Not just another Harley book. Not only a larger number of bikes (stock and CVO’s), excellent pictures by photographer David Blattel, but even more important a very well written and informative text by Dain Gingerelli whose background includes the job of editor in no less than 6 motorcycle magazines.
The colorful evolution of Harley-Davidson, its ups and downs during more than a century, is better understood when you know about which bikes were a success, a failure, historic anecdotes, technical details, not only about the most well known models but also those also forgotten.
This big size, huge amount of info Harley review book starts in 1911 (the company was founded in 1903) and is divided in logical chapters: the Early Bikes, Setting the World Standard: the Knuckleheads, The Big Twins: the Panheads, Minimum Hog: the Small Harleys,’ `Competition Hot: the Sportster Models,’ `Kings of the Highway: the Touring Bikes,’ `Factory Customs: Low Rider and Wide Glide Models,’ `Civilized Choppers: the Softail Models,`Setting the Records: the Race Bikes, Modern Muscle: the V-Rods and Bespoke Bikes: Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Hardcover, 192 pages, 144 color and 11 black and white photos. $30. Order at The Art Of The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.