Modern Motorcycle Technology

  • AUTHOR: Edward Abdo
  • ISBN-13: 9781111640644 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 560 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

MODERN MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY, Second Edition takes your students on an in-depth exploration of the internal and external workings of today's motorcycles. The book begins with an overview of motorcycle technology, from a history of the vehicle to the current state of the industry. Coverage then progresses to safety measures, engine operation, internal combustion engines (2-stroke and 4-stroke), electrical fundamentals, and overall motorcycle maintenance, as well as a special chapter devoted to troubleshooting. Throughout the book, the author's straightforward writing style and extensive, full-color photos and illustrations help engage readers and bring the material to life. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes new content on the latest motorcycle models and technology from today's top manufacturers. The new edition also features additional material on key topics such as fuel injection, suspension systems, and V-engine technology, as well as an expanded suite of separately available supplementary teaching and learning tools—including a hands-on student workbook and electronic instructor's resources. Modern Motorcycle Technology is a valuable resource for anyone seeking the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's motorcycle technology field.


  • Chapters devoted specifically to maintenance and troubleshooting build on previous material and provide a solid a foundation to help students apply their knowledge and skills to diagnose, repair, and service motorcycles.
  • To complement the author's industry expertise and clear, concise writing style, more than 1,000 full-color photos, useful diagrams, and detailed illustrations help bring key concepts to life and provide outstanding support for visual learners.
  • Summaries and review questions at the end of each chapter highlight and reinforce critical information, allowing students to assess their learning and focus on key areas for further study.
  • The ancillary Student Skill Guide provides students with hands-on activities to help them put theory into practice and hone essential real-world skills.

About the Contributor

  • Edward Abdo

    Ed Abdo has been actively involved with working on all types of engines for over 40 years. He has received extensive factory training from all of the major engine and motorcycle manufacturers and has worked as a Technician, Service Manager, and Service and Parts Director. Mr. Abdo’s experience in training includes over eight years as an Instructor, Chief Instructor, and Curriculum Development Manager. He also spent 10 years with American Honda—including seven as the Assistant Manager of Service Education in Honda’s Motorcycle Division, overseeing dealer training for the United States and worldwide training of distributors for products built in the USA. Currently, Mr. Abdo has his own service and repair shop in his hometown of Springville, New York.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Modern Motorcycle Technology.
2. Safety First.
3. Tools.
4. Measuring Systems, Fasteners, and Thread Repair.
5. Basic Engine Operation and Configurations.
6. Internal Combustion Engines.
7. Lubrication and Cooling Systems.
8. Fuel Systems.
9. Drives, Clutches, and Transmissions.
10. Two Stroke Engine Top End Inspection.
11. Two Stroke Engine Lower End Inspection.
12. Four Stoke Engine Top End Inspection.
13. Four Stroke Engine Lower End Inspection.
14. Electrical Fundamentals.
15. Charging Systems and DC Circuits.
16. Ignition and Electric Starting Systems.
17. Frames and Suspension.
18. Brakes, Wheels, and Tires.
19. Motorcycle Maintenance and Emission Controls.
20. Motorcycle Troubleshooting.

New to this Edition

  • The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated with current, technically accurate information on modern technology from leading motorcycle manufacturers, making this trusted resource ideal for students preparing to enter today's motorcycle technology field.
  • New and revised coverage of key topics throughout the text includes additional material on fuel injection, V-engine technology, suspension systems, and troubleshooting, ensuring students will have the depth and breadth of knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • The author has revised and expanded the review questions that conclude each chapter.
  • A new, complete Instructor Resources package includes a variety of valuable electronic tools to help you plan and deliver an effective course, including chapter presentations in PowerPoint®, chapter test banks in ExamView®, .and an Image Gallery that includes electronic images from the text.
  • The text's vast collection of vivid, full-color images is now even larger and better, with updated illustrations in every chapter and over 500 all-new photographs, making it easier than ever for visual learners to grasp key concepts quickly and confidently apply what they learn.