The back catalog of motorcycle journalist and former racer Alan Cathcart’s magazine tests of racing and road-going machines can now be accessed and downloaded as e-books by enthusiasts wishing to build their own library of fully illustrated hands-on information about their favorite bikes.
The first releases in The Motorcycle Files series comprise 10 of the rarest and most significant racing motorcycles ever built, ranging from the exotic supercharged AJS V4 500 of 1939 to the 4-cylinder 500cc 2-strokes from Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki that were raced during the 1980s and 1990s. The Honda NSR500 file covers the entire run of models, from 1984 to 2002, the most successful 500cc racer in Grand Prix history.
All these machines were ridden by Cathcart, and his riding impressions are backed up by model histories, technical features, and interviews with the riders and engineers involved in developing and racing these bikes back in their prime. Detail photography of engines and technically interesting features of the most famous motorcycles in Grand Prix history as well as photos of rare factory prototype machinery are included.
A treasure of information for vintage race fans from Alan Cathcart is available at Amazon. MC