Here the story of a classic motorcycle racer who was fortunate enough to be able to ride many of the best machines from the period, at the highest level, and on many of the most famous road racing courses in the world.
Fifteen world championships in the 350 cc and 500 cc classes, 18 Italian national titles (175, 250, 350 and 500 cc), 311 victories in world championship races of which 123 were world championship counters and 10 wins in the legendary TT. That is the incredible record of Giacomo Agostini, achieved between 1962, the year in which he won his first race at Bologna-San Luca on a Morini Settebello, and 1977 when he took the win at Hockenheim on a Yamamoto in the 750 cc class. Agostini – just about everyone calls him Ago – was the greatest racing motorcyclist ever, and today he has decided to review his magnificent career again by bringing together the greatest, most significant photographs of his life in a book. The debut on the Morini, the golden years with MV and the less dazzling period with Yamaha, his experience as a team manager as well as his family, friends and his fleeting appearance on four wheels; these are the chapters that comprise this work, which has never previously been attempted.
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.
The volume documents the less known aspect of the agonistic activity of the Roman driver Piero Taruffi.
Famous for his car victories in the three most famous road racing races - Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana - Taruffi is much less known for his activity in the motorcycle racing, in which, in the thirties, he achieved absolute supremacy.
Renzo "Paso" Pasolini was one of the most loved motorcycle riders of all time. His way of running excited the crowds, because he did not make calculations, either on the podium or on the ground. A humble and indomitable rider who, together with Giacomo Agostini, gave life to one of the most epic sports rivalries of all time. "Ago and Paso", so called by the fans, dueled harshly on the streets and circuits.
In this book a deep profile of his life.
The story of Charles B Franklin, a successful Irish motorcycle racer, who became design engineer at the Indian motorcycle factory in Springfield, MA, USA. He designed the Indian Scout and Chief, two iconic models that helped give American heavyweight V-twin motorcycles an enduring popularity. The book covers the production from 1901 to 1953.
A book for collectors and enthusiasts about the birth of Japanese bikes that have become legendary like the Honda 750 four or the Yamaha TX, completed with technical data sheets and fascinating stories of pilots and heroes of the Rising Sun.
In this book the profiles of Francesco and Walter Villa, two of the five brothers of the family, and their sporting life; the story is accompanied by numerous photos, many of them never published before.