Motorcycles: The Ins and Outs of Superbikes, Choppers, and Other Motorcycles


Motorcycles have been around less than 150 years, but these mega-machines on two wheels have the most die-hard fans around. Get ready for an adrenaline-packed thrill ride as you learn everything from what?s behind a Harley?s rumble to what put the ?super? in Superbikes.
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Motorcycles have been around less than 150 years, but these mega-machines on two wheels have the most die-hard fans around. Get ready for an adrenaline-packed thrill ride as you learn everything from what’s behind a Harley’s rumble to what put the “super” in Superbikes.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6–Filled with a multitude of colorful photos and a few vintage black-and-white ones, these books’ appearance borders on busy, but the content more than compensates for that. Providing several subtopics within six or seven chapters, each title presents history, famous figures, and other information in an intelligent, factual manner. Parts of the texts are in paragraph format, and the rest comes in the form of boxed captions. Safety is stressed when racing is involved. There are some minor content problems. Custom Cars, which has excellent commentary about the dangers of street racing, includes a photo of a 2007 Camaro. This would have been a concept car, as 2003 was the last model year for the Camaro until 2009 when Chevy released the 2010 model. Trucks states that Ford released its Model T Runabout in 1925. This is correct, but readers will likely assume that this was the first pickup truck, whereas the book later states that Chevrolet released its first pickup in 1918. Even with the aforementioned errors, this series is the best to come along in some time.
Children's Literature - Naomi Butler
Subtitled, The Ins and Outs of Superbikes, Choppers, and Other Motorcycles, the details of the different types of motorcycles, including superbikes, choppers, cruisers, touring motorcycles, and dirt bikes are all described. The illustrations are great—showing all of the details and need-to-know things. The chapters say it all: Thrills on Two Wheels, Cruisers, Dirt Bikes, Sport Bikes, Choppers, Touring Bikes, Other Bikes. The Other Bikes include Drag Racing Bikes and Land Speed Bikes. There's a glossary, recommendation for those who want to read more, and useful Internet sites. An index is an added help. The really good feature of this book is that it is useful to readers of all ages—including adults, and will appeal to those students who need low vocabulary/high interest books. Part of the "Velocity" set readers may also enjoy Custom Cars, Racecars, and Trucks. Illustrations are abundant. Reviewer: Naomi Butler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429648875
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Series: Rpm Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff C. Young is an accomplished writer who has written more than 40 books for young readers, which include many sports and activity titles. His book Bleeding Kansas and the Violent Clash Over Slavery in the Heartland (2007) won the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Nonfiction Juvenile Book. When Jeff is not writing, he enjoys traveling and watching sports.
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Table of Contents

Thrills on the Wheels 4

Cruisers 8

Dirt Bikes 16

Sport Bikes 24

Choppers 32

Touring Bikes 38

Other Bikes 42

Glossary 46


Internet Sites 47

Index 48

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