Evolution of the Harley-Davidson Book~Historic 1st yr Motorcycles:1911-1965~NEW For Sale
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Evolution of the Harley-Davidson Book~Historic 1st yr Motorcycles:1911-1965~NEW: $31
The Evolution of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
Historic First Year Motorcycles: 1911-1965
The book describes the evolution of Harley Davidson motorcycles from the perspective of seminal first year model motorcycles. The book takes nineteen first year models from 1911 to 1965 and describes in detail why these models shaped the future of Harley Davidson and the legion of imitators. The similarities, recurrent themes, innovations and notable model failures are used to illustrate how these motorcycles helped create an American icon.
The text includes vital model statistics and detail descriptions of the innovations introduced by these first year models. By using contemporary photos of memorabilia, the book helps the reader better appreciate the mind set of a rider in that era. The book contains detailed photographs of the models described in traditional left and right stance as well as numerous detailed photographs of model innovations referenced in the text.
It has AMCA judging scores, to our knowledge, not seen in any other motorcycle title and a description of point deductions and subsequent corrections to help the would-be restorer. There are over 180 photos of motorcycles, their parts and memorabilia. The book has a soft vinyl coated cover and measures 8 x 10 inches with 132 pages. The photos and text are on non-glossy paper.