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NORTON MOTORCYCLE BOOKS Norton was always a design leader with bikes like the Norton Manx, the Dominator twins, and the game-changing Norton Commando. Check out all the great books we have about Nortons. We have a wide selection of books about Norton history, photo exposes, shop manuals, restoration guides and much more. If you’ve been …

ARIEL MOTORCYCLE BOOKS Ariel’s two great successes were the single-cylinder Red Hunter-series, and the legendary Square Four. Check out all the great books we have about Ariels. We have a wide selection of books about Ariel history, photo exposes, shop manuals, restoration guides and much more. If you’ve been looking for that book, please buy …

MATCHLESS MOTORCYCLE BOOKS Matchless and its sister-brand AJS were part of the AMC (Associated Motor Cycles) empire of classic British motorcycle brands. Check out all the great books we have about Matchless & AJS. We have a wide selection of books about Matchless history, photo exposes, shop manuals, restoration guides and much more. If you’ve …

BSA MOTORCYCLE BOOKS For many years, BSA was the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles. Check out all the great books we have about BSA. We have a wide selection of books about BSA history, photo exposes, shop manuals, restoration guides and much more. If you’ve been looking for that book, please buy it here. Sales …

Please browse our growing inventory of Japanese Motorcycle Books. Most are bargain-priced, and offering fast, cheap and/or even free shipping. And it’s all backed up by Amazon’s 30-day return policy. So, please buy with confidence. Japanese Motorcycle Books JAPANESE BIKES GENERALLY   How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles (Motorbooks Workshop) A Century of …

CBM’s “Brit Iron” Back Issues Below are all back issues of CBM’s “Brit Iron”, which you can subscribe to from this site. Click here to return to home page and to subscribe to this newsletter. September 15, 2018 — Back at it… February 20, 2018 — Just got back from the Vegas Auction January 08, …

BSA MOTORCYCLE BOOKS For many years, BSA was the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles. Check out all the great books we have about BSA. We have a wide selection of books about BSA history, photo exposes, shop manuals, restoration guides and much more. If you’ve been looking for that book, please buy it here. Sales …

SUNBEAM MOTORCYCLE BOOKS Sunbeam built unique motorcycles, like nothing on the market at the time. Check out all the great books we have about Sunbeams. We have a wide selection of books about Sunbeam history, photo exposes, shop manuals, restoration guides and much more. If you’ve been looking for that book, please buy it here. …

ROYAL ENFIELD MOTORCYCLE BOOKS Royal Enfield built fast, sturdy motorcycles like the single-cylinder 350 & 500 Bullet, and the Interceptor 750 twin. Check out all the great books we have about Royal Enfields. We have a wide selection of books about Royal Enfield history, photo exposes, shop manuals, restoration guides and much more. If you’ve …

If you’re a motorcyclist and you enjoy reading about motorcycles, then there’s a good chance that you’ve already worked your way through the classics. You can’t go wrong with Jupiter’s Travels, Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries should be on every rider’s bookshelf, Long Way Round is always an inspiring read, and I think pretty much everyone …

With motorcycle accidents on the rise and vehicle-related accidents at an all-time low (head over to WebBikeWorld for a recent report on road safety statistics), an Italian company has just patented what they believe to be the answer to road safety for riders.  Italdesign, a company providing development services for the automotive industry, is the inventor …

With industries leading the way into a newer, brighter, cleaner future for transport, it is time to take stock of the statistics surrounding sustainability, particularly when saving lives. A report from Forbes has released a series of studies carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA keeps track of accident patterns …

The title of this article has been changed to better suit Klim and In&Motion’s airbag payment methods. Despite the diversity of the moto industry, the one thing that unities the industry is a unified concern for road safety. Klim, a motorcycle gear and apparel company, struck gold when they partnered with In&Motion – a company …

Introduction It has been a while since my last appearance here on WBW. But when the opportunity to read and review Scraping Pegs appeared in my inbox, I had to jump at it. As a rider and the author of a book (don’t worry, no shameless plug for my book here), I wanted to give …

For Our Readers Outside of the U.S. We primarily focus on North American bikes, but there are so many good motorcycles in Europe, India, and other areas of the world. One of these bikes is the Honda CBF125. Haynes, the maker of fantastic shop manuals for various vehicles, reached out to us and shared the …

Background It’s been forever since I’ve ridden my motorcycle. Between the bitterly cold, snowy weather and some minor health issues, I haven’t been on my bike since October. I’m definitely feeling the loss. I’ve had this vague sense of depression for the last month and I’ve been dreaming about riding with increasing frequency. To fill …

Alright…most of you might as well step up to the plate right now and speak the truth about how you learned to ride a bike. Was it your older brother’s street bike?  Your Uncle’s rusty old clunker?  Or maybe you were lucky enough to have your very own dirt bike? Did you bury the throttle …

BMW Launches Motorcycle Rider Training Program at the BMW Performance Center Motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to take advantage of official BMW Motorcycle rider training for the first time ever in the U.S. The BMW Motorcycle Rider Training program at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been announced. The training was announced …

Riding Skills, Safety, Restoration, History Books and More, We Review The Best Motorcycle Books for Every Use Case At wBw we have spent years pouring through every conceivable motorcycle book you can imagine. While the internet is awesome we still love the physical aspects of paper. We tried to organize this page into broad topics that made sense. …

BMW GS: A 30-Year Catalog – wBW Book Review BMW GS Adventure Motorcycle: A 30-Year Catalog by Hans-Jurgen Schneider and Dr. Axel Koenigsbeck Hardcover w/jacket: 210 pages Dimensions (mm): 287 x 227 x 23 Publisher: Parker House; (April 2009) ISBN: 978 097 968 917 8 List Price: $50.00 See Also: BMW GS Essential Buyer’s Guide book review. Dual-sport …

Motorcycle Fuel Injection – Carburetor By:John Robinson Hardcover – 256 pages, 1st Edition (2000) Haynes Publishing Group ISBN: 1859605141 Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 11.02 x 8.47 More:  wBW Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index Believe it or not, this is the book I read during my week-long vacation at the beach last summer!  This book was …

Guzziology 5.2 – wBW Book Review By: Dave Richardson Spiral-bound: 816 pages Publisher: Moto International; Spiral edition (December 23, 1995) ISBN: 0967065402 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews:  Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete Story  |  Moto Guzzi: Forza in Movimento  |  Moto …

Moto Guzzi Big Twins – wBW Book Review   Summary by: Greg Field Paperback: 128 pages;  (2002) Publisher: Motorbooks International ISBN: 0760303630 Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 10.64 x 8.31 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews:  Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The …

Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete Story by: Mick Walker Hardcover: 192 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.75 x 7.75 Publisher: Crowood Press (February 1999) ASIN: 1861261802 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews: Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete …

Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration: All Moto Guzzi V-Twins, 1965-2000 – wBW Book Review   Summary by: Mick Walker Paperback: 240 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.75 x 8.00 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (November 1999) ASIN: 1855326795 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews: Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi …

Racing and Production Models from 1921 to the Present Day   Summary by: Ian Falloon Hardcover: 192 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.92 x 9.97 x 8.49 Publisher: Haynes Publishing; Illustrated edition (August 1999) ISBN: 1859604145 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews: Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  | Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto …

The Ducati Riding Experience For the fifth year in a row, Ducati will be organizing a series of riding courses aimed at those who would like to learn how to ride a motorcycle or improve their street or track skills. The 2004 edition of Ducati Riding Experience saw a massive influx of attendees, both male …

Classic Motorcycling Classic Motorcycling: A Guide for the 21st Century by: Rex Bunn ISBN: 9780954791285 Soft Cover: 280 pages Dimensions: 17 cm x 23 cm (6.75″ x 9.125″) Publisher: Panther Publishing Ltd., England 2007 List Price: £14.95 or $34.95 USD From: Panther Publishing (UK). Motorsport Publications (US). Here’s another outstanding book from Panther Publishing, one of our favorite purveyors …

Historic Racing Motorcycles Dimensions (in mm): Approx. 125×185 Original Publisher: Temple Press Books, London, 1961-1963 The wBW Rare Motorcycle Book Review Series:  Grace and Grit: Motorcycle Dispatches From Early Twentieth Century Women  |  Triumph Bonneville: Portrait of a Legend  |  60 Years of MotoGP  |  Hold ON! by Stan Dibben  |  Classic Motorcycling: A Guide for the 21st Century  |  The Rugged Road …

The BSA Gold Star Hardcover: 260 pages Dimensions (inches): 8-5/8 x 8-3/8 x 7/8 Publisher: Redline Books, Tyne & Wear, UK 2004 ISBN: 0954435737 [includes/alibris/alibris-wbw-text.htm] We’ve been slightly critical of the fecundity of Mick Walker’s genius for turning out scads of motorcycle books. It just seems that a few too many of the books were …

Moto Guzzi Big Twins By: Greg Field Paperback: 128 pages;  (2002) Publisher: Motorbooks International ISBN: 0760303630 Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 10.64 x 8.31 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews:  Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete Story  |  Moto Guzzi: …

The Illustrated Triumph Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide by: Roy Bacon Paperback –  176 pages, 3rd edition, (1997) Niton Publishing, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England ISBN: 1-85579-033-5 Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 9.20 x 7.43 More:  Triumph Twins and Triples by Tim Remus  |  Triumph Racing America  |  Triumph Buyer’s Guide  |  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  Triumph and British Motorcycles Page …

Triumph Motorcycles Twins and Triples by: Tim Remus Paperback: 96 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.28 x 9.02 x 8.31 Publisher: Motorbooks International; August 1, 1997 ISBN: 0760303126 This edition is one of a series of books in the “Enthusiast Color Series” of books about classic motorcycles. Triumph Motorcycles: Twins and Triples is an excellent resource …

BMW Boxer From /5 1969 to 1985 Volume 1 – All Airheads With Twin Shocks by: Andy Schwietzer Hardcover: 170 pages Dimensions (in inches): 8.375 x 11.187 x 0.625 Publisher: Bodensteiner Verlag (First published in German 2006; English 2008) ISBN: 978 3 9806631 5 1 List Price: $ 46.00 – € 34.00 – £ 23.00 Retail:  Moto-Bins (UK) …

Bahnstormer The Story of BMW Motor Cycles by: L.J.K. Setright Softcover: 190 pages Dimensions (in cm): 14.9×21.0×1.0 Publisher: Transport Bookman Publications Ltd., Middlesex, England, 1977 ISBN: 0851840213 Leonard John Kensell Setright is probably and unfortunately known only by half-a-handful of webBikeWorlders. And that’s too bad. L.J.K. Setright (as most of his articles were signed) first …

BMW R90S by: Ian Falloon Foreword by Reg Pridmore Hardcover – 128 pages,  (2006) Whitehorse Press ISBN: 10: 1-884313-56-6 Dimensions (in inches): 8.25×10.0 More:  wBW Book Review Index  |  Book Reviews by Rating  |  Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index Ask one of today’s hyper-sportbike riders about the BMW R90S and you’ll …

BMW Twins: All BMW Flat Twins 1955-1985 Restoration The Essential Guide to the Renovation, Restoration and Development History of BMW Flat Twins by: Mick Walker Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.75 x 8.00 Publisher: Osprey Pub Co; ASIN: 1855321912 More:  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index Mick …

Motociclismo Tells the Story of Ducati Ducati Motorcycle History Also published as “Ducati: 50 Golden Years Through the Pages of ‘Motociclismo’ Magazine” by: Luigi Bianchi and Marco Masetti Paperback – 224 pages (1997) Edisport Editorale Spa.; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 8.97 x 11.53 Also by Haynes Publishing Group (1999) ISBN: 1859606180 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle …

Vincent in the Barn Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology By: Tom Cotter Hardcover: 256 pages; color and B&W photos Publisher: Motorbooks International (2009) ISBN-13: 978-0-7603-3535-2 Dimensions: 16 x 23.5 x 2.5 cm List price: $26.00 Everyone likes a surprise; good surprises are preferred. And there’s nothing better than a great “barn find”. A “barn find” …

Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance Paperback: 254 pages Publisher: Whitehorse Press; (2004) ISBN: 1884313418 More:  wBW Review – Sportbike Performance Handbook by Kevin Cameron  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index I’m always surprised to learn that that some motorcycle owners don’t perform any of their own maintenance on their bikes. Now I know that everyone has different tastes, wants and …