Stealing Speed: The Biggest Spy Scandal in Motorsport History

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Haynes Publishing UK, Oct 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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This is the compelling story of how one of Japan's biggest motorcycle manufacturers stole a Nazi rocket scientist's engine secrets from behind the Iron Curtain to conquer the world.

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Review: Stealing Speed: The Biggest Spy Scandal in Motorsport History

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Fascinating story behind the evolution of the two-stroke engine in communist-occupied East Germany, using Nazi World War II technology from V1 Rockets, and how Suzuki stole that technology from the ... Read full review

Review: Stealing Speed: The Biggest Spy Scandal in Motorsport History

User Review  - Les - Goodreads

What a good book. I'd often heard the story of how an East German had defected to the West with details of two-strike tuning and snapped up by Suzuki for their motorcycle development. The story was ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

A former motorcycle racer and Isle of Man TT winner, Mat Oxley has been writing about bike racing for more than two decades.

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