Synopses & Reviews
Motorcycle history is dominated by the famous makes and models, but there have been many great inventions that never reached the spotlight. In the shadows, behind the popular bikes, is the construction and creation of lesser-known, sometimes wacky motorcycles. These designs missed out on success for a number of reasons; lack of resources, technology or simply bad luck, but this book pays tribute to weird and wonderful bikes neglected by history. Accompanied by the best part of 500 photographs, this collection includes racing bikes, road bikes, unusual engines, sidecars and scooters, amounting to an attractive and well-designed package.
With insightful text accompanied by around 500 photographs, this attractive book is a must-have for all fans of motorbikes and their history. Famous makes and models dominate motorcycle history, but there have been many fascinating designs that never reached the spotlight. In the shadows, lesser-known – and often wacky – motorcycles have come and gone. Unusual Motorcycles is a celebration of the bikes, scooters, sidecars and engines that never quite made it.
About the Author
Fran\u00e7ois-Marie Dumas has extensive experience as a motorcycle journalist and has worked for Moto Revue (1971--73), Moto Journal (1973--82) and T?l? Poche (1971--86). He is also known for his books, which include a 2,000-page history of the motorcycle, and his regular column in La Vie de la Moto magazine.