THE PHRASE, Bonneville Salt Flats, strikes a chord with any true gear-head. For motorcycle enthusiasts the allure is even stronger.
This book documents the construction of The World’s Fastest Panhead, conceived and assembled by Keith R Ball, former editor of Easyriders magazine. Keith walks the reader through all the steps involved in the creation of a true Bonneville Salt Flats motorcycle. From choosing a class to picking a frame, from finding an engine builder to minimising the aerodynamic drag at 200 mph, Keith and a select band of H-D gear heads grind their teeth and lots of steel throughout the entire process.
“It includes how to make guess-work fly,” Ball said.
A project of this size is bound to suffer setbacks. Keith uses a personal, narrative style to take the readers on a wild ride, through the ups and downs of building The World’s Fastest Panhead.
Available from www.amazon.com.au