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Suzuki Motorcycles - The Classic Two-Stoke Era

The definitive history of the two-stroke Suzukis, from little known machines hardly seen outside Japan to the triples that took on the world. The book covers all major markets and uses stunning contemporary photography gathered from all over the world to help owners and enthusiasts establish authenticity or simply take a trip down memory lane. Researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory, here in definitive detail is the story of the two-stroke Suzuki bikes – a series of models that put the company on the map, helping it to survive a difficult era that saw hundreds of Japanese motorcycle makers reduced to just four. Successful immediately, the two-stroke models defended Suzuki's honour on the tracks as well as in the showrooms, handing the company numerous world championship titles. The series has now been all but killed off, but this title helps celebrate an era when the two-stroke was king, concentrating on the 1950s through to the late-1970s.
£35.00 £25.00

Two Wheels To War Martin and Nick Shelley

A Fascinating insight into the lives of First World War despatch riders


A pioneering Manx motorcyclist
£13.15 £5.00

Coventry's Motorcar Heritage

Book- Coventry's Motorcar Heritage - Damien Kimberley Softback(The History Press)
£14.61 £8.00

Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless - In Name and Reputation

Reprinted after a long absence! Bill Cakebread's apprenticeship changed his life forever. This book gives a unique insight to the excitement of working at the AMC motorcycle factory. It is an inspiring story, supported by period photographs and rare documents, and a fascinating record of the British motorcycle industry. Reprinted after a long absence! This is the inspiring story of how a young school-leaver with no academic qualifications and low expectations built a successful career based on an apprenticeship with Associated Motor Cycles Ltd, and eventually became Managing Director of his company. It describes the very personal story of the ups and downs of factory life in the 1950s and 1960s. In particular, it conveys the unique atmosphere and excitement that surrounds the manufacture of motorcycles, an atmosphere that for those who have experienced it is like no other. The excellence of the training that was provided by the company enabled the writer to achieve far more than he ever anticipated. The journey through the factory, starting with the lowliest of duties in the machine shops and ending as personal assistant to the top motorcycle designers of their time, is described in detail. It gives a rare insight into working practices within the different departments and the characters that were employed. Supported by a host of period photographs and rare documents, it provides a unique record of work within the British motorcycle industry in the final years of its decline into oblivion.
£19.99 £15.00

Motorcycle Dream Garages

Book- Motorcycle Dream Garages: Lee Klancher. Hardback (Motorbooks)
£23.15 £8.00

Motorcycles. Sidecars and Cyclecars 1915

Book-Motocycles, Sidecars & Cyclecars, 1915 - Victor Wilfred Pagé Hardback(
£42.49 £20.00

Motorcycling for Women 1928

A Book for the Lady Driver, Sidecar Passenger and Pillion Rider
£16.15 £8.00

Motorcycling in the '50s

A Veloce Classic Reprint.
£25.00 £15.00

Riding Old M/c (Book)

Book-Riding Old Motorcycles - Reg Eyre Softback (Blue Hills Publishing)
£7.15 £3.00

Taking it to the Limit

Includes bonus DVD
£32.61 £10.00

The British Motorcycle Story

Book-The British Motorcycle Story - Colin Jackson Hardback (The History Press Ltd)
£9.99 £5.00