Road Racer

Author: Michael Dunlop

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782438017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLER. Michael Dunlop is quite simply the greatest road racer on the planet. Brother of William, also an accomplished rider, son of the late Robert and nephew of the late great Joey Dunlop, Michael can fairly claim that racing is in his blood. Now for the first time he talks in depth about his family story, how he got involved in the family business and how he manages to keep getting back on his bike despite all he knows of the deadly risks he encounters every time he crosses the start line. The death of his uncle during a competition in Estonia in 2000 was followed just eight years later by the death of his father at the North West 200. But despite these tragic losses Michael was undeterred and, two days after his father's death, he returned to the North West, and won. The next year Michael won his first TT, joining both his father and uncle in the record books. Now with thirteen TT wins to his name Michael is a phenomenal competitor, and in this sensational autobiography he reveals the highs and lows of racing, what it was like growing up part of a motorcycle dynasty and how that made him the incredible racing driver he is today.

How Road Racers Train

Author: Greg Brock

Publisher: N.A



Page: 92

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Grand Prix Motorcycle Racers

Author: Norm DeWitt

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610600452

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 6126

Until the 1970s, North America was considered a backwater with respect to world championship–level motorcycle road racing. European racers viewed American riders as being less talented and rode around in circles on tracks made of dirt. That all changed when Kenny Roberts exploded onto the Grand Prix racing scene and became the first American to win the world championship in motorcycle road racing's premier class. Roberts' success launched an era of American dominance that lasted for nearly 20 years and still echoes through the annals of the sport. This is the story of the legendary American riders who beat the Europeans at their own game, including Freddie Spencer, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Kenny Roberts Jr., and the most recent American world champion, Nicky Hayden. With additional chapters about the American World Superbike champions and those Americans who competed for the World Championship, this is the story road racing fans have been waiting decades to read.

Off-Road Giants!

Author: Andy Westlake

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841905

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 2382

A fascinating and nostalgic compilation of rider profiles written over a three year period, which originally appeared in Classic Motorcycle magazine, and is now accompanied by a new set of over 100 photographs. All of the riders featured became top achievers in their field, although, for some, it was their first interview. During the 1950s and 60s, scrambling especially drew huge crowds to meetings all across the country, and, thanks to TV coverage such as BBC Grandstand Trophy, and ITV's World of Sport, many of the competitors featured in this book became household names. Each chapter includes the competition years of the riders, and also gives an overview of their careers, and conveys their enthusiasm for the sport.

Motorcycle Road Trips (Vol. 13) People, Places, & Things – Four Decades Motorcycling the USA

Author: Backroad Bob

Publisher: Backroad Bob

ISBN: 145249374X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 49

View: 8625

Twenty-five previously published articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Adventures - People, Places, & Things CD.People - These articles examine some interesting motorcyclists and the powerful personalities that drive them. Places - Are you looking for an excuse to ride? These destinations will give you one.Things - Most of these articles are about motorcycle organizations and events.

Honda Motorcycles

Author: Aaron P. Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610609586

Category: Transportation

Page: 204

View: 5171

This beautiful book is the foremost account of the history of Honda. The result of $3,200 and a dream in 1948, The Honda Motor Company has become synonymous with innovation and quality and leads the world in motorcycle technology. With every passing year and each new model, the Honda name becomes even more prestigious in the motorcycling world. The world of Honda and motorcycle enthusiasts both crave a comprehensive look at these bikes and the company that produces them and this outstanding chronicle offers a truly remarkable perspective of more than fifty years of Honda's prowess.

The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection

Author: Randy Leffingwell,Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034017X

Category: Transportation

Page: 410

View: 3144

Contains full-color photographs and descriptions of approximately one hundred Harley Davidson motorcycles produced since 1903.

Modern Cycles

Author: Alexander James Wallis-Tayler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bicycles

Page: 438

View: 2420