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    DescriptionThe British motorcycle industry once stood at the top level of world production. Before and after the Second World War famous names such as BSA, AMC, Matchless and Vincent led the world in design, sophistication and popularity.Then it all went horribly wrong.Perhaps British bikes were too large, too focused on the sports end of the market, or perhaps just old-fashioned and unreliable? In the face of stiff competition from imported machines, the British industry imploded, and by the 1970s it was teetering on the brink of financial collapse. From a position of dominance -- both in sales and in technical competence -- the British motorcycle industry was in its death throes. To many the collapse seemed indicative of a wider malaise in British manufacturing industry. But what was the real explanation?At long last Steve Koerner presents an original and in-depth explanation, based on hitherto unused sources, of what went so badly wrong. Fascinating and detailed.


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    Title
    The Strange Death of the British Motorcycle Industry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Koerner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 169 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905472031
    ISBN 10: 190547203X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.1
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    LC classification: DA
    BIC subject category V2: HBTK, WGCK, KNDR, 3JJ, 1DBK
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 338.4762922750941
    Illustrations note
    Contemporary monochrome photographs
    Publisher
    Crucible Books
    Imprint name
    Crucible Books
    Publication date
    22 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Lancaster