A history of the Honda V4 - much of it told for the first time. Explains how these charismatic motorcycles came to be built, their strengths and weaknesses, and what makes them uniquely special in a sea of Universal Japanese Motorcycles. Covers the design and development of the first Honda V4, the oval piston, the VF road models and the iconic sport touring bikes.
Greg Pullen trained and enjoyed a career as a chartered surveyor, being awarded the RICS postgraduate diploma in building conservation in 1995, and finally retiring as a Fellow in 2009 to pursue his interest in Italian motorcycles. He has been fortunate to have had private tours of Italian motorcycle factories and private collections to better understand the history and machines of Italy. Greg is also a consultant to Bonhams collectors' motorcycles department. Greg has written on Italian motorcycles for many magazines including Classic Bike, Classic Bike Guide and Bike, alongside his own publication, Benzina. He is also the author of Moto Guzzi - The Complete Story, and A-Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers, available from Crowood.