Moto Guzzi

The Complete Story

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975771

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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With the launch of the new California 1400 in 2013, and actor Ewan McGregor appointed brand ambassador, Moto Guzzi's owners Piaggio are proving their belief in the future and importance of Moto Guzzi. Moto Guzzi - The Complete Story charts the development of the stylish Guzzi bikes and the highs (and lows) of one of the oldest motorcycles marques still in existence. Topics covered include the origins of the Moto Guzzi factory at Madello del Lario - the oldest motorcycle factory in the world; the success at the Isle of man TT and races worldwide; the development of the V-twin engine; the De Tomaso years and the introduction of the iconic Le Mans model. The complete story of Moto Guzzi, from 1921 to the present day covers some very special motorcycles and some astonishing people who made it happen. Will be of great interest as a reference book to all motorbike enthusiasts and is superbly illustrated with 250 colour photographs.

Moto Guzzi

The Complete History from 1921

Author: Mario Colombo

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore

ISBN: 9788879113939

Category: Transportation

Page: 504

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Fourth edition of "Moto Guzzi The Complete History From 1921", since first published in 1977, it is considered a masterpiece of motorcycle literature and a basic source of information on Moto Guzzi. Revised, expanded and updated, including a review of current production, it covers the industrial and competitive history of Italy’s number one motorcycle marquee in terms of model variety and racing laurels. It includes a complete and accurate catalog of all the models, which represent the entire span of Moto Guzzi production, including the V 11 Le Mans, the last versions of the California, the MGS 01 Corsa, the Griso, the Breva, the Norge, the 1200 Sport as well as the 940 Custom.

Honda V4

The Complete Four-Stroke Story

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977553

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The complete story of the legenday Honda V4 motorcycles and the four-stroke engine design that gave them the name. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and over 250 colour illustration, the book covers design and development of the first Honda V4, the oval piston NR500, and the VF road models from 1982-1988. Also covered: the iconic sport touring bikes, the VFR750, VFR800 and VFR1200F; the worldwide racing success for Honda Racing Corporation's RC30; the 1990 Pan European/ST1100, with its longitudinal V4 engine, and the 2002 ST1300; Honda V4s in MotoGP; details of the 2014 VFR800 and CTX1300 cruiser and finally, owners' experiences and insight from those who worked in the industry. Fully illustrated with 256 colour photographs and comprehensive specification details.

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi

Every Model Since 1921

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352216

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Everything you wanted to know about Moto Guzzi! The oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, Italy's Moto Guzzi has built some of the most iconic motorcycles ever produced. Established in 1921, the company is one of the most traditional motorcycle makers and also one of the most innovative. Today Moto Guzzi has a higher profile than ever, thanks to its popularity among celebrities like Ewan McGregor. Moto Guzzi was formed by Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli, and Giorgio Parodi after WW I. Carlo Guzzi's first engine design, a horizontal single, defined Moto Guzzi's road-going motorcycles for the company's first 45 years. In the 1950s, Moto Guzzi experienced tremendous success in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Moto Guzzi has experienced low points as well as high points. In February 1967, a state controlled receiver took ownership of Moto Guzzi. It was while in receivership that Guzzi developed the 90-degree V twin engine that came to define Moto Guzzi. De Tomaso Industries Inc. purchased Moto Guzzi in 1973. In 2000 Aprilia S.p.A acquired Moto Guzzi. In 2004, Piaggio & C. S.p.A acquired Aprilia. With the financial backing of a large corporation like Piaggio, Moto Guzzi was once again on firm financial footing, and sales have been on the rise. For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: Every Model Since 1921 collects all of these iconic motorcycle in encyclopedia form, written by widely respected Moto Guzzi expert Ian Falloon.

The Moto Guzzi Sport & Le Mans Bible

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184584064X

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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This book contains a year-by-year account of Lino Tonti's development and evolution of the V7 Sport into the stylistic 850 Le Mans.

Moto Guzzi Story

Racing and production models from 1921 to the present

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844255054

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Since the publication of the first edition, which is now out of print, there have been two buy-outs of Moto Guzzi by Aprilia and Piaggio, as well as many new models since 2004. This all color book will include all the new models launched along with full details of the changes in ownership.

Moto Guzzi

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9781855327207

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The author's personal selection of classic BMWs. It begins with the sporting six-cylinder 300 series of 1934-37 and goes on to cover such BMWs as the Isetta-BMW Bubble Car and 2000/2002, including rarities such as the 170bhp turbo.

Ducati Desmodue

The Complete Story from Pantah to Scrambler

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979025

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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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 the history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s and Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve engine design. The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers are covered along with the best-selling Ducati Monster, the Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range. With the Scrambler, and new Ducati factories in Thailand and Brazil, the Desmodue story is brought right up to date - a story based a wonderful corner of Italy, some very special motorcycles and the astonishing people who made it all happen. Fully illustrated with 211 colour photographs.

Moto Guzzi

Motorcycles Since 1921

Author: Jan Leek,Wolfgang Zeyen

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764343445

Category: Transportation

Page: 255

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There are many ways of designing a motorcycle, but it takes a great deal of artistic sensitivity to create a legend from only two cylinders. That is exactly what Moto Guzzi, the prestige manufacturer in Mandello del Lario, has done. Active in motorcycle construction since 1920, particularly in the years after 1945 it created motorcycles that made history, especially those with the powerful V-twin engine installed lengthwise in the chassis. For forty years the V-twin four-stroke engine has been the Italian company's flagship. The fine Italians, Le Mans, and California types, and the small 125s, 250s and 350s are described here with accuracy and detail. This comprehensive volume describes all models and technical details. As is the style of the authors, they also provide background information about the company and the industry. It is not all about machines and horsepower, but also the people who put their stamp on the operations: not only a treat for fans of serious technical information, but a gripping story as well.

Norton Commando

The Essential Buyer’s Guide

Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842812

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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Moto Guzzi

The Racing Story

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861267351

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Moto Guzzi has the most star-studded history of any Italian motorcycle marque, and in no sphere of its activities is this more marked than in racing. Quite simply, no other factory has managed to equal what Moto Guzzi has achieved since it began in 1920.

The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1923

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627887644

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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Get a close look at every production motorcycle ever built by BMW. The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles is a thorough year-by-year guide to every production machine ever built by Germany's leading motorcycle manufacturer. All the classic bikes are here--pre-World War II BMWs such as the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S cafe racer; the K1 "flying brick"; and the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution, right up to today's world-class S1000RR. All of BMW's bike families are covered--the side-valve machines from the early years, the early overhead-valve performance bikes, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the four- and six-cylinder touring bikes, the early pushrod singles, the modern overhead-cam singles, the latest parallel twins, and inline four-cylinder sport bikes. From the first model, the R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) model, the World-Superbike-dominating S1000RR, The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence with a combination of historic and contemporary photos. Complete technical specifications for each model make this book a must-have for any serious BMW aficionado. Don't miss the most thorough reference to these outstanding German motorcycles available today!

The Ducati Monster Bible

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843215

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Dramatically styled, minimalist in stature, yet bristling with innovative engineering, the 900 Monster created a new niche market. This book provides a guide through the maze of Monsters produced over the past 18 years.

Nylon Girls

Erotic Fashion Photography

Author: Christine Kessler

Publisher: Goliath Books

ISBN: 9783936709384

Category: Photography

Page: 111

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In Nylon Girls, Christine Kessler takes readers on an erotic journey exposing the most intimate secrets of the stunning, sensual starlets she features. Erotic, daring and with a pinch of fetishism, added for extra spice, Nylon Girls is a dish to be savoured over and over again. AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2009

The BMW Boxer Twins Bible

All Air-cooled Models 1970-1996 (Except R45, R65, G/S & GS)

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841689

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The air-cooled boxer BMW twins were among the most significant motorcycles of the late 1970s and 1980s, providing an unparalleled combination of comfort, reliability, and performance. Written by a world-renowned motorcycle journalist and featuring 190 colour photographs, here is the authoritative work on these machines.

Triumph Pre-Unit Twins

Author: Matthew Vale

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781847973238

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Triumph's pre-unit twin-cyclinder motorcycles were produced from 1938 to 1962, with engine sizes of 350cc, 500cc and 650cc. Ridden both on the road and in competition , the bikes formed the basis for Triumph's success through the 1940s to the 1960s. With iconic names such as Speed Twin, Tiger 100, Trophy and Bonneville, the pre-unit Triumphs came as sports bikes and tourers. With their superb styling and reliable engines, there were a favourite both at home and abroad. Triumph Pre-Unit Twins looks at the history and development of these bikes, and describes the various models that make up the range. It gives a detailed technical analysis of each model. Interviews with past and present owners give riding impressions of the bikes both today and back in the 1960s.

BMW Boxer Twins

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781859609637

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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For nearly 80 years, shaft-drive boxer twins have traditionally formed the backbone of the BMW motorcycle line-up. For many enthusiasts of the Bavarian marque the classic BMW twin was the R90S of 1973-76. Over the decades, successive generations of durable machines - including the R100S, fully-faired R100RS, four-cylinder K-series, high-performance R1100RS and an entire family of touring and sporting models ranging from 850 to 1200cc - would ensure the BMW boxer twins a place in the Haynes "Great Bikes" series. This book covers: historical context, racing, the wartime R75 and R69S; the "75" series which enabled BMW to compete with the high-performance Japanese machines; the R90S, the "76" and Superbike performance; the R100RS, the "77" and the touring R100RT; smaller twins, smaller potential; the R89G/S, including a Paris-Dakar version; rationalization of the boxer range, and the new twins that included four-valve heads and electronic engine management; and technical specifications from 1969 to 2003.

Kawasaki (K)Z1000 & Z1-R

Author: Tony Sculpher

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781847971449

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Designed as Kawasaki's response to the ground-breaking Honda CB750 of 1969, the Kawasaki 900 Super 4 Model Z1, affectionately referred to by many as the 'Z1000', appeared in 1972. It took the motorcycling world by storm and has a strong claim to be the world's first true ultimate superbike. Thirty years on, the (K)Z1000 Z1-R has emerged as one of Kawasaki's most desirable and sought after collectables from the 1970s. This book will help the reader appreciate the ever-evolving Japanese motorcycle styling and the introduction of various technologies as standard equipment, and just how sensational and unique these motorbikes really were.

Moto-Guzzi 750, 850 and 1000 V-Twins Owners Workshop Manual, No. M339

'74-'78

Author: John Haynes

Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780856963391

Category: Transportation

Page: 158

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Haynes disassembles every subject vehicle and documents every step with thorough instructions and clear photos. Haynes repair manuals are used by the pros, but written for the do-it-yourselfer.

BMW GS

The Complete Story

Author: Phil West

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979289

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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A definitive guide to the iconic BMW GS, the model that revolutionized the dual-purpose adventure bike in 1980. Combining all-terrain capability, high performance and on-road ride comfort, the GS is the bestselling large-capacity motorcycle in the UK and is still evolving today. Including comprehensive specification details, owners' experiences and previously unseen pictures, BMW GS - The Complete Story covers the original R80G/S and its impact on the industry; design and development of all the updated models; radical engineering concepts and technology; worldwide racing success for the GS and finally, the all-new R1200GS of 2013 and the future of the GS. Superbly illustrated with 196 colour and 8 black & white illustrations, many previously unseen.