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Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your Attention

There are countless Motorcycle courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club (2009)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionGet an inside look at the real beginning of outlaw biker culture with this “raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs” (Roadbike).  The story starts one weekend in 1947, at a motorcycle race in Hollister, California.  A few members of one club, the no-holds-barred “Boozefighters,” got a little juiced up and took their racing to the street.  Word of the fracas spread, and soon enough Life magazine was on hand to tell the world, with sensational (albeit posed) pictures of the outlaws. And then the “Hollister riot” made its way into the…
Author(s): Bill Hayes

2. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Guide to Motorcycling Excellence: Skills, Knowledge, and Strategies for Riding Right (2019)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionThis is the book for the motorcyclist who wants to do it right! The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Guide to Motorcycling Excellence is the most complete and authoritative guide to motorcycle safe-riding techniques and strategies. More than one million students have completed courses developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and this book is the culmination of what this leading rider-training organization has learned about teaching students of all ages and experience levels. It is the perfect refresher for anyone who has taken an MSF class and it will be an eye-opener for those who have not yet taken a formal training course. In…
Author(s): Motorcycle Safety Foundation

3. The Little Black Book of Motorcycle Wisdom (Little Red Books) (2019)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionThere’s no getting around the allure of motorcycles. Since 1885, when Gottlieb Daimler mounted a gas-powered engine on a wooden bicycle, riders of all ages have been drawn to the exhilaration and terror of motoring in the open air on two wheels. Motorcycles have become ingrained in our culture. To some, they are the ultimate expression of freedom. To others, motorcycles symbolize lawlessness and disrespect for authority.The Little Black Book of Motorcycle Wisdom is packed full of wise, witty, and edgy quotes on motorcycles and the people who ride them. Celebrities, literary giants, and athletes offer pithy and…
Author(s): Malcolm Nelson

4. Motorcycles: Fundamentals, Service, Repair (2019)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionThe for is designed to be used with the textbook. It combines review activities and practical applications that relate to the content of the textbook chapters. Questions designed to reinforce the textbook content help students review their understanding of the terms, concepts, theories, and procedures presented in each chapter. Hands-on lab activities provide an opportunity to apply and extend knowledge gained from the textbook chapters. The lab activities are designed to be completed in the motorcycle shop. These activities give the students hands-on experience performing a variety of…
Author(s): Matt Spitzer

5. Cornering Confidence: The Formula for 100% Control in Curves (2018)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionCornering Confidence provides motorcycle riders with a simple progression of skills to elevate their riding within a short period of time. The ultimate goal of the book is mastering the often misunderstood trail braking technique. These advanced skills can take years to discover separately, but have been condensed here into a nice little package. Learn the secrets to 100% cornering confidence. #72,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #29 in Motorcycles (Books) #9267 in Textbooks Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Jon J. DelVecchio

6. Discovering the Motorcycle: The History. The Culture. The Machines. (2016)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionDiscovering the Motorcycle is an extraordinary history of motorcycling from 1867 to the present. Each of the 12 chapters of this remarkable 510 page book is devoted to a major aspect of motorcycling; ranging from historical discussions of the machines that lead the way to today’s modern sportsbikes, to vintage classics, choppers and bobbers, off-road machines, cafe racers, touring bikes, customs, a history of motorcycle racing, electric motorcycles, the motorcycle’s impact on society, and great motorcycle museums. The book honors motorcycling’s great makes, with over 1,000 photographs and illustrations. A…
Author(s): Armand Ensanian

7. The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance (2016)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionPopular motorcycle journalist and author Mark Zimmerman brings a comfortable, conversational tone to his easy-to-understand explanations of how motorcycles work and how to maintain them and fix them when they don’t. This practical tutorial covers all brands and styles of bikes, making it a perfect companion to the owner’s service manual whether you need to use the step-by-step instructions for basic maintenance techniques to wrench on your bike yourself or just want to learn enough to become an informed customer at your local motorcycle service department. This book includes more than 500…
Author(s): Mark Zimmerman

8. AMA Ride Guide to America Volume 2: More Favorite Motorcycle Tours in the USA (2019)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionEach trip description is detailed with  and recommendations for interesting . Included are trips in: This is is a must-have travel book for any rider who dreams of taking two wheels on the best of America's open roads. #659,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #18 in Big Bend Texas Travel Books #70 in Mountain Biking #43 in Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks Utah Travel Books Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): American Motorcyclist Association

9. Motorcycle Journeys Through North America: A guide for choosing and planning unforgettable motorcycle journeys (2019)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionEmphasis is placed on the very best roads, with expert advice on: You'll also find plenty of first-hand stories and hard-earned lessons from expert touring riders. The only question that will remain is, What are you waiting for? #212,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #12 in Newfoundland Travel Guides #12 in Death Valley California Travel Books #19 in Mountain Biking Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Dale Coyner

10. The Ralph Mouse Collection (The Mouse and the Motorcycle / Runaway Ralph / Ralph S. Mouse) (2006)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionGet ready to zoom through these fast-paced stories full of exciting adventures by Newbery Award-winning author Beverly Cleary. With Ralph S. Mouse behind the handlebars of his favorite toy motorcyle, there’s no telling what readers will encounter. This three-book box set includes the entire Ralph S. Mouse series: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, and Ralph S. Mouse #9,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #55 in Children’s Mouse & Rodent Books #237 in Children’s Classics (Books) #674 in Children’s Action & Adventure Books (Books) Would you like…
Author(s): Beverly Cleary , Paul O. Zelinsky, et al.

11. Why We Ride: A Psychologist Explains the Motorcyclist’s Mind and the Relationship Between Rider, Bike, and Road (2017)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionWhy would anyone want to do something as dangerous as motorcycling? For those who love to ride, no explanation is necessary. For everyone else, there’s Why We Ride. Designed as both an explanation for outsiders and an anthem for those within the fold, this new book presents the insights of Mark Barnes, PhD, a motorcycling clinical psychologist. As a popular columnist at Motorcycle Consumer News for more than 20 years, Dr. Barnes articulates the elusive physical, emotional, and interpersonal elements that make the world of the motorcyclist such a rich…
Author(s): Barnes PhD., Mark

12. How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles: Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders (2012)

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your AttentionOff-road riding is one of motorcycling’s most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing, to dual-sport day trips, to trail riding, to adventure tours. No matter the specific pursuit, all dirt riding (and much street riding) shares the same basic skill set. How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles schools the reader in all the skills necessary to ride safely and quickly off-road. Chapters cover the basics, such as body position, turning, braking, and…
Author(s): Gary LaPlante, Lee Parks

Best Motorcycle Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some motorcycle books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Aesthetics : quantification and deconstruction : a case study in motorcycles

Author(s): Chandra, Sushil
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2135592

Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and Street Gangs

Author(s): Tereza Kuldova, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250719

Hot Rod Empire: Robert E. Petersen and the Creation of the World’s Most Popular Car and Motorcycle Magazines

Author(s): Matt Stone, Ed Iskenderian, Gigi Carleton
Publisher: Motorbooks, Year: 2018, Size: 252 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2296381

The Art of BMW Motorcycles

Author(s): Peter Gantriis, Henry von Wartenberg
Publisher: Motorbooks, Year: 2018, Size: 53 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2337532

Hard Road: Bernie Guindon and the Reign of the Satan’s Choice Motorcycle Club

Author(s): Peter Edwards
Publisher: Random House Canada, Year: 2017, Size: 27 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1682842

Certificate in Motorcycle Service and Repair (CMSR)

Author(s): IGNOU
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 2322533

Motorcycle Porn: Portraits and Stories

Author(s): Frank J. Bott
Publisher: Amherst Media, Year: 2017, Size: 157 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2333272

Indian Motorcycle(R). America's First Motorcycle Company

Author(s): Darwin Holmstrom
Publisher: Motorbooks, Year: 2016, Size: 43 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1614663

Two-Stroke Motorcycle Engine Maintenance and Repair

Author(s): Dave Boothroyd
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK, Year: 2016, Size: 24 Mb, Download: azw3
ID: 2096584

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

Author(s): Mark Zimmerman
Publisher: Motorbooks, Year: 2016, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2268825

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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