• LONE RIDER

    In 1982, at the age of 23, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.

    With some savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes, and some tools, all packed on the bike, she was determined to prove herself and to get over a recent heartbreak. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was already well traveled, but this journey would be the toughest thing she’d ever done. By the time she returned to England two years later, she was 30 pounds lighter and decades wiser. She’d ridden through deserts and mountain ranges and war-ravaged countries. She’d faked documents and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs, and corrupt police who were convinced she was trafficking drugs. She’d survived brutal crashes and life-threatening illnesses, and she’d fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, and GPS, Beard had to navigate with unreliable maps, communicate by post, and fix her bike with the tools she carried with her, but she achieved her goal nonetheless. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

    Item: 9115

    Author: Elspeth Beard

    Format: Paperback

  • MAGNIFICENT MOTORCYCLE TRIPS OF THE WORLD

    There's something about motorcycles, the lure of freedom, and the open road. If you've ever wanted to take a motorcycling trip, you've been before and are looking for new ideas for places to go, or you just want to do something completely different, then this book will inspire you. Featuring 40 spectacular routes from the snowy passes of Patagonia to Australia's Red Centre, Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World is the perfect inspiration for your next big motorcycling adventure. All the featured journeys can be taken as part of a 2- to 3-week vacation or linked to form a longer trip. You can choose to take your own bike, rent one on arrival, or pick up a bike as part of an organized tour. Whether you’re an experienced overlander looking for a quick adventure fix or a novice rider seeking inspiration, these journeys will open up a whole new world of motorcycling possibilities.

    The perfect book for anyone who has ever dreamed of taking off on a bike and exploring the globe, Magnificent Motorcycle Journeys of the World features 38 guided tours on six continents. It presents 40 awe-inspiring routes that take in the best of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas. Full of stunning photography and route maps showing points of interest along the way, the guide focuses on journeys that are accessible to everyone (regardless of their level of expertise on a bike).

    Item: 8865

    Author: Colette Coleman

    Format: Paperback

  • MASTERING THE RIDE, 2ND EDITION

    For motorcyclists ready to take their rides to the next level, Mastering the Ride provides an exhilarating course in skills, safety, and common sense. With instructional color photographs and drawings, the book covers improving a rider’s skills of speed and passing on superslabs, mountain roads, and city streets; anticipating and handling street and road hazards, from treacherous tar snakes to lane-weaving drivers; and learning the limits of sight distances, executing quick stops at sudden hazards as well as curves. The book devotes two full chapters to the skills involved in mastering cornering, with specific advice about rolling on and off the throttle, shifting, braking, countersteering, body steering and positioning, and cornering lines.

    Plus, author David L. Hough dedicates a chapter to understanding and employing conspicuity: understanding how motorcyclists and car drivers see their surroundings and getting others to see you on the road by using hi-viz clothing, LED lights, and other gear. And the chapter that follows it covers an ability key to safety: predicting how road events will unfold by thinking through the possibilities way before a potential hazard presents itself. Thanks to Hough’s direct and specific instructions to riders for what they need to know, to improve, to avoid, and to do every time they get on their bikes, this chapter and the skills it describes are nothing short of lifesaving.

    Item: 9353

    Author: David Hough

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTORCYCLE CLASSICS TALES FROM THE ROAD

    Motorcycle Classics: Tales From the Road is the next best thing to actually hopping on your bike and taking a long road trip with no particular destination in mind. Filled with stories of people who have ridden through places from the Big Sur coast in California to Australia, the issue will motivate you to get on your bike and take a ride. Packed with pictures of the riders’ travels and routes, this issue will help you see the beauty of different places from the view of a bike.

    Also in this issue:

    • Hippie Highway: Istanbul to Kathmandu – Writer Clement Salvadori tracks his memorable 1973 trip riding the Hippie Highway aboard a 1972 BMW R75/5.
    • Vintage Touring, Italian Style – Exploring the heart of Italy on vintage Benellis with the keepers of the Benelli flame from Registro Storico Benelli.
    • Here Goes Something – 3,754 miles and 38 days on a 1973 Honda CB750.
    • The Honeymoon Ride – A pair of newlyweds venture from Los Angeles across the desert and on to Utah, Wyoming, and eventually Chicago aboard a pair of 1973 Hondas, a CB750 and a CB350.
    • And more!
    Item: 9106

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTORCYCLING THE RIGHT WAY

    Expert motorcyclist and author Ken Condon knows there’s a right way to hit the road and track when you’re behind the handlebars. In Motorcycling the Right Way, he lays out a basic riding course for motorcyclists who are smart enough to acknowledge that “you don’t know what you don’t know.” In setting forth the keys to riding safely and well, Condon’s method capitalizes on reducing risks and potential crashes and increasing the rider’s ever-improving skills and situational awareness. Filled with readable, useful advice and anecdotes from the road, Motorcycling the Right Way will be welcomed by beginners and returning riders, as well as experienced riders who are interested in learning more on the journey.

    Motorcycling the Right Way will help riders:

    • Add new tools to their s bag, such as: multitasking, sensory intelligence, self-awareness and situational awareness, risk smarts, visibility, and attitude adjustment
    • Improve their ability to perceive danger, size up risks, and mentally prepare for the road
    • Gain expert advice on handling the bike, cornering, traction, braking, and turning
    • Learn the right way to avoid hazards and deal with perilous obstacles and road conditions
    • And more!

    Item: 9359

    Author: Ken Condon

    Format: Paperback

  • MV AGUSTA AMERICA 750 PRINT

    This 16" x 20" print-on-demand metallic print was created by professional motorsports photographer Daniel Peirce. Each print is signed and numbered by the author.

    What is a Metallic Print? An Endura Metallic print is a unique imaging paper from Eastman Kodak. Photographically printed, the subtle metallic surface produces a depth and color richness unmatched by any other process. A subtle 3D effect is discernible in many of the images. Giclee printing is swell, but for engine pictures, Metallic is the only way to go. Also, print longevity is an impressive 100 years. Metallic prints will not disappoint. Please allow two weeks for delivery.

    Item: 8993

    Author: Daniel Peirce

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • PROFICIENT MOTORCYCLING

    Proficient Motorcycling lays out a clear course for all riders who want to sharpen their handling skills and improve their rides. This second edition, expanded and now in full color, offers new riders and road warriors the exact kind of advice they need to be prepared for anything when on the road, from how to avoid accidents to how to handle the unexpected. Author David Hough, who began motorcycling in the 1960s, tackles every imaginable topic, from the mechanics of the motorcycle, selection of the right-sized bike, and basic riding skills to night riding, group outings, and advanced survival tactics.

    This book takes riders from long, snaking country roads right into the traffic of the big city, and Hough offers the best advice for riders dealing with the most challenging conditions (whether it’s road construction, snap-jawed intersections, skateboarders, or suddenly slippery road surfaces). A critical section of the book offers riders advice on how to deal with automobiles, including aggressive car drivers, oblivious SUV drivers, or “blind” truck drivers. The book offers the kind of firsthand experience that can literally save riders’ lives, as illustrated in the chapters “Booby Traps” and “Special Situations,” which offer evasive tactics and advice to avoid and handle everything from slick surfaces, curbs, and construction plates to ferocious dogs, hazardous wildlife, and difficult weather conditions.

    Item: 9354

    Author: David Hough

    Format: Paperback

  • R69 PRINT

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    BMW's evolution to the Super Bike. #45 in the series.

    This 16" x 20" print-on-demand metallic print was created by professional motorsports photographer Daniel Peirce. Each print is signed and numbered by the author.

    What is a Metallic Print? An Endura Metallic print is a unique imaging paper from Eastman Kodak. Photographically printed, the subtle metallic surface produces a depth and color richness unmatched by any other process. A subtle 3D effect is discernible in many of the images. Giclee printing is swell, but for engine pictures, Metallic is the only way to go. Also, print longevity is an impressive 100 years. Metallic prints will not disappoint. Please allow two weeks for delivery.

    Item: 3805

    Author: Daniel Peirce

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • SHIFTING GEARS AT 50

    Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels.

    In part one, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” author Philip Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with an overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. This section also emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides.

    In part two, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues, covering his long-distance tours around the United States, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by more than 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the locations he toured on his bike.

    This informational and beautifully photographed book is one you do not want to miss!

    Item: 9356

    Author: Philip Buonpastore

    Format: Paperback

  • STREET RIDER'S GUIDE

    Street Rider’s Guide spells out safety tactics for motorcycle riders looking to get the most out of their favorite hobby for as long as possible. Covering topics from A to Z, this go-to handbook provides motorcyclists quick solutions to nearly 100 commonly encountered obstacles and road challenges (what safety experts call increasing a rider’s “situational awareness”). As author David L. Hough writes in the introduction, the most important way to avoid crashes is “to figure out what’s happening.” While many books exist on the market for riders looking to improve their ride or get better control of their bikes, no book out there is dedicated to helping riders develop their situational awareness, which is the most critical skill a rider can have.

    Inside Street Rider’s Guide:

    • Alphabetically arranged topics from “Alley Acumen” to “Zone Woes”
    • Short descriptions of more than 80 critical situations selected by the author
    • Expert tips about how to recognize oncoming hazards and how to avoid them
    • A color photograph accompanies each entry, to illustrate real-life situations

    Item: 9355

    Author: David Hough

    Format: Paperback

  • THE ART OF DUCATI

    More than 60 years ago in Bologna, Italy, a small company called Ducati began manufacturing simple, inexpensive 50cc motorcycles … really no more than 2-stroke-powered bicycles. Since then, Ducati has evolved into one of the most storied names in the motorcycling world, its lineup of beautiful machines revered for their technical excellence and extreme performance. In The Art of Ducati, Ducati expert Ian Falloon teams with renowned British photographer James Mann to present a gorgeously illustrated, wonderfully curated review of more than six decades of Ducati excitement. From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s and 1960s to the bevel-drive twins of the 1970s and early 1980s to the high-performance bikes of the 21st century, The Art of Ducati showcases a motorcycle marque that has never rested on its laurels. Ducati's style and technology have constantly evolved, engineering timeless classics like the 900SS, Darmah, Mike Hailwood Replica, 851, 916, Monster, and ST sports touring series, bikes that laid the foundation for today's cutting-edge models: the Panigale superbike, Multistrada adventure bike, all-new Monster, Hypermotard, and Diavel power cruiser. While there's no end in sight for Ducati's dominance, The Art of Ducati pays homage to their past six-plus decades of masterful motorcycle engineering.

    Item: 7358

    Author: Ian Falloon

    Format: Hardcover

  • THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BMW MOTORCYCLES

    The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles is a thorough year-by-year guide to every production machine ever built by Germany's leading motorcycle manufacturer. All the classic bikes are here: pre-World War II BMWs such as the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S café racer; the K1 "flying brick"; and the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution, right up to today's world-class S1000RR.

    Item: 7756

    Author: Ian Falloon

    Format: Hardcover

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