100 Motorcycles, 100 Years : The First Century of the Motorcycle

100 Motorcycles, 100 Years : The First Century of the Motorcycle
Edition year: 1999
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100 Motorcycles 100 Years presents the history of the motorcycle with eye-catching images and absorbing stories that set it apart from other merely factual motorcycle books. Compelling photographs of the motorcycle show the evolution of motorcycling from its dawn to the present day. Unique graphic spreads take the reader through time and travel by highlighting a single key motorcycle for each year in the past century, accompanied by engaging anecdotes about its original design, its intrepid riders, and its final fate.

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Reviews - Amazon.com Reviewer: lightkeeper at valley.net from west-coast New Hamphsire, November 26, 1999 "Lovely pictures, vapid prose - I found this coffee-table-type volume to be chock-full of nice photographs, but disappointingly short on anything more than sketchy, wide-eyed text - e.g., "One may use 'remarkable,' 'exceptional,' or some other adjective to describe the Vincent Rapide Series C, and never be far from the truth." Uh-huh. The authors' priorities also seem skewed toward the trendy rather than the truly historical - e.g., a '73 Honda Trail 90 gets a full page photo, while the '55 Triumph Tiger 110 merits just a 2x3 shot of a strangely half-skirted rear wheel. (And where's the '37 Speed Twin?) In my opinion, Hugo Wilson's "Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle" and the Guggenheim Museum exhibit catalog book ("The Art of the Motorcycle") are better values."


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