Italian Custom Motorcycles (Hardcover)

The Italian Chop - Choppers, Cruisers, Bobbers, Trikes & Quads

By Uli Cloesen

Veloce Publishing, 9781845843946, 128pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2013

List Price: 39.95*
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Many books have been published about Italian motorcycles, but none has focused exclusively on the Italian motorcycle-based chopper, bobber, trike, and quad custom bike scene – until now.  Even though customizing is not normally associated with Italian brands, there are some fantastic individually-built Italian custom bikes out there, old and new. In recognition of the trend Ducati entered into a new market segment when it launched its power cruiser Diavel in November 2010, while Moto Guzzi has its Aquila Nero range. These and many other custom-style bikes have been well-received in the customs scene.  This book looks at some of the fascinating custom projects out there, accompanied by stunning photography of the finished bikes. A great book for Italian bike fans, and fans of the custom bike scene in general.

About the Author

Uli Cloesen is the author of seven books on motorcycles, with topics ranging from custom bikes to cafe racers and sidecars. He also contributes articles to New Zealand and German bike magazines. His interest in British motorcycles stems from ownership of a Hinckley Triumph Bonneville and an Indian-built Royal Enfield Bullet. Uli was born and raised in Germany and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Praise For Italian Custom Motorcycles: The Italian Chop - Choppers, Cruisers, Bobbers, Trikes & Quads

"...if this book doesn't perk up your interest and expand your horizons on what a custom or chopper can be, then it's time to give up the hobby." -