 1939 A & B Model Variants from AMC including the A23, A24, A25, A26, A27, A28, A29, A30 & B23, B24, B25, B28, B29 & B30. This publication has been out-of-print and unavailable for many years and is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market. We are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all Sunbeam motorcycle owners and enthusiasts worldwide.







The book of the Sunbeam
S7 and S8:
A practical guide
for owners of
Sunbeam motor-cycles


Unknown Binding – Import, 1959 by William Clifford Haycraft (Author) (covers all 500 c.c. O.H.C. vertical twins from 1946 onwards (Motor;cyclists'library)







The Classic Motorcycle
(July 2012,Sunbeam 95L)


Single Issue Magazine – 2012







Sunbeam Motorcycle
Club the First
75 Years


THE SUNBEAM MOTOR CYCLE CLUB: The First 75 Years by Tony Churchill (2002). This club was founded in 1924 and soon became a force to be reckoned with in the motorcycle sporting world. It has had its share of peaks and troughs. The war years brought a decline in membership but post war and in the 1950's the club reached its zenith. It started the world renowned Pioneer Run in 1930.

Suspension

Race Tech's Motorcycle
Suspension Bible
(Motorbooks Workshop)


Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This book, by America's premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. Based on Paul Thede's wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars, this step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make their bike, or their kid's, handle like a pro's. Thede gives a clear account of the three forces of suspension that you must understand to make accurate assessments of your suspension's condition. He outlines testing procedures that will help you gauge how well you're improving your suspension, along with your riding. And, if you're inclined to perfect your bike's handling, he even explains the black art of chassis geometry. Finally, step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly help you rebuild your forks and shocks for optimum performance. The book even provides detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street, and supermoto--promising a solution to virtually any handling problem.

WP Suspension Manual
PDS MX Shock Absorber
KTM Motorcycles

This WP Suspension Manual PDS MX Shock Absorber KTM Motorcycles is an authorized reproduction of the original out of print manual. It provides detailed service information, step-by-step repair instruction and maintenance specifications for WP PDS MX Shock absorbers commonly found on KTM motorcycles. Table of contents includes setup and adjustment, workshop dissembly and assembly, maintenance, parts overview and troubleshooting. If you are working on a WP PDS shock this manual is invaluable.

Sportbike Suspension Tuning

Sportbike suspension systems offer an unmatched variety of adjustments, but understanding how those adjustments work, and how to combine them to tailor your motorcycle to your riding style can be as challenging as riding well. That's why many riders never try to make the most of their bike's high-tech suspension simply because they don't know where to start or are afraid of making their bike handle worse rather than better. Now, in the first book that specifically addresses sportbike suspension systems, Andrew Trevitt, senior editor of Sport Rider magazine and a former roadracer, guides you through the process of setting up your bike's suspension to suit your riding style. This book covers the basics setting static sag for your weight as well as more subtle and advanced adjustments, such as how to optimize rear-end squat. A comprehensive discussion on chassis geometry, suspension technology, and the many interactions among adjustments helps demystify suspension tuning. Andrew also explains how to analyze various handling symptoms and make adjustments to correct them. Plus, he offers specific setup techniques for both the street and the track. You will be amazed by how much better your bike will feel after its suspension is correctly set up, and by how much more confident your riding will be with the improved handling. Sportbike Suspension Tuning will give you the necessary skills to experience the difference.

Motocross and Off-Road
Motorcycle Setup Guide
(Motorbooks Workshop)

For many motorcyclists, the most popular part of a cycle magazine is the question-and-answer section dealing with maintenance, modification, and setup how-to information. The Motocross and Off-Road Motorcycle Setup Guide eliminates guesswork by providing setup and maintenance information every rider needs in a series of step-by-step photo sessions and to-the-point chapters. Author Mark Thompson focuses on the basic tasks and setup challenges encountered by all dirt bike owners, regardless of bike brand, size, or age. Whether it's changing a tire, lubricating a cable, replacing a chain, or setting up suspension components, The Motocross and Off-Road Motorcycle Setup Guide is an essential tool for anyone who rides in the dirt.

Motorcycle Suspension
Technology in Detail
(Optimization - Servicing -
Technology - Tuning)

Good book. Covers the basics about suspension and motorcycle geometry with no unnecessary jargon. Not as in-depth as Race Tech bible. Doesn't give any detail if looking for a book on suspension revalving. Still a very good book.

Motorcyle Tuning:
Chassis, 2nd Edition

Absolutely best book for simple explanation of concepts. I have used this book for a number of complicated formulas in excel to show active data. Has made development of our race bike a lot more simple.

Suzuki books







Team Suzuki:
The definitive analysis
of the factory's
roadracing motorcycles


Arguably one of the best motorcycle road racing stories ever told such is the depth of research and the detail revealed. Battersby, a gifted writer, captivates enthusiasts throughout.







Preparing the Suzuki
RM and PE for Competition:
Tony DiStefano, Roger DeCoster,
Danny LaPorte and the
RA RH RN Suzuki Factory
Works Bikes


First published in 1978 as the "Moto-X Fox Guide to Preparing the Suzuki RM and PE for Competition", this 72-page book was written and photographed by famed 1970's Cycle News editor, racer and motocross journalist Jim "Jimmy the Greek" Gianatsis. Team Moto-XFox was the leading privateer team in AMA National Motocross at the time using Suzuki RM bikes, and was the industry leader in developing engine performance and long travel adjustable, no-fade suspension. Team rider Pat Richter placed as high as 2nd at the Hangtown National, and many Fox riders like mark Barnett and Steve Wise going on to become factory riders and garner National Championship titles. This book covers development and evolution of the Suzuki factory RA, RH and RN works bikes and RM production motocrossers from 1967 through 1981. Engine performance and suspension setup tuning guidance by team mechanics Keith Bontranger, Chuck Tannlund, Cliff White and Keith McCarty. Exciting action race photography of riders Mark Barnett, Danny LaPorte, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano, Daryl Schultz, Brad Lackey and Roger DeCoster.







Suzuki Motorcycles
The Classic
Two-stroke Era


Researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory, here in definitive detail is the story of the two-stroke Suzuki bikes – a series of models that put the company on the map, helping it to survive a difficult era that saw hundreds of Japanese motorcycle makers reduced to just four. Successful immediately, the two-stroke models defended Suzuki's honour on the tracks as well as in the showrooms, handing the company numerous world championship titles. The series has now been all but killed off, but Suzuki Motorcycles - The Classic Two-stroke Era helps celebrate an era when the two-stroke was king, concentrating on the 1950s through to the late-1970s.







Suzuki Production
Motorcycles 1952-1980


Suzuki is one of the most important names in the phenomenon that has been the post-war Japanese motorcycle industry. Suzuki Production Motorcycles 1952-1980 tells the story of how it built its name during the all-important quarter century of the company, headed at various times by three generations of the Suzuki family, and went on to be one of the most important names in the motorcycle world. Mick Walker's new book looks at the history of the company and of the bikes - large and small, successful and less-so - that it produced in the classic years before 1980. It is a feast of information and nostalgia that should be on the shelves of everyone who has ever owned a Suzuki.







Suzuki GSX-R:
A Legacy of Performance


Suzuki's GSX-R series is synonymous with performance and has become one of the most evocative marques in motorcycling. Its groundbreaking design established an entirely new category of race-replica motorcycles and forced competing manufacturers to respond to the GSX-R by adopting new technologies and often abandoning their own favored designs. To say the GSX-R forced the hand of sportbike makers everywhere is a dramatic understatement. Suzuki GSX-R: A Legacy of Performance explores the roots of the original GSX-R750 concept, its showroom and racetrack successes, and how its eye-opening performance, lightweight design, and charismatic personality established a new market segment that Suzuki continues to define. Each generation of the GSX-R family is explored through interviews with Suzuki engineers and designers. Virtually every member of the original GSX-R development staff is still associated with Suzuki, and they all offer recollections of the bike's gestation, providing priceless insight on the breakneck-speed engineering required to bring a light, fast race bike to the street. Readers will be taken inside the off-limits Ryuyo R & D center and proving ground, where the engineering and development of the GSX-R models are carried out. This is followed by a virtual factory tour that shows a GSX-R being built step by step. Suzuki GSX-R: A Legacy of Performance offer's an insider's look at the most influential and winning marque in motorcycling, with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs, many of which have never before been published.

Suzuki Manuals







Suzuki GSX-R1000,
2009-2016
(Haynes Motorcycle)


This Haynes Manual is a first-hand account of repairing and maintaining the Suzuki GSX-R1000 from 2009 – 2016. What makes Haynes Manuals unique, and what has given them success for over 55 years, is that each manual is written from a complete tear down and rebuild of the bike. Suzuki GSX-R1000, 2009-2016 is filled with 700 photos and expertly written text to ensure the next step is always clear. Even if you're new to bikes, you'll be able to keep yours on the road in style.







Clymer Suzuki DR250-350,
1990-1994: Maintenance,
Troubleshooting, Repair
(CLYMER MOTORCYCLE REPAIR)


Pictures could be better, on some of the more intricate parts they give you a wide view and you can't see exactly which part they are talking about. Otherwise good information and well organized.







Suzuki GS500 Twins
1989-2002
(CLYMER MOTORCYCLE REPAIR)


I bought this book to help me maintain my new to me GS500. So far I've found it very informative, albeit a bit outdated concerning models 2001-2002. Inside you will find diagrams, part list, tool list, maintenance schedules, step-by-step instructions. It isn't a GS500-for-dummies and will require you to hop between pages at certain times, but so far has been an immense help.







Suzuki Intruder, Marauder,
Volusia and Boulevard
'85 to '09
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)


Complete coverage for your Suzuki Intruder, Marauder, Volusia and Boulevard covering VS700, VS750 and VS800 Intruder (1985 to 2004), VZ 800 Marauder (1997 to 2004), VL800 Volusia (2001 to 2004) and S50/C50/M50 Boulevard (2005 thru 2009) (Does not include VX800 Marauder): --Routine Maintenance and servicing --Tune-up procedures --Engine, clutch and transmission repair --Cooling system --Fuel and exhaust --Ignition and electrical systems --Brakes, wheels and tires --Steering, suspension and final drive --Frame and bodywork --Wiring diagrams --Reference Section







Suzuki: SV650 &
SV650S 99-08
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)


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.







Suzuki Vs1400 Intruder,
1987-2003
(Clymer Motorcycle Repair)


Suzuki Vs1400 Intruder, 1987-2003 (Clymer Motorcycle Repair) [Jul 01, 2003] Grooms, James ... 0892878746







Suzuki Gsf 1200 Bandit
1996-2003
(Clymer Motorcycle Repair)


A must have book if you own a Suzuki Bandit... well structured, good sections and good data supported by very good pictures. easy to follow and very useful for small to medium maintenance. would not use it for sophisticated tune up or customization...







Suzuki GSX-R750 &
GSX-RR1100 85 to 92:
GSX600F, GSX750F &
GSX1100F (Katanas)
8 to 96
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)


Complete coverage of your Suzuki GSX-R750 & GSX-R1100 (86-92), GSX600F & GSX1100F Katanas (88-96), GSX750F Katana (89-96) With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself…from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes! --Step-by-step procedures --Easy-to-follow photos --Complete troubleshooting section --Valuable short cuts --Color spark plug diagnosis What's covered: Suzuki GSX-R750 & GSX-R1100 (86-92), GSX600F Katana (88-96), GSX750F Katana (89-96) & GSX1100F Katana (88-96) Haynes Repair Manual Exclusions: Does not include the liquid-cooled GSX-R models introduced in 1992







Clymer Suzuki GT380,
GT550 & GT750cc
Triples, 1972-1977:
Maintenance, Troubleshooting,
Repair (Clymer Motorcycle)


CLYMER Suzuki 380-750 cc Triples Service Repair Performance Manual. Illustrated.







Suzuki GS1000,
1977-79
(Haynes Repair Manuals)


Series: Haynes Repair Manuals (Book 484) Paperback: 136 pages Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1 edition (January 15, 1999) Language: English







Suzuki GSX-R600 &
750 '06 to '09
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)


Complete coverage for your Suzuki GSX-R600 and 750, 2006 thru 2009: --Routine Maintenance and servicing --Tune-up procedures --Engine, clutch and transmission repair --Cooling system --Fuel and exhaust --Ignition and electrical systems --Brakes, wheels and tires --Steering, suspension and final drive --Frame and bodywork --Wiring diagrams --Reference Section







Suzuki GSX1300R
Hayabusa '99 to '13
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)


I am very, very grateful to Haynes for this manual...I would be totally lost without it. There is definitely room for improvement but it is pretty much the only choice for a Gen 2 Busa repair manual since Clymer does not make one. You could also purchase an online downloadable manual but who knows what you'll get. Mine is hardcover which is nice though there is some advantage to having the manual on your computer and printing just the pages you need. Manual will inevitably get greasy and dirty...oh well.







Suzuki TL1000S,TL1000R
& DL1000 V-Strom
1997-2004
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)


Haynes offers the best coverage for 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.







Suzuki: Katana 600 1988-1993,
Gsx-R750-1100
1986-1987/M383


Paperback: 517 pages Publisher: Clymer Pubns; 2nd edition (June 1992) Language: English







Suzuki TS 100,
125, 185 &
250 Air-cooled Trail Bikes
1979 to 1989
Owners Workshop Manual


The write-ups are clear and easy to follow even for a non-mechanic. Some of the photos are dark and hard to make out details.







How to Restore Suzuki
2-Stroke Triples GT350,
GT550 & GT750 1971
to 1978: YOUR step-by-step colour
illustrated guide to
complete restoration


How to Restore Suzuki 2-Stroke Triples is the definitive step-by-step colour illustrated guide to complete restoration, and a must-have restoration guide for both beginners and seasoned Suzuki Triple enthusiasts. If you can still remember the signature of many 70s motorcycles - the characteristic sound and smell of a 2-cylinder 2-stroke engine - then you'll find pleasure in the knowledge that many of these classics are still alive and well today, in sheds, garages and barns across the country. Many only make an appearance on a nice, sunny day, perhaps attending classic events or taking an early evening summer ride with friends. Buying one of these motorcycles can be expensive, yet find one in need of just the lightest restoration and you may strike a bargain price. Restoration is not as difficult as it may at first appear, and benefiting from Ricky Burns' hands-on knowledge and experience, this step-by-step illustrated guide will give any potential restorer all the advice, tips and shortcuts needed to make an economical, easy restoration happen. This book covers dismantling and rebuilding, sourcing parts, special tools, tackling bodywork, restoring engines and mechanical parts, and much more.

Triumph

Triumph Bonneville:
60 Years

Triumph Bonneville: 60 Years is a celebration one of motorcycling's most iconic and beloved bikes. First manufactured in Great Britain in 1959, Triumph's legendary model resonates deeply with motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide who love its style, sound, performance, and undeniable coolness. It's no surprise that Triumph was Steve McQueen's favorite ride. The Bonneville's story is one of successes and challenges as Triumph grew steadily in the post-World War II decades to become America's most successful "import" motorcycle marque. Triumph won every championship worth winning, owned the world speed record for fifteen years, and wooed Hollywood's hottest stars. Bonneville was Triumph's halo machine, one of the highest performance motorcycles of the 1960s. However, as competing marques eventually eclipsed the Bonneville in the 1970s, Triumph management struggled, leading first to bankruptcy and then to the demise of the company in 1983. Triumph was resurrected by British industrialist John Bloor in the late 1990s to become a twenty-first century global success story, which includes a revived and thoroughly retro-contemporary Bonneville range.

Triumph Motorcycles:
The art of the motorcycle

This is the definitive story of Triumph, told through 130 years of its magnificent motorcycles. Created with support from Triumph and with a foreword from CEO Nick Bloor, The Art of the Motorcycle is a celebration of Triumph's most beautiful bikes, and an essential companion for any fan. Marlon Brando rides a Triumph 6T Thunderbird in The Wild Ones. The longest jump of Evil Knievel's career was on a Triumph. Famous owners include Elvis, Bob Dylan, Brad Pitt and Prince Harry. From its birth in 1886, the Triumph brand has created some of the world's finest - and most famous - motorcycles. This book is a celebration of that brand. With previously unseen images from the Triumph archives, design sketches and behind-the-scenes information, this book is a chronological look at the most important and beautiful Triumph motorcycles, from its founding right up to the launch of the latest machine. Insightful text and stunning photography make this a must-have for all motoring enthusiasts.

The Complete Book
of Classic and
Modern Triumph
Motorcycles 1937-Today

Take an authoritative, thorough, and heavily illustrated look at Triumph motorcycles, from beloved classics to popular new models! What do Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, and Arthur Fonzerelli all have in common? All of these men define the very essence of cool, and all have owned Triumph motorcycles. Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, in 1902 Triumph produced its first motorcycle, which was simply a bicycle fitted with a Belgian Minerva engine. From there, the company, in various iterations, went on to build some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single volume. Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, all of the major and minor models are covered, with an emphasis on the most exemplary, era-defining motorcycles such as the Thunderbird, Tiger, Trophy, Bonneville, and new machines such as the Speed Triple, Thruxton, and Daytona 675. The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today will also feature important non-production models and non-factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph's stellar reputation. This is a book no Triumph fan will want to be without!

Triumph Motorcycles
in America

This is a comprehensive, visual history of the motorcycles from Britain that were bred in the US and Canada. Tuck in with Triumph Motorcycles in America and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. Triumphs have been part of North America's motorcycling soul since long before World War II. Born in Britain but bred in the US and Canada, Triumph's iconic models—Bonneville, Trophy, Thunderbird, Daytona, Tiger, Speed Twin, Speed Triple, and Rocket III—resonate deeply with enthusiasts who love their style, sound, performance, and undeniable coolness. It's not coincidental that Triumph was Steve McQueen's favorite ride. Triumph Motorcycles in America is packed with thorough, entertaining text, plus hundreds of historical images, most of them in color and never before published. This incredible volume of history and culture was written by award-winning professional journalist and lifelong Triumph fanatic Lindsay Brooke, with a foreword by America's favorite "Triumph guy," Peter Egan. Don't think twice about it, Triumph Motorcycles in America is a must-have for every fan of Britain's most legendary bike brand.

Building Budget Brits:
A Practical Guide for
Refurbishing BSA and
Triumph Unit Twins

This enjoyable, engagingly readable book provides a detailed roadmap for rebuilding and restoring unit-construction Triumph and BSA twins without spending a fortune. The book is organized just as you would a rebuilding project, starting with selecting a bike to work on and finishing with bringing all the pieces together to ride. It contains the practical, down-to-earth information you wish the factory manuals had, but don't. Brown passes along the tips, shortcuts, and money-saving advice he has acquired over a span of 20 years working with British motorcycles. Every aspect of refurbishing unit-construction British twins is covered: engine work, transmissions, frame repairs, shocks and forks, brakes, tanks, and those pesky Amal carbs and Lucas electrical systems. The book also helps you choose a bike to buy, including how to spot bogus serial numbers and avoid stolen goods. Whether you want to build a concours quality restoration or simply put a good-looking, reliable British bike on the road, you will find plenty of helpful information here.

How to Restore
Triumph Trident T150/T160
& BSA Rocket III:
Step-by-step colour
illustrated guide to
complete restoration
(Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

Written by an enthusiast with many years experience of working on classic British motorcycles - but with little experience of working on these iconic machines - this book covers the complete dismantling, refurbishment, and rebuilding of two Tridents: a 1973 Triumph T150V and a 1975 Triumph T160. Written from a the point of view of a relative novice, it covers all parts of the rebuild in great detail; parts that other manuals gloss over, leaving the novice confused and frustrated. From the simplest of jobs, such as removing the oil tank, through to detailed explanations of rebuilding the engine and carburettors, this manual is an absolute must for any enthusiast contemplating working on their triple. Over 650 colour photographs and detailed text descriptions clarify every stage ... engine, gearbox, clutch, electrics, frame, wheels, forks, swinging arm, brakes, instruments ... the whole bike! Highly readable, and written with, the author readily admits to the various pitfalls and mistakes he makes in order for others to avoid them. Designed to sit alongside existing workshop manuals, this book is intended to help the owner make sense of them all, and enable them to complete any operations that are omitted from the other books - of which there are many. Essential garage literature.

Triumph Bonneville T140
(Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

The Triumph 750 is probably the classic British motorcycle that most people will recognize, whether they are enthusiasts or not. The bike's desirability continues to grow, aided by its easy availability and excellent parts back up. Triumph Bonneville T140 is aimed at the DIY enthusiast interested in renovation and restoration, and is fully illustrated with high-quality color images, coupled with clear and concise text. Following the real life resurrection of a T140E, with all the work being carried out by the author, the book shows how to assess wear in all mechanical components, then assists in deciding the most cost effective method of dealing with it. The process is dealt with in detail giving the owner the confidence to carry out epairs to a high standard, which will be both cost effective and satisfying. Brakes, suspension, brightwork and trim are all also addressed, making this an essential purchase for all Triumph 750 owners.

Triumph Motorcycle
Restoration: Pre-Unit

TrAmong the classic English motorcycles, the Triumph Twin stands at the top. Many enthusiasts consider the Triumphs to be the fastest, the best looking, and the most popular then and now. Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit, takes a thorough look at what is required to restore a Triumph 650cc Twin built before 1963. The book includes two-start to finish restorations, one done on a 1959 and the other a 1962, with additional information on the restoration of a 1948 Triumph. Hands-on sequences make up the heart of this book. Abundant color photographs show the complete assembly of both bikes, from installation of the swing arm and chassis parts to the attachment of the fenders and gas tank. Author and experienced Triumph mechanic Garry Chitwood explains the right and wrong way to assemble these bikes, and the little things that separate an amateur restoration from a proper and award-winning Triumph restoration. More than just a motorcycle assembly manual, Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit includes the overhaul and assembly of a 650cc twin engine and the four-speed transmission. Both operations are explained in detail complete with photos and torque specifications.

Triumph Bonneville
(Haynes Great Bikes)

The spearhead of a highly successful export drive, a winning production racer and the top 'street fighter' of its day, the Triumph Bonneville retains a special place in the hearts of motorcyclists worldwide. Motorcycle expert Steve Wilson offers personal recollections from those who have tuned, raced and restored Bonnevilles; details of the Bonnie's racing successes; buying and tuning tips; and technical specifications to deliver this detailed study of the machine and the men who helped make it a motorcycle icon.

Tales of Triumph
Motorcycles and the
Meriden Factory

Finally! The world's most incredible motorcycles are given the artful representation they deserve. Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed is a stunning visual encyclopedia of history's best bikes. The motorcycle should have disappeared when Henry Ford's Model T usurped the motorcycle's position as a primary form of utilitarian transportation. But a funny thing happened on the way to extinction -- the motorcycle not only survived, but thrived. Written by noted motorcycle author Patrick Hahn, Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed presents the history of motorcycling as told through the most significant, iconic, classic motorcycles of all time, with both period photography and modern portrait photography. All the best domestic and international makes are represented here, from BMWs, Indians, and Triumphs to Vincents, Ducatis, and Harley-Davidsons - the most classic models. You'll drool over the 1933 Matchless Silver Hawk, and you'll want to tear out the page displaying the 1956 Triumph Thunderbird and frame it. Each motorcycle was shot in a studio setting using photographer Tom Loeser's light-painting technique. Period ads and relevant historic photos and documents are spread throughout the book to supplement the portraits of the bikes, really evoking a sense of time and place. Prepare to be in awe of the undeniably classic motorcyclesClassic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed is offering. It's the only motorcycle history you'll need.

Triumph 650cc and
750cc Twins:
Bonneville, Tiger,
Trophy and Thunderbird

The unit-construction 650cc Triumph 'B' series twins were the top-of-the-range models in Triumph's range from their introduction in 1963 through to the introduction of the 750cc Trident in 1968. The model range outlived the Trident, grew to 750cc in 1973 and eventually went out of production in the late 1980s. This book gives a detailed technical analysis of the bikes, and charts the development of the range from its introduction through to its heyday in the late 1960s. It looks at the development of the range, and covers the various models produced including a restoration of probably the best model produced - a 1970 T120R Bonneville.

Edward Turner: The man
behind the motorcycles
(Classic Reprint)

Reprinted after a long absence! For the first time, the life of Edward Turner, one of Britain's most talented motorcycle designers, is revealed! Although seen by many as an irascible man who ran a very tight ship, it is an inescapable fact that Triumph was a highly profitable, industry pushing company. Turner's hugely successful sales campaign after World War 2 stunned American manufacturers, and had long-lasting repercussions on their own home market. No one can deny the impact his Ariel Square Four made at the annual Motor Cycle Show in 1931, his superbly-styled single cylinder Tiger models in 1936, and his revolutionary Speed Twin that dominated the Show in 1937. Even more was to follow with his post-war Thunderbird and Bonneville twins.

BSA & Triumph
Triples: Gold Portfolio
1968-1976

Forty international articles cover the British bikes with a triple engine. This is a book of contemporary road, comparison and race tests, history, performance and technical data, engine analysis and rebuild. Models covered: BSA Rocket 3, Trident, T150, T160 and Hurricane. 172 pages, over 300 illus. Soft bound.

The Triumph Trophy Bible:
Including unit-construction
Trophy-based TIGER models
(Classic Reprint)

The Triumph Trophy Bible is the complete year-by-year history of the Trophy (and unit construction Tiger) twins from 1949 to 1983. It includes original factory model photos, technical specifications, colour schemes, engine & frame numbers, model type identification and details of Trophy & Tiger achievements. As a long-time employee at Triumph's Meridian factory, Harry Woodridge shares his knowledge and expertise to provide the complete source book for Triumph Trophy owners and enthusiasts.

Triumph Bonneville,
T100, Speedmaster,
America, Thruxton &
Scrambler '01 to '15
(Haynes Service &
Repair Manual)

Complete coverage for your Triumph Bonneville covering Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton and Scrambler for 2001 to 2012 --Routine Maintenance and servicing --Tune-up procedures --Engine, clutch and transmission repair --Cooling system --Fuel and exhaust --Ignition and electrical systems --Brakes, wheels and tires --Steering, suspension and final drive --Frame and bodywork --Wiring diagrams --Reference Section With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself...from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes!

Triumph Motorcycles
Illustrated Workshop Manual
1937-1951

An Illustrated Workshop Manual Covering Triumph Twin And Single-Cylinder Motorcycles From 1937 To 1951....This is a faithful reproduction of the Floyd Clymer (A. St. J. Masters) Workshop Manual originally published in the US in 1951. Possibly the most comprehensive Workshop Manual available for pre swing-arm Triumph motorcycles....This manual was given Triumph Corporation blessing and distributed by their dealers in the US....It includes repair and maintenance data for both rigid frame and sprung hub single cylinder SV & OHV and twin cylinder OHV pre-war, military, and post-war Triumph motorcycles from 1937 to 1951....Much more detailed than the owner's handbook, this manual provides the information necessary for the overhaul of engines, gear boxes, frames, wheels, sprung hubs, forks - both girder & telescopic, carburetors, electrics, etc., essential information for the enthusiast, owner or restorer of these classic motorcycles....224 pages and 107 illustrations, includes 10 pages of detailed technical specification charts and a comprehensive index....Applicable To The Following Models: 2H, Tiger 70, Tiger 70C, 3S, 3H, Tiger 80, Tiger 80C, 5H, Tiger 90, Tiger 90C, 6S, 2HC, 3SC, 5T Speed Twin, 5S, T100 Tiger 100, 3HW, 3SW, 5SW, 3T, Grand Prix, TR5 Trophy and 6T Thunderbird....Includes Maintenance And Repair Data On The Following Engines - Single Cylinder: 250cc OHV, 350cc SV, 350cc OHV, 500cc SV, 500cc OHV and 600cc SV - Twin Cylinder: 350cc OHV, 500cc OHV and 650cc OHV.

Triumph 2-Valve Unit Twins,
1963-83 (Haynes Repair Manuals)

Inside this manual you will find routine maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems, and wiring diagrams. With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself...from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes!

TT Races





Isle of Man TT:
The Photographic History:
100 Years of Images
from the World's Greatest
Road Race

The Isle of Man TT is the most unique and celebrated series of motorcycle road races in the world. Since 1907, the world's most daring riders have hurtled around the 37-mile, 200-bend Snaefell Mountain Course, displaying levels of skill and bravery that beggar belief. The exploits of the great TT champions such as Joey Dunlop, Mike Hailwood, John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini and John McGuinness are legendary and this exceptional book is the authoritative photographic history of an event that is bigger today than ever. Featuring over 150 exceptional images, each with a special extended caption, this volume illustrates the great riders and their triumphs, race action from the beautiful—but often deadly—circuit and the fanatical crowds that flock to the races each year in their tens of thousands. Written by acclaimed motorcycling authors Bill Snelling and Michael Scott, and featuring a foreword by Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness, the book brilliantly captures the spirit, excitement and danger of one of the oldest and most revered events in world motorsport.

Classic Images:
Isle of Man TT Races

Mortons Media Group, market-leading publishers of classic and vintage titles, own one of the largest photographic archives of its kind in the world. It is a treasure trove of millions of motorcycle and related images, many of which have never seen the light of day since they were filed away in the darkroom over 80 years ago. Perhaps the biggest gem of all is the collection of glass plates - almost two tons of them to be precise! They represent a largely hitherto unseen look into our motorcycling heritage from the turn of the century. Many of the plates are priceless. They not only capture important events in the history of motorcycling but they also offer a fascinating glimpse into an age when our roads were almost devoid of traffic, hedgerows lined every country lane and every male above the age of 10 seemed to wear a cap! They are living history brought to life and it is our intention to produce a series of books from the glass plate collection as more and more boxes are unearthed. Sorting and capturing the images for you to enjoy will represent many hours of work but it is important such unique images should be shared with everyone.

The Magic of TT:
A century of racing
over The Mountain

There can be no better author to write a celebration of the Isle of Man TT than Mac McDiarmid, whose Joey Dunlop tribute book received outstanding reviews and sales success. As a former TT racer and the long-time TT correspondent of Motocourse, he has this race in his blood - he even lives on the Island. This evocative book presents a lavishly-illustrated collection of themed chapters commemorating the greatest motorcycle road-racing event in the world.

The Isle of Man
TT Races:
Motorcycling, Society
and Identity

Cats with no tails, the one thousand year old Tynwald assembly, offshore finance institutions, and motorcycle road racing are all ingredients that help to define a Manx national identity. Modern, high-powered motorcycles being pushed to their limits on a course that has remained largely unchanged since 1911 is perhaps the most literal demonstration of the new meeting the old, on an island where the traditional and the modern exist peacefully and do not clash. The Isle of Man TT Races provides an excellent starting-point from which to examine the twists and turns of the island's twentieth century history and, most importantly, the deep links between sport and society. This book examines the origins and expansion of the Isle of Man TT from the first motorcar races in 1904 up to the present day, charting the event's acceleration from a small, domestic competition to a large-scale international event which has helped fuel the island's reputation as the home of motorcycle road racing. In examining the links between sport and society, this book uses the TT races to look at changes in the mechanics of Manx politics, the streamlining of the Manx economy and construction of Manx national identity; it is not a history of winners and losers at the TT. It is because the TT has deep roots in the history of the island and because it has come to form a significant part of the island's identity, that this motorcycle race continues to thrive in the present day. The TT makes the Isle of Man distinctive; others have tried and failed to replicate this event. Where else in the world can the modern motorcycle racer take in so much history and heritage at close to 200 mph?



Built for Speed

'Then I was there myself, just another face in the crowd, watching the bikes fly by. The smells, the noise and the speed were all there for me to experience. It was like a massive injection in my head and it just blew my mind. I knew within seconds that I was going to be a TT racer. I didn't know how or what I was going to have to do to achieve this, and my dad wasn't going to be keen. Everyone around me was aware of the dangers, but from that moment I knew I had to do it.' John McGuinness is one of the all-time giants of road racing, with a huge host of victories to his name. But his easy humour and down-to-earth attitude off the bike have always kept people guessing: what's the truth about the man inside the helmet, that has kept him at the top of such a sport for over 20 years? His autobiography tells the whole story, from his humble beginnings in Morecambe and getting his first bike at the age of 3, to working as a bricklayer and cockle fisherman before deciding to follow his dream, and finally to his many victories in the most dangerous sporting event on the planet. He tells of what it takes to be a champion in such an exacting sport, and to keep winning even though all logic tells you to stop – and when so many of your fellow racers are paying the ultimate price for doing it. This thrilling autobiography gets into the head of the man who stares death in the face, and doesn't even flinch.

TT in Camera:
A photographic celebration
of the world's greatest
motorcycle road races

Published to coincide with the centenary of the Isle of Man TT, this glorious photographic book presents a portfolio of work from Don Morley, the hugely respected motorcycle racing photographer who fell in love with the TT on his first visit in 1953 and returned every year until 2004. Packed with evocative images, most of them in color, this book features all the post-war greats – legends such as Mike Hailwood and Joey Dunlop – as well as lesser names that have played their part in the world's most spectacular motorcycle races. This will be a book to treasure for all TT fans.

Speed at the TT Races:
Faster and Faster

For over 100 years the world's best motorcycle racers have pitted themselves against the grueling 373/4 -mile Isle of Man Mountain Course at the annual event known worldwide simple as "The TT". The Tourist Trophy meeting represents perhaps the greatest challenge that the sport of motorcycle racing can offer. The top names in road racing--Collier, Wood, Duke, Hailwood, Agostini, Hislop, Jefferies, McGuinness, Hutchinson and the Dunlop dynasty--have all considered the pursuit of a Tourist Trophy to be the ultimate goal. From riding the earliest single-cylinder, belt-driven machines with outputs of under 10bhp, to coping with today's sophisticated four-cylinder machines giving well over 200bhp, generations of riders have risked their lives to satisfy the desire to go faster than the next man and to win a TT. In the process, they have lifted lap speeds by almost 100mph. Exactly how that huge increase has been achieved is told within these pages, set against the background of the triumph and the tragedies of the TT history.

Two Strokes



Two-Stroke Performance Tuning

An excellent academic book on the theory behind performance tuning for 2-stroke motorcycles. Geared specifically for GP and Kart racers, this hardcover treasure has turned out to be a great reference source for questions on the logic and concepts that pertain to tuning a 2-stroke for maximum performance. This doesn't always mean maximum horsepower. As is stated by the author, every great 2-Stroke racing machine is a compromise of power -vs- function. This concept alone makes the book well worth the purchase price. A "must-have" if you race a 2-stroke, especially a Yamaha TZ250 or 125. Includes tons of pictures, charts, graphs, comparisons, numbers. formulas, theory, examples, stories, and more!



Two-Stroke Motorcycle
Engine Maintenance
and Repair


A workshop guide to the strip-down, rebuild, maintenance and repair of two-stroke motorcycle engines. Author Dave Boothroyd covers the principles and practice of two-stroke engine work, examining a wide range of marques and road, racing and trail motorcycles. With over 450 colour photographs, this new book covers: the chronological development of two-stroke engines and workshop procedures for each era; the examination of each major engine component in turn, including cylinder head, piston, piston rings, crankcase, flywheel, bearings, inlet manifold, clutch, gearbox and primary drive, and, finally, racing motorcycles and tuning engines for best performance; diagnosing problems and workshop safety. This practical reference guide is for the two-stroke motorcycle owner or restorer and is illustrated throughout with over 450 colour photographs.



Motorcycle Tuning Two-Stroke,
Second Edition


Very informative with info on what each modification does to two-stroke power. You will understand just about the whole inner workings of a two-stroke motor once you read this book thoughly. Some paragraphs you may need to read twice, just because they contain so much info.



Two-Stroke
Performance Tuning
in Theory and Practice


This is it - the bible of two-stroke performance. It covers history, physics, engineering and practicum for the development and refinement of high performance two stroke engines. If you've ever thought about futzing with the port timing of your scooter's one cylinder engine or making your own performance exhaust for your dirtbike or tuning the carb on your go kart, this book is for you. Even if not, it makes great reading as literature, in my opinion, much like a great cookbook does for non-cooks or a great travel guide book can even for someone who never plans to leave home. He's the MFK Fisher of dirt bikes, as it were.



Intertec's Vintage
Collection Series:
Two-Stroke Motorcycles


As a vintage racer, I have several bikes covered in this manual. The repair and specification documentation for many of these bikes no longer exist in any other form. The book covers major repairs, tuneups and performance modifications. When I race, I don't leave home without it. Others, knowing that I carry it, use this manual to quick fix their bikes on the track.



Restoring Motorcycles:
2 Stroke Engines


Working on old motorcycles is a joy- they're generally simple in operation, but getting parts for some antique that hasn't been made in 40+ years can be a professional challenge. Its even harder when its a "barn find" and all the rubber and gaskets have rotted away and you're stuck with a pile of rust. This complete series of books- starting with book #1 called "4 stroke engines"- will guide you carefully through whats required to rebuild these bikes to make them roadworthy and showpiece/museum quality again.



Suzuki Motorcycles -
The Classic Two-stroke Era


Researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory, here in definitive detail is the story of the two-stroke Suzuki bikes – a series of models that put the company on the map, helping it to survive a difficult era that saw hundreds of Japanese motorcycle makers reduced to just four. Successful immediately, the two-stroke models defended Suzuki's honour on the tracks as well as in the showrooms, handing the company numerous world championship titles. The series has now been all but killed off, but Suzuki Motorcycles - The Classic Two-stroke Era helps celebrate an era when the two-stroke was king, concentrating on the 1950s through to the late-1970s.



The Kawasaki Triples Bible:
All road models 1968-1980,
plus H1R and H2R racers
in profile (Bible (Wiley))


The Kawasaki Triples Bible covers the entire production of three cylinder two-strokes from 1968 to 1980, featuring a year-by-year breakdown of bike specs, including the KH250, 350 S2, KH400, H1 500 and H2 750 models. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and period adverts, plus personal memories from some of the racers and tuners who got the best from the fearsome H1R 500 and H2R machines in Europe and the USA, as well as road riders who owned the triples back in the 70s. There are technical tips and advice from experienced Kawasaki triple enthusiasts and club members worldwide, plus information from some early dealers in the Kawasaki marque. The book also contains useful advice on spares availability, tuning, future market values etc., and tries to capture the essence of what made the Kawasaki triples the most rebellious, kick-ass two-strokes of their time. This unique book is an invaluable resource for any collector, restorer, or just a fan of these fabulous two-stroke motorcycles.



How to Restore Suzuki
2-Stroke Triples GT350,
GT550 & GT750 1971
to 1978: YOUR step-by-step colour
illustrated guide to
complete restoration.


How to Restore Suzuki 2-Stroke Triples is the definitive step-by-step colour illustrated guide to complete restoration, and a must-have restoration guide for both beginners and seasoned Suzuki Triple enthusiasts. If you can still remember the signature of many 70s motorcycles - the characteristic sound and smell of a 2-cylinder 2-stroke engine - then you'll find pleasure in the knowledge that many of these classics are still alive and well today, in sheds, garages and barns across the country. Many only make an appearance on a nice, sunny day, perhaps attending classic events or taking an early evening summer ride with friends. Buying one of these motorcycles can be expensive, yet find one in need of just the lightest restoration and you may strike a bargain price. Restoration is not as difficult as it may at first appear, and benefiting from Ricky Burns' hands-on knowledge and experience, this step-by-step illustrated guide will give any potential restorer all the advice, tips and shortcuts needed to make an economical, easy restoration happen. This book covers dismantling and rebuilding, sourcing parts, special tools, tackling bodywork, restoring engines and mechanical parts, and much more.



The High-Performance
Two-Stroke Engine


The two-stroke engine is widely used in both motorcycle racing and kart racing, and in very large numbers in model car, boat and aircraft competition. The mechanical simplicity of the two-stroke engine gives it tremendous appeal, and makes it a tempting target for tuning operations, but the key to successful design, development and modification is knowledge of the engine¦s operating principles. This in-depth technical study of two-stroke theory and practice is intended to help would-be engine tuners to better understand the engine and the processes taking place within it, and thereby to obtain improved performance.



Suzuki Two-Strokes:
All Two-Stroke Singles,
Twins and Triples
(Plus Re5)-1952 to 1979


Kind of dry style coverage of production, no personal reflections, anecdotes or biases. Most pictures black and white. But there aren't many books telling this story so for those interested in the subject it should rate as a neccessary reference in the bookshelf. There is a brilliant chapter there about the RE-5 Rotary. Useful for all the pictures of models.



SPEED AND HOW TO OBTAIN IT

184 pages, 64 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published by Lliffe & Sons of London UK in 1925, this is a faithful reproduction of the 8th impression 1962 Floyd Clymer U.S.A. Edition published under special arrangement with Lliffe. From its initial introduction in 1925 'Speed and How to Obtain It' subsequently progressed through a number of editions and impressions and ultimately became one of the best selling motorcycle 'tune up' books ever. The 'dated information' contained in this publication is considered valuable today by those enthusiasts interested in vintage motorcycle racing, tuning and modification. Consequently, this makes the 1962 8th impression the most complete and desirable edition of this book. While predominantly a technical work, it is written in terms easily understood by the layman. To paraphrase the author, "This book is intended for the man whose technical knowledge is not on a par with his skills as a mechanic". Obviously, the primary focus of this publication is on 1960's and prior British motorcycles. However, the reader is reminded that engineering theory and the laws of physics do not change and as such, much of the information is also applicable to the current crop of high revving imports. In addition, there is a comprehensive section on modifying the two-stroke engine for both street and competition work. 'Speed and How to Obtain It' is considered by many knowledgeable motorcycle enthusiasts to be one of the better books ever written on how to improve, modify and fine tune a vintage British motorcycle engine. Therefore, it is our pleasure to offer this reprint to vintage British motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.



Stealing Speed:
The Biggest Spy Scandal
in Motorsport History


This is the compelling story of how one of Japan's biggest motorcycle manufacturers stole a Nazi rocket scientist's engine secrets from behind the Iron Curtain to conquer the world.



Classic British
Two-Stroke Trials Bikes
(Osprey collector's library)


Series: Osprey collector's library Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Osprey Pub Co (July 1, 1987) Language: English

Ural books





Models of
Motorcycles Urals:
History of the Irbit
Motorcycles Plants

History of creation of the motorcycle plant in the city of Irbit and brands the Urals. A model range since creation up to now. Rare photos. Sports models. Technical characteristics.





A winter adventure:
4 700 miles on a
russian motorcycle,
from Quebec to Florida

In June 201 3, Yves and Martine decided to sell everything they owned and hit the roads of North America with their beloved dog Lulu. They lived in a camping-car, slept in a Civil War cabin, captured a rattle snake with the Navajo people and even spent a night near Area 51 . During winter of 201 4, they decided to continue their adventures aboard a russian motorcycle, a Ural. Half-way between a travel log and a user guide for Ural lovers, this book relates their winter journey on the East Coast, from Quebec to Florida.





Oil Odyssey

AN OIL ODYSSEY 2000 is the real-life story of a mad-cap motorcycle adventure down the then-only proposed Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan "Pipeline To Nowhere" undertaken in August 2000. The team of twenty-odd of Alpha Males (and females!) drawn from a dozen countries forded rivers, climbed mountains and slept in forests along their way, determined to deliver the first barrel of symbolic Caspian crude to the Mediterranean Sea--and on the sidecar of nostalgic Soviet sidecar (IMZ-Ural) motorcycles! The chaotic trip of nearly 2,000 kilometers wended its way across the post-Soviet Caucasus, from Azerbaijan through Georgia and then eastern Turkey, checking out geopolitical realities all along the way. The result? Lasting friendships, lasting enmities, at least one marriage...And the pipeline eventually got built! Who says geopolitics can't be fun?

Ural Manuals





Motorcycles Ural
(color) on the supervisor-in
and instruction.
/ Mototsikly Ural
(tsvet)ruk.-vo po expluat.

This is an EXCELLENT book; I just wish that it came in English! It is far superior to the manual that comes with the motorcycle itself; however the entire book is in Russian.





URAL MOTORCYCLE
OWNERS MANUAL 2008
MODELS GEAR-UP,
PATROL, TOURIST

New URAL MOTORCYCLE OWNERS MANUAL 2008 MODELS GEAR-UP, PATROL, TOURIST

Vincent Books





Vincent Motorcycles:
The Untold Story
since 1946

As a student of Vincent history and owner of one of the beasts, I can say unequivocally that Mr. Guyony has done a masterful job presenting details of the marque. At first glance Chapter One of, Vincent Motorcycles - The Untold Story since 1946, appears to be a rehash of the Sevenage Twin. But once you delve deeper many back stories revel interesting facts, I for one, had never read before. For me this alone was worth the price of admission. However the real meat of this book is the Vincent "Specials" which are covered in detail over the next seven chapters. Once again Mr. Guyony has done his homework. Tracking down the dozens of custom builders that have surfaced over the past 70 years to put their spin on Vincent history. Hundreds of black & white and color illustrations, many of them period images, bring the action home. From street specials to radical track monsters no stone is left unturned. Rick S.





Vincent Motorcycles
(Crowood Motoclassics)

From its creation in 1928 to its demise thirty years later, Vincent produced motorcycles that were among the very best. Names like Black Shadow, Rapide and Black Lightning are bywords for good looks, good engineering and exceptional performance.This detailed history examines the company from its roots at the beginning of the Twentieth century and explores the design and production of each one of the Stevenage firm's models. Complete with detailed specifications, archive illustrations and specially-commissioned color photography, this book is a fitting tribute to one of the gems of the late British Motorcycle Industry.'





Original Vincent Motorcycle
(Original Series)

When you're working with, or on, a low production volume motorcycle, made at a time when it was a tool not an object of art, finding reliable, accurate technical information can be difficult. Records weren't kept in the 40's and 50's with an eye to the future restorers so many details have been lost or damaged. It took someone like J.P. Bickerstaff (a highly qualified engineer by profession) who knows and loves the motorcycle, to ferret out the details of these machines from such sources as still remain. I have at least six other books on Vincents and consider the Original Vincent Motorcycle to be the absolute best source for restoring, or for verifying details of one you might consider for purchase.





The Vincent Black Shadow

The Vincent Black Shadow is a name that resounds whenever classic bikes are discussed. The Vincent company were already advertising their existing Rapide machine as 'The world's fastest production motorcycle' when, in February 1948, the Black Shadow was announced with a then unbelievable top speed of 125 mph on pool petrol. It's no wonder that the bike has been a constant source of fascination since that announcement. Few, however, have defined exactly what comprised a Black Shadow and how today you can spot a genuine one. The Vincent Black Shadow explains how the model was originally conceived in secrecy, its development and subsequent production, discussing in depth those features it shares in common with the other Vincent models and those that differentiate it. Charting the details of the changes introduced in its production life and the modifications in the interests of speed or improved road performance that may have been done to it by generations of owners over the sixty-odd years since production ceased, Tim Kingham offers a lavishly illustrated and essential read for any fan of this iconic bike.





Illustrated Vincent
Motorcycle Buyer's Guide (Illustrated Buyer's Guide)

Must have for every Vincent owner or to those wishing to buy one. Full of interesting detail, many illustrations.





Original Vincent Motorcycle:
The Restorer's Guide to
postwar singles and twins
(Original Series)

No other British motorcycle matches the style, performance or engineering ingenuity of the Vincent. This book concentrates on the post-1945 1000cc B, C and D Rapides, the Black Shadow, Black Knight and Black Prince, and the 500cc Meteor and Comet singles. There is also information on the special-order Grey Flash and Black Lightning racing models.





Vincent 1945-1980
Gold Portfolio

Reprinted articles from major automotive magazines deal specifically with your favorite Vincent models. Filled with road tests, specs, driving impressions, articles on model introductions, history, and tuning. Models covered include: Firefly, Egli-Vincent, NorVin, Comet, Meteor, Rapide, Grey Flash, Black Shadow, Black Prince and Black Lightning.





Vincent from 1938,
Road Tests and Features
from the Motorcycle
& Motor Cycling

"Vincent owners and enthusiasts, and motorcycle connoisseurs in general, will find in this book a large selection of Vincent road tests and features reproduced from the pages of The Motorcycle and Motor Cycling, the two great journals of the hey day of motorcycling, spread over the period 1938-1959."





Vincent Black Lightning 1952

A hard hitting tale of a confused young soldier who experiences war and the loss of his family farm upon returning from Korea. Though falling in love with a perky redhead and the fastest and most beautiful motorcycle of its time, he cannot help turning to crime in order to recover the farm and settle a score. Based partly on the powerful 1991 song "1951 Vincent Black Lightning," by Richard Thompson, as covered by Del McCoury in 2002, readers will enjoy not only the gritty combat and motorcycle race scenes but also the expressions and tenderness between two young, star-crossed lovers.

Vincent Manuals





Vincent 1935-1955
Owner's Handbook of
Maintenance & Repair

224 pages, 103 illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title VINCENT MOTOR CYCLES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE COVERING ALL VINCENT AND VINCENT HRD MODELS FROM 1935 by P. Richardson, this is a faithful reproduction of the 1955 Floyd Clymer publication of that manual. Includes complete technical data, service and maintenance information and comprehensive detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of all major and minor mechanical and electrical components, for all models of Vincent motorcycles from 1935 through 1955, making it an invaluable resource for collectors and restorers of these classic motorcycles. There are separate sections that deal with the repair and overhaul procedures for the engine, transmission, wheels and brakes, front forks, frame and carburetor, plus a detailed electrical service section and a comprehensive chapter on modifications for racing. Includes a detailed index plus a 12-page appendix of complete technical specifications and maintenance charts. This is a - must have - reference for any Vincent enthusiast and would certainly assist in helping any potential purchaser better understand the inner workings prior purchasing of one of these classic motorcycles. Out-of-print and unavailable for many years, this book 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 Vincent enthusiasts worldwide.

War bikes





A Motorcycle Courier
in the Great War
(Military History
from Primary Sources)

W.H.L. Watson was a British Army, motorcycle dispatch rider in the First World War. He saw active service during the key battles of 1914 and early 1915. Watson and his colleagues formed part of the Royal Engineers Signal Service and these riders were originally volunteers, some of whom supplied their own machines. This amazing account details the experiences of these brave young men and provides a unique primary source account of life at the sharp end during the titanic struggles fought out in Northern France and Belgium. Richly illustrated with contemporary photographs and maps, this evocative description of the actions of the British Expeditionary Force is a key source and is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Great War. Highly detailed, but nonetheless accessible this superb volume is greatly recommended for serious enthusiasts and casual readers alike. Eyewitness accounts of these early clashes are comparatively rare and Watson's wonderfully personal account provides a rare insight from an unusual perspective.





Motorcycles of
the Wehrmacht
(German Vehicles in World War II S)

Covers the various types of motorcycles used by the Wehrmacht during WWII.





German Motorcycles
in World War II:
Bmw, Dkw, Nsu, Triumph,
Viktoria, Zundapp

Covers the different types and variations of German motorcycles used in WWII.

Yamaha Books





Yamaha Racing Motorcycles:
All Factory and Production
Road-Racing Two-Strokes
from 1955 to 1993

The full story of the racing two-strokes, from the companys fateful decision to go into motorcycle racing in 1954, right up to the 199s and the powerful machines being produced today. Contains interviews with key personalities and riders. Filled with both technical advances and racing successes.





YAMAHA TZ750B - THE 1975
F750 WORLD CHAMPION:
AUSTRALIAN, JACK FINDLAY,
WON THE 1975 FIM
WORLD PRIZE SERIES
WITH THIS MOTORCYCLE

This issue of The Motorcycle Files is a significant example of history on wheels. It comprises a track test in Australia by Alan Cathcart, at central Victoria's Broadford circuit, of Jack Findlay's 1975 Formula 750 FIM Prize-winning Yamaha TZ750B. This time-warp motorcycle is today essentially exactly as Findlay last raced it, having remained intact and unraced in major events since his last season on it in 1976. As well as the test, Alan provides an outline history of one of road racing's most iconic motorcycles. It is a superb example of a model that surely offered the most performance for the least money of any that were ever available for customer purchase. There is also a detailed and race-by-race history of this particular bike during Findlay's championship-winning F750 season.





YAMAHA OW60 SQUARE FOUR
500GP CHALLENGER:
IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE
1982 WORLD CHAMPION

This issue of The Motorcycle Files is centred upon a track test by Alan Cathcart of the only surviving example outside the factory of Yamaha's ultra-rare rotary-valve square-four. This 500cc OW60 is the GP racer that was owned by French Yamaha importer Sonauto and on which Marc Fontan placed tenth in the 1982 World Championship standings. Despite Yamaha being massively outnumbered by strong Suzuki opposition, he finished in the top ten in eight GP races and also rewarded Sonauto with the French National Championship. Only eight examples of the Yamaha OW60 were ever built and they were to all intents and purposes an outright copy of the rival Suzuki RG500 which, with its rotary valve induction, had outclassed Roberts' 1980 World Championship-winning piston-port OW48R for speed. Kenny only rode the OW60 square four in one Grand Prix, using it to win the opening round of the 1982 season in Argentina. After that he concentrated on developing the OW61 vee-four – not an easy task as it turned out, as he never won another GP that year. The Yamaha OW60 square-four did, however, have its moments in the sun. In 1982, Crosby won the prestigious Imola 200 and was runner-up in the World Championship. Then in both 1983 and 1984, Kenny Roberts won the equally-important Daytona 200 (in 1983 and 184) on the OW69, a bored and stroked 695cc version of the OW60 that produced 175bhp! In fact, all things considered, the Yamaha OW square four was a bike that could have been a World Champion but which was never given a fair chance in the hands of the top rider of the day. Subsequently Yamaha was left to ponder what might have been had 'King Kenny' not been sent off down a blind alley with its vee-four successor.

Yamaha Manuals





Yamaha XS1100 Fours
78-81 (Clymer motorcycle repair series)

This book is the only book that I have found that is a service manual for the XS Yamaha.





Yamaha XJ650 &
750 '80'84
(Haynes Repair Manuals)

Yamaha XJ650 & 750 '80 - '84 Owners' Workshop Manual should be classified as a necessary tool more than a book. If you happen to have a motorcycle that is covered by this manual, it is a 'must have' tool! It is necessary to maintain your ride and trouble shoot problems that may arise. Its use simplifies problems that could become insurmountable without it. Minor electrical problems alone are enough to make some people junk an otherwise, fine old ride. Don't let your blast from the past turn into a pile of rust in the backyard only because you were too lazy to read! Most of these bikes are bullet proof and easy to repair, but you have to make the first move.





Clymer Yamaha 650cc Twins
1970-1982: Maintenance,
Troubleshooting, Repair

Good reference for basic maintenance on the bike. I like Clymer for their clear descriptions and pictures. I've used their manuals before for other bikes, and they never disappoint.





Yamaha V-Star 650
1998-2011 (Clymer Motorcycle Repair)

Very well done and very clear pictures and plenty of them. You don't have to be a mechanic to get things done.





Yamaha: YZF-R1 '04 to '06
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)

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.





Yamaha XVS650 &
1100 (Drag Star, V-Star)
'97 to '11
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)

Complete coverage for your Yamaha XVS650 and 1100 V-Star & Drag Star covering XVS650/650A/650S for 1998-2011 and 1100 Drag Star and V-Star models for 1999 to 2009: --Routine Maintenance and servicing --Tune-up procedures --Engine, clutch and transmission repair --Cooling system --Fuel and exhaust --Ignition and electrical systems --Brakes, wheels and tires --Steering, suspension and final drive --Frame and bodywork --Wiring diagrams --Reference Section With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself�¿from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the vehicle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes!





Yamaha YZF-R6 1999-2004
(CLYMER MOTORCYCLE REPAIR)

Ordered this to get away from reading varying forum posts and shaky YouTube videos on general maintenance. Easy to read and comprehend. There are a good amount of pictures that are good enough to understand what needs to be done but they are in b&w. Not the greatest TOCs or index but between the two you should be able to find what you need fairly quickly. The TOCs only list page numbers for each chapter...chapter sections are only listed in order with no page reference. I would still highly recommend though!





Yamaha VMX1200
V-Max '85 to '03
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)

With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself�¿from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes! -Step-by-step procedures -Easy-to-follow photos -Complete troubleshooting section -Valuable short cuts -Model history and pre-ride checks in color -Color spark plug diagnosis and wiring diagrams -Tools and workshop tips section in color Complete coverage for your Yamaha VMX1220 V-Max for 1985 to 2003(Restricted and full power versions):





Yamaha: TDM850 &
TRX850 '91 to '99 -
XTZ750 Super Tenere '89 to '95
(Haynes Service & Repair Manual)

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.

Zundapp books

Zundapp KS 601:
A Legend on Wheels

This book is a concise look into the German Zndapp firms history within the framework of one if its most successful motorcycle designs: the KS 601.

German Motorcycles
in World War II:
Bmw, Dkw, Nsu, Triumph,
Viktoria, Zundapp

Covers the different types and variations of German motorcycles used in WWII.

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