A Z of Italian Motorcycle ManufacturersA Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers



It was also the reason that the famous Motogiro races, touring the public roads of Italy, limited riders to motorcycles of no more that 175cc. And this is very much the A–Z of Italian motorcycles. There are no scooter manufacturers ...

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785004889

Category:

Page: 176

View: 979

Italian motorcycles have a place in history – and many enthusiasts’ hearts – out of all proportion to the numbers that have been built. From Moto Guzzi becoming the first non-British marque to win a TT through to Ducati’s achievements in MotoGP, they have also been at the forefront of motorsport despite being far smaller than, at first, the British and later the Japanese manufacturers. If the number of motorcycles built by Italian manufacturers is small, the sheer number of Italian motorcycle factories will surprise readers. Almost 600 marques were identified in researching this book, and there may have been thousands. This is partly because there were so many engines available off the shelf – many of them English – as well as a thriving accessory and component industry. A–Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers only deals briefly with the grand marques Ducati and Moto Guzzi because there have been many dedicated books about them. Instead this is a definitive guide to the factories that have been less widely covered or, in most cases, never before in the English language. Some, such as Bianchi and Garelli, might be familiar: others, remembered for their racing achievements or uniqueness, such as Morbidelli, and many you may have never heard of. But if it was possible to establish when and where the factories were active, and at least a little about the motorcycles they built, then there is an entry for them. An appendix lists the other manufacturers that are lesser known, making this the most complete reference book of Italian motorcycles available today. This book is a complete guide to Italian motorcycle manufacturers, and an essential reference for anyone with an interest in these fascinating vehicles. Italian motorcycles have a place in history – and many enthusiasts’ hearts – out of all proportion to the numbers that have been built. From Moto Guzzi becoming the first non-British marque to win a TT through to Ducati’s achievements in MotoGP, they have also been at the forefront of motorsport despite being far smaller than, at first, the British and later the Japanese manufacturers. If the number of motorcycles built by Italian manufacturers is small, the sheer number of Italian motorcycle factories will surprise readers. Almost 600 marques were identified in researching this book, and there may have been thousands. This is partly because there were so many engines available off the shelf – many of them English – as well as a thriving accessory and component industry. A–Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers only deals briefly with the grand marques Ducati and Moto Guzzi because there have been many dedicated books about them. Instead this is a definitive guide to the factories that have been less widely covered or, in most cases, never before in the English language. Some, such as Bianchi and Garelli, might be familiar: others, remembered for their racing achievements or uniqueness, such as Morbidelli, and many you may have never heard of. But if it was possible to establish when and where the factories were active, and at least a little about the motorcycles they built, then there is an entry for them. An appendix lists the other manufacturers that are lesser known, making this the most complete reference book of Italian motorcycles available today. This book is a complete guide to Italian motorcycle manufacturers, and an essential reference for anyone with an interest in these fascinating vehicles.

The A Z of popular Scooters MicrocarsThe A Z of popular Scooters Microcars



Cars had moved on to offer weather protection and disc wheels long ago, but motorcycles still used spokes like a pedal cycle ... Soon, the Lambretta LD drew attention, too, and competition between these two Italian companies resulted in ...

Author: Mike Dan

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845848750

Category:

Page: 256

View: 631

This is mainly a photographic reference book to classic scooters and microcars with specification data presented in A to Z order of manufacturer. There are also nostalgic recollections by the author based on ownership and personal experience. In the middle 1950s as a teenager Mike Dan became interested in these then newly-arrived forms of transport. Eventually Mike owned a series of scooters and a microcar. He became involved in Scooter and Microcar Clubs and took part in many local and national sporting events gaining a collection of awards and trophies. In the mid 1980s he had time again to visit many indoor and outdoor classic vehicle shows. Eventually this led to a renewed personal involvement in the restoration of a series of over twenty classic scooters and three classic microcars. This highly entertaining book and reference source is therefore written with the authority of a lifetime enthusiast.

The A Z of Modern DesignThe A Z of Modern Design



Its antithesis was the Isetta , a bulbous three - wheeled minicar that was created by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Iso . This unique vehicle undoubtedly became the most successful microcar of the post - war period .

Author: Bernd Polster

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215290201

Category:

Page: 539

View: 424

This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It includes 350 entries on influential designers and studios and the most important design-led manufacturers worldwide, both past and present, from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Loewy and Philippe Starck to Apple, Ikea and BMW. The products featured range from classic cars, furniture and ceramics to the latest MP3 players. Each entry includes an informative profile, a biography or company history, and a product chronology, and is accompanied by colour photographs.

Classic TT RacersClassic TT Racers



This book is a history and celebration of the bikes of those early years of the TT races.

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785006302

Category:

Page: 160

View: 490

At 10 o'clock on the twenty-eighth of May 1907 the first Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle road race began. The riders pushed off on their 500cc single cylinder bikes and ten laps and 158 miles later, Charlie Collier aboard a Matchless would be declared the victor. This book is a history and celebration of the bikes of those early years of the TT races. It covers the events and personalities that led to the creation of the race and its challenging course; the early success of the British motorcycle manufacturers: Norton, Velocette, AJS and Matchless and their riders. The origins of the Italian Fours: Gilera and MV Agusta Quattro are covered and the influence and reign of the Japanese manufacturers too are covered: Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki. There are also details of the technical developments that enabled the bikes to conquer the mountain course with world-record beating times.

Ducati DesmodueDucati Desmodue



Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and owners' experiences, this new book covers: A history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve ...

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 1847979017

Category:

Page: 176

View: 855

A definitive account of the popular Ducati Desmodue - the reliable, affordable, high-performance motorcycle range that boasts one of the most successful Italian motorcycles of all time, the Ducati Monster, and is still in development today. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and owners' experiences, this new book covers: A history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve engine design The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers Ducati's virtual swansong and the Cagiva takeover The best-selling Ducati Monster - the 'naked' desmo twin The Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range Racing today, the new Ducati Scrambler and the future for Desmodue motorcycles

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Science and technologyWalford s Guide to Reference Material Science and technology



Translated from the Italian ( Mondadori ) by M. Piòtrowska . ... and edited annually by l'Editrice dell ' Automobile LEA , publishing company of the Automobile Club of Italy . ... A - Z coverage of British motorcycle manufacturers .

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: UOM:39015047531291

Category:

Page: 687

View: 320

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.

American MotorcyclistAmerican Motorcyclist



Deals May Alter Italian Industry As this magazine was going to press, yet more wheeling and dealing was threatening to change the face of the Italian motorcycle industry. First, Malaysian car manufacturer Proton announced an agreement ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 72

View: 206

American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

Royal EnfieldRoyal Enfield



With 190 photographs, this book includes the V-twins, from the 1930s K and KX range to a glimpse of the concept V-twin shown in 2018; the singles, from 2-strokes to side-valve 4-strokes, and the ohv versions that first used the Bullet name, ...

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785008528

Category:

Page: 176

View: 449

Greg Pullen charts the rise, fall and rise again of Royal Enfield, from the company's pre-motorcycle beginnings in Redditch, through the impact of the two World Wars, the importance of exports to India and subsequent establishment of factories there, to changes in ownership, recently launched models and new concept bikes for the future. With 190 photographs, this book includes the V-twins, from the 1930s K and KX range to a glimpse of the concept V-twin shown in 2018; the singles, from 2-strokes to side-valve 4-strokes, and the ohv versions that first used the Bullet name, through to the new singles built in India. The British Bullet: its arrival in 1948 and production in UK, the original orders from India and subsequent setting up of production there are discussed. The 250s (1958-68), including the Turbo Twins, and the big twins, from the 1948 500 are covered along with the Twin to the final Interceptor in 1970, including the 800cc prototype and the Clymer Indians. The new twins: the 650cc Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT twins and the Bobber concept bike are featured as well as competition success, with notable ISDT achievements, star rider Johnny Brittain and racing the big twins, and Geoff Duke in the GP5. The British factories and new opportunities with the Indian factories are remembered.

BSABSA



And yet, after winning the Queens Award to Industry for exports in 1967 and 1968, it collapsed into bankruptcy in 1973. This is an epic story of rise and fall, even by the precarious standards of the British motorcycle industry.

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785007408

Category:

Page: 176

View: 312

BSA was once the world's most successful motorcycle company, manufacturing more machines than any other in the world by the mid-1950s. And yet, after winning the Queens Award to Industry for exports in 1967 and 1968, it collapsed into bankruptcy in 1973. This is an epic story of rise and fall, even by the precarious standards of the British motorcycle industry. With over 170 illustrations, this book recalls the founding of the company and its foray into bicycle and then motorcycle production. It describes the evolution of the various models of motorcycles including specification tables and discusses the diversification into cars, commercial vehicles and guns for Spitfires. It recounts the successes - two Maudes Trophies and numerous racing victories, and documents the fall from grace to bankruptcy and beyond.