The History of American Custom Motorcycles Andrew Morland a Peter Henshaw.Morland and Henshaw interviewed customizers and owners to illustrate the changing fashions of the strange art of customizing motorcycles. Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph and more are featured in superb full-color images specially commissioned for this volume. Includes custom creations by Arlen Ness. Sftbd., 7 3/4qx 1 1/2q, 128 pgs., 15 color ill.The attention to detail showed up in the efforts to hide away all possible pipes and wires, especially up in the handlebar area, and the smoothed-out contours of the frame ... Some customers still wanted turn signals, but standard flashers would have stuck out in crude contrast to the overall harmony. ... want straight graphics, the familiar Harley eagle was a recurring theme, but rarely as a straight portrait. ... In the 1990s, custom bikes in general, and Harleys in particular, are fashionable.
|Title||:||An Illustrated History of American Custom Motorcycles|
|Author||:||Andrew Morland, Peter Henshaw|
|Publisher||:||Motorbooks International - 1997|