Superbikes of the Seventies

Overview

Some of the most charismatic motorcycles ever produced were built during the 1970s. The decade ushered in shattering performance, evocative styling, and distinctive personalities among the European, Japanese, and American manufacturers. Renowned motorcycling author Roland Brown rides the best of the decade and offers a contemporary perspective on the machines that created the superbike category. This is a must-have book for vintage bike buyers and enthusiasts who want to know more about the strengths-and the ...
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Overview

Some of the most charismatic motorcycles ever produced were built during the 1970s. The decade ushered in shattering performance, evocative styling, and distinctive personalities among the European, Japanese, and American manufacturers. Renowned motorcycling author Roland Brown rides the best of the decade and offers a contemporary perspective on the machines that created the superbike category. This is a must-have book for vintage bike buyers and enthusiasts who want to know more about the strengths-and the weaknesses-of these exciting motorcycles.
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Editorial Reviews

Lindsay Brooke
Mr. Brown's engaging and authoritative text, surrounded by striking color photography and original advertising art, puts each legendary machine into both period and contemporary perspective.
—The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893618176
  • Publisher: Bull, David Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 901,737
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Honda CB750, 1969
Norton Commando 750S, 1970
Yamaha YR5, 1971
Kawasaki 750 Mach IV (H2), 1972
BMW R75/5, 1972
Suzuki GT750J, 1972
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, 1973
Triumph X-75 Hurricane, 1973
Ducati 750 Sport, 1973
MV Agusta 750 Sport, 1973
Kawasaki Z1-A, 1974
BMW R90S, 1975
Ducati 860GT, 1975
Benelli 750 Sei, 1975
Triumph T160 Trident, 1975
Moto Guzzi 750 S3, 1975
Honda CB400F, 1975
Ducati 900SS, 1975
Laverda 750 SFC, 1975
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing, 1976
Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport, 1976
Suzuki GT550A, 1976
Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1, 1976
Harley-Davidson XLCR1000, 1977
Suzuki GS750, 1977
Bimota SB2, 1977
Yamaha XS750, 1977
Honda CBX1000, 1978
Kawasaki Z1-R, 1978
Yamaha XS1100, 1978
Laverda Jota, 1979
Kawasaki Z1300, 1979
Epilogue
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