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Motorbikes

Features a mouth-watering list of 35 of the most exciting and/or famous bikes ever produced. Includes stats, large pictures of the machines in action and smaller detail shots, development talk and achievements

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This title includes an extensive introduction exploring the origins of the motorcycle, from the earliest prototypes to the latest Kawasaki racer. It contains over 600 colour photographs of hundreds of motorcycle models, including the Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Harley Davidson. It features a comprehensive guides to the evolution a... read more

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This text features 300 of the most important motorcycles of the last 30 years, including classic, off-road and racing machines. It provides a detailed, easy-to-use guide to the diverse range of current motorcycle models, their technologies and designs.

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This book surveys the varied machines of a great decade in the history of the British motor cycle industry, through road tests reproduced exactly as they appeared in the journal Motor Cycle and commentaries by leading motor cycle historian Bob Currie, an enthusiast for British bikes who has an unrivalled first-hand knowledge ... read more

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This book presents a step-by-step guide to building a West Coast Chopper's C.F.L. kit. Kit choppers are hot commodities. While few people can afford to buy a custom-built chopper from one of the high-end builders like Jesse James-bikes that often sell for $100,000 or more-many can afford to buy such bikes in kit form. Because... read more

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The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand's traffic law and safe driving practices. You will be tested on this information in your theory and practical driving tests. Read the Motorcycle road code introduction. This guide is intended for riders of motorcycles.

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First published in 1986, this book has become regarded as a classic and is being reissued by Haynes to meet popular demand. Presented in the format of a Haynes Manual, "Vintage Motorcyclists' Workshop" is aimed at the amateur, who is encouraged to attempt almost every aspect of restoration work himself, within the confines of... read more

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This book takes you on a turbulent ride through the life of Terry "the Tramp," long-time leader of one of the most notorious motorcycle clubs of all time, the Vagos MC.
Some folks find their way to the bright white side of the tracks, but there's a small percentage who run through the dark alleys of life. Even a sma... read more

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An official MotoGP book, the second edition of this practical guide to motorcycle racing technique, aimed at racing and track day enthusiasts at all levels, has been expanded to include extra information as well as many new photographs and up-to-date quotes from today's MotoGP stars. From starting and accelerating to braking,... read more

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Straight facts about riding! A Twist of the Wrist, the acknowledged number one book on rider improvement for ten years straight, brought riders worldwide to a new understanding of vital riding skills. Uncovers and traces, action by action, the direct links between man and machine.

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The male-dominated world of bikers' clubs has long been shrouded in secrecy, but the role of women in these bastions of testosterone is even more mysterious. Popular images of scantily-clad females who are little more than slaves don't do justice to the rich history and culture of the many women who have chosen to ride with t... read more

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The Indian Scout and Chief are two of the best known and best loved of all classic American motorcycles. The man who designed them, Charles Franklin, was responsible for many advanced design concepts including remarkable improvements in side-valve combustion chamber design that pre-dated the work of Ricardo. He championed an... read more

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Author:Adam Quellin
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Motor trikes have been around since the dawn of motoring, with many starting out as utility vehicles or prototypes of cars. But trikes haven't died out or become mere relics of motoring history - companies all over the world still produce them today, and many will convert a motorcycle into a trike. Trikes are not only huge fu... read more

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Robert Pirsig, in his groundbreaking "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", wrote about the relationship of rider and machine, the fact of 'seeing deeply into the nature of things by direct experience'. T.E. Lawrence described 'the lustfulness of moving swiftly', the sensation of feeling 'the earth moulding herself unde... read more

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Whether you're into dirt bikes, road bikes, ride a Yamaha, scooter or Laverda: if you've ever experienced the primal rush of riding a motor bike, the pain of crashing, the suffering of healing and the epiphanies of speed then this book is for you. My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me is about friendship, treachery, girls ... read more

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An action-packed ride through the history of the motorbike "The Motorbike Book" is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zundapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution from the 1910s... read more

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Famous makes and models dominate motorcycle history, but there have been many fascinating designs that never reached the spotlight. In the shadows, lesser-known - and often wacky - motorcycles have come and gone. "Unusual Motorcycles" is a celebration of the bikes, scooters, side-cars and engines that never quite made it. Wit... read more

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Kiwi Bike Culture delves into the love affair New Zealanders have with their motorbikes. From Harley-Davidsons to Vespas, and everything in between, this book is about the men and women whose lives revolve, in some way, around two-wheeled machinery.

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In the modern era, mass-produced motorcycles tend to be of Japanese or Italian origin with the 'big four' oriental manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki dominating the market. However, it was not always so. Until the 1950s, even into the 60s, British makers ruled the roost such as Scott, Rudge, BSA, Norton ... read more

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