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Yamaha Street Bikes 1955-2009

By Colin MacKellar

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ISBN: 9781847971630
PUBLISHED: 27/04/2010
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs

Since 1955 Yamaha has grown from being one of dozens of Japanese manufacturers struggling for domestic survival into a global brand. Yamaha built and sustained a profile of design creativity and technical innovation, responsible over the last fifty years for some of the most iconic and ground-breaking street bikes of our time.

With descriptions of all the major models, from the YA125 of 1955 to the VMAX of 2009, an analysis of their impact, backed up with specifications and a wealth of photographs and reproductions from period brochures, this book covers the complete story of the successes and failures and their effects on the company's fortunes.

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" It is of course a must for the aficionados of the brand, but a rattling good read for those interested in Japanese machinery and/or motorcycle history in general, as you would expect from any publication coming from the Crowood stable. At a modest £19.95 it is worth it for the images and specification tables alone. "
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