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Harley-Davidson Knucklehead : Eighty Years (Hardcover) (Greg Field)

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Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the engine that changed the motorcycle world.

Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses.

And what an engine it was -- in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world -- a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day every cruiser style motorcycle still adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead.

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years tells the entire Knucklehead story, from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.

Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Transportation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Author: Greg Field
Language: English
Street Date: November 21, 2016
TCIN: 51621069
UPC: 9780760350430
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-4882
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$34.00
MSRPwas $50.00

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