For motorcycle fans, the names of Harley-Davidson, BMW, Norton, Indian, Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki conjure up a wealth of models and styles. Exciting symbols of popular culture, these powerful machines are featured here in a book sure to thrill motorcycle aficionados and colorists alike. Chronicling over 100 years of motorcycle history, 45 accurate, finely detailed illustrations depict a splendid line of motorized cycles, beginning with the Gottlieb Daimler Motor Bicycle (1885) and ending with the Honda ES21 Future Motorcycle Concept Prototype. In addition, cycle devotees will find ready-to-color illustrations of these popular models: Excelsior Motor Bike (1902) Harley-Davidson Model J (1915) BMW R31 (1923) Triumph Speed Twin (1939) Matchless G9 (1951) Norton Commando 850 (1975) Ducatti MHR Mille (1984) Honda GL1500 “Gold Wing” (1991) Royal Enfield (1913) Zenith Gradua (1920) Brough Superior 680 (1933) Indian "Chief" (1947) BSA A65 Lightning (1966) Kawasaki Z1300 (1979) Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 (1984) Yamaha GTS1000A (1993) … and 27 other superb machines. An extensive caption accompanying each illustration identifies the manufacturer and provides details on horsepower, materials of construction, weight, speed, and other data.