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Honda's V-force: Their Four-stroke V4s on Road and Track Hardcover – 10 Feb 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (10 Feb. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859604218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859604212
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 975,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 12 May 2003
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This book is a really good read for any Honda V fanatics. A superb history of the ultimate motorcycle engine. It covers development, (and problems), from the early days through to the VFR800 and incorporates all of the legendary Honda race bikes ridden by legends like "Yer Maun", Joey Dunlop, and Christian Sarron.
At times it does become a little bogged down in the technical side which can be a little off putting to those who don't have the mechanical knowledge to follow it but there's not too much of that, hence only 4 stars.
If you want to know the nitty gritty of this legendary motorcycle this book is definately for you.
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Great book for the Honda V4 enthusiast. Very informative with regard the history of the bikes and the engines. A good read.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9801f060) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
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HASH(0x97feb6d8) out of 5 stars Excellent racing history, weak engineering and road reviews. 18 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Ryder's book is a detailed read, mostly to be enjoyed by the historical racing fan. I was looking for content on the Honda V-4 engineering, development, and rider impressions over its history and was dissappointed at the light coverage. That's not to say that the racing history is well-written and enjoyable, just not my principle goal. The chapters are mostly split between racing and production V-4s. Once I realized this my second read was more enjoyable. I still would have appreciated more engineering analysis/discussion/diagrams.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97fe8edc) out of 5 stars Tour de Force for the V-Force! 8 Oct. 1999
By hvan - Published on Amazon.com
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Excuse me for gushing a little but this is an absolutely wonderful book. Sometimes an author, even if he's a Brit, gets it all right and Mr. Ryder has done himself proud with this one. Engrossing story of the V4 and how its creation exemplifies the Honda culture. Great research and writing with beautiful, crisp pictures. Honda's history unfolds as you follow the V4's development from a humble beginning to the pinnacle of motorcycling . The first book I read of Mr. Ryder's was his "World Superbikes the First Ten Years" and it was very good. As good as that book was this one is a level up. He's on a roll. Do yourself a favor and get this one. You won't be sorry!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f7a8fd8) out of 5 stars If you own a Honda V4, this is a "must have". 26 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was fantastic. Let me explain. I own a 1985 V65 Sabre. Right smack in the middle of this engine's development and controversy. This book gave me more details, more background, more meat,,, than I have been able to garnish from all other sources combined. I've read it twice, so far...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97fe7de0) out of 5 stars a MUST have for V4 owners 30 Aug. 2000
By Jean-Michel Malavieille - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a MUST have for any Honda V4 owner , a real mine of infos , technical explainations , pictures : anything you should know on all Honda V4
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HASH(0x97fe3f3c) out of 5 stars No charts for information 20 Oct. 2003
By Steven Kottenstette - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book has a nice story and pretty pictures. I wanted more. How about charts showing all the specs for the various years of the VFR ? There aren't any.
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