Engines and Evolution

By Christopher P. Baker (Author), Marco De Fabianis Manferto (Designed)


Pub Date 4/5/2022

ISBN 9788854418110

Format Hardcover, Jacketed




Engines and Evolution

by Christopher P. Baker, Marco De Fabianis Manferto
In Harley-Davidson, moto-journalist Christopher P. Baker offers a complete guide to every production engine ever built by the USA's leading motorcycle brand.

This book presents each of the distinct engine epochs chronologically in its own chapter, including profiles of archetypal motorcycle models best associated with each engine. Images of a select variant most representative of each engine era illustrate the introduction of each chapter. Further details on these highlighted engines are given in the pages for the specific model from which each was taken. More than 40 classic Harleys are portrayed in detail, from the first "Model Number 1" F-head single of 1903 to the Pan America adventure tourer of 2021, powered by Harley's state-of-the-art liquid-cooled Revolution Max engine. In between, the development of the Harley-Davidson engines is traced as a gradual evolutionary process, reflecting how the brand's unique classic V-Twin characteristics—hearkening all the way back to the F-head 45-degree layout—came to define an attitude, emotion, and lifestyle, fostering a company maxim: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Christopher P. Baker is a professional travel writer, photographer, and moto-journalist. He has written about motorcycles and motorcycle adventures and touring for several magazines, including National Geographic Traveler. He has written more than 30 books and he leads motorcycle tours of Cuba by BMW and Harley-Davidson.

Marco De Fabianis Manferto is an industrial designer with a Masters in product design from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). He specialized in 3D modeling at the Politecnico di Milano. He has worked on the renderings of motor books published by White Star.

Title Details

Pages 224 pages, all in color

Trim 9.43 x 11.6 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can

Category Reference

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