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- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99
This book offers an account of two-wheeled vehicle development that challenges the common evolutionary model of development from the bicycle to the motorcycle. It examines the bicycle and motorcycle as material objects and focuses on the complex socio-political and economic convergences that produced the materials, which in turn shaped the vehicles?... more...
- Crowood 2016; US$ 14.57
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... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 9.84
Carl Fogarty, four-time Superbike World Champion and bestselling author, draws on 18 years of international motorcycle riding to give readers a comprehensive guide to bikes, and how to ride them, from competition to leisure biking. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99
From its origins the Italian battlefields of the Second World War, to movie roles as Audrey Hepburn's transport in Roman Holiday and Sting's stylish companion in Quadrophenia and on through the current vintage revival, the classic Italian motor scooter is an enduring design classic from the 20th century. Scootermania celebrates the superbly simple... more...
- Crowood 2015; US$ 43.75
Even the most hands-on of classic bike enthusiasts will often shy away from working on their bike's electrical system, believing they have neither the skill nor the knowledge for such work. Dr James Smith explains in Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual that this need not be the case. Starting with basic electrical theory, the book demonstrates a wealth... more...
- Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 14.57
In terms of public image, the scooter has long played second fiddle to the motorcycle. Of course, there is a large dose of stereotype in the readings of both kinds of machines and at heart both have provided the same thing: escape, independence, mobility and a certain kind of cool. Following on from Chris Haddon's highly successful my cool motorcycle,... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 34.99
In 1947, 4,000 motorcycle hobbyists converged on Hollister, California. As images of dissolute bikers graced the pages of newspapers and magazines, the three-day gathering sparked the growth of a new subculture while also touching off national alarm. In the years that followed, the stereotypical leather-clad biker emerged in the American consciousness... more...
- Crowood 2015; US$ 29.17
A definitive guide to the iconic BMW GS, the model that revolutionized the dual-purpose adventure bike in 1980. Combining all-terrain capability, high performance and on-road ride comfort, the GS is the bestselling large-capacity motorcycle in the UK and is still evolving today. Including comprehensive specification details, owners' experiences and... more...
- Lumina Media 2015; US$ 24.99
Expert motorcyclist and author Ken Condon knows there is a right way to hit the road and track when you?re behind the handlebars. In this new book Motorcycling the Right Way, Condon lays out a basic riding course for motorcyclists who are smart enough to acknowledge that you don?t know what you don?t know.? In setting forth the keys to riding safely... more...
- Crowood 2015; US$ 29.17
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... more...