GREAT BRITISH MOTORCYCLES OF THE FIFTIES
WRITTEN BY BOB CURRIE
SIGNED BY BOB CURRIE, APRIL 1981
The 1950s were memorable and occasionally difficult years for the British motor cycle industry. Traditional single and vertical twin bikes dominated the scene and the period is now regarded as a time of great innovation and design flair. However, the decade also had its problematic side as foreign competition gradually began to dominate the market and great British names began to disappear from the scene.
Great British Motor Cycles of the Fifties surveys the performance of the great machines of this memorable decade through road tests, which are reproduced exactly as they appeared in the journal Motor Cycle and with commentaries by Bob Currie, a leading motor cycle historian. Each model is described in terms of its historical perspective, design features, the changes that were incorporated during its production life, related models and its eventual fate.
Vincent Black Shadow, Sunbeam S8, Douglas Mark III, BSA Bantam de Luxe, Royal Enfield Bullet, Royal Enfield Twin, Ariel Red Hunter, BSA Star Twin, Excelsior Talisman, Triumph Tiger 100, BSA B31, Ariel Square Four Mark II, Velocette MSS, Triumph Tiger 110, Triumph Tiger Cup, Norton Model 99, Velocette Viper, Ariel Leader, AJS Model 6, Greeves Sports Twin
The book is used, but it is in very good condition, hard cover, 140 pages, English text.
ISBN : 0 600 36371 6