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A history of the world"s motorcycles

Richard Alexander Hough

A history of the world"s motorcycles

by Richard Alexander Hough

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby R.A. Hough and L.J.K. Setright.
ContributionsSetright, L. J. K.
The Physical Object
Pagination192p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20901218M

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Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. Every issue delivers exciting and evocative articles and photographs of the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made!   The first World War began, and European and American armies began to integrate motorcycles into the Army as a means of carrying messages to and from bases quickly. The world's rarest motorcycle, the Traub, was created by a mysterious inventor. The motorcycle featured unique technology that was strangely advanced for its time.

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