New Book: ‘The Italian Chop – Choppers, Cruisers, Bobbers, Trikes & Quads’
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 customising is not normally associated with Italian brands, there are some very interesting 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 new book looks at some of the fascinating custom projects from around the world, accompanied by photography of the finished bikes. A relevant book for Italian bike fans, and fans of the custom bike scene in general.
Author Ulrich ‘Uli’ Cloesen has been involved in motorcycles since 1975. His passion began with a Maico MD50 road bike, and over the years he has owned several BMWs, Yamahas, a Kawasaki, and a Royal Enfield.
Uli is also the author of companion volume “BMW Custom Motorcycles,” his first foray into the world of modifying bikes.
In his latest work, the author delves specifically into the custom-built side of Italian motorcycles, revealing how iconic brands like Ducati and Moto Guzzi work as custom bikes. Aimed at Italian bike aficionados, as well as lovers of custom bikes, the book includes owners’ stories and technical descriptions, which makes a change from the long-established Harley Davidson custom scene.
The book is published by Veloce and can be ordered from their website.
Source: Veloce Publishing