15th August 2018
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The Classic Two-stroke Era
ABOUT THE BOOK
Researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory, here in definitive detail is the story of the two-stroke Suzuki bikes – a series of models that put the company on the map, helping it to survive a difficult era that saw hundreds of Japanese motorcycle makers reduced to just four.
Successful immediately, the two-stroke models defended Suzuki's honour on the tracks as well as in the showrooms, handing the company numerous world championship titles. The series has now been all but killed off, but this title helps celebrate an era when the two-stroke was king, concentrating on the 1950s through to the late-1970s.
Suzuki Motorcycles - The Classic Two-stroke Era by Brian Long
£35.00(UK), $60.00(US), 78.00(CAN)
• Definitive history of the two-stroke Suzukis
• Sales in all major markets covered in detail
• Written by a recognized author and historian
• Racing exploits covered year-by-year
• Written with the full co-operation of the factory
• Handy reference charts throughout
• Detailed production figures, including exports
• Unravels what is indeed a very convoluted story
• Contemporary photography to help owners with authenticity issues
• The author is an owner of vintage Suzukis
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Coventry, once the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long is a professional writer with a passion for vintage and sporting machinery. A trained mechanical engineer, he has been involved with the classic car scene most of his life, and loves old bikes too.
Married to Miho and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), Brian now lives just outside Tokyo, and spends much of his free time with Thoroughbred horses. He has had over 70 books published, including many works on Japanese marques.
Place of birth: Coventry, UK • Hometown: • Nearest city: Chiba
V5212 • Hardback • 25x25cm • £35 • 176 pages • 593 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-12-4 • UPC: 6-36847-01212-0
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