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How Your Motorcycle Works


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1 - Types Bike types - sports bike, trail bike, naked, adventure tourer etc Frame types 2 - Propulsion Internal combustion engine Hybrid systems Starting system Charging system Fuel system Fuel injection Air intake Ignition system Cooling system Lubrication system Exhaust system 3 - Drivetrain Clutch systems (including dual-clutch) Gearbox (conventional, pushbutton, CVT) Final drive systems (chain, shaft, toothed belt) Wheels and tyres Suspension systems Braking systems (including ABS, linked systems and traction control) 4 - Help your bike work bettter (Hints and tips, broadly as section 5 in How Your Car Works) 5 - Glossary of terms and units

About the Author

Peter Henshaw was an enthusiast for anything with wheels from an early age - everything from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was Editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance and now contributes to a whole raft of transport magazines including Motorcycle News (motorcycles), Twist & Go (scooters), A to B (cycling) and Tractor (as it says - ) as well as The Telegraph. He's also written over 40 books, including 20 about bikes. He's an all-year round motorcyclist who does not own a car.

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