I thoroughly enjoyed Cornelius labour of love. His European perspective enlightens the North American reader on the global motorcycle marketplace. He reveals why models were more successful in certain markets. Read between the lines, and you will quickly see factories dumping inventories of unsuccessful products in other countries.
I particularly liked the chapter on the 1973 Yamaha TX750, as I had owned one of these bikes from 73~76. Cornelious provides an up-to-date account of Yamaha's long abandoned child. It was market flop when rider's wanted four cylinder bikes, not parallel twins. He fairly represents both the TX750's technical advances and its flaws. As Cornelius owns a high mileage example of this bike, he provides the reasons why the TX750 deserves respect today as a touring motorcycle.
This book encouraged me to recently buy a 30 year old classic Japanese motorcycle, the TX750 Yamaha, to restore and ride, and I am enjoying this bike immensely.
I hope you find your own favourite road machine in this book, and enjoy the entertaining story behind it.