SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE


SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE

RICHARD HAMMOND    Book Number: 85637    Product format: Paperback

Aficionados of the Clarkson/Hammond/May canon will be well aware of The Hamster's love of motorcycles and Jezza's diametrically opposed loathing of anything with fewer than four wheels, so it is high time the vertically challenged one got his chance to expound, enthuse, reminisce, educate and generally entertain on the subject without being constantly interrupted by the lanky one. Biking can be cold, wet and spectacularly dangerous, so why do it? Hammond's collection of motorcycles is vast and encompasses pretty well every nook and cranny of the two-wheeled oeuvre and age. Included amongst its pages is an impressive array of colour and b/w photos including the very first motorcycle (a "steam velocipede" of 1867), classic/groundbreaking/remarkable/terrible bikes of all makes and hues and the greatest/maddest/funniest/best-loved bike people ever, including Sheene, Fogarty, Knievel, Hailwood, Honda, Rossi, Dunlop, T.E. Lawrence and many more. With his trademark wit he dissects the true nature of motorcycling, from the Hells Angel to the Weekend Warrior, the MotoGP superstar to the round-the-world solo adventurer and the Yamaha FS1-E to the BMW S1000RR. A particular highlight is his examination of the bone-shattering career of Evel Knievel. 206pp paperback.
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ISBN 9781474601153
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