Cafe Racer: The Motorcycle.
Cafe Racer: The Motorcycle: Featherbeds, clip-ons, rear-sets and the making of a ton-up boy [Hardcover].
Mike Seate (Author).
Cafe Racer: The Motorcycle"
Without the Triton, there‘d be no streetfighters or
Bimotas. Without ordinary lads experimenting with
making the fastest, most tunable motors to the besthandling
chassis, there'd be no superbikes. So say
veteran cafe racer builders who were interviewed in
"Cafe Racer: The Motorcycle." A broad-ranging
project that took years to complete, the book
represents the first project in the U.S. to fully explore
the rich heritage of home-made high-performance
streetbikes. The book takes a ride with legenday cafe
racer designer Dave Degens of London's Dresda
Autos who won International endurance races
aboard his hand-built specials and it provides
readers with rare, personal insights into a world
where going fast with one's mates meant everything.
"Cafe Racer: The Motorcycle" follows the
continued influence of the home-brewed "special" on
the 21st Century motorcycle industry and reveals
how this once-obscure motorcycling subculture
continues to captivate riders around the world some
60 years hence. With over 180 contemporary and
historical images plus dozens of interviews with
rockers, greasers, ton-up boys - and a few girls -
from the 1950s through today's cafe racer revival,
"Cafe Racer: The Motorcycle" takes readers on a
wild, hair-raising ride they'll not soon forget. "Cafe
Racer: The Motorcycle" is a must-read for anyone
who has ever desired more speed, more often.
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Parker House Publishing Inc.,Csi; 1ST edition (December 16, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979689198
- ISBN-13: 978-0979689192
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
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