“An indispensable publication for any ardent bike enthusiast, and even those with a casual interest will be drawn into the fascinating story each example has to tell.”
“Ultimate Collector Motorcycles is a two-volume encomium to a subject never before presented in such depth, bringing over 1,100 photographs to life in a way smaller formats simply can’t, with the design, printing, and paper quality to which we’ve become accustomed from publishing house TASCHEN.”
“…an exquisite celebration of motorcycles at their very best.”
“Full of insight and delight. Highly recommended, even for those more used to four wheels than two.”
“…encapsulate[s] the aesthetic beauty and cultural impact of these special machines.”
“The definitive work for classic motorbike enthusiasts.”
“Beautifully designed and leavened with some gorgeous ephemera... the books are not lightweights - literally or metaphorically.”
“…this is quite simply the best motorcycle book ever published — no contest.”
“This book is more than just a collection of pictures and descriptions. It takes you on a journey through time from the earliest days of motorcycle design to the present day… Stunning.”
“As far as high end, ‘coffee table’ style books go, there are quite a lot that focus on motorcycles. But not a one of them can hold a candle to this pair of impressive tomes.”
“…a hell of a lot of book. Firstly in its sheer physical scale and secondly for the wonderful delights within. There’s fact, insight and period pictures for the 100 bikes covered, with amazing contemporary photography and truly fabulous full-page details. Expect to lose days just simply gawping.”
Masterpiece. Stunning. Superb. Roll out the superlatives; they all apply to Ultimate Collector Motorcycles. Of the dozens of books about motorcycles, including classic, rare, and collectible bikes we have reviewed, nothing comes close to this.”
“The number of bikes in the book is limited to 100, only the most special bikes got a place in this masterpiece. Each bike is discussed in detail and supported by beautiful photography. They are two stunners of books that come in a beautiful slipcase and will not look out of place on any bookshelf.”
“…a double-volume anthology featuring many of the most valuable bikes in existence today, from cherished race winners to pioneering record-breakers. Each bike is pictured in exquisite detail and accompanied by detailed descriptions of the history and technical features.”
“TASCHEN has finally turned its attention to collectible motorcycles with its massive, two-volume set… Regardless of your motorcycle judgments, Ultimate Collector Motorcycles will challenge both you and the sturdiness of your coffee table. Worth its 20.7-pound weight and 940 pages in words alone.”
Ultimate Collector MotorcyclesFamous First Edition: First printing of 9,000 numbered copiesHardcover, two vols. in slipcase, 11.1 x 14.2 in., 20.72 lb, 940 pages250Edition: English (Famous First Edition)Availability: In Stock
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Born to Be Wild
100 of the most legendary and coveted motorcycles of all time
The fascinating stories behind these fabulous motorbikes are expertly recounted in detail, alongside stunning imagery specially taken for the book by the world’s leading motorcycle photographers. Also included are rare archival gems, from early posters to remarkable action shots. In addition, there is a foreword by legendary petrolhead Jay Leno, and interviews with George Barber, founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum; Sammy Miller, championship-winning racer and founder of the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum; Ben Walker, Department Director of Motorcycles at Bonhams; Paul d’Orléans, founder of The Vintagent; and Gordon McCall, cofounder of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, the world-renowned motorcycle concours event held in Carmel, California.
A cornucopia of motorcycle treasures and an absolute must-have for all bike enthusiasts!
The editors and authors
Charlotte & Peter Fiell are well-known design authors having written over sixty books on the subject. Among their various areas of specialization is the realm of transportation design in all its diverse forms. The Fiells have lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted manufacturing companies, museums, salerooms, and major private collectors around the world. Together, they have written numerous TASCHEN books, including 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A–Z, 1000 Lights, and Scandinavian Design. They also edited TASCHEN's Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928–1999 and have most recently authored the double-volumes Ultimate Collector Cars and Ultimate Collector Motorcycles.
Ultimate Collector MotorcyclesHardcover, two vols. in slipcase, 28.1 x 36 cm, 9.40 kg, 940 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-9543-8Edition: English (Famous First Edition)
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