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    Classic British Motorcycles

    ISBN: 9781781550861
    Format: Hardback
    Until the 1950s, even into the '60s, British motor cycle makers ruled the roost such as Scott, Rudge, BSA, Norton and Vincent. Gloriously illustrated and written by a world-leading authoritarian figure on powered motorcycling, Classic British Motorcycles tells of a fascinating yesteryear when Britain was a leading pioneer of motorcycling.
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    In the modern era, mass-produced motorcycles tend to be of Japanese or Italian origin with the 'big four' oriental manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki dominating the market. However, it was not always so. Until the 1950s, even into the 60s, British makers ruled the roost such as Scott, Rudge, BSA, Norton and Vincent. These were the companies whose bikes sold around the world, winning racing championships and setting speed records as they went. They developed the motorbike from its beginnings as a powered bicycle and made it the fast, powerful and exciting machine of today. This is the story of those British machines and their development, but it is also the story of the engineers, some trained, many self-taught, whose ideas underpinned the development. Along the way comes an understanding that ideas do not spring up 'from nowhere'. How British was the Triumph company at its beginning? Why did Norton fail to design or build their most famous frame, the 'featherbed', on which the legendary Manx Norton was based? Gloriously illustrated and written by a world-leading authoritarian figure on powered motorcycling, Classic British Motorcycles tells of a fascinating yesteryear when Britain was a leading pioneer of motorcycling.
    In the modern era, mass-produced motorcycles tend to be of Japanese or Italian origin with the 'big four' oriental manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki dominating the market. However, it was not always so. Until the 1950s, even into the 60s, British makers ruled the roost such as Scott, Rudge, BSA, Norton and Vincent. These were the companies whose bikes sold around the world, winning racing championships and setting speed records as they went. They developed the motorbike from its beginnings as a powered bicycle and made it the fast, powerful and exciting machine of today. This is the story of those British machines and their development, but it is also the story of the engineers, some trained, many self-taught, whose ideas underpinned the development. Along the way comes an understanding that ideas do not spring up 'from nowhere'. How British was the Triumph company at its beginning? Why did Norton fail to design or build their most famous frame, the 'featherbed', on which the legendary Manx Norton was based? Gloriously illustrated and written by a world-leading authoritarian figure on powered motorcycling, Classic British Motorcycles tells of a fascinating yesteryear when Britain was a leading pioneer of motorcycling.
    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9781781550861
    Contributor Jackson, Colin
    Language English
    Format Hardback
    Imprint Fonthill Media
    Publisher Fonthill Media
    Publication Date 2013-05-01
    Short Description Classic British Motorcycles Jackson, Colin 9781781550861
    Author Biography Colin Jackson has almost forty years motorcycling experience, including some older machines. Active member of Isle of Man TT Marshals Assoc. He trained as CBT instructor. His previous book was Slot Car Racing (Ian Allan Publishing, 2009) and is the editor of Slot Car Racing News magazine.