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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 …

Sportbike Performance Handbook by:Kevin Cameron Paperback – 176 pages, 1998 MBI Publishing, Osceola, Wisconsin, USA; ISBN 0-7603-0229-4; Dimensions (in inches): 8.5 x 11 More:  wBW Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page Cycle World columnist and ultra-gearhead Kevin Cameron explains, in a very easy to read format, everything you ever wanted to know …

Ducati 999: Birth of a Legend Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: David Bull Publishing (September, 2003) Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches Shipping Weight: 3.0 pounds. ISBN: 1893618277 This book came highly recommended by several webBikeWorld visitors who are also Ducati owners. Whether you love or hate the new 999 (and I won’t tell …

Tuning for Speed First published in 1948 by Temple Press Hardcover; Dimensions: 9″x5.75″x1″ (22.7×14.6×2.6 cm) ISBN: 0908031297 Can be found for approx. $40.00 wBW Reviews Home  |  Book Reviews Index This is the second in our occasional series of reviews of classic motorcycle books. Some of these books some are very rare; some are out of print, obscure, …

Motorcycle Handbook Paperback: 122 pages Dimensions (in inches): 8-1/2 x 11.0 Publisher: The Bike Yard (1997) ISBN: 0760321140 Price: $20.00CDN + $5.00CDN S/H; $22.00 U.S. incl. S/H I can now recommend three books that should be the minimum required reading for any prospective or new motorcycle owner. They are 1) Streetbikes: Everything You Need To Know by …

Haynes Motorcycle Workshop Practice Techbook Second Edition ISBN: 1859604706 Dimensions (in cm): 28×21 (8-3/8″x11.0″) Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK, 2000 144 pages, 750+ Photos and Illustrations I discovered this book on the Duke Video UK website, whilst placing an order for the interesting 3-DVD set “The Castrol History of Motorcycle Racing” we reviewed recently. I didn’t realize …

Motorcycle Electrical Systems Troubleshooting and Repair ISBN: 0760327165 Dimensions (in cm): 27 x 21 Publisher: Motorbooks (MBI Publishing), 2007 159 pages, many color photographs, sketches and illustrations. Tracy Martin is a motorcycle Renaissance Man. He’s a regular contributor to Motorcycle Consumer News, RoadBike and Friction Zone magazines. He was the co-author of the Motorcycle Safety …

Ride Like a Pro III By Jerry “Motorman” Palladino DVD ($34.95) and VHS ($29.95), 52 minutes Filmed and edited by Jim Miller Available From: Ride Like a Pro Although every single motorcycle rider starts out as a beginner, no one wants to admit it. Maybe it’s the image promoted in the press, or maybe it’s our …

How To Ride a Motorcycle Paperback: 143 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 8-1/4 x 10-5/8 Publisher: Motorbooks (2005) ISBN: 0760321140 Available From: Whitehorse Press, who kindly provided a copy of the book for this review. wBW Motorcycle Riding Skills Book Reviews:  Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles  |  Riding in the Zone  |  Motorcycle Track Days for Virgins  |  Stayin’ Safe: The …

Motorcycle Design and Technology: How and Why By: Gaetano Cocco Hardcover – 272 pages, 1st Edition (1999) Giorgio Nada Editore publications, Vimodrone, Italy Distributed in the USA by Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin ISBN: 88-7911-189-2 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 10.24 x 10.45 More:  wBW Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  wBWReview: Motorcycle Dynamicsby Vittore Cossalter A …

Bill Lomas: World Champion Road Racer by: Bill Lomas  Format: Hardcover, 304 pages, b&w photos. Publisher: Redline Books Date Published: 2002 ISBN: 0953131198 More:  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page 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  …

25 Years of Buell wBW Book Review Author: Court Canfield and Dave Gess Hardcover, 127 Pages Whitehorse Press, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-884313-74-5 I’ve always carried a soft spot in my heart for Buell Motorcycles, but I’ve never owned one. The concept of modifying a classic Harley V-Twin engine to power a modern Sportbike makes perfect sense to …

Pro Motocross and Off-Road Motorcycle Riding Techniques by: Donnie Bales, Gary Semics Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 10.66 x 8.28 Publisher: Motorbooks International; New edition (January 2001) ISBN: 0760308314 wBW Motorcycle Riding Skills Book Reviews:  Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles  |  Riding in the Zone  |  Motorcycle Track Days for Virgins  |  Stayin’ Safe: The Art …

Hold ON! By: Stan Dibben – World Champion Sidecar Rider Panther Publishing Ltd., 2008 Softcover, 128 Pages, B&W and Color Photos ISBN; 978 0 9556595 1 5 Price: £12.95 UK. $34.95 U.S.A. (MotorSport Publications) By: Rick K. for webBikeWorld More: wBW Reviews Home  |  Book Reviews Index Here’s another fascinating read from our friends at Panther Publishing. It’s …

Exotic Motorcycles by Vic Willoughby Hardcover: 190 pages Dimensions (in inches): 9.125×9.25×0.8 Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Ltd., London (1982) ISBN: 0850453224 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 …

Classic Images – Isle of Man TT Races By: Mortons Motorcycle Media Hardcover: 179 pages Dimensions (inches): 8-1/4 x 8-1/2 x 5/8 Publisher: Mortons Motorcycle Media Ltd. UK (2001) ISBN: 0953835723 Mortons of Horncastle (Lincolnshire) is a relatively unknown publisher, at least to U.S.-based motorcyclists. This is unfortunate, because the Mortons Media Group is one of …

Classic American Racing Motorcycles Paperback: 192 pages Dimensions (in inches): 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.75 Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Inc. UK (1992) ISBN: 1855322331 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 …

British Motorcycles of the 1930’s The A-Z of Pre-War Marques By: Roy Bacon Hardcover: 239 pages Dimensions (in cm): 20.6×27.7x22mm Publisher: Osprey Publishing Ltd., London, 1986 ISBN: 0850456576 The wBW Rare Motorcycle Book Review Series:  Triumph Bonneville: Portrait of a Legend  |  60 Years of MotoGP  |  Hold ON! by Stan Dibben  |  Classic Motorcycling: A Guide for the 21st Century  …

Café Racers By: Mike Clay Published: in 1988 by Osprey Automotive, London Hardcover; Dimensions: 8″ x 11″ (20.5×28 cm) ISBN: 0850456770 Can be found for approx. $25.00 More:  wBW Reviews Home  |  Book Reviews Index We have been very fortunate to recently stumble upon a source of “NOS” (new old stock) motorcycle books. Some of these books are true …

The Mod Years – The Rocker Years “Bookazines” Edited by Steven Myatt Published by Mortons Media Group Ltd. £6.99 each Available from Mortons Books (UK) wBW Reviews Home  |  Book Reviews Index More: wBW Vintage, Classic & Antique Motorcycles Not many people outside the UK know about the Mods and the Rockers. I was fascinated by both movements in my …

Motorcycle Matt By: Phyllis Andrews ISBN: 1-4196-6042-X Dimensions (inches): 6.25 x 9.25 (159 x 236 mm) Publisher: BookSurge Publishing, 2007 26 pages, Color Illustrations by Nathan Rea Available From:  Amazon.com (Hardcover or Paperback) Here’s a rather unusual webBikeWorld book review; Motorcycle Matt is a children’s book designed for very young readers and budding motorcyclists. Phyllis Andrews kindly sent …

Fifteen Times By: Giacomo Agostini and Luca Delli Carri ISBN: None listed Dimensions (in cm): 21 x 15 Publisher: Fucina Srl, Milan, 2004 173 pages, 80+ black and white and color photographs. This is another in our occasional series of reviews of classic motorcycle books. Some of these books some are very rare; some are out …

Mick Doohan – Thunder From Down Under By: Mat Oxley Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Haynes Publications, Second Edition ISBN: 1859606350 It’s curious that several of these motorcycle racer biographies have exactly the same number of pages and use the same cookie-cutter format. I can just hear the editor: “Oy, Oxley – ya got 72 hours …

Motorcycle Tire Metal Valve Caps Check this out — real metal valve caps!  Just like they used to make in the days of the Meriden Triumphs! These are nice replacements for those cheesy plastic ones they give you when you buy a new tire/tube/valve stem nowadays. These even have a little rubber gasket inside to keep the …

Chasing Dakar By: Jonathan Edwards, M.D. with Scot Harden Paperback, 108 pages Publisher: E&H Offroad Productions December, 2006 ISBN: 0-9787094-0-3 Just in time for the 2007 Dakar Rally, Chasing Dakar is the “ultimate guide for motorcycle off-road enthusiasts everywhere searching for the extreme adventure riding experience”. Well, I’m not sure about the word “ultimate”. I …

Hear Me Roar: Women, Motorcycles, and the Rapture of the Road More:  See the wBW Women’s Motorcycle Clothing page and the wBW Women and Motorcycling page Hear Me Roar: Women, Motorcycles and the Rapture of the Road explores the bold world of women motorcyclists – the history, the myths, and subcultures of free-spirited riders with a passion for two wheels …

Valentino Rossi Photographs Valentino Rossi Photos: Micro Lazzari Text: Marco Masetti Editor: Paola Morelli Hardcover: 185 pages Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.1 x 2 Publisher: Tide Mark Press (North American publisher); (2005) ISBN: 978-1-59490-152-2 More wBW Reviews: Valentino Rossi: MotoGenius  |  Motorcycle Racing Page  |  Rossi’s RC211V model  |  Rossi AGV Ti-Tech helmet review  |  The 210 MPH Bikes DVD review  |  FASTER! The MotoGP DVD …

Barry Sheene 1950-2003: The Biography by: Stuart Barker Hardcover Publisher: HarperCollins UK (August 2003) ISBN: 0007161808 We’ve had this review page up since the publication of Barry Sheene’s biography in 2003, and the book has been sitting on my shelf just as long. I’d come across this page and glance at the book, or vice …