The Elemental Motorcyclist offers riding advice in a conversational tone, often using amusing anecdotes to illustrate its message. The author does not pound home hard-and-fast rules, but offers gentle suggestions for riders to consider as they grow in their riding experience. Brent occasionally recalls his youthful mistakes to help others choose a better path. The essays are divided into four "elements," each loosely denoting a particular flavor of the motorcycling experience.
Motorcycles are mythic, far more than mere transportation, but some are in a class of their own, truly legendary machines. There are the Triumphs: James Dean’s, Marlon Brando’s in The Wild Ones, the one Steve McQueen took over the fence in The Great Escape. There are Evel Knievel’s and Elvis’s Harleys, the Easy Rider Stars ‘n’ Stripes bike, and T. E. Lawrence’s Brough Superior SS100; Von Dutch’s Condor, Craig Vetter’s Mystery Ship, and Mike Hailwood’s Honda RC162. These are just some of the machines that have made motorcycle history, and that make this book a feast for the eyes and a fact-filled odyssey for the motorcycle aficionado. Illustrated with commissioned photographs and historical images, the book profiles the bikes--not just the models but the actual motorcycles--that have achieved legendary status in the last century. Their stories, told here in detail for the first time, make up the story of the motorcycle in American culture. See Motorbooks author Basem Wasef interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-basem-wasef/1168295/
The ultimate reference for Triumph lovers and fans of British motorcycles, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single illustrated volume. In this revised and updated edition, you'll find the all-new Bonneville lineup introduced for the 2016 model year as well as other Triumphs through 2019. Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, Triumph produced its first motorcycle in 1902, which was simply a bicycle fitted with a Belgian Minerva engine. From there, the company, in various iterations, went on to build some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, this luxurious reference covers all of the major and minor models, with an emphasis on the most exemplary, era-defining motorcycles such as the Thunderbird, Tiger, Trophy, Bonneville, and new machines such as the Speed Triple, Thruxton, and Daytona 675. Detailed technical specifications are offered alongside compelling photography, much of it sourced from Triumph's archives. The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today also features important non-production models and factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph's stellar reputation. This is a book no Triumph fan should be without!
A unique and one-of-a-kind anthology! This casebook was first published as Davidson/de la Torre, Managing the Global Corporation, in 1989. It was the first modern case anthology for a graduate audience. This edition contains the broadest case collection of companies and countries available in a single anthology. A full 60% of the cases are non-U.S.based firms. Companies in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Mexico, South American, India, South Africa and Europe are featured as case studies. Many of these cases were written in connection with the authors’ own work consulting with the organization, making the information in-depth and credible.
Features a walkthrough and the maps to help you navigate the game. This guide includes character descriptions, lists of items, monsters and magic and the revelation of secrets. It provides 350 full-colour maps and details of ultimate weapons, extreme breaks, complete bestiary and boss strategies.
"When was the first motorcycle developed? Who holds the current speed record? What is the finest customized bike on the market? This two-wheeled odyssey through the history of the motorcycle showcases both the myriad design interpretations and the storied subcultures that the machine has inspired. The many guises of this modern cultural icon are revealed by motorcycle experts, covering subjects ranging from the history to the customization of the machine, vintage to contemporary riding gear, clubs and associations to bike culture and its heroes in life and on screen. Packed with full-color illustrations of distinctive and outrageous designs, motorcycle ephemera and fashions, and unforgettable moments, Motorcycle Mania is a captivating visual chronicle."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved