Beta Motorcycles

Beta Motorcycles
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Format: Hardback, 270 Pages
ISBN: 9788879116992
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Description

This book covers the long history, from its origins through to the present day, of the historic Italian manufacturer Beta Motorcycles, active in the two-wheeled world for over 100 years, presenting previously unpublished material.

A particularly versatile firm, Beta Motorcycles has proved capable of diversifying its products--building all kinds of motorcycles--and satisfying the mutating demands of its clientele. The Florentine marque built its own two- and four-stroke engines in-house, but has always been open to joint ventures with other European or Japanese firms.

Founded as a bicycle manufacturer, Beta Motorcycles moved into the moped market in the 1960s, off-road motorcycles in the late 1970s, enduro models in the following decade and then scooters, for over 20 years, not to mentions the Trial sector in which it conquered eight World Championship titles. In more recent years the company has returned to the “classic” Motocross and Enduro categories and in 2016 collected a further two world titles, including the Constructors’ Championship.

The book features a comprehensive catalog of every model and every engine produced by Beta Motorcycles over more than a century.

The author

Born in 1952, the journalist Massimo Fiorentino has worked for various motorcycling periodicals over the years. One of the founders of the monthlies Auto and In Moto, he was also head of the press office for Aprilia, Benelli and the Italian Motorcycling Federation. He is currently Head of Project Development within the ambit of the Italian Motorcycling Federation’s Classic Committee.
 

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 270 Pages
ISBN: 9788879116992
Illustrations: color & b-w photos
Size: 9.75 in x 10.25 in / 247.65 mm x 260.35 mm
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