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 HARLEY-DAVIDSON A comprehensive encyclopedia of America s dream machine: developments, specifications and design history with 570 photographs Mac McDiarmid CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author Mac McDiarmid is an internationally renowned motorcycle journalist and photographer who has ridden Harley-Davidson motorbikes in four continents. A former editor of Bike magazine, he has many previous books to his credit and is also a regular contributor to motorcycle magazines in over a dozen countries. He has ridden many different bikes, but admits that few experiences can match that of thundering a Harley-Davidson across the surreal moonscapes of Utah in the United States.
Biblio NotesThe complete history and evolution of Harley-Davidson, from its humble beginnings to its role as a cultural icon A visual directory of the motorcycle, presenting every model ever produced 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 The ultimate reference book for aficionados of the most revered motorcycle in the world
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