Archive for September, 2013

Motorcyclist’s Legal Handbook

Motorcyclist’s Legal Handbook: How To Handle Legal Situations From The Mundane To The Insane By Pat Hahn Published by Motorbooks (2012) Pat Hahn’s Motorcyclist’s Legal Handbook is the ultimate companion guide to interstate travel. It provides everything you need to know about navigating motorcycle law in all 50 states. A state by state breakdown details […]

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Indian Larry, Chopper Shaman

Indian Larry, Chopper Shaman By Dave Nichols, with Andrea “Bambi” Cambridge Published by Motorbooks (2010) ‘Indian’ Larry DeSmedt was an extraordinary man and a celebrated custom bike builder made widely famous by Discovery Channel shows, most notably the Biker Build-Off series. Larry’s storied life ended suddenly when he was killed in a stunt accident in […]

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Grand Prix Motorcycle Racers

Grand Prix Motorcycle Racers: The American Heroes By Norm DeWitt Published by Motorbooks (2010) For anyone with an interest in the motorcycle racing of today or yesterday, Norm DeWitt’s Grand Prix Motorcycle Racers is a must read. The story starts appropriately when Kenny Roberts dropped a bomb – and a knee – on the international […]

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The Vincent In The Barn

The Vincent In The Barn: Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology By Tom Cotter Published by Motorbooks (2009) Tom Cotter scoured the world’s collector circles for the forty best stories of motorcycle ‘barn’ finds and brought them together for The Vincent In The Barn: Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology. The book features stories of uncovered treasures […]

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Leanings: The Best Of Peter Egan

Leanings: The Best of Peter Egan From Cycle World Magazine By Peter Egan Published by Motorbooks (2009) When Peter Egan was learning how to fly airplanes, he rented a Cessna 150. A friend asked him, “Isn’t that like the Chevy Vega of airplanes?” “There is no Chevy Vega of airplanes,” Egan said, “Anything that flies […]

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MotoGP Technology, 2nd Edition

MotoGP Technology, 2nd Edition By Neil Spalding Published by Haynes (2nd Ed. 2010) MotoGP Technology by Neil Spalding is a fascinating read and the most complete book on the daunting subject. Anyone with an interest in racing will enjoy it – regardless of your level of technical know-how. The second edition was published in 2010 […]

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101 Road Tales

101 Road Tales By Clement Salvadori Published by Whitehorse Press (2008) Beloved columnist and adamant wearer of berets Clement Salvadori has traveled the globe on motorcycles and made a living writing all about it. He has traversed 70 countries on six continents, and when he isn’t on the road he resides in California. For 101 […]

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Riding In The Zone

Riding in the Zone: Advanced Techniques For Skillful Motorcycling By Ken Condon Published by Whitehorse Press (2009) Riding in the Zone is a user-friendly guide to motorcycling that will teach you all the hows and whys of advanced street riding techniques. Condon covers topics you may have heard of but haven’t practiced much, like trail braking, […]

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