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.
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.