The Cult of the Vespa by Umberto Eco

The Cult of the Vespa by Umberto Eco, Omar Calabrese (Pap | eBay

Here is the entertaining history about the most successful ‘cult-scooter’ Vespa in its 50th anniversary. Not many products reach the goal of a fifty-year-life-span. But Vespa instead, developed from a utility vehicle, into an international success, a ‘cult-object’, which has given rise to the creation of associations and collector’s guilds world-wide.

Yamaha XS-650 Performance Portfolio 1969-1985

Yamaha XS-650 Performance Portfolio 1969-1985 by Brooklands Books Ltd (Paperback | eBay

Launching the career of a young Kenny Roberts in the process. This Performance Portfolio is testimony to the popularity of the XS650. Five prototypes later (and a little styling inspiration from Triumph) the 653cc XS-1 was launched at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1969. | eBay!