Motorcycle History

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Rider's Library | Cafe Racers Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture

Rider’s Library | Cafe Racers Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture

Rider's Library Review Reincarnation is real — at least for motorcycles that start out as conventional, factory-built models but then are reborn to an entirely...

Motocross Pioneer Pierre Karsmakers to AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Pierre Karsmaker Pierre Karsmakers, one of the first European motocross champions to bring his expertise to America, has been elected to the AMA Motorcycle Hall...
Rider’s Library | The Motorcycle World by Phil Schilling

Rider’s Library | The Motorcycle World by Phil Schilling

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Phil Schilling’s book, “The Motorcycle World,” was published in 1974 — the same year I bought my first real motorcycle. But...
Rider's Library | Hell on Wheels an Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

Rider’s Library | Hell on Wheels an Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Lest you think Bill Hayes’ book "Hell on Wheels an Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs" is a latter-day knock-off of...
Rider’s Library | BMW Motorcycles of the Century: Guide to Models 1923-2000

Rider’s Library | BMW Motorcycles of the Century: Guide to Models 1923-2000

BMW Motorcycles of the Century Book Review If you have a fondness for older BMW motorcycles, or, more importantly, you are considering the purchase of...
Harley-Davidson Museum Opens ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ Display

Harley-Davidson Museum Opens Terminator 2: Judgment Day Display

2014 Harley-Davidson Museum Displays Motorcycles and movies. The two are the perfect combo, from the Wild Ones to Easy Rider to modern movies such as...
Reunion with a Honda CJ-360T - Motorcycle Reflections

Reunion with a Honda CJ-360T | Motorcycle Reflections

Honda CJ-360T Reflection Those of us into vintage and classic bikes often have good memories that we associate with certain motorcycles. It might be that special...

Rider’s Library | Superbikes by Alan Dowds

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Alan Dowd’s book Superbikes is unusual in a couple of ways. First is its physical presentation.  Superbikes measures only 6⅜" high...

History of Motocross Racing | Infographic

Motocross History During the early 1860s, an innovator named Pierre Michaux installed a steam engine, the first of its kind, on a velocipede. And, so...

Pope Francis Harley Super Glide Sells for $325K at Paris Bonhams

Pope Francis Harley-Davidson Super Glide Bonhams Paris Auction A Harley-Davidson Super Glide and matching jacket signed by Pope Francis shattered sales expectations when it went...

Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson | Rider’s Library

Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson | Motorcycle Library Retro Review Hell’s Angels, The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, was Hunter...

1911 Harley Tops Most Successful Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

Mecum and MidAmerica Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction A total of 537 motorcycles went on the block last weekend at the 23rd annual MidAmerica Las Vegas...

‘The Missing Link’ Documentary on 1913 Harley 9G Truck in Production

1913 Harley-Davidson 9G Motorcycle Truck Documentary The Edge Ltd., producer of Hogslayer: The Unapproachable Legend, has embarked on production of its new documentary, The Missing...

Harley-Davidson Museum Features Kurpius’ Living Lost Photographs

Harley-Davidson Museum Exhibit Views Life on the Open Road The first Harley-Davidson Museum exhibit of 2014 will feature photographs that depict life on the open...

Rider’s Library | Suzuki by Geoff Aspel

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Geoff Aspel’s book Suzuki is a companion book to Mick Woollett’s book Yamaha (see our review here). Both published by Arco Publishing...