The Definitive Visual History
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At the turn of the 20th century, when William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson assembled their first single-cylinder motorcycle, they introduced a novel vehicle that has achieved iconic status as a symbol of rebellion. Teeming with exciting color photographs and exhaustive technical detail, Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History tells the story of motorized two-wheeled transportation.
This lavish, large-format book covers the development of the motorcycle decade by decade, from the first 19th-century prototypes (basically, bicycle frames with engines attached) to the “superbikes” of today. Histories of the major manufacturers, including Honda and Harley-Davidson, reveal the origins of these now-household names. Stunningly designed full-page spreads and specially commissioned photography highlight the most important motorcycles of each period, such as the 1970s Kawasaki KZ1000, along with their specifications and distinctive features. In addition, dramatic close-ups reveal the anatomy of key components, such as the V-twin engine.
The ultimate full-throttle reference for motorbike enthusiasts, this visual history spotlights more than a thousand of the world's greatest machines.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley, Inc. ( April 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-507928
Product Dimensions: 9.937 x 11.875 inches
Product Weight: 70.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
great book for anyone who loves motorcycles , very interesting and graphics are wonderful gave one to my husband and ordered four more after we receivced so he could give as gifts