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on 15 July 2009
A fascinating book set against the decline and fall of the BSA empire. Not only does it deal with the machines, but also the personalities behind the public perceptions. In this way, competition shop staff, service staff, development engineers and test riders all get to have an input to the narrative. The section on the racing triples is particularly interesting and the book sits nicely against previously published histories (e.g. Whatever Happened to the British Motorcycle Industry). The written style is a little clinical - perhaps as best befits a topic rich in factual content. The best part of the publication are the annotated illustrations - many published for the first time here.