The asphalt is not enough: experience the Harley-Davidson lifestyle up close, which sometimes takes you to the beach, onto the ice or up a steep face. For all easy riders who see a motorbike as more than just a means of transport. They are the symbol of freedom on two wheels: No other motorbike brand in the world has such an almost mystical reputation as Harley-Davidson. For more than a hundred years, the American veteran from Milwaukee has been shaping the motorbike world. The crystallisation point of this fascination is the typical 45-degree V2 engine. From time to time there were single-cylinder engines that were allowed to carry the Harley-Davidson logo on the tank, but the two-cylinder is the style-defining engine. It stands like a sculpture deep in the filigree tubular steel frame. An aesthetic revelation. And a sonic revelation in any case: anyone who has heard the gruff roar of an Early Shovel will never get rid of it again. A book about the power and beauty of the engines, the elegance and strength of the machines from Lake Michigan. A homage to the Flatheads, Knuckleheads, Panheads, the Ironheads, the Shovels and Evolutions and the modern fuel injectors. A pictorial journey through a tradition deeply rooted in the USA's sense of freedom, which glides through today with such inspiration and carries this spirit into the future. What would Easy Rider be without the two iconic main characters Billy Bike and Captain America , the most famous motorbike in the world? This attitude to life is spread out in opulent, picture-rich stories and reports about the unique Harley-Davidson lifestyle. A road movie to experience. Vibrant, like an old Knucklehead in a star frame.