Offering an up-to-the minute technical overview and explanation for all the major mechanical and electrical systems for motorcycles, this guide takes the reader through each and every aspect of how motorbikes work from start to finish. With cut-away illustrations, a full index of subjects, a wipe-clean cover this is for every biker - whether they ride a sport bike, cruiser, tourer, dual-sport, off-road machine - to learn exactly how their machine works, and understand how to keep it in top condition. Massimo Clarke takes the reader through all the systems and functions of a motorcycle, from engine architecture, fuel systems, transmission, chassis, in detailed text, accompanied with colour illustrations and diagrams revealing exactly how these systems work. Whether new to motorcycling or a veteran rider, there is page after page of fascinating information to advise and inform, making this a reference title to return to again and again.
Massimo Clarke is a well-respected, Italian motorcycle journalist whose work appears in that countrys bike magazines. He is the author of several books on motorcycling, as well as a director of an Italian research center devoted to the study of the history and technical aspects of motorcycle racing. Mr. Clarke also directs two programs for MotoTV.