This book provides the classic off-road enthusiast with a step-by-step guide through a full restoration. Whether a post 1950 machine, or a more modern 80s twin shock, everything is covered in detail, from initial dismantling and parts sourcing to being ready to compete, including set-up and maintenance.
Collection of over 60 makes, as for Ardie, Hercules, Mars, NSU, Triumph and Victoria and more than 450 mopeds and lightweight motorcycles produced from 1938 to 19555. Included production data and technical specifications.
A pictorial history with technical details of the German motorcycles produced between 1945 and 1990, including the imported makes. AWO, IWL, DKW, IFA, Simson, EMW, MZ are some of the models described. Advertising material and lots of information for a perfect restoration included.
From the rough post-war circuits to the current focus on Grands Prix and Superbikes, heros from Hinton to Doohan, and the significant models which captured the buyer’s imagination and fuelled the sales industry, Australia’s Motorcycling Heritage details the course of motorcycling history through three generations.
Essential Superbike takes you into the exciting world of the fastest motorcycles of today and yesterday. The designation "Superbike" perfectly encapsulates these machines in one word. From their early development in the 1980s through todays machines, this book describes the performance, the power, and the thrill of riding and owning one of these blazingly fast and furious machines. The technology used in these machines has been passed on from the race circuits of the world with development carried out by the worlds greatest racing riders. Colin Edwards, Carl Fogarty, and more recently, Nicky Hayden, have all raced machines of which road-going versions are just down the street at your local dealer. Ultimate machines like the legendary all-conquering Ducati 996, the Honda RC51, and the awesome Yamaha R1. Each feature bike is accompanied by tech specs, historical milestones and beautiful photos.
Some records are made to be broken. Others stand for a lifetime. And sometimes the achievement of a lifetime is surpassed in days. In the world of motorsports, the one record that has proven the toughest to break is the motorcycle land speed record. Don Vesco rode a streamlined motorcycle to a record-breaking speed of 318 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1974. It was sixteen years before Dave Campos flew past that record at a speed of 322 miles per hour. And that record had stood for another sixteen years when, on Labor Day Weekend, 2006, a motorcycle daredevil and aspiring writer named Rocky Robinson rode a Suzuki-powered streamliner at an incredible 344 mph. How he got there--and how he faced his greatest challenge at his moment of triumph--is the story Robinson tells in Flat Out. Here is Robinsons epic decade-long quest to be the fastest motorcycle rider on earth, recounted in all its gritty detail--a compulsively readable account that captures the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication that go into being the worlds best, as well as the sheer terror of riding these two-wheeled rockets nearly six miles per minute.
For the new rider, the returning rider, and the veteran whos looking for more information, this handy book has it all:the necessary facts on street-riding from first to last, clearly and concisely laid out. Author Bill Stermer brings an insiders knowledge to the job, and the result is an expert, user-friendly guide to selecting, equipping, understanding, and using a motorcyclewith occasional useful detours into such topics as road food and tunes, security and first aid, staying warm and dry, carrying laptops or cameras, and shipping your bike.From a close survey of the types of street motorcycles and different engine configurations, Stermer goes on to discuss features and options, accessories and apparel, mechanical considerations (from power and suspension to detailing and tires), and using a motorcycle in a group or alone or with a passenger, to commute or camp, for rallies or tours.
“The Manual of Motorcycling Safety” is a guide to the safe use of motorcycles on the road. It is aimed at all motorcyclists – beginners and experts – to whom it illustrates with clarity of exposition, breadth of content and pictures the dangers of the road, motorcycles’ characteristics and equipment, riding techniques and the strategy for becoming involved in traffic with complete safety. The book was inspired by a similar guides published in the U.S.A. that enjoyed considerable success, and is the first of its kind in Italy. Road safety is a much discussed subject among Italian motorcyclists, of whom there are around five million, and it is for that reason that this book is an attempt not only to fill a gap but to also become a true hand book on the basis of which to ride a motorbike in complete safety.
The motorcycle is the symbol par excellence of freedom and adventure. With its 500 exceptional photographs and detailed descriptions, this book tells the interesting story of the development of this cult object from the start right through to the present day. It is a work of consultation in which all the most important marques and models are presented, from Aprilia to Zündapp, from the first two motorised wheels to the highly specialised machines of our times. Detailed information is also provided on the power, cubic capacity and type of construction.