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Harley Davidson: The American Motorcycle : The Milestone Motorcycles That Made the Legend
Harley Davidson
The American Motorcycle : The Milestone Motorcycles That Made the Legend
Hardcover      ISBN: 0879386037

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.

The History of Motorsport: From the Beginnings Until Today
The History of Motorsport
From the Beginnings Until Today
Hardcover      ISBN: 3667113277

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.

Harley Davidson: The Making of a Cult
Harley Davidson
The Making of a Cult
Hardcover      ISBN: 0681455071
How to Build the Ultimate V-Twin Motorcycle
How to Build the Ultimate V-Twin Motorcycle
Paperback      ISBN: 0964135825

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
Right Beyond the Horizon
Paperback      ISBN: 3667105649

- 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...

Harley-davidson: An Illustrated History
Harley-davidson
An Illustrated History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1566194660
The Motogp Miscellany
The Motogp Miscellany
Hardcover      ISBN: 1780977638
For more than 75 years, MotoGP has provided full-throttle entertainment. Even hardcore fans will learn fun facts about the sport from this wide-ranging miscellany. It covers everything from the riders and rivalries, to the successful teams and the classic tracks, to whimsical features, like nicknames and family dynasties. Every motorcycle-racing enthusiast will find hours of pleasure in this expertly researched collection.
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
A Strange and Terrible Saga
Paperback      ISBN: 0345410084
Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is--in this short work of nonfiction.

"California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again."

Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work." As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.
How to Build a Bobber on a Budget
How to Build a Bobber on a Budget
Paperback      ISBN: 0760327858

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.

The Perfect Vehicle: What It Is about Motorcycles
The Perfect Vehicle
What It Is about Motorcycles
Paperback      ISBN: 0393318095

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.