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The Ducati Story 5th Edition

The Ducati Story (5th Edition)

Racing and production models from 1945 to the present day

By: Ian Falloon

Ian Falloon’s authoritative marque history covers every Ducati racing and production motorcycle, from the cheap post-war Cucciolo right through to model years 2010 and 2011

and celebrating the fabulous Desmosedici, Hypermotard, Streetfighter and 1200 Multistrada.

The fifth edition brings the story fully up to date.

‘wonderful…brilliant detail’ Daily Express

‘authoritative’ British Dealer News
Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 296 pages, 245 colour & 7 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 9780857330123   Book No: H5012

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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
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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