The “Standard Catalog of American Motorcycles 1898-1981” is the only book to fully chronicle every motorcycle ever built in the United States of America.
The resurgence of interest in motorcycles, with more than 1 million new sales currently, is reminiscent of the revved up days of the 1970s. In this new reference novice riders, vintage collectors and hobbyists get coverage of every American-made model, pre-war to present day, to roll off the line and onto the pavement.
From vintage models like the Flying Merkel and Excelsior motorcycles to the tried and true Indian motorcycles and evolutionary Harley-Davidsons, this guide captures the technical details and history of American motorcycles like nothing else.
Collectors, historians and motorcycle enthusiasts will find technical specifications including performance figures, horsepower, weight and more for help in identification. A collection of 1,200 crisp detailed photos also assists with identification, and offers inspiration for these enduring vehicles.
-Every model from pre-war to today is included to give collectors the most comprehensive coverage
-1,200 detailed photos help motorcycle enthusiasts with bike identification
-Includes technical data on hard-to-find models