by Colin Sparrow (Author)

In twenty-five years, Greeves produced around 25,000-30,000 machines - a number considered relatively modest when compared with some of their contemporaries, such as Triumph. However, Greeves was not small in ambition, or indeed achievement, which is resoundingly illustrated in this new book. From a tentative start in the early 1950s, Greeves expanded through the 1960s, producing scrambler, trials, road racing and road bikes. Founders Bert Greeves and Derry Preston Cobb produced machines from their factory at Thundersley in Essex, establishing a world-wide reputation in motorcycle sport, particularly off-road competition. Greeves - The Complete Story gives a detailed history from the early 1950s to the 1970s. With production histories and specification details for all the main models, and hundreds of photographs throughout, it is the ideal resource for anyone with an interest in these classic sporting motorcycles. The book covers: Bert Greeves, Derry Preston Cobb and the formative years - from invalid carriages to motorcycle production in 1953; model-by-model specification guides for the main roadsters, scramblers, trials bikes and road racing bikes; world-wide motorcycle sport success, including European Championship wins for Greeves scramblers in 1960 and 1961; the final years - 1972-1979; and advice on owning and restoring a Greeves model today. Superbly illustrated with 299 colour and black & white photographs.

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Publication Date
June 30, 2014
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