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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.

The Norton Commando Bible Review

The Norton Commando Bible: All Models 1968-1978 Review | Rider’s Library

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.
The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible Review

The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible Review | Rider’s Library

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.
The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi Every Model Since 1921 by Ian Falloon

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi Every Model Since 1921 by Ian Falloon: Review

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi | Rider's Library When Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli and Giorgio Parodi teamed up to form the upstart motorcycle firm...
Collected wandering book cover

‘Collected Wanderings’ by Jeff Buchanan: Rider’s Library

Jeff Buchanan's favorite and most heartfelt essays have been brought together by Buchanan himself in his latest book “Collected Wanderings.”
Jim Redman: Six Times World Motorcycle Champion | Rider's Library Review

Jim Redman: Six Times World Motorcycle Champion | Rider’s Library Review

Any fan of motorcycle racing will find Jim Redman: Six Times World Champion absorbing; any fan of true stories of grit and determination overcoming impossible odds will find it hard to put down.
Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless in Name and Reputation | Rider's Library Review

Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless in Name and Reputation | Rider’s Library Review

ill Cakebread’s book, “Motorcycle Apprentice: Matchless in Name and Reputation” is unlike any we’ve seen—and we’ve seen quite a few
Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years | Rider's Library Review

Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years | Rider’s Library Review

Seasoned motorcycle expert, author and sage, Allan Girdler explains the Sportster's endurance in his latest book, Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years.
Edward Turner: The Man Behind the Motorcycles | Rider's Library Review

Edward Turner: The Man Behind the Motorcycles | Rider’s Library Review

The most authoritative and complete coverage of Edward Turner and his motorcycles is found in “Edward Turner: the Man Behind the Motorcycles.”
Essential Buyer’s Guide: Velocette 350 & 500 Singles Review | Rider's Library

Essential Buyer’s Guide: Velocette 350 & 500 Singles Review | Rider’s Library

Ever been tempted to break out the checkbook and buy that classic Velocette? Don’t do it till you get a copy of Henshaw’s book on buying the brand!
The Classic Indian Motorcycle History of the Marque: 1901 to 1953 | Rider's Library

The Classic Indian Motorcycle History of the Marque: 1901 to 1953 | Rider’s Library

The Classic Indian Motorcycle History of the Marque: 1901 to 1953, is another excellent pre-Polaris history of the Indian brand.
Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed Review | Rider's Library

Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed Review | Rider’s Library

Among classic motorcycle books, "Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed" is unlike most everything else out there with its striking use of light painting technique for the images and the fresh approach to content and selection of subjects.
McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool | Rider's Library

McQueen’s Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool | Rider’s Library

Matt Stone’s new book, “McQueen's Motorcycles-Racing and Riding with the King of Cool,” is a vibrant memoir of McQueen’s life as a motorcyclist.

Jean Davidson’s Harley-Davidson Family Album Review | Rider’s Library

Jean Davidson’s Harley-Davidson Family Album In 2003, there was a flurry of books about Harley-Davidson all timed to hit bookshelves during the year of The...

British Café Racers by Uli Cloesen Review | Rider’s Library

In his fast-paced British Cafe Racers, Uli Cloesen takes the reader through a stunning alphabet soup of some of the best café racers built.
Author Henry Willis has created a resource for those potential buyers as part of the sweeping “Essential Buyer’s Guide” series from Veloce Publishing.

Essential Buyer’s Guide Piaggio Scooters | Rider’s Library

Author Henry Willis has created a resource for those scooter buyers as part of the sweeping “Essential Buyer’s Guide” series from Veloce Publishing.

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