Explore 75 of the world's greatest superbikes, from the earliest models--such as the Honda CBX 1000 and Suzuki RG500--to the Yamaha YZF R-1 and Ducati 996 SPS. Superbikes are at the pinnacle of two-wheeled production engineering. Designed for adrenalin-inducing speed, breathtaking handling, and head-turning good looks, these superb machines are the most glamorous and desirable bikes on the road. Classic Superbikes presents 75 of the best models, from renowned manufacturers including Aprilia, Bimota, BMW, Buell, Cagiva, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha. Each bike gets four pages with cutout photography from a variety of angles and detailed annotations describing its special features, while lively text explores the bike's history and aspects of its design. For the real enthusiast there is a comprehensive specification box that covers everything from engine size and tire measurements to top speed, weight, power output, and gearbox.
About the Author
Alan Dowds is a freelance motorcycling journalist based in London. He has worked for visordown.com, Fast Bikes Magazine, SuperBike Magazine, Motor Cycle News, and RiDE magazine, and launched Tankin', a specialist Scottish motorcycle magazine, in 1995. An experienced motorcycle technical writer and road tester, he has ridden almost every motorcycle introduced since 1994.