This book is the culmination of hours of painstaking research by author Richard Rosenthal who has, over a number of years, developed a passion for old motorcycles.
The Encyclopaedia of Classic Motorcycles will become the definitive guide to motorcycles, from the very earliest attempts to motorise pedal cycles to the latest technology seen in more modern-day machinery.
We cannot confess to include every motorcycle manufactured. Nevertheless, this book is the most complete guide ever produced. It lists in alphabetical order all the machines you are ever likely to see from the dawn of two-wheeled power right up to the mid-Eighties. Machines falling within this period are generally accepted as classic motorcycles. This is a very generic term and it is impossible to make direct comparisons between a machine made before the First World War and one which, whilst still carrying a classic label, is capable of reaching over 150mph. We have viewed them all as classics in their own right.
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