"For decades a crown jewel of Japan's postwar manufacturing industry, motorcycles remain one of Japan's top exports.  Japan's Motorcycle Wars assesses the historical development and societal impact of the motorcycle iundustry, from the influence of motor sports on vehicle sales in the early 1900s to the postwar developments that led to the massive wave of motorization sweeping the Asia-Pacific region today.  


Jeffrey Alexander brings a wealth of information to light, providing English translations of transcripts, industry publications, and company histories that have until now been available only in Japanese.  By exploring the industry as a whole, he reveals that Japan's motorcycle industry was characterized not by communitarian sucess but by misplaced loyalties, technical disasters, and brutal competition."


- The Publisher

Japan's Motocycle Wars

  • Japan's Motorcycle Wars : an Industry History
  • Jeffrey W. Alexander
  • Condition Good / Fair - Ex Libris w/ stamps - never checked out, corner wear and slight rubbing on cover.  Crisp unmarked pages.  
  • 1st / 1st 
  • Hardcover
  • 2008 UBC Press
  • ISBN : 978-0-7748-1453-9