Archive for Items Categorized 'Motorcycles', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

New York City Horsepower: An Oral History of Fast Custom Machines

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.

Born to Be Wild

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.

Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design

Various authors

The book celebrates the 90th anniversary of a firm that has been making bikes for more than half a decade. Nineteen are featured here, mostly in detail photos.

Bike & Style

by Michael Köckritz

That this book comes with its own music (an actual record) is only one way in which it looks at motorbikes and the attending life/style in a fresh way.

Moto Guzzi Motorcycles Since 1921

by Jan Leek and Wolfgang Zeyen

The fourth-largest motorcycle maker in Europe is not nearly as well known in the US as it deserves. This book helps. A bit.

The American Motorcycle Girls

by Cristine Sommer Simmons

Few things are more satisfying to the serious reader than to come across a book that boldly goes where none has gone before. Well and insightfully written, fantastically illustrated, designed with period touches—and not to forget, a really decent price!

Motorcycle Passion

by Michael Köckritz, editor

A big, juicy book. Lots of photos. Interesting layouts and typefaces. It’s easy to put this book down and think, Why? As in Why Bother? Not so fast.

The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles And Their Builders

by Chris Hunter, Robert Klanten editors

Motorcycles with attitude. From one-off cost-no-object confections to creatively stroked basic Honda S90s this book offers a global look at new philosophies and old skills.

The Chopper, The Real Story

by Paul d’Orléans

There are piles of books about choppers and motorcycle culture; none are like this one. If you recognize the bike on the cover even from this angle—that’s both good and bad . . . the book explains why.

Ducati Monster: 20th Anniversary

by Claudio Porrozzi & Otto Grizzi

This iconic bike is endlessly customizable and comes in beginner and superbike flavors. A 20-year model run and 250,000 copies sold—who’d have thunk that a parts-bin special would make such a dent in the universe!

Tricycles, Quadricycles and Light Cars 1894–1907: A Forgotten History

by Aldo Carrer

Tons of photos—but little else—of the earliest of the early days of mobility. From vehicles to buildings to fashion, you’re “not in Kansas anymore.”

Museo Ducati: Six Decades of Classic Motorcycles of the Offical Ducati Museum

by Chris Jonnum, Photography by Peter Harholdt

About 600,000 people visit this museum every year. This book shows why or will prepare you for your own visit.