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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.

riumph Trident & BSA Rocket III 1968—1976

The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Triumph Trident & BSA Rocket III 1968 – 1976 (Review)

Rider’s Library: The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Triumph Trident & BSA Rocket III 1968—1976 Whether buying a classic British bike as a show bike, daily rider...
Obsessions Die Hard: Motorcycling the Pan American Highway’s Jungle Gap BMW R 80 G/S

Obsessions Die Hard: Motorcycling the Pan American Highway’s Jungle Gap (Review)

Rider's Library Review - Obsessions Die Hard: Motorcycling the Pan American Highway’s Jungle Gap For a long time, I had wondered where the Aerostich Darien...
Suzuki Motorcycles: Classic Two-stroke Era 1955 to 1978 (Rider's Library)

Suzuki Motorcycles: Classic Two-Stroke Era 1955 to 1978 (Rider’s Library)

Suzuki Motorcycles: The Classic Two-Stroke Era 1955 to 1978 In the latest of his more than 80 books, Suzuki Motorcycles: The Classic Two-stroke Era 1955...
The Meaning of Life According to Bikers: The Biker Book for Charity (Rider's Library)

The Meaning of Life According to Bikers: The Biker Book for Charity (Rider’s Library)

Looking for a book that is at once inspirational and fun to read? Give this "The Meaning of Life According to Bikers: The Biker Book for Charity" a look.
From the Inside: BSA/Triumph’s Umberslade Hall Research Establishment Revealed (Review)

From the Inside: BSA/Triumph’s Umberslade Hall Research Establishment Revealed (Review)

“From the Inside—BSA/Triumph’s Umberslade Hall Research Establishment Revealed,” provides rich and rare insight into the inner workings of what was once one of the most influential and successful motorcycle manufacturers in the world.
Mike the Bike - Again: The Story of Mike Hailwood's Return to the TT

Mike the Bike – Again: The Story of Mike Hailwood’s Return to the TT...

In his remarkable book, Mike the Bike-Again, Ted Macauley provides a rare inside look at Mike Hailwood’s stunning return to the TT in 1978 after 11 years.
Motorcycle Racing with the Continental Circus Review (Rider's Library)

Motorcycle Racing with the Continental Circus Review (Rider’s Library)

“Motorcycle Racing with the Continental Circus” gives the reader insight into what are often unknown racing aspects in continental Europe from 1920 to 1970.
The Laverda Twins and Triples Bible by Ian Falloon | Rider's Library

The Laverda Twins and Triples Bible by Ian Falloon | Rider’s Library Review

Perhaps no European motorcycle evokes the passion of a high-performance thoroughbred like Laverda. Ian Falloon's book focuses on Laverda Twins and Triples.
Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon (Review)

Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon (Review)

Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon is a great saddlebag book to have along, no matter how short or long the ride.
Ed Milich Author of Wrenched

Wrenched and Bottom Dead Center Review: Double Dose of Ed Milich (Rider’s Library)

In this Rider's Library, we review Wrenched and Bottom Dead Center - a double-dose of Ed Milich’s edgy and at times personal insights.
Victory Motorcycles: The Complete History of an American Original (Book Review)

Victory Motorcycles: The Complete History of an American Original (Book Review)

Victory Motorcycles 1998-2017: The Complete History of an American Original tells the Victory story in great detail, including some never-exposed insight.
Ed Milich Fueled Book Review

Fueled by Ed Milich Review | Must-Own Book for Italian Motorcycle Fanatics

Fueled is a combination of “Chicken Soup for the Soul of Italian Bike Fanatics” and “Italiano Moto for Dummies” with a dash of Hunter S. Thompson’s style.
The Triumph Trophy Bible by Harry Woolridge Review (Rider's Library)

The Triumph Trophy Bible by Harry Woolridge: Review (Rider’s Library)

Whether you’re a hardscrabble collector/restorer or a part-time enthusiast of classic British bikes, Harry Woolridge’s “The Triumph Trophy Bible” is the kind of technical and historical resource you’ll be glad to have.
'Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World' Elspeth Beard

‘Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World’ | Review &...

Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World Book Review & Author Interview At 23, Elspeth Beard had options. All the options...
Motorcycling in the 50s by Jeff Clew Review

Motorcycling in the 50s by Jeff Clew | Rider’s Library Review

Motorcycling in England through the fifties has a magical place in memory and nostalgia, and perhaps no book captures the history and the feel of that time better than Jeff Clew’s Motorcycling in the 50s. The book is a page-turner of a time-machine back to those times.