This 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 a clear, engaging style with detailed diagrams and extensive full-color photographs and illustrations, the book covers rider attitude, proper gear, basic and advanced street skills, and performance, as well as skill maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include how to stop quickly when necessary; avoiding traffic hazards; applying evasive maneuvers; countersteering for better control; traveling safely and skillfully in a group; identifying and fixing mechanical problems; riding smoothly at high and low speeds; maintaining momentum in off-highway riding; and much, much more. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Guide to Motorcycling Excellence is a remarkable source of riding wisdom and the definitive reference for the sport.
An essential and compelling exploration of the design, history, and culture of the motorcycle - an icon of the machine age.
Motorcycles are ubiquitous in the world's streets and cities, evolving over decades in engineering and design to meet individual transportation needs. With the coming demise of the internal combustion engine and the rise of electricpowered vehicles, motorcycle design is being revolutionized by new technologies, the demands of climate change, and global social transformation. The Motorcycle: Desire, Art, Design traces the exciting evolution of this automotive icon — and the culture of desire, freedom, and rebellion that surrounds it.
RVs are great for taking vacations, but today more and more people are discovering the advantages of living in an RV full time. Author and entrepreneur Gary Collins has found freedom and fulfillment in life on the road. His mile-by-mile guide shows how you, too, can liberate yourself and find lasting joy through simplicity.
Practical step-by-step instructions cover all the essentials:
With Collins at the helm, you’ll steer clear of costly and time-consuming mistakes so you can enjoy a smooth ride into your adventurous new life.
Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of motorcycle owners are women and that close to 25 percent of motorcycle riders are women. While it’s still a male-dominated field, the number of female bikers has increased by more than 25 percent in just five years, showing that women have a strong presence on two wheels. In The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling, author Lynda Lahman (herself a motorcycle owner and rider) provides a comprehensive look at motorcycling techniques, street smarts, and safety concerns. She also addresses female-specific challenges, as well as issues that all bikers face from a female point of view.
Inside the book, you’ll find:
Ton Up! A Century of Café Racer Speed and Style focuses on the story of the ton-up boys and their café racers. But it's much more than just that. Illustrated with historic and modern photos and featuring a text by one of the world’s motorcycle historians, it's really the story of motorcycle speed and style evolved from the early 1900s right through today.
Café racers are most associated with the young, rebellious rock-and-rollers of 1960s Britain. These riders created the quintessential café racers—fast motorcycles customized to resemble the racing bikes of the period. They were called “café racers” because their riders raced on public roads, from one café to the next. The goal was to do “the ton” (exceed 100 miles per hour) on these runs, which led to their designation as “ton-up boys.”
Today, ton-up culture is more popular than ever and recognized worldwide with a following of young and long-time riders alike. With Ton Up!, enjoy a scenic ride through the history of this vibrant scene.
Want to be an expert on Triumph’s 350 and 500 unit-construction twins? Here is everything you need to know about these classic machines.
Alongside the headline-grabbing bikes, the Bonneville and Trident, Triumph built a whole series of smaller 350/500cc machines, with all the style of their bigger brothers, but lighter in weight, easier to ride and now cheaper to buy. The Triumph 350/500s played a key role in the company's success through the 1960s, in North America as well as the UK. The range included everything from the original 350cc 3TA, a mild mannered tourer, to the final Daytona Tiger 500 (a modified version of which won the Daytona 500 race in 1967), and the TR5T trail bike.
This comprehensive book covers the complete history of these bikes, with details of model variants, advice on buying and living with a Triumph 350/500, technical specifications, and a list of useful contacts.
This is a comprehensive, visual history of the motorcycles from Britain that were bred in the US and Canada. Tuck in with Triumph Motorcycles in America and get ready for the ride of a lifetime.
Triumphs have been part of North America’s motorcycling soul since long before World War II. Born in Britain but bred in the US and Canada, Triumph’s iconic models—Scrambler, Bonneville, Trophy, Thunderbird, Daytona, Tiger, Speed Twin, Speed Triple, and Rocket III—resonate deeply with enthusiasts who love their style, sound, performance, and undeniable coolness. It’s not coincidental that Triumph was Steve McQueen’s favorite ride.
Triumph Motorcycles in America is packed with thorough, entertaining text, plus hundreds of historical images, most of them in color and never before published. This incredible volume of history and culture was written by award-winning professional journalist and lifelong Triumph fanatic Lindsay Brooke, with a foreword by America’s favorite “Triumph guy,” Peter Egan. Don't think twice about it, Triumph Motorcycles in America is a must-have for every fan of Britain’s most legendary bike brand.
Having Triumph Trident & BSA Rocket III in your pocket is just like having a motorcycle marque expert by your side when you're shopping for one of these classic Triumph motorcycles.
Benefit from Chris Rooke's years of experience with Triples, learn how to spot a bad bike quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional mechanic. Get the right bike at the right price! Packed with good advice - from the difference between models and which is the right one for you, through assessing the engine, paintwork, frame and what are original or aftermarket features - this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Triumph Trident or BSA Rocket III of your dreams!
This is the definitive story of Triumph, told through 130 years of its magnificent motorcycles. Created with support from the company and with a foreword from CEO Nick Bloor, Triumph: The Art of the Motorcycle is a celebration of their most beautiful bikes. With insightful text and stunning photography, this book is essential for all motoring enthusiasts.
With previously unseen images from the Triumph archives, design sketches, and behind-the-scenes information, this is a chronological look at the most important and exquisite Triumph motorcycles, from its founding to the launch of the latest machine.
With over 450 color photos, Two-Stroke Motorcycle Engine Maintenance and Repair covers the chronological development of two-stroke engines and workshop procedures for each era. It is a guide to strip-down of engines, examining each major engine component in turn, including cylinder head, piston, piston rings, crankcase, flywheel, bearings, inlet manifold, clutch, gearbox and primary drive etc. Racing motorcycles and tuning engines for best performance are covered along with diagnosing problems, tips, tricks and workshop safety.
Engine-tuning expert A. Graham Bell steers you through the various modifications that can be made to coax maximum useable power output and mechanical reliability from your two-stroke. Fully revised with the latest information on all areas of engine operation, from air and fuel, through carburation, ignition, cylinders, porting, reed and rotary valves, and exhaust systems to cooling and lubrication, dyno tuning and gearing.
Filled with practical tips that any adult bike owner can use instantly, this resource includes advice on everything from how to ease a sore butt and avoid helmet hair to choosing accessories and mounting a bike while wearing a miniskirt. This updated edition contains new and revised information about bike types, the best locks, bicycle lubricants, and new-fangled bags and carriers. An updated supplier directory and list of bicycling resources, such as websites and advocacy groups, are also included. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions on every page, this reference is an ideal companion for casual and urban riders.