The Cafe Racer Phenomenon

The Cafe Racer Phenomenon
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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845842642
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The Cafe Racer is one of the most enduring styles of motorcycle ever created, capturing the rebellious spirit of the 50s. From original Triton-building Rockers to modern-day Sunday riders on Thruxton 900s, there are thousands of enthusiasts across the world who aspire to own a road burner with old school class.  This is a look back at the glory days of the Cafe Racer, from Friday night dices on the North Circular, through the street specials craze of the Seventies, to the modern day revival.   This book includes interviews with some of the old school regulars at the Ace Cafe, and an in-depth look at the great British bike builders like Norman Hyde, Steve and Lester Harris, the Rickman brothers and Paul Dunstal, Featuring a huge, global Cafe Racer directory – listing specialist builders, spares suppliers, websites etc – alongside a unique mix of personal memories, unseen photos, iconic machines and chassis builders in profile, this book is a must for any ton-up rider.

The author

Alastair Walker has been a Kawasaki triples fan since his teens, and has owned both the KH250 and KH400 models, the 400 being the only motorcycle he has bought brand-new in over 30 years on bikes.  A freelance motorcycle journalist since the 1980s Alastair has edited magazines such as Biker and insidebikes.com in the UK, and contributed over 1500 features to various magazines across the world, including Motor Cycle News, Classic Bike Guide, Motorcycle Mechanics, Moto 73 and Cycle World. He also has a weekly column in the Manchester Evening News, and has seen work published in Sports Car Market and Classic Car Weekly.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845842642
Illustrations: 100 color ill
Size: 8 in x 7.5 in x 0.325 in / 203.2 mm x 190.5 mm x 8.255 mm
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