Author(s): Andrea Rapelli
This book aims to trace the fundamental stages of the evolution of the motorcycle, from the first rudimentary experiments on two wheels, up to the hypertrophic motorcycle of today. And always with a choice of models that have succeeded in marking an era: from the first rattling Harley-Davidson of the 20th century to the jewels of Japanese technology, the Honda and Kawasaki from the 1970s and 1980s, passing through the no less important columns of Italian motorcycling, such as the Ducati 916 or the Guzzi GT 500 Norge, and continuing on to the models just out on the market. A trip through time-outfitted with splendid images, detailed diagrams, and data sheets-that will lead bike enthusiasts through the sounds and smells, the anecdotes and tales, to the purest essence of motorcycling.
Fascinated from a very early age by everything with wheels and an engine, ANDREA RAPELLI learned how to transmit his own passion to others. After high school, he started to write for Panoramauto and EVO Italia, where he still works today. In spite of the fact that he deals mainly with automobiles, he is an avid biker: he couldn't live without the feel of the air on his skin, the smell of the asphalt, or those aromas from nature that you can only get from being on two wheels. Currently, he also works for the website motorbox.com and for the monthly Autorama, where he is engaged mainly with road tests.