The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi

Every Model Since 1921

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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 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.

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.

The Moto Guzzi Sport & Le Mans Bible

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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.

The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1923

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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 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!

Moto Guzzi Story

Racing and production models from 1921 to the present

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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

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 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.

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.

Moto Guzzi

Motorcycles Since 1921

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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.

BMW R90S

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Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Whitehorse Press

ISBN: 9781884313943

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Although in production for only three years, the R90S was the most significant post-war production BMW motorcycle. This comprehensive book tells the story of this important bike and how it evolved noting all significant changes from year to year. Beautifully laid out with big full-color pictures, the book could stand alone as a coffee table book. But it's much more than that. Falloon writes with enough detail to make restoring these great bikes much easier, and also includes a chapter on how to live with an R90S, using them as reliable daily commuters, making popular upgrades, and what to look for if you are in the market for one. With outstanding looks and high-quality equipment, the R90S has justifiably garnered a devoted following of motorcycle enthusiasts who will want to own this definitive book.

The Complete Book of Birthdays

Personality Predictions for Every Day of the Year

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Author: Clare Gibson

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 1577151313

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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Discover the secret to exactly who you are based on the unique combination of astrology and psychology. Did you know that your birthday can reveal surprising details about your personality, relationships, and health? The Complete Book of Birthdays is a compelling, easy-to-use reference book that gives you insight into your birthday profile and shows you how to maximize your career goals, love life, and health! Each day of the year comes with a complete, in-depth personality profile that, when partnered with your astrological sign, creates shocking results. Learn all about yourself and your unique strengths, but don't forget to turn the pages and find out the secrets of your friends, family, and colleagues too!

The Ducati Monster Bible

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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.

Classic Motorcycles

The Art of Speed

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Author: Pat Hahn

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351791

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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"Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed collects over two dozen European and Asian brands of classic and contemporary models, explaining how and why these particular bikes have endured"--

Moto Guzzi

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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.

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More

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Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349878

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

Moto Guzzi

The Racing Story

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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.