HISTORIC MOTOR CYCLES
WRITTEN BY DAVID BURGESS WISE
Published in 1973
Over a century of motor cycle development, from the artists’ impressions of the first decades of the 19th century through the earliest steam-powered machines to the superbikes of the 1970s, are recalled in this lively history of powered two and three-wheelers.
The book is illustrated through-out with original colour and black-and-white artwork, and with contemporary photographs.
Steam and hot air – the inventors of the motor cycle
Fascinating and dangerous – Two-wheelers become polular
Track tribulations – Racing gets into its stride
Motoring for the Millions ? – The birth and death of the Cyclecar
War and Peace – Motor Cycling in the Jazz Age
Going to the TT Races – Competition through the 1920s
Down the hill to disaster – The Depression hits the industry
War on Wheels – Motor Cylces in military service
Towards the Superbiking Seventies – The throubled progress of the post-war motor cycle
The book has been used, hard cover, 96 pages, English text.
ISBN : 0 600 34407 X