Cafe Racers of the 1970s (Paperback)

Machines, Riders and Lifestyle A Pictorial Review

By Mick Walker

The Crowood Press UK, 9781847972835, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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The 1970s was the era of the cafe racer in its second phase, that of the specialist manufacturers. Certain mainstream marques such as Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Laverda and Yamaha also catered for this emerging market by producing production factory cafe racers such as the 900SS [Ducati],  Le Mans [Guzzi],  Mongich [Laverda] and RD Series [Yamaha].  Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker graphically recreates the era of the cafe racers.  Numerous contemporary photos are featured, with captions explaining the history and technical features of the machines and describing the men who made and rode them. 

About the Author

A leading authority on all forms of motorcycle sport, Mick Walker has been a successful racer, tuner and team manager, and still rides regularly. He was a former editor of Motorcycle Enthusiast, and published over 100 books including in this series, Derek Minter: The King of Brands, Geoff Duke: The Stylish Champion, Bob McIntyre: The Flying Scot and Mike Hailwood: The Fans' Favourite.