The Ultimate Motorcycle Encyclopaedia
By Roland Brown and Mac McDiarmid 512 pages soft cover. ISBN: 978-1-84309-692-4 RRP; $22.74 Review copy from Pitstop Books 08 9322 5444 or www.pitstop.net.au Order code: 51017
As the title suggests, this is a very comprehensive book – the work of two very experienced journalists. The majority of the book concentrates on the A-Z of Motorcycles, beginning with Gottlieb Daimler’s Einspur of 1885, through to the present day. As well as featuring in this section, Harley-Davidson has two extra sections of its own, covering the company history and the standout models over the years. H-D in fact accounts for almost half the book, which would seem to overstate the company’s significance in motorcycling’s holistic story. Still, the text is informative and the photography of a high standard. If there is one complaint it’s the size of the type, which in the captions and breakouts borders on being too small to read.
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