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The Harley-Davidson Motor Company: An Official Eighty-Year History
Relié / 288 pages / édition de 1987
langue(s) : anglais
ISBN : 0879382457
EAN : 9780879382452
dimensions : 242 (h) x 197 (l) x 24 (ép) mm
poids : 944 grammes
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Bike Week at Daytona; the founding Harleys and Davidsons; Sturgis; the Wrecking Crew; Knuckleheads, Panheads, Shovelheads and the very first Sportster; Evel Knievel; York; Arlan Ness; the original H-D dealer; Juneau Avenue; the buyback team; Jay Springsteen; and many more fascinating places and righteous folks are all presented in this first complete, official history of Harley-Davidson.
Written by David K. Wright, The Harley-Davidson Motor Company—An Official Eighty-Year History captures the essence of the Harley-Davidson legend that’s endured more than three quarters of a century. Author Wright spent over a year combing through archives and talking with employees, riders, dealers, racers and restorers. The largest chapter in this remarkable story is “Iron,” wherein Harley innovations and models from the 1903 single through 1987’s classics are individually profiled and illustrated. Some unique bikes are also observed in “Uniforms” and the exciting “Racing” chapter—where you can almost feel the grit on your teeth.

It ain’t easy, staying alive, eighty years building the world’s most renowned motorcycles. But Harley-Davidson has persevered. This factual book highlights H-D’s tremendous early success and then how it, barely, survived the Great Depression. You’ll read about Harley’s Aermacchi episode and get the lowdown on the astounding 1981 buyback that set the eagle free again.

Throughout this engrossing book you’ll find fantastic machines and fascinating people whose lives are part of the Harley mystique. With more than 250 remarkable photographs, eight pages in full color, a foreword by Willie G. and appendices featuring complete specifications and production figures, this is THE one book on Harley-Davidson you got to have!
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