eBook Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465400885
  • ISBN-13: 9781465400888
  • DDC: 629.2275
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Motorcyle: The Definitive Visual History traces the history and allure of the motorcycle, cataloging the diverse spectrum of bikes from the first prototypes to the superbikes of today. The book not only covers the technological developments of motorcycles, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose and their impact on society-as an object of curiosity, affordable means of transport, symbol of rebellion, or first choice for full-throttle thrills on road or race track.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Before 1920.
2: Early Pioneers.
Great Marques: The Indian Story.
3: Three-Wheelers.
4: Birth of an Industry.
Great Marques: The Royal Enfield Story.
5: Multiple Cylinders.
FN Four.
6: America’s Golden Age.
7: Racing Machines/Scooters.
Scott Two-Speed.
8: The 1920s.
9: Two-Wheelers for the Masses.
Brough Superior SS100.
10: The Mighty V-Twins.
Indian Scout.
Great Marques: The Norton Story.
11: Sporting Rides.
Great Marques: The Moto Guzzi Story.
12: Survival of the Fittest.
13: Out of the Mainstream.
14: Track Contenders.
15: The 1930s.
16: New Sophistication.
Ariel 4F Square Four.
17: Speed Club.
18: Reliable Transportation.
Great Marques: The BMW Story.
19: Economy Travel.
20: Hot Competition.
21: The 1940s.
22: On Military Service.
Harley-Davidson WLC.
23: Innovation and Evolution.
Great Marques: The Harley-Davidson Story.
24: Economy Transportation.
25: Racing Resumes.
Norton Manx.
26: The 1950s.
27: Scooters.
Lambretta LD 150.
28: Sports Twins.
29: Lively Lightweights.
Great Marques: The Honda Story.
30: Tourers.
31: Flyweights.
Great Marques: The Vespa Story.
32: Useful Lightweights.
33: Singles.
34: Trials and Scramblers.
35: Racers.
36: The 1960s.
37: Roadburners.
Triumph Bonneville.
38: Youth Appeal.
Suzuki X6 Scrambler.
39: Scooters and Mopeds.
Great Marques: The MV Agusta Story.
40: Willing Workers.
41: Tourers.
Great Marques: The Suzuki Story.
42: Built for Speed.
43: Rough Riders.
44: The 1970s.
45: Superbikes.
Honda CB750.
46: Middleweights.
Great Marques: The Kawasaki Story.
47: Standing Out.
48: Fun on Wheels.
49: Chrome and Smoke.
50: Off the Highway.
Great Marques: The Triumph Story.
51: Racers.
52: Classic Style.
53: The 1980s.
54: Road Sport.
Honda RC30.
55: Power Play.
Great Marques: The Yamaha Story.
56: Design Diversity.
57: Mile Eaters.
58: Dirt Diggers.
59: Racers.
60: The 1990s.
Great Marques: The Ducati Story.
61: Sports Bikes.
Ducati 916.
62: Street Style.
63: Cruisers.
64: Tour and Adventure.
65: After 2000.
66: Hypersport.
Aprilia RSV4.
67: Street Muscle.
68: Far and Fast.
BMW K1600GT.
69: Cruising.
70: City Rides.
Great Marques: The Aprilia Story.
71: Practical Fun.
72: Off-Road.
73: Racers.
74: The Engine.
75: How an Engine Works.
76: Engine Types.
77: Harley-Davidson X8A Air-Cooled Single.
78: Lambretta LD 150 Air-Cooled Two-Stroke.
79: BSA A10 Golden Flash Air-Cooled Twin.
80: Vincent Rapide V-Twin.
81: Yamaha YZF-R1 Inline Four.