Features a mouth-watering list of 35 of the most exciting and/or famous bikes ever produced. Includes stats, large pictures of the machines in action and smaller detail shots, development talk and achievements
This title includes an extensive introduction exploring the origins of the motorcycle, from the earliest prototypes to the latest Kawasaki racer. It contains over 600 colour photographs of hundreds of motorcycle models, including the Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Harley Davidson. It features a comprehensive guides to the evolution a... read more
This text features 300 of the most important motorcycles of the last 30 years, including classic, off-road and racing machines. It provides a detailed, easy-to-use guide to the diverse range of current motorcycle models, their technologies and designs.
This book surveys the varied machines of a great decade in the history of the British motor cycle industry, through road tests reproduced exactly as they appeared in the journal Motor Cycle and commentaries by leading motor cycle historian Bob Currie, an enthusiast for British bikes who has an unrivalled first-hand knowledge ... read more
This book presents a step-by-step guide to building a West Coast Chopper's C.F.L. kit. Kit choppers are hot commodities. While few people can afford to buy a custom-built chopper from one of the high-end builders like Jesse James-bikes that often sell for $100,000 or more-many can afford to buy such bikes in kit form. Because... read more
The official New Zealand road code for motorcyclists is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand's traffic law and safe driving practices. You will be tested on this information in your theory and practical driving tests. Read the Motorcycle road code introduction. This guide is intended for riders of motorcycles.
First published in 1986, this book has become regarded as a classic and is being reissued by Haynes to meet popular demand. Presented in the format of a Haynes Manual, "Vintage Motorcyclists' Workshop" is aimed at the amateur, who is encouraged to attempt almost every aspect of restoration work himself, within the confines of... read more
This book takes you on a turbulent ride through the life of Terry "the Tramp," long-time leader of one of the most notorious motorcycle clubs of all time, the Vagos MC.
Some folks find their way to the bright white side of the tracks, but there's a small percentage who run through the dark alleys of life. Even a sma... read more
A step-by-step easy to use manual that tells motorcycle riders - novice or veteran - everything they need to successfully ride, race and improve their riding skills. Keith Code is the founder and director of the California Superbike School, the only high performance riding school in America. His school has taught thousands of... read more
The two-stroke engine has been developed to a degree that was not thought possible a few years ago. One of its virtues is that it is mechanically very simple, which is a contributing factor to its widespread use and varied application. Here, engine-tuning expert A. Graham Bell takes the reader through the various modification... read more
Indian, a magical name in motorcycling, brings to mind the machines with lightning acceleration, a distinctive engine sound, glorious handling, artistic functionality of design - and a passionate following worldwide. Combining authoritative text with a remarkable array of period images, this completely modernised, large-forma... read more
Francis-Barnett was central in the two golden eras of the motorcycle industry, the 1930s and the 1950s. The company was founded in 1919 by Gordon Francis and Arthur Barnett, and based in Lower Ford Street, Coventry, England. This title looks at the key role these innovative bikes played in the glory days of the British motor... read more
Robert Pirsig, in his groundbreaking "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", wrote about the relationship of rider and machine, the fact of 'seeing deeply into the nature of things by direct experience'. T.E. Lawrence described 'the lustfulness of moving swiftly', the sensation of feeling 'the earth moulding herself unde... read more
Driving down a country road, a flash of chrome catches your eye as you pass an old farmstead. Next time you roll by, you slow down and focus on a shed behind the house. Could that be? Good lord, it is! Hard on the brakes, quick reverse, and pull in the drive. Yep, it's a vintage Triumph Bonneville peering forlornly from benea... read more
Famous makes and models dominate motorcycle history, but there have been many fascinating designs that never reached the spotlight. In the shadows, lesser-known - and often wacky - motorcycles have come and gone. "Unusual Motorcycles" is a celebration of the bikes, scooters, side-cars and engines that never quite made it. Wit... read more
The Art of BMW is the ultimate visual guide to almost a century of motorcycle excellence from BMW. The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence captures the essence of craft, performance and innovation that has marked out the German manufacturer's output since day one. Fully illustrated with Henry Von Wartenburg's stunni... read more
This book reveals the real Burt Munro - the man behind the movie. Roger Donaldson has been studying Burt Munro for many years. He made a documentary on him back in 1971, called 'Offerings to the God of Speed', as well as the 2005 international hit "The World's Fastest Indian'. During research for both films, he collected lots... read more
In the modern era, mass-produced motorcycles tend to be of Japanese or Italian origin with the 'big four' oriental manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki dominating the market. However, it was not always so. Until the 1950s, even into the 60s, British makers ruled the roost such as Scott, Rudge, BSA, Norton ... read more
MotoGP has never been seen like this before, in a unique visual study of motorcycle grand prix racing's past and present. "MotoGP Yesterday and Today" is a stunning illustrated book where vintage photographs are shown alongside related images from the modern era. The themes covered include the legendary champions, famous trac... read more