The book focuses on the story of the ton-up boys and their café racers. But it's much more than just that. Illustrated with historic and modern photos and featuring a text by one of the world’s motorcycle historians, it's really the story of motorcycle speed and style evolved from the early 1900s right through today.
A collection of adventures spent riding any kind of bike, driving on the roads of the world and challenging the most famous tracks. But also a very faithful photograph of the most beautiful period in the world of motorcycles, the one that goes from the early 1990s to the beginning of the economic crisis that has decimated the market and the environment of motorcycling in Europe.
An encyclopedic work entirely dedicated to the motorcycle and divided into 5 volumes:
Vol.1: From the origins to the first world war
Vol.2: War and post-war period (1915 - 1925)
Vol.3: Modern times (1926 - 1940)
Vol.4: The Second World War (1940 - 1955) - 5 The last 20 years
In this book, the author recounts the fragments of a life so reckless as to fade the exploits of drivers who run at 300 km per hour. The story of a boy from Genoa who becomes the most important and authoritative manager of the two-wheel world.
Paolo Martin, an eclectic and brilliant designer who can easily solve every question of a practical nature, is first of all a motorcyclist. And when passion is left free of any preconception, come up Guzzi and Benelli for De Tomaso, the Gilera in the period 1975-85, in addition to bicycles in carbon fiber (mid 80s). This book describes all motorclycles designed by Paolo Martin.