• THE DUCATI 750 BIBLE

    When Ducati's great engineer Fabio Taglioni designed the 750 Ducati in 1970 there was no way he could comprehend how important this model would be. His design was unlike any other before or since; a 90-degree V-twin with single overhead camshafts driven by a train of bevel gears. Taglioni soon developed his 750 into a Formula 750 racer, and in 1972 beat the rest of what the world had to offer at the Imola 200. With this victory, the desmodromic 750 became a legend. Ducati responded by producing a hand-built limited production desmodromic Super Sport. They also continued to produce the touring 750 GT and sporting 750 Sport until legislation killed them at the end of 1974.

    Today, this triumvirate of 750s represents the end of an era; the era before cost accounting and government design requirements. These were among the last pure, unadulterated sporting motorcycles built and it is not surprising they have inspired a new generation of retro classics, the Sport Classic of 2005 and 2006. Read all about the history of the Ducati 750 in this information-filled book.

    Item: 9436
  • THE WOMEN'S GUIDE TO MOTORCYCLING

    Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of motorcycle owners are women and that close to 25 percent of motorcycle riders are women. While it’s still a male-dominated field, the number of female bikers has increased by more than 25 percent in just five years, showing that women have a strong presence on two wheels. In The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling, author Lynda Lahman (herself a motorcycle owner and rider) provides a comprehensive look at motorcycling techniques, street smarts, and safety concerns. She also addresses female-specific challenges, as well as issues that all bikers face from a female point of view.

    Inside the book, you’ll find:

    • Anecdotes from female motorcycle enthusiasts, riders, and owners, including the author’s own story
    • Women as a growing presence among riders, including notable names of the past and present
    • Motorcycle skills from basic to advanced, appropriate for bikers of all levels of experience and expertise
    • The physical and mental aspects of riding
    • Considerations for choosing a bike, such as seat height and weight distribution, and female-appropriate gear
    • A primer on proper maintenance and dealing with mechanical problems
    • Different types of riding, such as sport, racing, touring, long distance, and off road
    • Getting more out of the sport through involvement in clubs, forums, charity events, and mentoring new riders
    Item: 8248

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