A Celebration of Style and Speed
Intended to solve Italy's transport problems and appeal to the middle classes, the Vespa first appeared in 1946 and the Lambretta the following year. This celebration of the Italian design classic traces its history and its place in culture from the stylish runabout of the 1950s to British mod customizations of the 1960s and collectors, racers and enthusiasts today.
The Moto Guzzi Story
Established in 1921, Moto Guzzi remains the oldest working European motorcycle manufacturer. This comprehensive history, illustrated with hundreds of photographs of its motorcycles, takes readers from its rise to success in the 1930s to its domination of the Grand Prix circuit in the 1950s, through to its shift to a focus on touring and custom vehicles in the 21st century.
Where BSAs Dare!
BSA's 1952 ISDT Golds and Maudes Trophy
In 1952, BSA publicized their new 500cc Star Twin bike with a series of near impossible challenges, winning gold in the International Six Days trial in Austria, before trekking through northern Europe in dreadful weather for a crucial speed test. One of three riders involved tells the remarkable story. The book also includes a history of the coveted Maudes Trophy.
The Legendary Models
Forty classic models of the famous motorcycle marque are celebrated in this volume, which uses double fold-out pages to illustrate each bike in large photorealistic digital artworks, accompanied by profiles and specification tables. A separate booklet outlines the history of the company and the evolution of its products from the F-Head Single Cylinder of 1903 to the Electra Glide and Superlow 1200T.
My Cool Scooter
An Inspirational Guide to Stylish Scooters
Whether it is a well-known Vespa or a classic Goggo, Chris Haddon’s inspirational tribute to the scooter depicts stylish and unusual examples from around the world. The photographs are accompanied by historical details, vehicle notes and anecdotes from owners about the varied uses they have found for scooters in both town and country.
Outsider Art, Graphics and Illustration
This portfolio of contemporary paintings, sketches and digital art celebrates the motorcycle and the many styles, tribes and fashions it has inspired. Featuring the work of 30 artists from the UK, USA, Europe, Australia and Japan, and inspired by biker subcultures such as greasers, road rockets, choppers, café racers and dirt trackers, the imagery ranges from retro poster art and atmospheric racing scenes to photomontage, cartoon characters and pin-ups.
The Ultimate Encyclopedia, from Classic to Custom
The veteran motorcycle journalist and photographer Mac McDiarmid traces the history of an American legend, from William Harley and Arthur Davison’s basement workshop in Milwaukee in 1900 to the Electra Glide long-haul cruisers and today’s Sportsters. The book covers topics including the role of the bikes in wartime, hardware, customizing and Harley-Davidson racing, and presents a comprehensive catalogue of models, arranged chronologically and providing full descriptions, technical specifications and excellent photographs of these iconic motorcycles.
German Motorcycles of WWII
A Visual History in Vintage Photos and Restored Examples, Part 1
In the mid 1930s the German Army developed specialized armed motorcycle units attached to infantry regiments, but the bikes proved unsuited to extreme conditions and after 1943 were used mainly for communications. This volume uses wartime archive photographs as well as modern colour images of preserved bikes to explore the various BMW and Zündapp models used during the period.
Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport: Volume 3
Recalling the heyday of motorcycle trialling and motocross (then better known as scrambling), this book contains interviews and over 100 photographs of leading riders competing between the mid 1950s and early 1970s, when popular events at a variety of now-defunct British venues were regularly televised.