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Motorcycle

Evolution, Design, Passion

This is the definitive, comprehensive guide to motorcycle design. Tapping a deep well of knowledge and a lifetime of experience, motorcycle racer and historian Mick Walker sheds light on the evolution of one of the world's ultimate status symbols and style icons—a development owing as much to history, politics, and technology as it does to image, lifestyle, and design. In a survey that ranges from the late nineteenth-century pioneers like Gottlieb Daimler and Hildebrand & Wolfmüller to present-day manufacturers—Harley Davidson, Ducati, Honda, BMW, Aprilia, and Triumph—Walker sets each model within its historical context and outlines the main technological and stylistic innovations that make each bike unique.

About the Author

Mick Walker is acknowledged to be the world's leading motorcycle authority. In a career that has spanned over forty-five years, he has written over one hundred books and curated several exhibitions. He has been a successful racer, tuner, team manager, talent scout, and British importer. In 1998, he was involved in The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and, in 1999, Ducati presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award, the first of its kind.

Reviews

Charts the design and engineering developments that shaped the modern motorcycles... even the mechanically maladroit can enjoy the copious images.

- Leo Carey - New Yorker

A worthy addition to anyone's moto library.

- Adrian Blake - Toronto Sun

Completely brilliant... one of the best books I've ever read on the evolution of motorcycles.

- Road Racer X

If you're either a motorcycle enthusiast or a librarian catering to such, make it a point to consider Motorcycle: Evolution, Design, Passion.

- Bookwatch

Lavishly produced.

- Carolyn Dougherty - Journal of Transport History

A 'picture book' with a great many excellent photographs... These photos alone make the book worth its price.

- David Reilly - SAH Journal
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