A Short History Of The Motorcycle

A Short History Of The Motorcycle by Richard Hammond
ISBN
9781474601153
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
208
Dimensions
128 x 198mm

It's cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it?

Richard Hammond's A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to so many people, leaving them powerless to resist.

This entertaining guide charts the history of the bike from its origins as a cheap and modest means of transport for the masses to its modern incarnations: a terrifying symbol of rebellion and menace, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid's plaything. We look at the bikes that have propelled people across the world to work, to school and to their doom.
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It's cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it?

Richard Hammond's A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to so many people, leaving them powerless to resist.

This entertaining guide charts the history of the bike from its origins as a cheap and modest means of transport for the masses to its modern incarnations: a terrifying symbol of rebellion and menace, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid's plaything. We look at the bikes that have propelled people across the world to work, to school and to their doom.

As for the bikers ... Edwardian ladies did it, though not in large numbers. Young bucks desperate to prove their manhood did it, because it was the cheapest speed available. Hammond examines bikers of every type, from the happy farmer trundling through fields on their Honda Cub to the Hell's Angel terrorising Californian towns on their hog.

Wittily written and well illustrated, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE is a thrilling ride for bikers and non-bikers alike.
ISBN:
9781474601153
Publication Date:
25 / 09 / 2018
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
128 x 198mm

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