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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.

Rider’s Library | Dream Machines Motorcycles by Roland Brown

Motorcycle Library Retro Review If you read any motorcycle literature, be it U.S. or U.K., you have probably read Roland Brown’s work. He has ridden and...

Rider’s Library | This Old Harley, Edited by Michael Dregni

Motorcycle Library Retro Review With cover art by noted artist Dave Barnhouse and a list of contributors that reads like a who’s who of motorcycle...

Shopping the New Triumph Catalog…in 1959

Triumph Motorcycle Shopping Down Memory Lane In 1959, I was only four years old. But, a lot of discriminating motorcyclists were in the market for a...

Rider’s Library | Scrapbook Series 1 – Triumph

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Imagine for a moment that you would like to compile the ultimate scrapbook collection of images, memorabilia and history for some...

Rider’s Library | Encyclopedia of Motor-cycle Sport

Motorcycle Library Retro Review For the enthusiast who simply has to be able to check out who won which historic motorcycle racing event, Peter Carrick’s...

Rider’s Library | The Classic Harley-Davidson a Celebration of America’s Legendary Motorcycles

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Martin Norris’s book, The Classic Harley-Davidson a Celebration of America’s Legendary Motorcycles, is a departure from most of the books I...

Rider’s Library | The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection

Motorcycle Library Retro Review If you fear you may never get a chance to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., let alone plumb the...

Rider’s Library | The Holy Ranger – Harley-Davidson Poems

Motorcycle Library Retro Review We can hear you now, “I like Harleys, but I won’t buy a book of poetry—not even one about Harley-Davidson poetry!” Well,...

Rider’s Library | The Motor Cycle, Thursday, October 17th, 1946

Motorcycle Library Retro Review As with a number of the publications in the Rider’s Library series, this selection was found in an antique shop. This...

Rider’s Library | Motor Cycling, July 1st, 1948

A scandalous tale: Did Indian go Brit bike on us? “New Indians break old traditions. British characteristics a marked feature of O.H.V. models produced by...

Rider’s Library | Yamaha by Mick Wollett

Motorcycle Library Retro Review Maybe it was the fact that Mick Woollett’s book about Yamaha was published in 1984 that interested me since a lot...

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...

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...

Rider’s Library | Leanings and Leanings 2 by Peter Egan

Motorcycle Library Retro Review There is a school of thought that goes “you can never get too much of a good thing.” So it is...

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...