The Ultimate Harley-Davidson Book


Author: Hugo Wilson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789499745

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 2902

Provides a visual history of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, with complete listings, descriptions, and photographs of each model, from the earliest innovations to the latest sports bikes.

The Ultimate Harley-Davidson


Author: Mac McDiarmid

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754824916

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6078

This is a comprehensive encyclopedia of America's dream machine: developments, specifications and design history with 570 photographs. This is the complete history and evolution of Harley-Davidson, from its humble beginnings to its role as a cultural icon. It is a visual directory of the motorcycle, presenting every model ever produced. It is illustrated with over 570 photographs that show each machine to perfection, together with text detailing the technical specifications, key design elements, engineering standards, notable attributes and history. Special features include the development of the Harley-Davidson V-twin engine, its racing history, its riders, its significant roles in various eras (including two World Wars), and much more. This is the ultimate reference book for aficionados of the most revered motorcycle in the world. This book celebrates the most famous motorcycle in the world, from its nuts and bolts, to its cultural significance as a true American icon. Appealing to enthusiasts, riders, historians and collectors, the book covers the history of the machine, from its simple origins, through its rise to become the largest motorcycle company in the world, to its bankruptcy and near demise in the 1980s, and to its eventual rebirth in the 1990s. It includes a comprehensive and chronological illustrated directory of every Harley model ever produced. Packed with informative text and over 570 photographs, the book captures the spirit of this legendary motorcycle.


The Ultimate Machine


Author: Tod Rafferty

Publisher: Salamander Books

ISBN: 9781840653724

Category: Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Page: 176

View: 9915

First published in 1994, Harley - The Ultimate Machine rapidly established itself as a definitive work on the world's most famous motorcycle maker. Skilfully blending rare historical archive pictures, specially commissioned colour studio portraits of landmark models, lifestyle pictures of riders, Harleys and the open road, and quotes and reminiscences from people in the know, it provided a gloriously rounded picture of a company that is so much more than just a motorcycle producer. It succeeded in getting behind the magic of the Harley Davidson brand name and explaining why the Harley lifestyle has come to represent something quintessentially American. Now updated and expanded to take account of the very latest developments, this 200-page edition of Harley - The Ultimate Machine focuses especially on what has been happening with the new models for 2000 and 2001. The big news is the release of an 88-inch V-twin engine called the Twin Cam 88 which has replaced the 80-inch Evolution as the power plant for all Harley's big twins. It also looks forward to 2003 when Harley-Davidson will celebrate a special anniversary - 100 years in the business.

The Ultimate Motorcycle Encyclopedia

Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Kawasaki and All the Great Marques


Author: Roland Brown,Mac McDiarmid

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781843096924

Category: Transportation

Page: 512

View: 425

History, mechanics, an A-Z directory of marques and special focus on Harley, with 1200 photographs.

Ultimate Harley Davidson


Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350231

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

View: 3748

Celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson with this definitive guide Ultimate Harley-Davidson showcases the bikes and the success story of the greatest American marque in motorcycling history, from the rolling out of its first model from a backyard shed to the world-class company that it is today. Spanning the entire timeline, from the beginning of the early bikes and innovations to the v-rods and sports bikes of today, the amazing gallery of over 70 of the most covetable Harleys ever created will get your engine revving. This completely updated catalogue of every production model provides technical data and key innovations for each bike, and also includes racing models, special one-offs, and limited-edition production runs. Ultimate Harley-Davidson (previous ISBN: 978140530226), now with a new jacket and updated timeline, is the complete guide for lovers of this American classic, whether you're an easy rider or born to be wild.


The Complete History


Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350000

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 7980

Cruise through this collection of Harley-Davidson's most iconic motorcycles! When most people imagine a motorcycle, chances are they picture a Harley-Davidson. That's because Harley-Davidson machines look the way the primordial biker inside each of us feels a motorcycle should look. In short, Harley-Davidson makes mythic bikes. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History celebrates these iconic motorcycles, presenting them all in one beautifully illustrated book. The most beloved and recognizable motorcycles are included here: the Knucklehead, the Panhead, the Peashooter, the KR, the Sportster, the XR750, the Shovelhead, the Evolution, the Twin Cam, the V-Rod, and all the rest. Pages in the book reveal historic images as well as modern photos from the top motorcycle photographers working today. Additionally, there are chapters from some of the most celebrated motorcycle writers of all time--Peter Egan, Kevin Cameron, Ed Youngblood, Allan Girdler, Steve Anderson, and many more. All of this material combines to tell the story of every major motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has built, from the very first prototype to the Silent Gray Fellow to the latest liquid-cooled CVO Electra Glides and Softails. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History is the ultimate history of the ultimate motorcycle company.

Harley-Davidson Museum Masterpieces


Author: Dain Gingerelli,Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760338949

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

View: 5345

Discover the best of the Harley-Davidson Archive Collection. Portrait-quality photography reveals the remarkable journey of America's motorcycle company, from its humble beginnings to its nearly century-long dominance of an entire industry.


An All-American Legend


Author: Greg Roza

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 147771863X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8147

Every gearhead bike enthusiast will love this title for its rich history of the legacy brand known as Harley-Davidson. This title profiles some of the company's most iconic models, from the debut 1911 Model 7D to today's sleek and modern VRSCA V-Rod. Readers can immerse themselves in details such as horsepower, torque, transmission types, exhaust systems, wheelbase measurements, and speed. For more info, there is also a spec sheet on each model. The showroom-worthy images of each of these beautiful bikes make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the Harley legacy.


An Illustrated Guide


Author: Peter Henshaw,Ian Kerr

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785833536

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

View: 8642

This illustrated guide is packed with interesting facts and follows the history of the famous Harley-Davidson company and the development of its famous bikes, which have earned a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The story dates from 1903 when Bill Harley and the Davidson brothers, with no thought of fame or fortune, decided to build a motorcycle that really worked. So successful was it, that it led to the gradual formation of a company that has survived through good times and bad. Through good times and bad, losing and winning back police contracts, as well as weathering various other vicissitudes, the company has achieved lasting success. In the end, Harley-Davidson came to the ultimate decision of giving its customers what they really wanted, not by providing year-on-year innovations, but by remaining true to the Founders' original concept. The result, as everyone knows, are bikes of mythic status, imbued with a mysterious quality of their own and generating a passion in enthusiasts amounting almost to a love affair. The name has come to personify America and is up there alongside Coca-Cola, Ford and McDonald's. The bikes are described in detail, not only in mechanical terms, but also with glorious photographs, and will be of interest to everyone who loves motorbikes: even aficionados of Japanese and European bikes, who have never even ridden a Harley-Davidson, will be able to recognize the unique marriage of style and nostalgia and the fact that there are no other bikes quite like them.

How to Build the Ultimate V-Twin Motorcycle


Author: Timothy Remus

Publisher: Wolfgang Productions

ISBN: 9780964135826

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 984

When the supply of new Harleys ran short several years ago and riders had to wait in line for three years to buy a new Harley-Davidson, people soon learned they could build a better bike at home with parts from the aftermarket.

Motorcycle Mania

Harley-Davidson--the Power, the Glory, the Legend Lives


Author: Graham Scott

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312133344

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 78

View: 8913

A full-color celebration of these sexy and powerful machines, Motorcycle Mania celebrates the ultimate American motorcycle--the Harley Davidson. This book includes everything there is to know about the world's greatest motorcycle, plus a sheet of temporary tattoo transfers and 80 color photos.


Ultimate Custom Bikes


Author: K. Randall Ball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560251514

Category: Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Page: 176

View: 7320

Showcases over twenty-five years of Easyriders magazine's photographs of Harley-Davidson and Harley-inspired customized motorcycles

This Old Harley

The Ultimate Tribute to the World's Greatest Motorcycle


Author: Michael Dregni

Publisher: Crestline Books

ISBN: 9780785835066

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 2292

A roll down memory lane is a lot better on the back of a Harley. We all have "firsts" in our lives - our nervous first date, our euphoric first concert - and most of us who have motorcycling in our blood remember the first time we saw a Harley-Davidson. Harleys have a way of catching the eye, that extra 'something' that sets them apart as the proudest, baddest, best-built machines around. There's no denying the fact that Harley-Davidsons are more than just motorcycles; since its founding in 1903, the make has become an American icon revered around the globe. In This Old Harley, editor Michael Dregni compiles the stories, tall tales, essays, and reminiscences of some of the biking world's most respected characters. Featured here are the words of the late daredevil Evel Knievel, custom bike-builder extraordinaire Arlen Ness, renowned motorcycle journalists Peter Egan and Allan Girdler, and many others--including Harley-Davidson historian Martin Jack Rosenblum and several ordinary folks with a love for Harleys and a good yarn to tell. Fully illustrated with special artwork (including historic and contemporary photos, posters, illustrations, old postcards, and more), this book tells the entire story of our fascination with these incredible bikes. So whether you're still in awe of the first Harley-Davidson you ever saw, still riding and wrenching on Harleys as a diehard fan, or only just dreaming of Harleys for the first time, This Old Harley offers a tribute to the bike that stands alone in American motorcycling history, told exclusively by those with Harley in their hearts.