Christmas Gift . Discovering The Motorcycle. The History. The Culture. The Machines.

11discoveringthemotorcycleAlmost all great motorcycle books focus on one unique theme, topic or brand. Just released, Discovering The Motorcycle is an exception. It’s a rather complete overview and history of motorcycling since the late 1800’s to today. Author Armand Ensanian devoted more than 5 years of his life to compile info, write and photograph such a reflective journey. The result is a 510-page full color book featuring more than 1000 photos explaining and illustrating the vast world of motorcycling, its history, social impact and how these machines are built and function.

2discoveringthemotorcycleDiscovering The Motorcycle includes 12 main chapters, each devoted to a major aspect of motorcycling. From historical discussions of the machines that lead the way to today’s modern sport bikes, to vintage and classics, to choppers and bobbers, to off-road machines and touring machines, to one-off customs, to racing and new electric motorcycles, to bike events and motorcycle museums.

Armand Ensanian has been riding and repairing motorcycles since he was a teenager back in the 1960s. He has owned and rebuilt countless motorcycles. His writing career as a journalist and columnist includes hundreds of articles and stories His riding adventures have taken him all over the world, including the rocky remote regions of the former Soviet Union. His own collection of vintage bikes is ridden frequently. Neighbors will often see him roaring down the road on his Norton Commando or hand shifting through the gears on his 1941 Indian Sport Scout. A book only an enthusiast could have written. Order it at Discovering The Motorcycle $44.99.

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6 Responses to “Christmas Gift . Discovering The Motorcycle. The History. The Culture. The Machines.”


  1. 1 Freddy Nov 25th, 2016 at 10:14 am

    If it’s the bible of motorcycling I want it for XMas.

  2. 2 Karen Nov 29th, 2016 at 7:28 am

    This is a gorgeous book! I never realized the how fascinating the history was and how many tyes of bikes there are.

  3. 3 Matthew Doering Nov 29th, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Just got mine in and it really does cover just about everything. Excited to get through it!

    I ordered mine directly off of the website though: http://www.discoveringthemotorcycle.com – not sure if Amazon has any stock yet.

  4. 4 John Nov 30th, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Pre-ordered my copy and absolutely LOVE IT! As an offroad rider and casual observer of road-going motorcycles, the book is a treasure-trove of information with fascinating glimpses uncovering a deeper layer to the chapter subject matter by the use of captioned pictures. It is very easy to read and to understand, even for someone who hasn’t been involved with motorcycles for very long. Highly recommended!

  5. 5 Skip Chernoff Dec 1st, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    The book it simply fabulous. I got my copy about 2 weeks ago and can’t put it down. Both newbies and experienced motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy the easy to read text and the incredible photos. Armand really knows his stuff!

  6. 6 Edward Singer Dec 5th, 2016 at 11:41 am

    This book is fabulously photographed and captioned. Each photo selected is informative of some history, technical point or style. Every page is worthwhile. The writing is clear and concise… easy to hear the author’s voice telling the story of the motorcycle. A work of the highest quality.

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