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Classic Japanese Motorcycle Guide

Classic Japanese Motorcycle Guide 

By: Rod Ker

This is the definitive guide to Japanese bikes from the 1960s to the early 1990s, concentrating on mainstream, affordable models from the ‘big four’:

Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha.

Fully illustrated throughout, the book provides a brief history of the Japanese motorcycle industry, its post-war rise and displacement of traditional British, European and American marques.

Specific bikes are then grouped and discussed in detail, providing an essential reference for buyers and enthusiasts alike.

“A great read for any two-wheeled history fan”Daily Express

Hardback, 233 x 169mm, 240 pages, 200 colour & 100 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 9781844253357   Book No: H4335

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Mick Grant – Takin’ the Mick

Mick Grant – Takin’ the Mick 

by Mac McDiarmid

Foreword by James Witham

Mick Grant, leading British motorcycle racer of the 1970s and 1980s, was a factory rider for Norton, Kawasaki, Honda and Suzuki.

He raced against Mike Hailwood, Barry Sheene and Giacomo Agostini, won three grands prix and seven TTs, and later worked in team management.

His book is packed with frank and funny stories about the great and the dodgy.

Hardback, 234 x 156mm, 320 pages, 30 colour & 15 b&w illustrations

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ISBN: 9781844257287  Book: H4728

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Ballington Unkorked – 30% off – The Autobiography of a World Champion Road Racer Kork Ballington

Ballington Unkorked is the story of a South African boy whofell in love with motorcycle racing after watching international stars at his home town circuit.
His pure passion drove him onwards and upwards as he began living out his dream. A chance trip to Europe to take part in the big time triggered a phase where, against the odds, guts and perseverance took him to the very pinnacle of success, World Champion Road Racer.
Kork’s story gives you an insight into the complexities of the sport technically, physically and mentally and highlights the extreme danger faced by riders of the era when classic high speed circuits were still in use in Europe and rider safety was low priority at most International and Grand Prix venues.
Size 210mm high x 280mm wide, hardback bound. 252 pages, full colour throughout.
ISBN: 978 0 9544357 52…… buy with 30% discount  here