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Velodrome Racing and the Rise of the Motorcycle

R.K. Keating (author)

ISBN: 9781476681436

Publication Date: Apr 2021

Format: Paperback

A hybrid machine - powered at times by steam, electricity or internal combustion - the motorcycle in its infancy was an innovation to help bicycle racers go faster. As motor technology advanced, the quest for greater speed at the velodrome peaked. This book chronicles the development of motor-powered two-wheelers.
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A hybrid machine--powered at times by steam, electricity or internal combustion--the motorcycle in its infancy was an innovation to help bicycle racers go faster. As motor age technology advanced, the quest for greater speed at the velodrome peaked, with riders reaching up to 100 mph on pedal-started bikes without brakes, suspensions or gear boxes. This book chronicles the individuals and events that led to the development of motor-powered two-wheelers.
Illustrations 200 photos
Pages 342
Dimensions 254 x 178 x 17
Date Published 30 Apr 2021
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Motor sports   Road & motor vehicles: general interest  
R.K. Keating had a long career developing workforce and economic development policy. His previous book was on Robert M. Keating, the pioneer of bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles. He lives in New Hampshire.

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