Triumph Twenty-One to Daytona: The C Class 350cc and 500cc Twins. Vale.
The Triumph 350cc and 500cc unit-construction twins were called the 'C' Series, and were made between 1957 and 1974. The range started with the 350cc 'Twenty-one' - a sedate touring bike with full enclosure in the form of the famous Triumph 'Bathtub' - went through such famous names as the Speed Twin, Tiger 100 and Trophy, and ended with the rip-roaring Daytona and the off-road Adventurer. This book deals with the whole range, giving the history of all the models, and also describes the restoration of a 1969 Trophy T100C.
AJS and Matchless Post-War Singles and Twins: The Complete Story. Vale.
Associated Motor Cycles (AMC) produced some of the most iconic British bikes of the 1940s and 1950s. Badged as either AJS or Matchless, the range covered everything from plodding ride-to-work four-stroke singles, weekend racers, two-stroke motocrossers and full-blown Grand Prix contenders. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, this comprehensive new history looks at:
• The history and development of the single and twin-cylinder ranges
• The racing bikes
• Technical details of all major models
• Owning and riding AJS and Matchless bikes today
Greeves: The Complete Story. Sparrow.
In twenty-five years, Greeves produced around 25,000-30,000 machines - a number considered relatively modest when compared with some of their contemporaries, such as Triumph. However, Greeves was not small in ambition or achievement, which is resoundingly illustrated in this new book. 'Greeves - The Complete Story' gives a detailed history from the early 1950s to the 1970s. With production histories and specification details for all main models, it is an ideal resource for anyone with an interest in these classic sporting motorcycles.
The book covers:
• Bert Greeves, Derry Preston Cobb and the formative years - from invalid carriages to motorcycle production in 1953
• Model-by-model specification guides for the main roadsters, scramblers, trials bikes and road racing bikes
• World-wide motorcycle sport success, including European Championship wins for Greeves scramblers in 1960 and 1961
• The final years - 1972-1979
• Advice on owning and restoring a Greeves model today
Ariel: The Complete Story. Walker.
From the first Ariel in 1901, over the next 60 years the name would be associated with some of Britain's best motorcycles, such as the Square Four. After the Second World War Ariel became part of the BSA group, but sadly the name then disappeared.