Panther motorcycles were renowned in post war years for being sidecar haulers supreme. But they have an innovative and interesting history as shown by the concise but thorough section on the history of the marquee going back to the very early days. The book concentrates on the post 1950 models and gives good clear descriptions of all the bikes produced since 1950 - the heavyweights and the lightweight four-stroke and two-strokes. Panther motorcycles always were more than they appeared and this book clearly shows their innovations in the pre war years and their post war transformation into manufacturers of good, reliable tourers and lightweight bikes for everyday transport. Panthers closed in 1966 having established on of the longest production runs in history for a single model - the M100 / M120.