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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.

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....
Books about Vespa Scooters

Vespa: Style and Passion Book Review [Rider’s Library]

In the world of scooters, there is one name that reigns supreme—Vespa. The title of the new book about Vespa by Valerio Boni and Stefano...
Andy Reynolds racing classic motorcycles

Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish by Andy Reynolds [Review]

Author Andy Reynolds’ new book, Racing Classic Motorcycles: First You Have to Finish, is about a man livin’ the classic motorcycle racing dream—with some...
Slow Burn: The Growth of Superbikes and Superbike Racing Book Review rider's library

Slow Burn: The Growth of Superbikes and Superbike Racing 1970 to 1988 [Review]

Until I read the latest book by Bob Guntrip, Slow Burn: The Growth of Superbikes and Superbike Racing 1970 to 1988, I had almost...
Daytona 200 Don Emde

Fast Mover: Catching Up with Don Emde (+3 Book Reviews)

From Motorcycle Racing Champion to Award-winning Author and Publisher—a Profile plus Review of The Speed Kings, On Cannon Ball’s Trail and The Daytona 200...
a life in motorcycles book review

A Life in Motorcycles: The Mechanics Guide for Reviving Motorcycle and Marriage: Review

As the famous line from “O Brother Where Art Thou” goes, paraphrased, we are all searching for answers. Fortunately, author Ray Roske has a...

Tales of a Moonlight Rider by Russell Groover: Rider’s Library

I discovered Russell Groover through an article he wrote for the American Motorcyclist Association member magazine, American Motorcyclist. It was a type of article we...

COVID-19 Countermeasures: Top Safer at Home Reading Material

COVID-19 Cutting Your Saddle Time? Tap Into UM's Arsenal of Intellect to fight Back! Over the years, Ultimate Motorcycling has reviewed most of the greatest...

Mimi and Moto Ride The Alphabet: Kids Motorcycle Book Review

As a kid growing up, I became aware of motorcycles organically. I would see them on the highway during road trips with my parents;...
How to Restore Kawasaki Z1, Z/KZ900 and Z/KZ1000: Book Review (Rider's Library)

How to Restore Kawasaki Z1, Z/KZ900 and Z/KZ1000: Book Review (Rider’s Library)

Finally getting around to restoring that ’73 Zed in the shed? Well, here’s the book you really need before you blow the dust off...
Ducati 750 Bible Book Review

The Ducati 750 Bible, 1971 to 1978 by Ian Falloon: Book Review (Rider’s Library)

Ducati’s legendary engineer, Fabio Taglioni is to Italy’s motorcycle industry as Edward Turner is Britain’s. Each made an indelible mark on their respective industry...
The Best of Peter Egan: Book Review (Rider's Library)

The Best of Peter Egan: Book Review (Rider’s Library)

relatable, real. Those qualities have made Peter Egan one of the most widely-read writers of our time. Here's a review of The Best of Peter Egan.
Kawasaki W, H & Z: The Big Air-cooled Machines Book Review (Rider's Library)

Kawasaki W, H & Z: The Big Air-cooled Machines Book Review (Rider’s Library)

If you bleed Green and cherish Kawi's from the late sixties to the mid-seventies, Brian Long’s Kawasaki W, H & Z: Big Air-cooled Machines, is a must read.