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World Superbikes

The First 20 Years



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World Superbikes: The First 20 Years by Julian Ryder
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Twenty years after the World Superbike Championship was started at England's Donington Park, the series has produced some of the most thrilling racing and iconic champions in the world of motorcycle racing. The genius touch was to feature bikes that are sold in high street showrooms, thus attracting a passionate following among ordinary motorcyclists. The third edition of this fact-packed and gloriously illustrated book brings the story right up to date - all the riders, machines, politics and results.

Table of Contents

WSB attracts massive crowds to the British rounds and enjoys live coverage on British Eurosport TV.Year-by-year race reports plus results up to the first 15 places.All four Japanese factories involved - Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha - plus Ducati, Aprilia, Bimota and Benelli.Ducati's rise from a tiny company in protective receivership to a global style icon.Carl Fogarty, four-times WSB champion.Britain's latest Superbike hero, James Toseland, won the title in 2004 and is eyeing the crown again.

Author Biography

Kel Edge has photographed every WSB race since the series began, and lives in London. Julian Ryder, author of Haynes' officially licensed MotoGP Season Review, reported on the World Superbike Championship for seven years, and lives near Crewe in Cheshire.
Release date Australia
February 28th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
col. Illustrations
J H Haynes & Co Ltd
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