Harley-Davidson in the 1960s
This book chronicles such classic 1960s Harley-Davidson motorcycles as the XLCH Sportsters, Duo Glides, Electra Glides, Aermacchi models, Panheads and Shovelheads. Special attention is given to the Sportster's status as the world's pre-eminent superbike in 1960 and how it lost that distinction mid-decade with the emergence of Japanese and British marques. The technology of Harley-Davidson's Big Twin engine is also discussed, as are custom bikes and the 1969 takeover of the company by AMF -- a move that nearly spelled the end of Harley-Davidson. Illustrated throughout with superb color photography of lovingly restored and factory-original bikes.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Expectations Are Raised
Expectations Are Confounded
Expectations Are Resolved
2 other sections not shown
Aermacchi batwing became began big bikes big twins Bob Hansen buyers Captain America carburetor chopper chromed Class club CRTT Cycle World test Daytona 200 dealership dirt bike dirt track Duo-Glide Electra Glide English factory fairing fiberglass frame Frank Vespa front wheel fuel tank guys Harley Harley-Davidson dealers Harley-Davidson introduced Harley-Davidson Sportster Harley's Honda Hummer Indian Indian Motorcycle ISBN Japanese knew KRTT larger machines magneto magneto ignition middleweight miles per hour motocross Motor Company Motor Maids mounts off-road offered oil tank option Owner Panhead peanut tank production racers racing department rear fender rear suspension replaced Rick Newman riders road race rode Ron Hussey rules scooter seat sell Servi-cars short track Shovelhead side-valve Softail sold sporting Sportster Sprint H superbike Superglide Topper touring Triumph two-stroke V-twin Walter Davidson wanted windshield XL engine XLCH Yamaha