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!

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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