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Harley-Davidson Buyer's Guide: 1984-2011
     

Harley-Davidson Buyer's Guide: 1984-2011

by Peter Gantriis, Dain Gingerelli, Doug Mitchel (Photographer), Greg Field (Photographer)
 

Perhaps the greatest appeal of the motorcycles that Harley-Davidson manufactures is that they are not throwaway machines. With proper care and maintenance, a modern Harley can outlive its owner. Most of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles built over the past 25 years are still on the road, which means there are many, many used Harleys bought and sold every day.

Overview

Perhaps the greatest appeal of the motorcycles that Harley-Davidson manufactures is that they are not throwaway machines. With proper care and maintenance, a modern Harley can outlive its owner. Most of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles built over the past 25 years are still on the road, which means there are many, many used Harleys bought and sold every day.

This book provides a practical guide to purchasing the most common Harleys on the used-bike market: the aluminum-engine machines built since 1984, the Evolutions (Sportsters and Big Twins), Twin Cams, and liquid-cooled Revolution bikes (the V-Rod models). These are the bikes being bought and sold, and these are the motorcycles most widely used as daily riders. Harley-Davidson Buyer’s Guide provides everything a reader needs to know to purchase a sound, reliable, enjoyable Harley-Davidson Big Twin motorcycle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760338599
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
09/10/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,352,444
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Gantriis is founder and president of RPM Research, LLC, a market research and consulting firm that works with the world’s leading automotive and powersports manufacturers. Peter has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and is an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast. He lives near St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and three children. When he’s not using his free time writing for Motorbooks, Peter enjoys boating, skiing, and investing in slow racehorses. Official Website: www.motorcyclemarketresearch.comOn Twitter: @rpm_research

Dain Gingerelli began writing for motorcycle and automotive magazines in 1970. He’s been an editor for six motorcycle magazines, and he’s authored numerous hot rod books for Motorbooks. His motorcycle titles include 365 Motorcycles You Must Ride and Harley-Davidson Museum Masterpieces.

Doug Mitchel is one of the industry's hardest-working motorcycle writers and photographers. He has written several motorcycle books, including the best-selling Harley-Davidson (Motorbooks, 2007), a celebration of 100 years of America's iconic motorcycle.

Greg Field has written a number of books on the subject of motorcycles, including several volumes dealing with Harley-Davidson, including Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, Harley-Davidson Panhead, Harley-Davidson Century, Harley-Davidson Evolution Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Softail, Original Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, and Original Harley-Davidson Panhead. Most recently he contributed several chapters to Harley-Davidson Motorcycles: A Complete History.

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