Legendary Motorcycles. The Stories Of The Bikes Made Famous By…

Some custom motorcycles get the legendary status by their designs and their builders, but legendary motorcycles are not necessarily custom motorcycles. They are made famous because of their owners or and/or stories associated with them. Author Basem Wasef got the excellent idea to profile the bikes that have achieved their mythic status in the last century. For example, James Dean’s first and last bikes, Kenny Robert’s Yamaha TZ750 Dirt Tracker, Dick Mann’s BSA Gold Star and Matchless G50 TT, Elvis Presley’s Harley-Davidson Electra Glide, Freddie Spencer’s 85 Honda GP bike, Von Dutch’s Originals, Burt Munro’s Munro Special, Evil Knievel’s HD’s, Steve McQueen’s Great Escapes, Easy Rider’s Captain America, and many others. Their stories recounted here in intimate details make a riveting read for both casual enthusiasts and passionate aficionados. Even my 17 years old son read it from A to Z. This beautiful hard cover book includes 26 chapters illustrated with original photography and rare historic images. 176 pages, 152 color photos. (Reminder: in 26 days, it’s Christmas).  .

4 Responses to “Legendary Motorcycles. The Stories Of The Bikes Made Famous By…”

  1. 1 rodent Nov 30th, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Basem Wasef a well known American authority, right!

  2. 2 Mike Rogers Nov 30th, 2007 at 10:58 am

    Just ordered it on Amazon. Thanks Cyril.

  3. 3 glock Dec 6th, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Is John Britten given mention??

  4. 4 Cyril Dec 6th, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Yes, John Britten is mentioned on 6 pages with his outlandish sculpted, shockingly innovative Britten 1000.

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