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Harley-Davidson Coffee Table Style Books Make a Great Gift

Add these motorcycle picture books to your collection

By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor

What better way to show off your love of Harley-Davidson and its history than by having a beautiful picture book on your coffee table in your living room or office. Two new hardcover books showcasing The Motor Company are now on the market, and each makes a great addition to your Motorbooks collection, or can be the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. 

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Harley-Davidson CVO Motorcycles
by Marilyn Stemp

Harley-Davidson CVO Motorcycles
By Marilyn Stemp | 224 pages | $50 retail 
Published by Motorbooks
Buy at or wherever fine books are sold; the book is currently selling at a discounted $40 at the above website

The pinnacle of Harley-Davidson motorcycles is its Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) that began nearly 20 years ago as a place for Harley designers to push the boundaries of style and performance. These machines set themselves apart from the pack in design and details. "Harley-Davidson CVO Motorcycles" is the first book to showcase these works of two-wheeled art and the story behind them. Author Marilyn Stemp is one of the few women working full-time in motorcycling journalism. She is the current editor of Iron Trader News online and founding editor of IronWorks magazine. 

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The CVO book has five chapters each covering the particular model of motorcycles that went through the CVO process, like Touring Motorcycles, and Dyna Motorcycles, and so on.

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Large color photographs adorn the semi-gloss pages of this beautiful and informative coffee table book about one of the most extraordinary initiatives in Harley-Davidson history. The book measures 9.75 inches by 12 inches.

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Harley-Davidson: The Complete History

Harley-Davidson: The Complete History

By Darwin Holmstrom | 240 pages | $50
Published by Motorbooks
Buy at or wherever fine books are sold

There have been many books written about Harley-Davidson, but this coffee table book is the most up-to-date covering the Motor Company's history into the twenty-first century. "Harley-Davidson: The Complete History" celebrates the iconic motorcycles for which this American motorcycle company is known. Pages in the book include historic images as well as modern photos by some of the top motorcycle photographers in the industry. Additionally, there are chapters from some of the most celebrated motorcycle writers of all time including Peter Egan, Kevin Cameron, Ed Youngblood, Allen Girdler, and Steve Anderson. All this material combines to tell the story of every major motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has built. Author Darwin Holmstrom is senior editor with Motorbooks. He has written, co-written, or contributed to more than 30 books on subjects ranging from motorcycles and muscle cars to guitars.

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There are 10 chapters with each one covering an introduction of a new engine, for example, the Panhead Era, the Shovelhead Era, and so on. Additional chapters include one on racing and one on the Sportsters.

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The layout has a balanced mix of informative text with high resolution full color photos illustrating the incredible history of Harley-Davidson.

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The leather-bound hard cover book comes tucked into a classy artfully designed sleeve. It measures 9.75 inches by 12 inches.

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"Harley-Davidson: The Complete History" book includes a free poster with a different painting of a customized Harley-Davidson on each side that you can hang on the wall in your office, garage, or workshop.

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