Higher Education

Modern Motorcycle Technology, 2nd Edition

  • Edward Abdo
  • ISBN-10: 1111640645  |  ISBN-13: 9781111640644
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.50
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About

Overview

MODERN MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY, Second Edition takes your students on an in-depth exploration of the internal and external workings of today's motorcycles. The book begins with an overview of motorcycle technology, from a history of the vehicle to the current state of the industry. Coverage then progresses to safety measures, engine operation, internal combustion engines (2-stroke and 4-stroke), electrical fundamentals, and overall motorcycle maintenance, as well as a special chapter devoted to troubleshooting. Throughout the book, the author's straightforward writing style and extensive, full-color photos and illustrations help engage readers and bring the material to life. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes new content on the latest motorcycle models and technology from today's top manufacturers. The new edition also features additional material on key topics such as fuel injection, suspension systems, and V-engine technology, as well as an expanded suite of separately available supplementary teaching and learning tools—including a hands-on student workbook and electronic instructor's resources. Modern Motorcycle Technology is a valuable resource for anyone seeking the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's motorcycle technology field.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapters devoted specifically to maintenance and troubleshooting build on previous material and provide a solid a foundation to help students apply their knowledge and skills to diagnose, repair, and service motorcycles.
  • To complement the author's industry expertise and clear, concise writing style, more than 1,000 full-color photos, useful diagrams, and detailed illustrations help bring key concepts to life and provide outstanding support for visual learners.
  • Summaries and review questions at the end of each chapter highlight and reinforce critical information, allowing students to assess their learning and focus on key areas for further study.
  • The ancillary Student Skill Guide provides students with hands-on activities to help them put theory into practice and hone essential real-world skills.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Modern Motorcycle Technology.
2. Safety First.
3. Tools.
4. Measuring Systems, Fasteners, and Thread Repair.
5. Basic Engine Operation and Configurations.
6. Internal Combustion Engines.
7. Lubrication and Cooling Systems.
8. Fuel Systems.
9. Drives, Clutches, and Transmissions.
10. Two Stroke Engine Top End Inspection.
11. Two Stroke Engine Lower End Inspection.
12. Four Stoke Engine Top End Inspection.
13. Four Stroke Engine Lower End Inspection.
14. Electrical Fundamentals.
15. Charging Systems and DC Circuits.
16. Ignition and Electric Starting Systems.
17. Frames and Suspension.
18. Brakes, Wheels, and Tires.
19. Motorcycle Maintenance and Emission Controls.
20. Motorcycle Troubleshooting.

What's New

  • The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated with current, technically accurate information on modern technology from leading motorcycle manufacturers, making this trusted resource ideal for students preparing to enter today's motorcycle technology field.
  • New and revised coverage of key topics throughout the text includes additional material on fuel injection, V-engine technology, suspension systems, and troubleshooting, ensuring students will have the depth and breadth of knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • The author has revised and expanded the review questions that conclude each chapter.
  • A new, complete Instructor Resources package includes a variety of valuable electronic tools to help you plan and deliver an effective course, including chapter presentations in PowerPoint®, chapter test banks in ExamView®, .and an Image Gallery that includes electronic images from the text.
  • The text's vast collection of vivid, full-color images is now even larger and better, with updated illustrations in every chapter and over 500 all-new photographs, making it easier than ever for visual learners to grasp key concepts quickly and confidently apply what they learn.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Student Skill Guide

ISBN-10: 1133426956 | ISBN-13: 9781133426950

List Price = $217.95  | CengageBrain Price = $217.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Modern Motorcycle Technology
    List Price = $161.95  | CengageBrain Price = $161.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.50
  • Student Skill Guide
    List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Student Skill Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111640653 | ISBN-13: 9781111640651)

The Student Skill Guide is designed to reinforce students' comprehension of the core textbook material, and to guide them through inspection, diagnostic and serice/repair procedures in the lab. Each Skill Guide chapter is related to the content in the respective chapter in Modern Motorcycle Technology. The chapters include theory-based Shop Assignments and performance-based Job Sheets: The Shop Assignments are knowledge assessments that can be completed in the classroom, shop, or as homework assignments, while the Job Sheets offer step-by-step guidelines, checkpoints, and questions, for hands-on maintenance and repair activities.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Student Supplements

Student Skill Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111640653 | ISBN-13: 9781111640651)

The Student Skill Guide is designed to reinforce your comprehension of the core textbook material, and to guide them through inspection, diagnostic and serice/repair procedures in the lab. Each Skill Guide chapter is related to the content in the respective chapter in Modern Motorcycle Technology. The chapters include theory-based Shop Assignments and performance-based Job Sheets: The Shop Assignments are knowledge assessments that can be completed in the classroom, shop, or as homework assignments, while the Job Sheets offer step-by-step guidelines, checkpoints, and questions, for hands-on maintenance and repair activities.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Edward Abdo

Ed Abdo has been actively involved with working on all types of engines for over 40 years. He has received extensive factory training from all of the major engine and motorcycle manufacturers and has worked as a Technician, Service Manager, and Service and Parts Director. Mr. Abdo’s experience in training includes over eight years as an Instructor, Chief Instructor, and Curriculum Development Manager. He also spent 10 years with American Honda—including seven as the Assistant Manager of Service Education in Honda’s Motorcycle Division, overseeing dealer training for the United States and worldwide training of distributors for products built in the USA. Currently, Mr. Abdo has his own service and repair shop in his hometown of Springville, New York.