Ultimate Harley Davidson

Ultimate Harley Davidson

by Hugo Wilson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465408488
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 07/15/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 276,532
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Hugo Wilson is the author of the bestselling Ultimate Motorcycle Book, Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle, Hot Bikes, and the Classic Motorcycle series, all published by DK. He is also the editor of Bike, the UK’s leading motorcycle magazine, which he describes as “probably the best job in the world.” Since he began riding motorcycles at the age of 11, he has owned, ridden, repaired, and fallen off a vast number of machines.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface8
The Enduring Appeal of Harley-Davidson10
Chapter 1The Early Bikes22
Model No.124
Silent Gray Fellow26
The Early Single28
KT Board Racer30
KR Fast Roadster32
The 45[degree] F-Head V-Twin34
Model F36
Chapter 2Early Innovations40
Model J Sidecar42
Eight-Valve Racer44
The Eight-Valve46
Model B48
Model S Racer50
Hill Climber52
Chapter 3Side-Valves56
The Flathead V-Twin62
WLD Sport Solo64
WLA Military66
U Navy68
WR Racer70
GE Servi-Car72
Chapter 4Ohv Big-Twins74
The Knucklehead78
74FL Hydra-Glide82
The Panhead84
FLH Duo-Glide86
74 FLHB Electra Glide88
FX Super Glide90
The Shovelhead92
FLHX Electra Glide94
Chapter 5Post-War Small Bikes96
AH Topper100
BTH Bobcat102
Sprint H104
M-50 Sport106
Chapter 6Sportsters114
Model K116
Chapter 7Recent Big-Twins134
FLHS Electra Glide136
The Evolution138
FLTC Tour Glide140
FXR Super Glide142
FLHRI Road King144
FLSTF Fat Boy146
FXDX Super Glide148
The Twin Cam150
FXDWG Wide Glide152
Chapter 8Sports Bikes154
Buell RR1000156
Buell S2160
Buell X1162
The Complete Harley-Davidson Catalog164
The Heart of a Harley184
Model Designations185
Glossary of Terms186
Useful Addresses187
Index & Acknowledgments188

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The Ultimate Harley-Davidson 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good quality hard back book, from the great-big colorfull pictures of bikes, to the entire history of the company. It shows close up shots of all the engines, flat-heads to twin-cams. Also, there is a unique approach of bringing out Harleys' competition throughout the decades, like the Indian and metric bikes. I say A+
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
A quality look at the history of Harley Once you hear that iconic rumbling, you know there is a Harley-Davidson around. Harley-Davidsons are everywhere, and there is a solid following of motorcycle enthusiasts all across the world. The Ultimate Harley-Davidson book breaks down each model decade by decade. It is a wonderful format for Harley-Davidson lovers who enjoy reading the history that goes along with these wonderful machines. The entire book is bright and bold with complete and accurate information and outstanding photographs from past to present. From the early days of the company to the days of Easy Ride, the reader gets a deep look into Harley-Davidson culture, specs, and mechanics. "The arrival of high-spec Japanese imports had another consequence. People wondered why, if Japanese 125cc machine could have an electric starter, and American 1200cc machine could not. Harley's response was to fit an electric starter to its FL models from 1965 to create the Electra Glide, possibly the most famous motorcycle model ever built. It even had a film named after it, Electra Glide in Blue (1973)." Hugo Wilson, author and motorcycle enthusiast, has written many best-selling books on motorcycles and is the editor of the United Kingdom's top selling motorcycle magazine "Bikes". This book is well planned, and the decade by decade breakdown will help Harley lovers explore each era. The index is also bright and vivid for easy searching. Ultimate Harley-Davidson is a great collectors item or gift!
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