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Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History Hardcover – March 19, 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: DK; 37352nd edition (March 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756690528
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756690526
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.1 x 12.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #788,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By wogan TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a big coffee table book that also includes two frameable prints. The ones included in my book were the Indian 101 Scout 1928 and the Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1965.

The book itself is divided into; before 1920, the 1920's, 30's, 40', 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, from 2000 and the engine. There is a glossary and an index.

There are many large close- up pictures all in colour and pages with smaller pictures of examples of the motorcycles, each giving the country of origin, engine, top speed and a brief description. Within the chapters are articles covering almost all aspects of motorcycles' history. Examples are; the Enfield story, Indian Scout, reliable transportation, scooters, roadburners, off the highway, information on motorcycles used in the wars. The chapter on the engine has many close-ups and diagrams explaining how everything works.

Whether you are a motorcycle aficionado or just enjoy learning about the diversity of the motorcycle and its history this is a book that would assist you in learning much about it.
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I got this book for my girlfriend's father for Christmas. He's got a collection of several dozen bikes, goes to auctions all around the country, takes Harley road trips...He LOVED this book. This is a book for a guy who knows his ****. For someone who can seamlessly talk about early Indians and current Ducatis. Plus, it's loaded with pictures and there are a couple of cool inserts in the back of the book. All in all...very happy with it.
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I just can't say enough about how fun this book is. I'm giving this book as Christmas gifts this holiday season. The detail and the pictures are second to none and any body who owns, or who wishes to own, a motorcycle will find this a must read. The price of this book for what you get makes it an amazing value too.
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Because I love DK books and have several...and because I love motorcycles and ride..I had to have this book. It's GREAT. High quality, beautiful photos and so many bikes I never saw before. On top of that...the book had pictures of two of my old bikes that I forgot all about!!! That was a big hit. My wife is not as thrilled as I am...but she's a girl. Geeze...... If you can find this book and if you love bikes....just buy it. The Vendor was fantastic too.
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I paid the full list price of this stunning book at a local 'Books A Million' store (which is a lot more than the price here on Amazon), and even at that cost, it is very much worth it. Just like a previous reviewer, I could not stop reading this riveting book and looking at all the amazing photos of motorcycles, both vintage and recent! If you must own just one motorcycle book/catalog, it would be this one! A truly great close to complete compendium of the history of motorcycles, all under one cover. A steal at what Amazon charges!
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This book has a ton of information and gorgeous pictures in it. When I leave it on the coffee table it's always picked up by a guest. I tend to hide it though because I want to keep it on good condition.
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By fishon68 on September 19, 2012
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This is a very informative book. The pictures are outstanding. Absolutely worth the price. When I started reading this book; I just couldn't stop. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Excellent!
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The printing is good. The binding is good. The text is good. The pictures are good. Altogether a wonderfully designed and presented history of motorcycles. Top quality.
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