Even if you are a very well-informed, long-time fan of the Indian Motorcycle brand, there is a chapter in the company’s history—well, several chapters—you may not be aware of, unless you already have a copy of Franklin’s Indians Irish Motorcycle Racer Charles Franklin, Designer of the Indian Scout & Chief.
Floyd Clymer was a prolific writer, having written several other books and over 400 articles by the time A Treasury of Motorcycles of the World was published. The book is at once a partial memoir of Clymer’s own career in motorcycling, and a fascinating snapshot of the motorcycle world as it was in 1965.
The ironic thing about Colette Coleman’s new book, Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World—38 Guided Tours from 6 Continents, is that the less likely it is that you will ever be able to do the incredible, far-flung tours she describes, the more you should have the book.
That said, many motorcyclists of a certain age are also Vietnam veterans or served in other parts of the world during the Vietnam era. For those among our readers, Long Daze at Long Binh may have a special appeal and interest.
Through his superb book, Malcolm! The Autobiography, Malcolm Smith, a star of On Any Sunday, takes us all with him on his long, spectacular ride in life.
Darrell Broten speaks the language of all of us average daily motorcycle riders, and he does it well. With a little luck, we’ll see more of his stories.
“Triumph Motorcycles in America” tracks the history of Triumph from growth to boom years, decline, collapse and the resurrection under John Bloor.
London’s Michael Scott has created a spectacular biography that covers Valentino Rossi from his earliest days to the present.
In The Life: Steve McQueen, Dwight Jon Zimmerman has created a way to know McQueen as much more than the media stereotypical king of cool.
Darwin Holsmstrom’s "The Life Harley-Davidson," is about the brand's broader history and the cultural impacts of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
In "The Unlikely 1," Gary Ilminen, takes us on his journey to the Bonneville Salt Flats through the perspective of the everyday man--not a sponsored racer.
Why we Ride—A Psychologist Explains the Motorcyclist’s Mind and the Love Affair between Rider, Bike, and Road is entertaining and thought-provoking.
Fred Milverstedt's "One More Ride" tells of great and not-so-great motorcycle adventures that are crisp, vivid and fun to read.
The Norton Commando Bible: All Models 1968-1978 is a book that any Norton fan and most any motorcycle history buff would want to have in their collection.
Mike Estall’s The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible is a mix of historical textbook, technical manual and memoir of one of Triumph’s most enduring models.