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Sportbike Performance Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop) Paperback – Bargain Price, December 19, 2008
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For a decade, Cameron’s bestselling Sportbike Performance Handbook has been helping readers and riders define performance improvement plans and put them into motion--building better, faster, more powerful bikes. This new edition does everything the first did, and more, bringing bikers up to date on the dramatic changes that have swept sportbike technology in the past ten years. It covers changes to fuel management, suspension, tire technology, brake systems and more. This is the essential tool for anyone looking to coax maximum performance from a sportbike.
About the Author
Kevin Cameron is a long-time motorcycle journalist and racing insider and the author of Motorbooks’ Top Dead Center. His work appears monthly in Cycle World. Kevin resides in Gill, Massachusetts.
Top Customer Reviews
Kevin doesn't take the approach, "for this bike, use these components and settings." Instead, he uses thorough explanations to educate the reader about how and why things work. Then the reader can choose performance modifications that match his riding style, pocketbook and maintenance tolerance. Throughout the book he encourages the reader to be realistic about his expectations and to match the mechanical changes with improvements to his riding ability.
With the information in this book you'll be able to make your bike exactly the way you want it, and more importantly understand how and why you made it that way.
This is the book we all hoped Kevin would write someday...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After more than a decade riding and being addicted to motorcycles I thought that I knew something about it, but reading this I discovered that I knew nothing about it, It is... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marcus
Excellent book that concisely explains the design and modification possibilities of sport bikes (vintage to contemporary) in an easy to digest, but fairly technical manner. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Languidium
Kevin Cameron, he's the master at explaining what you may already know or think you know about motorcycle physics. I'm a long time reader of his and this book does not dissapoint.Published 17 months ago by Belson jones
For a book about mechanics this book is written in a fairly easy to understand way, however it assumes a lot of background knowledge. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mr. O. R. Clark
Great book. Lots of great material presented for someone who wants to take care of his/her motorcycle. May be a tad out of date by now though.Published 23 months ago by sdgolf
I highly recommend this book for those without an engineering background, but who enjoy knowing more about the technical aspects of how sport motorcycles work. Read morePublished on March 30, 2014 by Sperry