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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.

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.
Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles: Ian Falloon (Review)

Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles: Ian Falloon (Review)

Here's a new review from our Rider’s Library - The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles by the iconic motorcycle historian Ian Falloon.
Berezina: On Three Wheels from Moscow to Paris Chasing Napoleon’s Epic Fail (Book Review)

Berezina: On Three Wheels from Moscow to Paris Chasing Napoleon’s Epic Fail (Book Review)

It is a war story. It is a motorcycle touring story. And the two stories happened 200 years apart. Most motorcycle touring is planned to...
“Timeless on the Silk Road an Odyssey from London to Hanoi.

Timeless on the Silk Road: An Odyssey from London to Hanoi (Book Review)

It is the story of the second half of an epic motorcycle adventure that spanned four years, transited Africa, Europe and Asia, but that isn’t even the most compelling part of it.
Motorcycles & Motorcycling in the USSR from 1939: Rider's Library Review

Motorcycles & Motorcycling in the USSR from 1939: Rider’s Library Review

Motorcycles & Motorcycling in the USSR from 1939 Book Review From the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union in...
Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa Book Review

Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa (Rider’s Library)

In Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, Heather Ellis tells the incredible, unexpected story of solo traveling in Africa. Here's a review.
She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles: Rider's Library Review

She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles: Rider’s Library Review

She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles Mary Jane Black’s debut book - She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and...
The BMW Story: Production and Racing Motorcycles by Ian Fallon (Review)

The BMW Story: Second Edition by Ian Falloon: Rider’s Library (Review)

In the second edition of The BMW Story shares what Ian Falloon has learned as he tracked the BMW motorcycle line since the book’s first printing in 2003.
Ducati Desmo Manual

Red Baron’s Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual Review: Rider’s Library

The Red Baron’s Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual—Belt-driven Camshafts L-twins 1979 to 2017 is a must have for wrenchers and enthusiasts.
British Motorcycles: 1945-1965 from Aberdale to Wooler: Book Review

British Motorcycles: 1945-1965 from Aberdale to Wooler: Book Review

British Motorcycles 1945-1965 from Aberdale to Wooler, by Rinsey Mills is an absolute must read for any serious collector or any motorcycle enthusiast.
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...