Item description for Bonneville: World's Fastest Motorcycles (Illustrated History) by Horst Rosler...
Motorcyclists have always been interested in Bonneville, but fueled by the movie, Worlds Fastest Indian, that interest has never been more intense than it is now. Over 150 bikes make the salt their home for one week in September of 2006. Among all those Suzukis and Harley-Davidsons, a group of bikes stood apart: the streamliners that came for only one reason, to break the Land Speed Record for motorcycles. By the end of the week a new top speed stood at 350 miles per hour, though the old record was exceeded a number of times by different machines on the way to the new record. The energy that makes Bonneville work isn't gasoline, it's the drive of the teams, each trying to break a record or simply meet a self-imposed goal. Well-known photographer Horst Rsler captured the magic of Bonneville for this new book. The bikes, the limitless salt, the sunburned faces of crew and riders - they're all here, printed on high quality paper and bound as a hardcover book. A book that deserves a place on the shelf or coffee table of any true motorcycle enthusiast.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 10.1" Height: 1" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2007
Publisher Wolfgang Publications, Inc.
ISBN 1929133456 ISBN13 9781929133451 UPC 652576334562
Availability 0 units.
More About Horst Rosler
Horst Rosler calls himself the "motographer" and the title is appropriate. Based in Germany, Rosler contributes to a variety of American and European magazines from American Iron to Freeway, and is currently Editor in Chief for High Performance. Every year, Rosler attends all the major bike events, from Daytona Beach Bike Week to Sturgis, and yes, Bonneville. When it comes to Bonneville, Rosler knows which bikes to photograph and exactly how to capture the magic of the salt flats.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bonneville: World's Fastest Motorcycles (Illustrated History)?
Fast machines Jan 7, 2008
An intersting look at the riders who go for broke at the Bonneville speed trials,great pictures and some fun stories, this takes you right out on the salt.
Outstanding Dec 18, 2007
An outstanding review of the first 3 years of the BUB Trials for motorcycles. Horst does an excellent job of capturing the bikes, the Salt and the personalities that populate the salt during the event. This is a great book and exceedingly well done and tells the bike week story perfectly.