The ultimate illustrated history of the motorcycle, this comprehensive visual guide is packed with over 1,000 amazing machines, from classic scooters to the latest superbikes. Celebrating the motorcycle in all of its diverse forms, The Motorbike Book takes you on a journey of discovery, from the first modified bicycles of the 1900s to the incredible 200mph-plus motor racing machines of today. Photographic tours allow you to explore some of the greatest motorcycles ever made in intimate detail, while cross-sections illustrate how their different engine types deliver the power. From Italy's Ducati to Japan's Suzuki - and racers, scramblers and motocross bikes - it tells you how famous marques like Honda and Harley-Davidson became household names, and shows the timeless appeal of classic motorcycles from BMW, Triumph, and Yamaha. Whether you are an armchair enthusiast or a budding Guy Martin, The Motorbike Book is your essential pillion rider.