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IL GRANDE LIBRO DELLE MOTO ITALIANE ANNI 80

After “The Great Book of Italian Motorbikes of the 70s”, Giorgio Sarti takes on the fascinating subject of the Italian motorcycles of the 80s, maybe a...
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After “The Great Book of Italian Motorbikes of the 70s”, Giorgio Sarti takes on the fascinating subject of the Italian motorcycles of the 80s, maybe a less extraordinary period than the preceding decade, but no less captivating. The names are those of always, from Moto Guzzi to MV Agusta and Ducati. Constructors recounted through a text which does not just speak of history and technical matters but also of trends, culture, men, providing the reader with an exhaustive picture of those years. The book comprises three parts. The first examines the historical and cultural context in which these machines appeared. The second is devoted to a panorama of the biggest selling models and the history of the relative marques. The third shows the 10 most significant Italian bikes of the 80s, minutely analysing all to provide enthusiasts with many essential and useful elements for the recognition of the various series. For each model there is a gamut of detail ranging from technical history to technique, from maintenance, riding the motorcycles, including production numbers and collecting. The wealth of illustrations is especially varied, comprising an ample collection of images and documents of the period.

Featured motorcycles:

Laverda 1000 RGS

Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000

Ducati Pantah 500

Ducati F1 750

Ducati 851

Ducati Paso 750

Bimota Tesi

Bimota YB4 750

Bimota KB2 550

Bimota DB1 750

Products specifications
ISBN 9788879114882/
Binding Hardbound
Pages 240
Size cm. 24x27
Photos 1000 B/N e COL
Publishing Date 2010
Text Italian
Author Sarti Giorgio
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