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Early Motorcycles: Construction, Operation and Repair

by Victor W. Page

Comprehensive volume of practical information on everything from mufflers and automatic oil pumps to batteries and timing valves. Over 370 rare illustrations.


Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling

by Sonny Barger & Darwin Holmstrom

“The baddest man on two wheels.”

Rolling Stone

 

One of the founders and the most famous member of the infamous Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club, Ralph “Sonny” Barger says, “Let’s Ride” with this...


Motorcycle Porn

by Frank J. Bott

Motorcycle Porn: Portraits and Stories is a book of images by photographer and motorcycle aficionado Frank J. Bott. These amazing images is an extensive project of Franks J. Bott to document unique bikes. When...


From Para to Dakar

by Joey Evans

‘I’ve realised that when things are really tough and there seems no hope for the future, it’s sometimes just Chapter One of a really cool story, and the ending is entirely up to you.’

Joey Evans has always...


Guide to Modified Exhaust Systems: A Reference for Law Enforcement Officers and Motor Vehicle Inspectors

by Noise Free America

Guide to Modified Exhaust Systems: A Reference for Law Enforcement Officers and Motor Vehicle Inspectors is a slim, portable manual for law enforcement officials, motor vehicle inspectors, prosecutors, and legislators,...


Metatheory and Interviewing

by Emily J. Haas & Marifran Mattson

Metatheory and Interviewing: Harm Reduction and Motorcycle Safety in Practicedescribes and applies a unique approach for advancing harm reduction theory. Emily J. Haas and Marifran Mattson argue that using harm...


Around the World on Two Wheels

by Hans Karlsson

Have you seen Hans Karlsson? If you live somewhere on this planet, he’s probably been there, riding through on his Honda Gold Wing. Around the World on Two Wheels: An Old Man’s Motorcycle Journeys Through...


American Iron Magazine Presents 1001 Harley-Davidson Facts

by Tyler Greenblatt

Whether you're a casual rider, racer, or restorer, Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will certainly find something of interest in this book for that next conversation with fellow hobbyists. This new book will keep...


Born to Be Wild

by Randy D. McBee

In 1947, 4,000 motorcycle hobbyists converged on Hollister, California. As images of dissolute bikers graced the pages of newspapers and magazines, the three-day gathering sparked the growth of a new subculture...


AJS and Matchless Post-War Singles and Twins

by Matthew Vale

Associated Motor Cycles (AMC) produced some of the most iconic British bikes of the 1940s and 1950s. Badged as either AJS or Matchless, the range covered everything from plodding ride-to-work four-stroke singles,...


An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Transportation and Material Culture

by Steven E. Alford & Suzanne Ferriss

This book offers an account of two-wheeled vehicle development that challenges the common evolutionary model of development from the bicycle to the motorcycle. It examines the bicycle and motorcycle as material...


my cool scooter

by Chris Haddon

In terms of public image, the scooter has long played second fiddle to the motorcycle. Of course, there is a large dose of stereotype in the readings of both kinds of machines and at heart both have provided...


Little Book of Scooters

by Steve Lanham

The Little Book of Scooters traces the originals of the scooter from the 19th Century when vehicle invention and experimentation was still in its infancy. Yet it was not until the late 1950s that the scooter,...


Classic Motorcycle Restoration and Maintenance

by Nigel Clark

A complete workshop guide to restoring and maintaining your classic British motorcycle. Covering the principles of restoration and maintenance, and therefore applicable across all post-war classic British marques...


BMW GS

by Phil West

A definitive guide to the iconic BMW GS, the model that revolutionized the dual-purpose adventure bike in 1980. Combining all-terrain capability, high performance and on-road ride comfort, the GS is the bestselling...


Ducati Desmodue

by Greg Pullen

A definitive account of the popular Ducati Desmodue - the reliable, affordable, high-performance motorcycle range that boasts one of the most successful Italian motorcycles of all time, the Ducati Monster, and...


Greeves

by Colin Sparrow

In twenty-five years, Greeves produced around 25,000-30,000 machines - a number considered relatively modest when compared with some of their contemporaries, such as Triumph. However, Greeves was not small in...


Rudge-Whitworth

by Bryan Reynolds

A history of the Rudge-Whitworth cycle and motorcycle company, from the late 1800s to the 1940s, including full production histories of the motorcycle models. Topics covered include: the origins of Rudge-Whitworth,...


Moto Guzzi

by Greg Pullen

With the launch of the new California 1400 in 2013, and actor Ewan McGregor appointed brand ambassador, Moto Guzzi's owners Piaggio are proving their belief in the future and importance of Moto Guzzi. Moto Guzzi...


Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual

by James Smith

Even the most hands-on of classic bike enthusiasts will often shy away from working on their bike's electrical system, believing they have neither the skill nor the knowledge for such work. Dr James Smith explains...