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Rider’s Library features reviews of some of the best books on motorcycles, including some that are very hard to find.

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel [Review – Rider’s Library]

With new start-up companies building electric motorcycles seemingly all over the place, the idea of anybody considering building an e-bike solo hadn’t seriously occurred...
John Hopkins' "Leathered" Audiobook

John Hopkins’ “Leathered” Audible Audiobook Review – Rider’s Library

Even if you have no interest in motorcycle racing, John Hopkins' "Leathered" autobiography is a great listen. Yes, I actually listened. Although an autobiography,...
The Bad Editor by Peter Jone review

The Bad Editor by Peter Jones: Rider’s Library Review

Collected columns and untold tales of bad behavior... If you have read Peter Jones for any length of time, you know his work is insightful,...
The Motolady’s Book of Women Who Ride by Alicia Mariah Elfving book

The Motolady’s Book of Women Who Ride by Alicia Mariah Elfving [Review]

It is with some embarrassment that I have to admit that many of the remarkable women featured in Alicia Mariah Elfving’s new book, “The...

Scrambling for Enthusiastic Beginners: Historic Motorcycle Book Review

Author Frank Melling’s new book will not teach you a darn thing about how to scramble. Scrambling for Enthusiastic Beginners – How I Survived...
Harley and the Holy Mountain by John Mole [Rider's Library Review]

Harley and the Holy Mountain by John Mole [Rider’s Library Review]

You can’t tell a book by its cover is so true in the case of this fascinating book John Mole’s new book, Harley and the...

Scrambling For Enthusiastic Beginners by Frank Melling: Book First Look

Author Frank Melling is at it again. Last year we reviewed his book “Classic Superbikes — Inside Stories of the World’s Greatest Classic and...

Rider’s Library—The Riders by Henry von Wartenberg

Imagine being able to take a ride around the world, participate in some of the greatest rallies, challenging adventure rides, see some of the...
Two Wheels Through Terror

Two Wheels Through Terror: Diary of a South American Motorcycle Odyssey [Review]

At first glance, the title of Glen Heggstad’s book, Two Wheels Through Terror, may seem a little melodramatic. I’ve read several books about extreme...
Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run by Alton Brown book review

Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run by Alton Brown [Review]

As a rule, motorcyclists enjoy a good motorcycle touring story and great food. Generally, we think of those things as separate subjects, though related....
The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: 100th Anniversary Ian Falloon

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: 100th Anniversary [Review]

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: 100th Anniversary Edition adds a new introduction, new images, and additional pages. We review Ian Falloon's book here.

The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives [Book Review]

Fact is, I have at least 42 books on my shelf devoted exclusively to Harley-Davidson and probably a couple of dozen others that dedicate...
Indian Motorcycle Company Books

[Book Review] Indian Motorcycle: 120 Years of America’s First Motorcycle Company

Indian arose 1901, making 2021 its 120th year, a milestone the new book "Indian Motorcycle: 120 Years of America’s First Motorcycle Company" celebrates.
classic motorcycle prices

The Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide: 2020-2021 Edition [Review]

The Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide: 2020-2021 Edition is a worthy resource for classic and vintage motorcycle lovers.

Classic Superbikes by Frank Melling Book Review: Motorcycle History

Frank Melling is an old-school moto journalist and former factory racer. He lives with his wife Carol on a beautiful farm in northwest England....