As the opposite of cars, motorcycles are built around an engine. In addition to its mechanical conception, an engine appearance is the major component defining a motorcycle aesthetic value. Reason why motorcycle engineers are in a perpetual mission to design power plants both performing but also pleasing to the eye, obsessed with the best combination of form and performance. No doubt that engines are the essence of our machines (pun intended) but because of the required graphical attraction they must possess, our motors will always be more beautiful than those installed in 4-wheelers.
When I received “The Fine Art Of The Motorcycle Engine” I realized that a book examining the most stunning engines through dramatic photography was well overdue. Author Daniel Pierce presents 64 dramatic photographs of the sexiest motorcycle engines ever designed. This photo book demonstrates engineer inventiveness and how they master engines complexity with simplicity, helping you understand the changing technologies and design trends through time. Cycle World magazine calls this book “pornography for Gear Heads” and I agree with all my senses… The Fine Art Of The Motorcycle Engine.