Honda Motorcycles 1959 to 1985: Enthusiasts Guide is designed to aid the non-professional motorcycle collector trying to decide whether to buy and restore Honda motorcycles produced between 1959 and 1985.
For each of these models, author Doug Mitchel provides four to six paragraphs describing the bike in general terms, including differences and similarities between the model being discussed and similar models. In addition, bullet points for each model include helpful information: the cost to acquire each project, the value when finished, which bikes and models should not be restored due to declining value, and where to find the frame and engine numbers. This book also includes what to look for when checking the condition of items such as the paint and decals, chrome, seat, rubber parts, and suspension.
A general section at the back of the book offers the reader help deciding where to buy classic bikes, where to get parts, who to call for help, and which parts of the restoration should be farmed out to experts with specific skills.
Author: Doug Mitchel
Historic Motorcycles 1885-1985 provides the reader with stunning full-color photographs of more than 100 of the world’s most beautiful and rare motorcycles. Richard Renstrom, an author of five books and an accomplished photographer, spent more than 50 years accumulating this library of photos of vintage motorcycles from 12 countries (including the United States, England, France, Germany, and Japan). Each photograph is accompanied by a detailed historical essay documenting the origin of each motorcycle as well as the technical specifications that make each machine a true original.
Author: Richard Renstrom
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Celebrate the '60s and '70s and the most memorable and unique motorcycles to come out of these decades with this Special Collector Edition package!
An era of victors and vanquished that heralded the coming changing of the guard, the '60s brought us some of the most memorable machines of all times. This 96-page Motorcycle Classics special collector edition features glossy photographs, unique perspectives, and some of the most famous bikes from this time, including the 1961 Harley-Davidson FLH Panhead, 1966 Honda CB450K0 "Black Bomber", 1969 Ducati 350 Mark 3 D, and more. Revel in the history with Motorycle Classics Street Bikes of the '60s.
But don't forget about the '70s! Many great and classic motorcycles were designed and built in the ’70s, and Motorcycle Classics has put together a 100-page special edition featuring articles that explore the decade and what it brought to the motorcycle world. The Honda GL1000 Gold Wing, Triumph X75 Hurricane, BMW R90s, Suzuki GS1000, along with many others are all covered in this glossy-page, full-color guide. Whether you’re just discovering these bikes or have been riding them since they first came on the market, you’re sure to enjoy this special edition.
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Even 30 years after his death, Steve McQueen remains a cultural icon. His image continues to appear in advertising and pop culture and his fan base spans from car lovers to racing enthusiasts to motorcycle obsessives. In his movies, McQueen's character always had an envy-inducing motorcycle or car, but in his personal life, motorcycles were always McQueen's first true love. McQueen's Motorcycles focuses on the bikes that the King of Cool raced and collected.
From the first Harley McQueen bought when he was an acting student in New York to the Triumph "desert sleds" and Huskys he desert raced all over California, Mexico, and Nevada, McQueen was never without a stable of two wheelers. His need for speed propelled him from Hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, including the Baja 1000, Mint 400, Elsinore Grand Prix, and even as a member of the 1964 ISDT team in Europe. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen maintained his body like it was a machine itself. He trained vigorously, weight lifting, running, and studying martial arts. Later in his life, as he backed away from Hollywood, his interests turned to antique bikes and he accumulated an extensive collection, including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph, Brough Superior, Cyclone, BSA, and Ace motorcycles.
Today, McQueen still has the Midas touch; anything that was in the man's possession is a hot commodity. McQueen's classic motorcycles sell for top dollar at auctions, always at a multiple of what the same bike is worth without the McQueen pedigree. McQueen's Motorcycles reveals these highly sought-after machines in gorgeous photography and full historical context.
Author: Matt Stone
Admire beautiful and classic motorcycles every day with our brand-new 2018 calendar! This Motorcycle Classics calendar features glossy photographs of bikes for every month of the year. Whether hanging in the kitchen, at your desk, or as a wall ornament in the garage, this calendar will have anyone raring to get out on the road. Featuring classic brands such as Moto Guzzi, Honda, Norton, BMW, and more, this calendar is the ultimate gift for the true classic motorcycle fan!
Everything you wanted to know about Moto Guzzi!
The oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, Italy's Moto Guzzi has built some of the most iconic motorcycles ever produced. Established in 1921, the company is one of the most traditional motorcycle makers and also one of the most innovative. Today Moto Guzzi has a higher profile than ever, thanks to its popularity among celebrities like Ewan McGregor.
Moto Guzzi was formed by Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli, and Giorgio Parodi after WW I. Carlo Guzzi's first engine design, a horizontal single, defined Moto Guzzi's road-going motorcycles for the company's first 45 years. In the 1950s, Moto Guzzi experienced tremendous success in Grand Prix motorcycle racing.
Moto Guzzi has experienced low points as well as high points. In February 1967, a state controlled receiver took ownership of Moto Guzzi. It was while in receivership that Guzzi developed the 90-degree V twin engine that came to define Moto Guzzi. De Tomaso Industries Inc. purchased Moto Guzzi in 1973. In 2000 Aprilia S.p.A acquired Moto Guzzi. In 2004, Piaggio & C. S.p.A acquired Aprilia. With the financial backing of a large corporation like Piaggio, Moto Guzzi was once again on firm financial footing, and sales have been on the rise.
For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: Every Model Since 1921 collects all of these iconic motorcycle in encyclopedia form, written by widely respected Moto Guzzi expert Ian Falloon.
Author: IAN FALLOON
Just as Kawasaki was about to green-light the world's first mass-produced across-the-frame four-cylinder motorcycle, Honda pulled the rug out from under them, unveiling the CB750-4 at the Tokyo Show in 1968. It lit the fuse for what was to become motorcycling's most explosive decade. In never before published interviews, with the men responsible for the bike code-named “New York Steak,” Dave Sheehan relates the story behind the Z1's development; the secret U.S. testing program in which a team including Imola-race winner Paul Smart rode pre-production bikes disguised as Hondas coast-to-coast across America. The Kawasaki Z1 Story examines the myth, truth, and legend surrounding the Z1's first race win – of which even Kawasaki knew nothing. Here, too, is the full story of the epic three days at Florida's legendary Daytona Speedway, when a trio of Z1s broke more than 50 speed endurance records.
Author: David Sheehan