Motorcycle chassis set-up is a highly individual thing, honed to suit the bike, rider and circuit. So where do you start and what lies behind the discisions that are made? In this third volume of The Racing Motorcycle, engineer John Bradley, a former national winner and lap record holder, covers key areas that apply to all bikes and seeks to raise awareness of the many things involved. The first two volumes of The Racing Motorcycle (a technical guide for constructors) have been sold in more than thirty countries and have received wide acclaim from amateurs and factory teams alike.
In this volume the history of Italian motorcycles of nine different brands, which triumphed and still triumph, at major national and international competitions, bikes that won a large number of World Championships.
From 1946 up to 1959, the 250cc class in Britain was supported almost entirely by privately built Specials and Hybrids. This book recalls the men and machines involved, and traces their history and development, in what was clearly the most technically innovative class of Road Racing in the 1950’s.
Portrait of 4-cylinder Gilera bike which dominated for twenty years the highest cathegory in racing championship with all versions produced during the years. This book is meant to analyse in details and from any point of view the stylistic and technical evolution of this bike. Great attention was paied to the protagonists of this bikes’s history and to its riders.
The only existing volume dedicated to the racing history of this famous Italian motorcycle. This exceptional volume chronicles production up through 1957, when Moto Guzzi withdrew from competitions. Every Moto Guzzi model is described through wonderful photographs and technical information, with descriptions of all the races it participated in, plus results and records. Dynamic coverage of Condor, Dondolino, and the Gambalunga model, up to the famous eight cylinder 350.