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How to Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety and Confidence On The Street and Track By: Nick Ienatsch Paperback: 128 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.38 x 11.14 x 8.56 Publisher: David Bull Publishing; (March 2003) ISBN: 1893618072 Ienatsch is well-known to Cycle World readers as a contributing editor; he was a full-time racer and …

ROOF Boxer Helmet Review Unique style and features, no doubt about it. Flip-up chin guard rotates to the back of the helmet to effectively convert it to an open-face. Chin guard rotates forward over the visor. Two manual snaps are used to secure the chin guard to the helmet shell. Visor has infinite opening adjustments. …

A Handbook for Long-Distance Motorcycling and Endurance Rallies By: Ron Ayres Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 10.48 x 8.27 Publisher: Whitehorse Press; (December 2002) ISBN: 1884313396 More:  wBW BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Accessory Review Index  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index Ron Ayres is a best-selling author on this subject — he wrote “Against …

Clymer BMW R-Series – BMW Motorcycle Repair – Maintenance Also known as “BMW R50/5 Through R100GS PD: 1970-1996” in the U.K. by: the Clymer Staff Paperback, 760 pages Publisher: Clymer Publications; (December 2002) ISBN: 0892878541 More:  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index This is probably the most commonly used …

Teknic Violator Motorcycle Gloves Summary:   Kangaroo skin palms provide excellent feel; seem to be well made; have held up well. Can be a bit hot in the summer time; the inside folds of the fabric can rub against the fingers. See Also:  Review of the Revised Violator Pro Gloves Can good equipment make you a better rider?  I …

Comagination Motorcycle Brake Light Flasher Review Note:  See comments about Comagination and their products in the Comagination VisiPath Headlight Modulator Review. Also see our updated article “Multistrada LED Brake Light Installation” for more information on installing the Life Brite LED brake lights and the Signal Dynamics LED brake light bar In Part 1 of this installation,  we …

Teknic Violator Pro Motorcycle Gloves Many additional safety features over the standard Violator gloves. Padded knuckle protector “floats” in a separate section to offer more comfort and better protection; new closure system is very secure. As with many race gloves, these can be a bit hot in the summer. There must be a Kawasaki in …

Valentino Rossi Biography – MotoGenius By: Mat Oxley Hardcover: 144 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 10.28 x 7.82 Publisher: Haynes Publishing; (September 2002) ISBN: 1859608914 More:  wBW Motorcycle Racing Page  |  Valentino Rossi – Photographs by Tide Mark Press Like many people, I became a huge fan of Rossi back when he was riding 125’s. Watching  him …

BMW R100RS by: Bill Stermer Paperback: 80 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.21 x 8.96 x 8.22 Publisher: Whitehorse Press; (August 2002) ISBN: 1884313310 More:  wBW Book Review Index  |  Book Reviews by Rating  |  Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index See Also:  BMW R90S by Ian Falloon This is an excellent guide to …

Motorcycle Detailing Made Easy by: David Jacobs Paperback: 143 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 10.44 x 8.34 Publisher: Whitehorse Press; (August 2002) ISBN: 1884313353 More:  wBW Motorcycle Accessory Review Index, including motorcycle wax, polish, chrome cleaner and more  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index A friend of mine owns this book, and although some of the …

Joe Rocket Speedmaster Jacket The Joe Rocket Speedmaster jacket has good leather quality. It also has a decent amount of protection and the price is reasonable. Like many leather jackets however, it can be hot in warm weather and the buttons are a bit fussy to close. I purchased this Joe Rocket Speedmaster jacket in …

BMW Motorcycles by: GearheadDVDs.com 98 minutes Dolby stereo sound Region 1-9 compatible More:  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index One of the more recently published books about the BMW marque. Reviewers have given this book 5 stars on Amazon.com, and have also stated that the book has “stunning” photographs …

Motorcycle Dynamics Motorcycle Dynamics by: Professor Vittore Cossalter Softcover, 334 pages, 1st Edition (2002) Publisher: Race Dynamics, Greendale, Wisconsin ISBN: 0-9720514-0-6 Riding a motorcycle is great fun. And if that’s the limit of your involvement in the sport, that’s fine. But this is a sport that seems to draw its practitioners deeper and deeper into the …

Vega Summit XPV Flip-Up The Vega Summit XPV has a roomy interior compared to other flip-up motorcycle helmets. It also has a comfortable, plush liner. The helmet is relatively quiet, due in part to the flush-fitting visor which also has a quick release, unusual on flip-up helmets. The paint quality is good with deep shine. …

New GPS System for BMW Motorcycles Since March 2002, BMW has offered the ‘BMW Motorrad Navigator’ road navigation GPS to individuals looking for guidance on their motorcycling adventures. Now its successor, the BMW Motorrad Navigator II, is available and features key upgrades to make it an even better travel companion. Faster and better performance A …

Illustrated Ducati Buyer’s Guide by: Mick Walker Paperback: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.45 x 9.10 x 7.38 Publisher: Motorbooks International; 3rd edition (March 2002) ISBN: 0760313091 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index Another in the famous series of “Motorcycle Buyer’s Guides”, this book by the prolific writer Mick Walker was recently …

Triumph Racing Motorcycles in America by A. Lindsay Brooke Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 10.75 x 8.50 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (June 1996) ISBN: 0760301743 The history of the old Meriden Triumph motorcycles and the U.S. east and west coast racing teams.  There was a lot of rivalry in those days, and …

Joey Dunlop His Authorised Biography By: Mac McDiarmid, Bob McMillan Hardcover: 208 pages ; Publisher: Haynes Pub Group; (November 2001) ISBN: 1859608221; Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 10.02 x 9.98 More:  wBW Motorcycle Racing Page  |  Isle of Man TT Video Review “One Man’s Island”  |  Isle of Yer Maun Video Review When Joey Dunlop, undisputed master of the …

Street Strategies: A Survival Guide for Motorcyclists by: David L. Hough Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.67 x 9.26 x 6.29 Publisher: Bowtie Press; (November 2001) ISBN: 1889540692 This book is sort of a compilation of Hough’s “Proficient Motorcycling” (see the wBW Review of Proficient Motorcycling), which is itself a compilation of the excellent …

Using Motorcycle Turn Signals as Brake Lights This question comes up frequently: “Should I install one of those kits that converts turn signals to turn on with the brake lights?” In the absence of scientific evidence or studies on how vehicles react to different types of brake lights, here’s my opinion. The topic of using turn …

Comagination “Visipath” Motorcycle Headlight Modulator Review Products that help improve motorcycle visibility are becoming popular, which is “a good thing” as our friend Martha Stewart would say. webBikeWorld has provided more technical articles on selecting and installing products related to motorcycle visibility than just about any other subject (see “Additional Reading” above). And we receive many …

U.S. Department of Transportation Sec. 571.218 Standard No. 218 FMVSS 218 – 49 CFR 571.218 Following is the official U.S. regulation, or “law” for what we motorcyclists in the U.S. know as the DOT regulations covering motorcycle helmets. In other words, a motorcycle helmet manufacturer would have to submit a helmet model to testing to …

Ducati Design and Emotion by: Decio Giulio and Ricardo Carugati Hardcover: 200 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.97 x 11.05 x 9.87 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (October 2001) ISBN: 0760311994 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index This book covers the designs of all major Ducati classic motorcycles, up to the MH900e. This includes the …

Lazer Century Helmet Review This was the very first motorcycle helmet review published on webBikeWorld (Spring of 2001). webBikeWorld was started in 2000. Riders who wear eyeglasses sometimes find it difficult to wear full-face helmets. Putting on a full-face helmet involves taking off your eyeglasses, putting on the helmet, and then trying to squeeze the …

Moto Guzzi: Forza in Movimento by: David G. Styles Paperback: 160 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.44 x 9.64 x 6.81 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (January 2001) ISBN: 0760310041 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 …

Ducati: Taglioni and His World-Beating Motorcycles by: Mick Walker Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 10.64 x 7.92 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (January 15, 2001) ISBN: 0760310033 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  Motorcycle Racing Through five decades, Dr. Fabio Taglioni was the inspirational force behind the success of Ducati motorcycles …

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well Proficient Motorcycling Author: David L. Hough Paperback 1st Edition, 2000 Bowtie Press, Irvine, California ISBN :1889540536 Proficient Motorcycling” is the most popular motorcycle riding skills book ever. This is the one book that every motorcyclist should own. It’s based on the “Proficient Motorcycling” columns that Mr. Hough has …

Ducati Story: Racing & Production Models from 1945 to the Present Day Ignatius Fabio Taglioni (Foreword), Ian Falloon by: Luigi Bianchi and Marco Masetti Hardcover – 200 pages (20 March, 2000) Haynes Publishing; ISBN: 1859606687 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  Motorcycle Racing This is a history of this famous Italian marque whose …

Haynes Motorcycle Systems Techbook By: Tony Tranter Paperback; Dimensions (in inches): 1.03 x 11.02 x 8.86 Publisher: Haynes Publishing; 3rd edition (February 2000) ISBN: 1859604714 More:  wBW Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  Book Review of Motorcycle Electrical Systems Troubleshooting and Repair by Tracy Martin  |  Posi-Lock Electrical Connectors Review  |  Motorcycle Lighting – LED Page This is another in …

Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration: All Moto Guzzi V-Twins, 1965-2000 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 Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi …

Racing and Production Models from 1921 to the Present Day 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 Guzzi Twins …

Clymer BMW 500 & 600 Twins 1955 to 1969 Service, Repair, Maintenance by: Clymer Publications Staff Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 10.25 x 7.25 Publisher: Clymer Pubns; Reissue edition (May 1998) ISBN: 0892872241 [includes/alibris/alibris-wbw-text.htm] More:  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index There aren’t many repair or …

Sportbiking: “The Real World”: The Advanced Rider’s Handbook Paperback – 100 pages, 1st Edition, 7th printing (April 22, 1998) Brentwood Christian Press, Columbus, Georgia, USA ISBN: 1-55630-835-3 Dimensions (in inches): 0.25 x 8.312 x 5.375 This slim volume is a sort of “underground” guide to riding fast. The author warns right up front that the …

Haynes BMW Twins Motorcycles Owners Workshop Manual – 1970-1996 Also known as BMW 2-Valve Twins ’70 to ’96 Service & Repair Manual in the U.K. by: Jeremy Churchill, and the staff of Haynes Publishing Hardcover: 280 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.78 x 11.04 x 8.46 Publisher: Haynes Pub Group; (February 1998) ISBN: 1859602835 More:  wBW Vintage, …

Against the Wind: A Rider’s Account of the Incredible Iron Butt Rally By: Ron Ayres Paperback: 237 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.00 x 6.25 Publisher: Whitehorse Press; 1st edition (June 1, 1997) ISBN: 1884313094 Ron Ayres is a best-selling author on this subject — he also wrote “Going the Extra Mile – …

Pass Your Advanced Motorcycling Test by The Institute of Advanced Motorists (UK) Paperback – 80 pages (25 March, 1996) Bay View Books Ltd; ISBN: 1870979656 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 and Science of Riding Really Well  | Secret Skills of …

Illustrated BMW Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide by: Stefan Knittel and Roland Slabon Paperback – 176 pages, 2nd edition, (January 1996) Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin; ISBN: 0-7603-0082-8 Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 9.20 x 7.43 More:  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index This book serves as a primary guide to BMW …

Motorcycling Excellence: Skills, Knowledge, and Strategies for Riding Right by: The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Paperback – 176 pages, 1st edition (October 1, 1995) Whitehorse Press, North Conway, New Hampshire, USA Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 10.49 x 8.26 ISBN: 1-884313-01-9 This book is sort of an “MSF Motorcycle Rider Course Light” for the general public. It …