Standard Catalog of American Motorcycles, 1898-1981Paperback - 2006
The resurgence of interest in motorcycles, with more than 1million new sales in 2004, is reminiscent of the revved up days of the 1970s. In this new reference novice, riders, vintage collectors and hobbyists get coverage of every American-made model, pre-war to present day, to roll off the line and onto the pavement.
From vintage models like the Flying Merkel and Excelsior motorcycles to the tried and true Indian motorcycles and evolutionary Harley-Davidson, this guide captures the technical details and history of American motorcycles like nothing else.
Collectors, historians and motorcycle enthusiasts will find technical specifications including performance figures, horsepower, weight and more for help in identification. A collection of 1,200 crisp detailed photos also assists with identification, and offers inspiration for these enduring vehicles.