Check out this in depth history and guide to one of Americas oldest and most popular motorcycle manufactuer! As the dominant manufacturer for the first two decades of this century, the Indian Motorcycle Company is a staple in the history of American motorcycling. Because of this, Springfield, Massachusetts was at the hub of the international motorcycle scene. Between 1900 and 1917, when the United States entered World War I, about 150 domestic motorcycle companies came and went. Little more than a dozen remained in business following the war, and after the great depression of the 1930s only two American manufacturers had survived Indian and Harley-Davidson. This definitive chronicle of America's first motorcycle is an essential for any cycle aficionado. It features concise hardware histories of every model produced by the Indian Motorcycle Company from 1901 to the mid-1950s, when the company ceased production. Also included, is a unique color directory of the great motorcycles built by the celebrated Indian Motorcycle Company. Arranged chronologically, this superb reference work features special commissioned color photographs of all the landmark models that you won't want to miss!
Author: Michael A. Hitt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Genre: Business & Economics
Introduce your students to strategic management with the market-leading text that sets the standard for the course area. Written by respected scholars who have taught strategic management at all educational levels, Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson's latest edition provides an intellectually rich, yet thoroughly practical, analysis of strategic management. The classic industrial organization model is combined with a resource-based view of the firm to provide students with a complete understanding of how today's businesses establish competitive advantages and create value for stakeholders. Cutting-edge research is presented with a strong global focus, featuring more than 500 emerging and established companies. All-new opening cases introduce chapter concepts and mini cases offer new contexts of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
'Discovering the Motorcycle'' is an extraordinary history of motorcycling from 1867 to the present. Each of the 12 chapters of this remarkable 510 page book is devoted to a major aspect of motorcycling; ranging from historical discussions of the machines that lead the way to today's modern sportsbikes, to vintage classics, choppers and bobbers, off-road machines, cafe racers, touring bikes, customs, a history of motorcycle racing, electric motorcycles, the motorcycle's impact on society, and great motorcycle museums. The book honors motorcycling's great makes, with over 1,000 photographs and illustrations. A special chapter is devoted to the four-hundred-year history of the engine. This book is an ideal addition to any motorsport enthusiast's library, and makes a perfect gift for the motorcycle enthusiast.
The Shop Rag - Buzz Walneck Featured Road Test - 1954 Harley-Davidson Model KH Event Calendar - 2014 Letters From The "Flying E" - Ed Walneck Featured Road Test - Honda Super Hawk Whizzer - Jerry Barnett
The Antique Motorcycle Club of America and Turner Publishing Company are pleased to announce this new and unique book highlighting the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, its history and its members. This commemorative book features a large collection of never-before-published photographs and memorabilia, including photographs and materials from the AMCA members. This book is licensed and approved by the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. President, Peter Gagan, has worked with Turner Publishing Company on this quality-crafted book. So, you can be assured that it is be a treasured publication you will be proud to own.
Author: Darwin Holmstrom
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Cruise through this collection of Harley-Davidson's most iconic motorcycles! When most people imagine a motorcycle, chances are they picture a Harley-Davidson. That's because Harley-Davidson machines look the way the primordial biker inside each of us feels a motorcycle should look. In short, Harley-Davidson makes mythic bikes. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History celebrates these iconic motorcycles, presenting them all in one beautifully illustrated book. The most beloved and recognizable motorcycles are included here: the Knucklehead, the Panhead, the Peashooter, the KR, the Sportster, the XR750, the Shovelhead, the Evolution, the Twin Cam, the V-Rod, and all the rest. Pages in the book reveal historic images as well as modern photos from the top motorcycle photographers working today. Additionally, there are chapters from some of the most celebrated motorcycle writers of all time--Peter Egan, Kevin Cameron, Ed Youngblood, Allan Girdler, Steve Anderson, and many more. All of this material combines to tell the story of every major motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has built, from the very first prototype to the Silent Gray Fellow to the latest liquid-cooled CVO Electra Glides and Softails. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History is the ultimate history of the ultimate motorcycle company.
Robert M. Keating's story is America's story. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1862 to poor Irish immigrants, he was just 13 when his father died suddenly. A precocious boy with a knack for mechanics, Keating filed his first patent at 22, started his own bicycle company at 28, and at 32 was producing one of the most innovative bicycle lines in the world in a state-of-the-art factory. Along the way he flirted with baseball, briefly playing in the major leagues and patenting the game's rubberized home plate. In early 1901 Keating developed and marketed a ground-breaking motorcycle before either Indian or Harley-Davidson, and later successfully sued both companies for patent infringement. His company also manufactured automobiles beginning in 1898, producing both electric and gasoline powered vehicles. At the time of his death at 59, Keating held 49 patents--everything from bicycle and motorcycle designs to lunch-chairs to a modern flushing device for toilets. This book tells the story of Keating and his Keating Wheel Company, a Gilded Age story of unbridled inventiveness that encapsulates America's transformation into a society that would forever move on wheels.
This definitive chronicle of America's first motorcycle is an essential for any cycle aficionado. It features concise hardware histories of every model produced by Indian from 1901 to the mid-1950s, when the company ceased production. Author Tod Rafferty also covers the millennial rebirth of the marque, including details and photographs of the new 2000 Indian Chief and the new Scout. This comprehensive volume contains more than 250 specially commissioned photographs, plus authoritative text and full specifications for all key machines.Tod Rafferty is the author of The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson: The Ultimate Machine. His work has appeared in Cycle World, Bike, Big Bike, and American Roadracing.
Author: Backroad Bob
Publisher: Backroad Bob
Release Date: 2010-06-23
Genre: Sports & Recreation
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.