Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Eighty Years

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead Eighty Years
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Format: Hardback, 200 Pages
ISBN: 9780760350430
Publisher: Motorbooks
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Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the engine that changed the motorcycle world.

Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses.

And what an engine it was -- in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world -- a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day every cruiser style motorcycle still adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead.

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years tells the entire Knucklehead story, from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.

The author

Greg Field has written a number of books on the subject of motorcycles, including several volumes dealing with Harley-Davidson, including Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, Harley-Davidson Panhead, Harley-Davidson Century, Harley-Davidson Evolution Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Softail, Original Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, and Original Harley-Davidson Panhead. He also contributed several chapters to Harley-Davidson Motorcycles: A Complete History.

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Format: Hardback, 200 Pages
ISBN: 9780760350430
Illustrations: 154 color & 33 b-w photos
Size: 9.75 in x 12 in x 0.472 in / 247.65 mm x 304.8 mm x 12 mm
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