Sensational color shots of the finest Harleys around Panheads, Shovelheads, Knuckleheads, and more 1903-1991. All are featured in superb color photography capturing all the details of the most interesting Harleys from every decade. Girdler's colorful text tells the history of Harley's company and racing bikes in a style that's pure pleasure to read.
More than 120 years of motorsport: stories, triumphs and tragedies, sensational innovations, rapid progress, and grandiose dead ends. The History of Motorsport gives a gripping and informative rundown of the colourful world of motor racing, with its trailblazing technical developments and its greatest series and races. The book begins with the first Grand Prix in motor-racing history, and takes readers on a journey through the decades all the way to FIA Formula E. Along the way they will encounter cars like Michael Schumacher's 'red goddess', the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel, and its Formula 1 forefathers from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lotus, and Brabham, the likes of the Lancia Stratos and Delta Integrale, Audi Sport Quattro, Citro n WRC, and the VW Race Touareg for the Dakar rally. Touring cars through to Mike Rockenfeller's Schaeffler-Audi RS5 also take their place of honour here. The choice of vehicles has been made to ensure all important races and racing series are included. Extensive statistics complete this comprehensive book.
The book that helped to kick start the build-a bike-at-home phenomena is in publication once again. When the supply of new Harleys ran short several years ago and riders had to wait in line for three years to buy a new Harley-Davidson, those same enthusiasts soon learned they could build a better bike at home with parts from the aftermarket - and a copy of How to Build Ultimate V-Twin Motorcycle.
The table of contents explains the book, and the process of building a custom motorcycle from scratch: 1. Plan the Build. 2. The Frame. 3. Chassis Components. 4. V-Twin & Transmission. 5. The Sheet Metal. 6. Finance, License & Insure. 7. Hands On - Build A Customized Softail. 8. Hands On - Build a Simple Softail. 9. Hands On - Build a Pro Street Project. 10. A Compendium of Projects.
So for anyone who yearns to build a V-Twin at home, How to Build The Ultimate V-Twin Motorcycle remains an essential tool. Learn how to pick the right frame and prep it for painting. How to align the drivetrain, pick and install the sheet metal, and wire the beast so the lights and turn signals work when you take it to the state for that required inspection. Build your own with this timeless how-to book from Wolfgang Publications.
- Right Beyond the Horizon tells the gripping tale of Christopher's latest voyage between 2012 and 2016: a motorcycle adventure from Germany to Australia - This time, he's taken a right beyond the horizon...What if the journey of a lifetime becomes a lifelong journey? When people say "life's a journey," some take this aphorism more literally than others. Christopher Many embarked on an overland trip in 1997, believing he'd spend no more than a year or two on the road. Well, that didn't quite work out as planned; 19 years have passed, and he is still somewhere out there, doing what he loves most: circumnavigating the globe with vehicles of questionable reliability in a quest to understand, through first-hand experience, what makes humanity "tick." Right Beyond the Horizon tells the gripping tale of Christopher's latest voyage between 2012 and 2016: a motorcycle adventure from Germany to Australia, together with his partner Laura Pattara. Their modern-day odyssey follows the ancient Silk Road from Europe to Central Asia, then across the Pamir Mountains into China, where Christopher and Laura become the first overlanders with a foreign vehicle to obtain legal permission to transit the Middle Kingdom unescorted. Four years later they reach the harbor of Denpasar on the Indonesian island of Bali the gateway to Australia and terminus of the classic trans-Asia overland route. Come along for an exhilarating ride around the global block with this unusual vagabond and witness all the joys and hardships such a lifestyle entails every day will be full of surprises and utterly unpredictable However, you should also be warned: some roads detour into the shadows where the scales of global justice are imbalanced and humanity's failings are all too evident. There's also a major risk that, after the last page, you'll feel inspired to pack your rucksack, free yourself from modern society's constraints and head off into the sunset indefinitely. You wouldn t be the first...
In the old days all a person needed to build a killer custom motorcycle was a bike, a set of tools, a little know-how, and a creative vision. But with the rise of the high-dollar, haute moteur Gucci choppers, the true custom bike has gotten out of most riders' reach, right? Dead wrong. In this book Jose de Miguel, a custom builder from way back, sets out to prove that those good old days never ended. In the clearest and simplest terms, he shows readers how they can turn odds and ends found around the shop into one-off motorcycle parts--and make a cheap, run-of-the mill custom build into a drop-dead show stopper. Following de Miguel's lead, along with his straightforward illustrations, any resourceful owner with rudimentary mechanical skills, a basic tool kit, and--most importantly--a modicum of imagination can build the bobber of his dreams for less than the price of a new bike.
In a book that is a must for anyone who has loved a motorcycle (Oliver Sacks), Melissa Pierson captures in vivid, writerly prose the mysterious attractions of motorcycling. She sifts through myth and hyperbole: misrepresentations about danger, about the type of people who ride and why they do so. The Perfect Vehicle is not a mere recitation of facts, nor is it a polemic or apologia. Its vivid historical accounts-the beginnings of the machine, the often hidden tradition of women who ride, the tale of the defiant ones who taunt death on the racetrack-are intertwined with Pierson's own story, which, in itself, shows that although you may think you know what kind of person rides a motorcycle, you probably don't.