Motorcycle Design & Technology : How and Why
Amazon.com Reviewer: Dave Johnson from a place that is an equal distance from Laguna Seca and Sears Point, November 17, 1999
"This book is all about the general theory behind suspension, frames, and tires. It provides a host of formulas complete with supporting graphics. Great stuff to impress your friends. What this book is not is a how-to manual for setting up a race bike, and/or resolving the likes or real world scenarios you would encounter on or off the track. The chapter on engines is mostly about vibrations, forces of rotations, and how they bolt into frames. The language conversion (Italian to English) is proper, but not smooth-often making it hard to determine if he's staying on the subject.
If you want one book to learn the most from, buy Keith Cameron's Sport Bike Performance Handbook (ISBN076030229). If you have money left over, buy this one. However, this book would be a great (okay...excellent) gift item for anyone that rides street or track performance motos. By the way, it equally covers Italian, Japanese and German designs."
Reviewer: A reader from Connecticut, USA, June 23, 2000
"The most complete text I have read to date on the properties that make motorcycles what they are. If you love to ride and are mechanically inclined, you'll love this book."
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