While the history of European ompetition motorcycles has been largely dominated by Italian, British, and German marques, other builders around the continent have also played significant roles from the turn of the century to present. Arranged by nation, this book examines more than two dozen important marques, including Bultaco, CZ, Elf, Husqvarna, KTM, Ossa, Peugeot, and many others. A wealth of rare photography, including a special color section, includes candid shots of the top personalities and the bikes both at rest and at speed.
This comprehensive restoration guide to Ducati single-cylinder motorcycles is indispensable for any owner or restorer of these classic motorcycles. Clear diagrams, rare photographs, expert text, and a guide to authentic Ducati detailing provides practical and immensely useful information.
This book is the third in the Redline books Enthusiasts Series. It tells the story of one of Italy's premiere post-war marques. With a history steeped in aviation, including the MC72 World Speed Record holder and World War II fighters, Aermacchi began building motorcycles in 1950. At the 1956 Milan Show, the futuristic Chimera, an ohv horizontal single with enclosed bodywork was launched. Later in the decade the Chimera was 'undressed' to create some of Italy's best sports and racing machines, including the Ala Verde and the Ala d'Oro. In 1960 Harley Davidson bought 50% of Aermacchi, and then in 1978 the Varese factory was sold to Cagiva. A number of Aermacchi personalities have contributed to this book, giving it additional authority.
Some 30 different models of Ducati twin-cylinder motorcycles are covered in this comprehensive restoration guide. Combining his own expertise and experiences with those of Ducati enthusiasts the world over, Mick Walker clearly explains all you need to know to restore Ducati's bevel-driven V-twins, belt-driven V-twins, and parallel twins. It is illustrated with clear diagrams and rare photographs gathered from various sources.Previous edition (1993) ISBN 1-85532-304-4