Matchless The Complete Story by Mick Walker

Matchless – The Complete Story (Walker)
History – the first Matchless motorcycle was made in 1899 and, with a commercial manufacturing history dating from 1901, Matchless is one of the senior marques of the late British motorcycle industry. Matchless produced a wide range of motorcycles to suit all purposes and pockets; their most famous machines being the Silver Arrow and Silver Hawk multi-cylinder bikes of the 1930s.Their wartime G3L was not only one of the most popular British service machines of the Second World War, but the first to feature telescopic front forks.
Mick Walker’s history of the important British manufacturer takes us from the end of the nineteenth century to the last AMC Matchless of 1966 and beyond.
216 pages Hardback  246×189 mm 8 page colour section 200 b&w photos…… Buy here

Aermacchi by Mick Walker

This book is the third in the Redline Books Enthusiasts Series. It tells the story of one of Italy’s premier post-war marques. With a history steeped in aviation including the MC72 World Speed Record and World War II fighters, Aermacchi began building motorcycles in 1950. At the 1956 Milan Show the futuristic Chimera, an ohv horizontal single with enclosed bodywork was launched. Later in the decade the Chimera was ’undressed ’ to create some of Italy ’s best sports and racing machines, including the Ala Verde and the Ala d ’Oro.
In 1960 Harley Davidson bought 50% of Aermacchi then in 1978 the Varese factory was sold to Cagiva. A number of Aermacchi personalities have contributed to this book, giving it additional authority.
Size 220mm high x 193mm wide, softback with cover flaps.
144 pages, full colour throughout.ISBN: 09544357 6 1

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Whatever Happened to the British Motorcycle Industry? by Bert Hopwood

Whatever Happened to the British Motorcycle Industry By Bert Hopwood
The classic inside story of its rise and fall By: Bert HopwoodAn ex-senior executive with many major motorcycle manufacturers, the author gives the real reasons for the downfall of this once-great industry.
A classic work, re-issued by popular demand.’A must-read for British bike fans’ Bike
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Paperback, 233 x 169mm, 320 pages, 240 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781859604274 Book No: H427

Watts My Line? Life & Work of Lawrie Watts

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Watts My Line?: The Life and Work of Editorial Artist, Lawrie Watts

by David Dixon

Two generations have been influenced by Lawrie Watts’ cutaway drawings of motorcycles, motorcars, aircraft, Donald Campbell’s Bluebird, Richard Noble’s Thrust, RichardBranson’s epic hot air balloons and even farm machinery.

Long before CAD, the legendary Lawrie was drawing complexmachinery in amazing 3D detail.

His meticulous, distinctive style draws us into the picture, telling a story even though his brief had been merely to draw the thing.

Lawrie is not just an artist, he’s a designer too. His Royal Enfield-powered Dreamliner looked just right and was way ahead of its time.

This book provides a fascinating insight into Lawrie’s problem-solving through drawing. Anyone interested in how things work will enjoy this voyage through the life, ideas andwork of the perceptive and inventive Mr Lawrence Watts.
Author: David Dixon

Size 210mm high x 280mm wide, softback bound.216 pages, full colour throughout.

ISBN: 09544357 7 X

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James Toseland Autobiography – Signed

James Toseland – The Autobiography Signed hardback

Signed by JT

by JT & Ted Macauley

The youngest ever World Superbike Champion at 23, James Toseland rocketed into a league of biking legends.

Now, after seven success-filled years in Superbikes, James is ready to make the leap into MotoGP.

On the bike, James’ daredevil attitude has led to tremendous success and some horrific crashes in equal measure.

Off the bike, James has overcome family tragedy, trained as a classical pianist, performed as a member of the aptly named band Crash, and was crowned “Cosmopolitan” centrefold of the year.

But racing is, and will always be, his overriding passion. James’ adrenalin-fuelled tale is a story of genius, courage and an overwhelming desire to win.

240 pages, 20o5, hardback Buy here

BMW R1200 (04 – 09) Haynes Workshop Manual R1200GS

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Chinese Scooters 50cc + 125cc Haynes Workshop Manual

50cc and 125 cc scooters get 21% off Haynes Manual – Chinese Scooters, Taiwanese & Korean too. Buy it now – click here

Written from hands-on experience using commonly-available tools. Haynes Hints provide invaluable short cuts and professional know-how.

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ARN125; Kinroad XT50QT and XT125T; Kymco Super
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50, PMX 50, Rodoshow 50 and Ligero 50; Qingqi
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DD50, Mio 50/100, Jet BasiX 50, Jet Euro X 50/100
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302, R50X and 125cc BK8, 204, 404, 304, Hawk;
Wangye WY125T; Wuyang 50QT; Yiben YB50QT
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