The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi

Every Model Since 1921

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760360480

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.

Moto Guzzi

Motorräder seit 1921

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Author: Jan Leek,Wolfgang Zeyen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613027312

Category:

Page: 256

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Moto Guzzi

The Complete History from 1921

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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.

Moto Guzzi V-twins

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Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781861261809

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Over the course of nearly eight decades, Moto Guzzi has built just about every motorcycle engine configuration possible -- singles, twins, triples, fours, and even a V-8. Still, for the last 30 years, the 90-degree V-twin has dominated the Italian company's activities on the road as well as the track.

Moto Guzzi

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613012745

Category: Motorrad

Page: 365

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Moto Guzzi

The Complete Story

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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

die Geschichte aller Sport- und Le Mans-Modelle ; V7 Sport, 750S & S3, 850 Le Mans, 850 Le Mans II & III, 1000 Le Mans IV & V

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868520392

Category:

Page: 153

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Indian

America's First Motorcycle Company

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Author: Darvin Holmstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613040083

Category:

Page: 224

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The Moto Guzzi Story - 3rd Edition

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781787111325

Category: Transportation

Page: 264

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The story of Moto Guzzi is a story of survival. As one of Italy’s oldest, and most legendary marques, Moto Guzzi had seen the height of success during the 1930s, and then the 1950s when they dominated 250 and 350cc Grand Prix racing. Their withdrawal from racing coincided with a period of stagnation until the company was sold to De Tomaso in 1973. During the 1970s the V7 Sport and Le Mans were at the forefront of the new superbike era, and later, with Dr John Wittner’s help, embraced contemporary technology with the 1000cc Daytona. If one aspect characterizes Moto Guzzi it is continuity. The great 500cc Falcone single ran from 1950 until 1976, and the V7, originally seeing the light of day in 1967, continued well into the 2010s. This continuity breeds loyalty, and Guzzi owners are a fiercely proud breed. Guzzis are not like other motorcycles, even Italian ones, and to qualify as a Guzzi owner requires a dedication and individuality that will be rewarded in a long term relationship.

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760345457

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Take an authoritative, thorough, and heavily illustrated look at Triumph motorcycles, from beloved classics to popular new models! What do Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, and Arthur Fonzerelli all have in common? All of these men define the very essence of cool, and all have owned Triumph motorcycles. Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, in 1902 Triumph produced its first motorcycle, 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. For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single volume. Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, all of the major and minor models are covered, 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. The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today will also feature important non-production models and non-factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph's stellar reputation. This is a book no Triumph fan will want to be without!

The Book of the Classic MV Agusta Fours

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842030

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Always produced in small numbers, the MV Agusta Fours are now considered amongst the most classic of motorcycles from the 1960s and 1970s. These were the first motorcycles that made Grand Prix technology available to the public, albeit at an almost prohibitive cost.

Ducati Monster

Alle Twins seit 1993

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613039216

Category:

Page: 186

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The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1946

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350221

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s to the high-performance sportbikes of today, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles showcases the entire spectrum of Ducati. Legendary Ducati motorcycles have something of a rags-to-riches story. This Italian motorcycle manufacturer began by selling motorized bicycles to impoverished residents of post-World War II Italy. Today, Ducati is the world's premier manufacturer of street motorcycles whose sales continue to rise year after year. Its svelte, hyper-accelerating motorcycles are two-wheeled wonders that are fluent in the language of speed. The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles traces the stunning chronology of the motorcycles dreamed up by Ducati, from the 1950s to present day. Laid out for the first time in encyclopedia form with gorgeous photography and insights from Ducati expert Ian Falloon, this book offers motorcycle enthusiasts a closer look at the craftsmanship, power, and beauty of these extraordinary motorcycles. The book features all of the motorcycles from Ducati's storied history, including the groundbreaking Desmodromic 750 Super Sport, the Mike Hailwood Replica, the Superbike-dominating 916, and the epic Panigale. From the street bikes that gave birth to the very notion of the modern superbike to the racing motorcycles that dominated tracks in Great Britain, Europe, and North America since the latter part of the twentieth century, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles runs the full gamut of sportbikes. It's a collection that demands shelf space in the library of any true motorcycle collector or fan.

Ducati Bevel Twins

750GT, Sport and Sport S, 860GT, GTE, GTS, 900 SS, GTS, SD, SSD, MHR, S2, Mille 1971 to 1986

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843630

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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Packed with good advice on choosing the right Ducati bevel twin, with a comprehensive inspection guide and in-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses, this book covers desirable upgrades, modifications to avoid, valuation, and predicting which models will become collectable. Illustrated throughout with photos of key areas to check and foibles to be aware of.

Telex aus Kuba

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Author: Rachel Kushner

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644049912

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In 'Telex aus Kuba', einem packenden Roman über die kubanische Revolution, sind sie alle versammelt – die Castros, Che Guevara, der Diktator Batista und US-Präsident Eisenhower. Aber erzählt wird die Geschichte hauptsächlich von zwei Jugendlichen, Everly Lederer und K.C. Stites, die füreinander bestimmt zu sein scheinen: sie die Tochter des Chefs einer amerikanischen Nickelmine und er der Sohn eines leitenden Angestellten der United Fruit Company. Aus den Brüchen zwischen dem, was sie voller Faszination und Erschrecken wahrnehmen, tritt allmählich die Geschichte eines ebenso wagemutigen wie bisweilen absurden Freiheitskrieges zutage. Verwickelt in ihn sind, mit oft dubiosen Interessen, auch ein französischer Agent mit SS-Vergangenheit, eine kubanische Tänzerin mit erotischem Hang zur Macht, zahlreiche karrierebewusste Saubermänner und ihre dekadenten Gattinnen, Dschungelkämpfer und schmutzige Geschäftemacher. Rachel Kushner hat einen tropisch glitzernden historischen Moment des 20. Jahrhunderts mit großer Raffinesse so verdichtet, dass er die Ereignisse wie durch ein Brennglas zeigt. Man liest mit allen Sinnen, sieht, schmeckt, fühlt mit den Figuren und überlässt sich Kushners herausragender erzählerischer Kraft.

The Ducati 750 Bible

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840127

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The Ducati 750 motorcycles were among the last pure, unadulterated sporting motorcycles built--representing a time before cost accounting and government design requirements--and have, unsurprisingly, inspired a new generation of retro classics.