Community Classic and Custom Motorcycles 'Hodaka Motorcycles' | Available to Order Now

‘Hodaka Motorcycles’ | Available to Order Now

'Hodaka Motorcycles' | Available to Order Now
Hodaka Motorcycles

Hodaka Motorcycle book

Hodaka motorcycles were among the most creatively marketed and designed motorcycles in America, and successful both on the sales floor and at the race track.

The bike of choice for the happening young racer and the street-savvy hipster, these machines featured colorful logos, advertising, and outlandish names such as the Combat Wombat, Road Toad, Dirt Squirt and the fantastic Super Rat.

‘Hodaka Motorcycles’ by Ken Smith chronicles the complete history of the brand. This book is timed for publication on the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding.

More than 15 years in the making, this exhaustively researched tome contains details about the machines as well as a treasure trove of photographs, advertisements and graphics.

Hodaka Motorcyles was written by Ken Smith, editor of VMX Magazine, and created with help from Paul Stannard of Strictly Hodaka’s as well as other individuals who designed and promoted the bikes. Hodaka Motorcycles is a captivating, colorful look back at one of the wildest, most popular motorcycles of the 1960s and 1970s.

The Hodaka Motorcycles Collector’s Edition is a hand-numbered and limited production version. The collector’s edition book is covered in red leather with silver inlay, a design inspired by a rare and collectible Hodaka Workshop Manual.

It also comes packaged in a gorgeous cloth box imprinted with a vintage logo and a Hodaka factory design drawing. The back of the box features a large color inlay of Hodaka artwork used in advertisements.

Included as well, a reproduction of a beautiful Hodaka promotional poster and four period stickers. Only 250 of these books will be produced. As of press time, nearly half of the books have already been pre-sold.

Both books will be available in stock at Octane Press July 1, 2014.

Standard Book Specifications:

  • Title: Hodaka Motorcycles
  • Subtitle: The Complete Story of America’s Favorite Trail Bike
  • Author: Ken Smith
  • Forward by: Paul Stannard
  • ISBN: 978-1-937747-36-7
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2014
  • Publisher: Octane Press
  • Format: 10×8.5, hardcover
  • Page Count: 192
  • Images: 100 B & W, 200 color
  • Price: $60

Collector’s Edition Specifications:

  • Title: Hodaka Motorcycles Collector’s Edition
  • Subtitle: The Complete Story of America’s Favorite Trail Bike
  • Author: Ken Smith
  • Forward by: Paul Stannard
  • ISBN: 978-1-937747-37-4
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2014
  • Publisher: Octane Press
  • Format: 10×8.5, leather bound hardcover with case. Includes 1 poster and 4 stickers.
  • Page Count: 192
  • Images: 300 images
  • Price: $180

 

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