Everything is big in this book. The size, over 27 cm wide; the photographs, each model side-view nearly takes a full double-page; the pleasure it delivers through a delightful design, which reminds of those Dorling-Kindersley image-hungry oriented books. Indeed, this is important to say: it's mainly a high-quality image book, something that makes it attractive to any age, any reader. Of course it has also text -the unavoidable technical data, history and trivia- but it's not the kind of book an expert may require. Once this is assumed, you have 196 glossy pages which span into dozens of brands, all of them historically essential. Some of the brands are displayed through different models, from pioneer to recent ones, framing a whole century -20th- of great motorbiking.