Archive for Items Categorized 'Motorcycles', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Eric Dregni
“Scooters are funny” says the author. So is this book, written by a card-carrying academic. The period ads alone are a hoot. If you never had a scooter, well, they never go out of style and especially today electric models are the thing to have.
by Alan Dowds
The book delivers just what the title promises but what makes it unusual is that the author, a motorcycle journalist no less, was initially a BMW skeptic, making his full-throated endorsement all the more worthy of consideration.
by Ian Falloon
From Pup to Monster and beyond, Ducati has come a long way. The name puts you in mind of high performance or, if you are of a technical bent, desmodromic valves. But it all started with a bicycle micromotor‚ in fact it started way before that with all manner of electric and optical gear.
by Adil Jal Darukhanawala
You may recognize Jawa as a quintessential Czech brand but it not only had an even bigger life elsewhere, it wouldn’t have survived into the present without this foreign affair.
by Kevin Atkinson
Everyone knows that Bugattis used distinctive flat-spoke aluminum wheels. So did Singer—but 20 years earlier. The curved front forks of a bicycle are a George Singer patent, and still in use today. If you don’t know Singer, you should.
by Barry John
It’s not just nostalgia that keeps interest in scooters alive and well today. They are as practical as ever, economical to operate, take up little space, and now they even have zero-emissions electric motors. Plus, a brand-new racing series debuts this year, the eSkootr Championship.
by Alberto A. Boretti, Editor
If friction and spark and power density keep you awake at night, cozy up to this book. A broad overview of WCGP racing and micro detail analysis of highly technical concepts
by Claudio Somazzi & Massimo Bonsignori
Market values, maintenance, model specifics, what makes one bike more collectible than another—it’s all here. If you don’t already have a BMW you’ll probably want one after reading this book!
by Lois Pryce
No fancy bike, no fancy gear, no fancy Adventure Tours outfit—just one woman and her little Yamaha taking on the Dark Continent. Sadly, no fancy photographs either—you’ll have to use your imagination.
by Abagail Van Vlerah
Picture it: the first Challenge went from Florida to Alaska, more than 8500 back road miles! Over 190 hours in the saddle. And you have to sleep outside! Things have changed since then—“Hóka-héy!” (Let’s Go! in the Lakota language) indeed.
by Michael McCabe
What makes a New York custom bike or car different from those made anywhere else? Or modern ones different from earlier ones? Meet several generations of builders and see their shops and their creations.
by Randy D. McBee
Bikers—menace to society or upstanding citizens? Want to look at motorcycling from a scholarly point of view? If class, race, gender, sexual orientation, stereotypes, and politics interest you as much as cubic inches and spark plug gaps, this is the book.