Tony Lewin’s new history of BMW--The BMW Century--is, admittedly, not limited to motorcycles, but what he provides some deep moto insights.
Among legendary rivalries in motorcycle history, perhaps none has deeper roots than that between Harley-Davidson and Indian. Girdler tells the story.
Imagine having reliable, researched pricing data and tips about how to assess and grade a vintage motorcycles at your fingertips at a moment like this!
Did you know there was an Indian called the “Bonneville?” It’s true; in 1947, Indian offered a HP version of the Chief called the Bonneville—a dozen years before Triumph used the name.
Each book brings you up close and personal not only with some exceptional bikes with fascinating histories, but with their past and present owner's stories.
The Book of Ducati Overhead Camshaft Singles 1955-1974 by Ian Falloon | Rider's Library With an MSRP of $100 U.S. ($120 in Canada) you’d be...
Roland Brown’s 2004 book, “The Motorcycle a Complete History,” is an amazingly comprehensive book considering its relatively compact format, covering the history of motorcycle development from the 1860s through 2004 in only 192 pages.
How to Restore Triumph Trident T150/T160 & BSA Rocket III by Chris Rooke takes the novel approach of making the narrative less like a technical manual and more like a conversation.
In their definitive work on the history of CVO, veteran motojournalists, Marilyn Stemp and son, Vincent Stemp, document every CVO model offered since the line’s inception.
The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles-Every Model Since 1923 covers not just the full range of models, but racing history, personalities, design points and specifications - all within 288 beautiful pages.
Over the past three years, since we started offering reviews of the latest in new motorcycle literature and some of the greats of the past in our “Rider’s Library” section, we have come across some enlightening, entertaining and profound reading. In all, we’ve done reviews and retro-reviews on 70 motorcycle books. With so much more out there, we’re not done yet.
Author Richard Renstrom has a depth and breadth of experience with motorcycles of nearly all brands and types that is difficult to top. In a career spanning from 1962 to 1985, Renstrom published more than 800 works on motorcycles and their history.
Who hasn’t mused about how cool it would be to ride the latest, greatest, top-secret prototype motorcycles under development by one of the world’s premier motorcycle manufacturers? It’s got to be the dream gig on the planet with no down side, right?
Beyond My Wildest Dreams by David Manthey | Retro Review The MÜNCH Mammoth (Mammut) is rather like Sasquatch; a lot of us have heard of...
Head Check - What it Feels Like to Ride Motorcycles by Jack Lewis Take the go-for-broke Gonzo journalism style of Hunter S. Thompson, the classic...