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Hodaka Motorcycles


Hodaka motorcycles were some of the most creatively marketed and designed motorcycles in America. The bike of choice for the hip young racer, the street-savvy urbanite, or the 14-year-old boy's favorite poster, these machines had colorful logos, creative advertising and terrific names. The Combat Wombat, Road Toad, Dirt Squirt and the fantastic Super Rat are just a few of the models produced by Hodaka.

More than 15 years in the making, this exhaustively-researched tome contains all the details about the machines including production data and history as well as a treasure trove of photographs, advertisements, and graphics. Written by Ken Smith, the editor of VMX Magazine, and created with the help of Paul Stannard of Strictly Hodaka and many of the people who designed and sold Hodakas back in the day, this book is a captivating, colorful look at one of the wildest, most popular motorcycles of the 1960s and 1970s.

"Exhaustively researched, enthusiastically told and featuring scores of period photographs and advertisements . . . an absolute must for any fan of offroad motorcycling history."
Motorcycle Classics Magazine, July 2014

“Hodaka Motorcycles is the most comprehensive work on the subject ever . . . [and is] filled with over 300 photos, many of them very rare looks into the origins of the company."
Motocross Action Magazine, July 2014

"This book is one you’ll cherish for years and find yourself referring back to many times. It’s an absolute must for anyone who owns, or plans to own, a Hodaka."
Rick "Super Hunky" Sieman, Off, Feb 2015

"While this is a nice coffee table book, it is much more than that. It's a great read and a wonderful reference. I enjoyed it tremendously and if you're into motorcycles you will too. I recommend it highly."
Rolf-Immo Gabbe,, Sept 2014


Click here for a sneak peek at the table of contents for Hodaka Motorcycles.

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Format: Hardcover
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10 × 8.5 × 1 in
3 lb
Carton Quantity:
14 pcs
Carton Weight:
35 lb
Price: $34.95