Vincent Motorcycles

The Untold Story since 1946

Author: Philippe Guyony

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845849027

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

View: 6714

Despite only nine years of production, Vincents continue to be ridden regularly in rallies, hard in racing, and certainly well beyond the normal lifespan of a motorcycle. This book tells the Vincent story from 1946 until the present day, including the stories of those significant individuals who helped to make Vincents such legendary machines.

Original Vincent Motorcycle

Author: J. P. Bickerstaff

Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited

ISBN: 9781906133146

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 6450

This book concentrates on the post-1945 1000cc B, C and D Rapides, the Black Shadow, Black Knight and Black Prince, and the 500cc Meteor and Comet singles, and information on the special-order racing models.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles, 5th Edition

Author: Motorcyclist Magazine,John Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478853

Category: Transportation

Page: 432

View: 9345

The book to drive biker fans hog wild. The most complete book on motorcycles covers everything from motorcycle maintenance and appropriate gear to safety tips, new rules and venues, recommended buys, and making the most out of trips on the open road. It also includes a completely updated buyer's guide featuring photos and write-ups of latest street, sport, and dirt bikes. ? Revised edition with more than 400 photos ? Includes new information on the newest breed of fuel alternative and three-wheel bikes

Classic British Motorcycles

Author: Colin Jackson

Publisher: Fonthill Media


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 7824

Legendary Motorcycles

Author: Basem Wasef, Jay Leno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610590648


Page: N.A

View: 7095

The Vincent in the Barn

Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760335354

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 997

40 tales of motorcycle hunting dreams come true--Ducatis in basements, Vincents in sheds, Harleys in barns, Brit bikes moldering behind urban garages.

Most of my Motorcycles & I

Author: Peter Guala

Publisher: Christina McCarthy

ISBN: 1465862773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 5690


The Complete Story

Author: David Wright

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781861265166

Category: Transportation

Page: 174

View: 946

From its creation in 1928 to its demise thirty years later, Vincent produced motorcycles that were among the very best. Names like Black Shadow, Rapide and Black Lightning are bywords for good looks, good engineering and exceptional performance.This detailed history examines the company from its roots at the beginning of the Twentieth century and explores the design and production of each one of the Stevenage firm's models. Complete with detailed specifications, archive illustrations and specially-commissioned color photography, this book is a fitting tribute to one of the gems of the late British Motorcycle Industry.'

Mick Walker's European Racing Motorcycles

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 9780953131136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 7854

While the history of European ompetition motorcycles has been largely dominated by Italian, British, and German marques, other builders around the continent have also played significant roles from the turn of the century to present. Arranged by nation, this book examines more than two dozen important marques, including Bultaco, CZ, Elf, Husqvarna, KTM, Ossa, Peugeot, and many others. A wealth of rare photography, including a special color section, includes candid shots of the top personalities and the bikes both at rest and at speed.


America's First Motorcycle Company

Author: Darvin Holmstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613040083


Page: 224

View: 9124

Illustrated History of Motorcycles

Author: Erwin Tragatsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780906286074

Category: Science

Page: 63

View: 8712

A visual record that traces the evolution and innovations in the motorcycle also recreates the past and explores the present models

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Motorcycles

Author: Erwin Tragatsch

Publisher: Booksales

ISBN: 9780890098684

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 8056

A comprehensive alphabetical listing covers more than 2,500 of the world's major motorcycle manufacturers and their bikes

Big Sid's Vincati

The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Motorcycle of a Lifetime

Author: Matthew Biberman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101029268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9951

Read Matthew Biberman's posts on the Penguin Blog. "If you believe it is possible to fall in love with a motorcycle, you will love this book." -Jay Leno When Big Sid had a heart attack and gave up the will to live, his son Matthew Biberman panicked. Impulsively, Matthew promised his father that they would build a Vincati together. This fusion of two legendary motorcycles, the Vincent Black Shadow and the Ducati GT, a Vincati was considered near-impossible to build. But if anyone could do it, Matthew knew his father could. Big Sid was the mechanic to see about repairing Vincents for nearly sixty years. But now, Sid was old, busted up and broke. Matthew, despite sharing his dad's passion, had become a Shakespearean scholar. The two men hadn't spoken in years-but called a truce to attempt a shared dream. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Shop Class as Soulcraft, in this heartfelt memoir that shows how two very different men built a legendary motorcycle, and along the way, discovered what it means to be father and son.

The Harley in the Barn

More Great Tales of Motorcycle Archaeology

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351651

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 865

Break into that barn - you know you want to - there might be a vintage Harley inside. If you won't break in, Tom Cotter will; amazing motorcycles await. Driving down a country road, a flash of chrome catches your eye as you pass an old farmstead. Next time you roll by, you slow down and focus on a shed behind the house. Could that be? Good lord, it is! Hard on the brakes, quick reverse, and pull in the drive. Yep, it's a vintage Triumph Bonneville peering forlornly from beneath a tattered cover. You've just begun the journey that fuels the dreams of every motorcycle collector: the long-forgotten machine, rediscovered. The Harley in the Barn offers forty-plus tales of lost Nortons, hidden Hondas, dormant Indians, and busted BSAs, all squirreled away from prying eyes but found by lucky collectors just like you. Author Tom Cotter is not only a barn-find master, he's also master of discovering the collectors with the best stories and the most outlandish finds. In The Harley in the Barn, all those great stories are told. If you can't pass a padlocked garage without wondering if there's a great old bike stashed inside, this is your book. Hell, this is your life.

Classic Motorcycles

24 Full-Color Cards

Author: John Batchelor

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486408224

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 6

View: 3801

24 finely detailed icons of design and engineering expertise: French Millet, 1892; British Zenith, 1914; American Indian Chief, 1940; German BMW R-75 of World War II vintage, and more. Introduction, Notes.

Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas

Eine wilde Reise in das Herz des Amerikanischen Traumes

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641102510

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7782

Ein journalistischer Auftrag, bei dem Raoul Duke von seinem Anwalt Dr. Gonzo begleitet wird, führt zu einem unglaublichen Trip, der eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Mit Johnny Depp und Benicio Del Toro von Terry Gilliam kongenial verfilmt, bleibt Hunter S. Thompsons schonungslose Beschreibung des Drogenkonsums und der radikalen Freiheitssuche der 60er bis heute unerreicht.