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Indian Motorcycle

Author : Darwin Holmstrom
ISBN : 9780760348635
Genre : Indian motorcycle
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"The complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker"--

The Indian 1901 1978

Author : Tod Rafferty
ISBN : 9780785833123
Genre : Transportation
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Check out this in depth history and guide to one of Americas oldest and most popular motorcycle manufactuer. As the dominant manufacturer for the first two decades of this century, the Indian Motorcycle Company is a staple in the history of American motorcycling. This book presents an unparalleled illustrated hardware history of the company, with superb studio photography of all the significant models built from 1901-1953. In addition to the 52 years of Springfield machines, the handful of British and Italian cousins that followed, and several of the Indian specials built by individual enthusiasts, are covered

Indian Motorcycles

Author : Jerry Hatfield
ISBN : 0760329664
Genre : Transportation
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What began as a motorized bicycle dreamed up between a young machinist named George Hedstrom and a champion cyclist named George Hendee, became one of the most popular motorcycles in the world: the Indian. Out of production for half a century, Indian retains the loyalty and admiration of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts everywhere. This book recounts the marque’s story from its earliest single-cylinder “motocycles” of 1901 through the bitter day in 1953 when the company shuttered Wigwam, its Springfield, Massachusetts, plant—with a nod to the trademark disputes that continue to this day. Text by noted Indian historian Jerry Hatfield, and more than 125 specially commissioned photographs and 25 black and white historical pictures, capture the seductive power and grace of the great models—the Scout, Chief, and Four, —and recreate the thrill the Indian generates to this day.

Rebuilding The Indian

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ISBN : 0803273584
Genre : Transportation
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The building of a vintage Indian Chief motorcycle is more than the restoration of a bike?it?s the resurrection of a dream. Rebuilding the Indian chronicles one man?s journey through the fearful expanse of midlife in a quest for peace, parts, and a happy second fatherhood. Fred Haefele was a writer who couldn?t get his book published, an arborist whose precarious livelihood might just kill him, and an expectant father for the first time in over twenty years. He was in a rut, until he purchased a box of parts not so euphemistically referred to as a ?basket case? and tackled the restoration of an Indian Chief motorcycle. With limited mechanical skills, one foot in the money pit, and a colorful cast of local experts, Haefele takes us down the rocky road of restoration to the headlong, heart-thrilling rush of open highway on his gleaming midnight-blue Millennium Flyer.

Indian Scout

Author : Jerry Hatfield
ISBN : 0760308136
Genre : Transportation
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From 1920 to 1949, Scouts and Sports Scouts-renowned for their handling and low center of gravity-were the motorcycles of choice among Indian enthusiasts heading for the race track. Likewise, the Scout and, to a lesser extent, vertical-engined Super Scout, have since come to be regarded as classic American road-bikes of the period. This history brings both the race and road bikes to life with a blend of archival images, modern color photography of restored bikes, and first-person accounts of legendary riders like Bobby Hill and Ed Kretz, who worked in bike shops during the week and raced for peanuts at local dirt tracks on Sundays.

The Complete Book Of Ducati Motorcycles

Author : Ian Falloon
ISBN : 9780760350225
Genre : Transportation
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From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s to the high-performance sportbikes of today, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles showcases the entire spectrum of Ducati. Legendary Ducati motorcycles have something of a rags-to-riches story. This Italian motorcycle manufacturer began by selling motorized bicycles to impoverished residents of post-World War II Italy. Today, Ducati is the world's premier manufacturer of street motorcycles whose sales continue to rise year after year. Its svelte, hyper-accelerating motorcycles are two-wheeled wonders that are fluent in the language of speed. The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles traces the stunning chronology of the motorcycles dreamed up by Ducati, from the 1950s to present day. Laid out for the first time in encyclopedia form with gorgeous photography and insights from Ducati expert Ian Falloon, this book offers motorcycle enthusiasts a closer look at the craftsmanship, power, and beauty of these extraordinary motorcycles. The book features all of the motorcycles from Ducati's storied history, including the groundbreaking Desmodromic 750 Super Sport, the Mike Hailwood Replica, the Superbike-dominating 916, and the epic Panigale. From the street bikes that gave birth to the very notion of the modern superbike to the racing motorcycles that dominated tracks in Great Britain, Europe, and North America since the latter part of the twentieth century, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles runs the full gamut of sportbikes. It's a collection that demands shelf space in the library of any true motorcycle collector or fan.

The Iron Redskin

Author : Harry V. Sucher
ISBN : 184425500X
Genre : Transportation
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Indian is a magic name in motorcycling. Its mention brings to mind machines with flamboyant bold striping, lithe of appearance and, seemingly even at rest, poised for flight. There were over two dozen makes of motorcycle on the market during the heyday of motorcycling in the United States. Yet in the minds of many enthusiasts, none of these quite approached the verve, style, artistic functionality of design or handling abilities of the Indian. The Iron Redskin is the story of the most loved of American motorcycles. It is a vast work that has taken many thousands of hours to compile, yet it is one of the most readable and interesting motorcycle histories ever to be published.

The Life Harley Davidson

Author : Darwin Holmstrom
ISBN : 9780760355640
Genre : Transportation
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"The Life Harley-Davidson explores all aspects of what it means to embrace Harley-Davidson - the motorcycles, the people, the pop culture, and the history"--

Franklin S Indians

Author : Harry V. Sucher
ISBN : 0956497551
Genre : Indian motorcycle
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The Indian Scout and Chief are two of the best known and best loved of all classic American motorcycles. The man who designed them, Charles Franklin, was responsible for many advanced design concepts. This book not only chronicles his life but also sheds new light on the often turbulent history of the Indian Motorcycle Company itself.

The Harley Davidson And Indian Wars

Author : Allan Girdler
ISBN : 0785834184
Genre : Transportation
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In The Harley Davidson and Indian Wars, author Allan Girdler takes you on a colorful tour of the men and machines that competed to dominate the American motorcycle industry. This book chronicles the legendary machines such as the Knucklehead and the Four, as well as motorcycles like the Hummer and the Model CZ whose times came and went or, perhaps, never came at all. The racing history is also told with a flourish, from the days of total-loss oiling, wooden race tracks, and high mortality rates to the cataclysmic times of Class C racing, when roaring V-twin -powered beasts were manhandled on dirt tracks, asphalt, and through the nastiest terrain the country has to offer. The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars tells the story of these two makers, from the days when Harley-Davidsons were built in the Davidson family's back yard to the tragic demise of the Indian Motorcycle company. In The Harley Davidson and Indian Wars, author Allan Girdler takes you on a colorful tour of the men and machines that competed to dominate the American motorcycle industry. This book chronicles the legendary machines such as the Knucklehead and the Four, as well as motorcycles like the Hummer and the Model CZ whose times came and went or, perhaps, never came at all. The racing history is also told with a flourish, from the days of total-loss oiling, wooden race tracks, and high mortality rates to the cataclysmic times of Class C racing, when roaring V-twin -powered beasts were manhandled on dirt tracks, asphalt, and through the nastiest terrain the country has to offer. The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars tells the story of these two makers, from the days when Harley-Davidsons were built in the Davidson family's back yard to the tragic demise of the Indian Motorcycle company.

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