Superbike Book Signing at Ducati New York

2023 Ducati Member Kits are here!  Meet us Saturday morning for coffee and discounts on Ducati New York Apparel. 

Also, authors Kevin Cameron and John Owens will signing copies of their new book "Superbike" about the early years of AMA Racing.

From the Book Review: 

In “Superbike: An Illustrated Early History,” renowned technical writer Kevin Cameron and acclaimed photographer John Owens chronicle the transition from the twin-cylinder BMWs, Ducatis and Moto Guzzis set against wobbling and weaving first-generation Japanese fours to a second wave of more raceworthy machines that ultimately led to the sportbike revolution.

Owens shot the black-and-white photographs published in this beautifully designed and produced 192-page hardcover book at five of the tracks that dotted the U.S. motorcycle road-racing landscape at the time: Daytona International Speedway, Bryar Motorsports Park, Laguna Seca Raceway, Pocono International Raceway and Road America.

Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Freddie Spencer—three Americans who went on to win a combined 10 250cc and 500cc Grand Prix world titles—figured prominently in the “sit-up” era of AMA Superbike. Throughout the book, Cameron and Owens provide insights and images of riders, crew members and machines difficult to replicate in today’s veiled paddocks.

“The desire to go fast, brake, turn and accelerate isn’t that complicated,” Cameron writes in the opening pages. Yet this book clearly illustrates and uniquely explains the challenges that all involved—from the manufacturers, to the teams and, ultimately, to the riders—faced in their attempts to achieve those goals.

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