Japanese Custom MotorcyclesJapanese Custom Motorcycles



otorcycles are prevalent in Japan, so it comes as no surprise that there is also a very active domestic custom bike culture. The difference to the US or Europe is that, in the land of the rising sun, smaller bikes rule.

Author: Uli Cloesen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845845308

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Page: 128

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Japanese Custom Motorcycles is the first book to show the evolution of the Japanese cruiser in the ‘metric’ custom scene. The growing trend of customising metric bikes into choppers, bobbers, et al – be they high-end bikes, garage-built beauties, or more recent Japanese cruisers – is superbly illustrated with examples from all over the world. Featuring owner’s stories and technical descriptions, Japanese Custom Motorcycles is guaranteed to interest metric bike fans and members of the custom scene alike. From singles, twins, triples, fours, and sixes – see the custom side of Japanese motorcycles.

Motorcycles from JapanMotorcycles from Japan



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British Caf RacersBritish Caf Racers



Japanese Custom Motorcycles is the first book to show the evolution of the Japanese cruiser into the metric custom scene. The growing trend of customising metric bikes into chopper, bobber, et al – be they high-end bikes, ...

Author: Uli Cloesen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845848965

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Page: 128

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This is the first book to solely concentrate on the British-powered café racer motorcycle. Renewed interest in custom British café conversions is illustrated with stunning images of select sporting, racing, and ‘café’d’ British motorcycles. From single-cylinder to four-cylinder variants – see the ‘café’d’ side of British bikes!

Italian Caf RacersItalian Caf Racers



The Café Racer Phenomenon The Café Racer is one of the most enduring styles of motorcycle ever created, ... ISBN: 978-1-845845-29-2 Hardback • 25x25cm • £25* UK/$39.95* USA • 128 pages Japanese Custom Motorcycles The first book to ...

Author: Uli Cloesen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845847494

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There have been plenty of books published about Italian motorcycles, and a few covering the café racer genre, but none has covered the evolution of the Italian sportsbike into the Italian café racer – until now. Coming from a nation with a great motorcycle racing heritage, Italian motorcycles have, unsurprisingly, always had a sporting flair. This book lifts the lid on the growing trend of custom Italian café conversions, illustrated in detail with stunning images of select sporting, racing, and caféd Italian motorcycles. Italian Café Racers celebrates stunning Italian bikes from all over the globe. From the old to the modern, from horizontal-singles to inline sixes, this book reveals these stylish machines in all their innovative glory. Whether you’re a entusiasta, a follower of the café racer culture, or simply appreciate beautiful bikes, this book is guaranteed to interest and inspire … see the ‘caféd’ side of Italian bikes.

How to restore Honda SOHC FoursHow to restore Honda SOHC Fours



The first book to solely cover the evolution of the Japanese cruiser into metric custom, Japanese Custom Motorcycles is an insight into the growing trend of customising metric bikes into chopper, bobber et al, et al – be they high-end ...

Author: Ricky Burns

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845847463

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Page: 176

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This book gives enthusiasts of the single overhead camshaft Honda Four a step-by-step guide to a full restoration. Whether it be the small but luxurious CB350/4 right through to the ground breaking CB750/4. This guide covers dismantling the motorcycle and its components, restoring and sourcing parts, paint spraying, decals and polishing. The chapters cover, Engine, frame, forks, fuel, exhaust, seat, brakes, tyres, electrics, up to the rebuild and on to safe setup and general maintenance and finally onto riding safely and storage.

The Ride 2nd Gear Rebel EditionThe Ride 2nd Gear Rebel Edition



Journalist and custom motorcycle expert Chris Hunter co-edited both this book and our previous release The Ride. Born in England, Hunter now lives with his family in New Zealand, where he runs the motorcycle website Bike EXIF.

Author: R. Klanten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 3899556364

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Page: 352

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Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillated somewhere between cult and cliche for years. Custom bikes, in particular, have a history that is deeply rooted in the spirit of freedom and change of the 1960s, as well as man's primal urge to build something with his own hands--or, in this case, tools. The Ride 2nd Gear is a showcase of the power and beauty of these bikes. The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops around the globe in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders. The custom bike community as a whole is united by its passion for the ride--one so strong that it is now attracting a younger generation. Whether alone or in a group of like-minded friends, in a city or in the countryside, just for the weekend or embarking on a long-distance road trip, these drivers are actively sharing and celebrating pure riding pleasure on their own unique motorcycles that are lovingly crafted with time, dedication, and technical expertise. From limited series to one-offs, The Ride 2nd Gear features the brilliant results of this process. Its pages are filled with bikes that offer extraordinary design and driving experiences. In fact, established brands are now acting on trends set by the custom scene whose bikes are often more radical and sophisticated because more attention can be paid to detail and each new idea can be fine-tuned to perfection. Some models shown in The Ride 2nd Gear stem from or are based on classic bobbers and choppers, Italian-style racing machines, plastic Japanese motorcycles, and rare BMWs or Triumphs, which may very well be up to 80 years old. Others are art bikes made for show or futuristic visions inspired by the aesthetics of science fiction, fantasy, or anime. But whether they preserve or radically expand on traditional craftsmanship, these custom machines are more agile, faster, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past. Journalist and custom motorcycle expert Chris Hunter co-edited both this book and our previous release The Ride. Born in England, Hunter now lives with his family in New Zealand, where he runs the motorcycle website Bike EXIF. It is now the world's most popular showcase of custom bikes with millions of pageviews every month and a passionate global following.

How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese MotorcyclesHow to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles



This is the perfect book for anyone interested in classic Japanese motorcycles, as well as prepping a bike to build a cafe racer, street tracker, or other custom build.

Author: Sid Young

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760347973

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Page: 240

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Everything you need to know to restore or customize your classic Japanese motorcycle. Whether you want to correctly restore a classic Japanese motorcycle or create a modified, custom build, you need the right information about how to perform the mechanical and cosmetic tasks required to get an old, frequently neglected, and often long-unridden machine back in working order. How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles is your thorough, hands-on manual, covering all the mechanical subsystems that make up a motorcycle. From finding a bike to planning your project to dealing with each mechanical system, How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles includes everything you need to know to get your classic back on the road. Japanese motorcycles have been the best-selling bikes in the world since the mid-1960s, driven by the "big four": Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki. Of course certain bikes have always had a following - Honda CB750, 305 Hawk, CB400-4, Benly; Suzuki GT750, Katana, GS1000S; Yamaha XS650, RD400 Daytona, TZ; Kawaski H1, H2, Z1R - and these have now become the blue-chip Japanese bikes leading collectors to seek out more common (and now more affordable) alternatives. This is the perfect book for anyone interested in classic Japanese motorcycles, as well as prepping a bike to build a cafe racer, street tracker, or other custom build.

Italian Custom MotorcyclesItalian Custom Motorcycles



Ritmo Sereno is a Japanese company turning mainly European bikes such as BMWs and Moto Guzzis into beautiful café racers. The team sells parts and complete bikes made to order. The website (www. ritmo-sereno.com) is all in Japanese, ...

Author: Uli Cloesen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845843946

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Page: 128

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Many books have been published about Italian motorcycles, but none has focused exclusively on the Italian motorcycle-based chopper, bobber, trike, and quad custom bike scene – until now. Even though customising is not normally associated with Italian brands, there are some fantastic individually-built Italian custom bikes out there, old and new. In recognition of the trend, Ducati entered into a new market segment when it launched its power cruiser Diavel in November 2010, while Moto Guzzi has its Aquila Nero range ... these and many other custom-style bikes have been well-received in the customs scene. This book looks at some of the fascinating custom projects around the world, accompanied by stunning photography of the finished bikes. A great book for Italian bike fans, and fans of the custom bike scene in general.

The Gendered MotorcycleThe Gendered Motorcycle



Posters, T-shirts, stickers, fan art to real-life custom motorcycle replicas1 – a look at any of these products will reveal that one of the most enduring and ubiquitous images related to the Japanese animation film, Akira (1988), ...

Author: Esperanza Miyake

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838609382

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Page: 288

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What happens to gender at 120mph? Are Harley-Davidsons more masculine than Yamahas? The Gendered Motorcycle answers such questions through a critical examination of motorcycles in film, advertising and television. Whilst bikers and biker cultures have been explored previously, the motorcycle itself has remained largely under-theorised, especially in relation to gender. Esperanza Miyake reveals how representations of motorcycles can produce different gendered bodies, identities, spaces and practices. This interdisciplinary book offers new and critical ways to think about gender and motorcycles, and will interest scholars and students of gender, technology and visual cultures, as well as motorcycle industry practitioners and motorcycle enthusiasts.