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Full-Bore Welding. The Reference Book By 2 Of The Best Pros To Weld Like Pros.

If you really love motorcycles, you love metal. And if you have the crazy passion of cutting things apart to make your bike more beautiful and performant, you need to know how to make them safely stick back together… Hobbyist motorcycle builders working in their garage or professionals working in a shop, if you ever […]


The Art Of The Racing Motorcycle. 100 Years Of Designing For Speed.

By lack of free time, I am running very late at reviewing for you some books I like very much. This one because many of you, although not necessarily into motorcycle racing, love vintage motorcycles with a racing stance. A look that many pro and garage builders try to re-create on their custom projects. This […]

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Book For The Holidays. Bettie Page, Queen Of Pinups And Of Curves.

She was known as the “The Dark Angel”, “Miss Pinup Girl of the World” and “The Queen Of Curves”. Her glamour photography and playfully erotic photos made her an iconic figure in pop culture, influencing sexuality and fashion. She has been and is still is an inspiration for many painters in the custom automotive industry. […]

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The Chopper. The Real Story.

Do you really know the story of the Chopper? In this new book, leading vintage motorcycle expert Paul d’Orléans, a.k.a. Vintagent, provides insight into the origins of the chopper, the start of the custom movement to its today’s renaissance, giving a shout-out to legendary builders and dispelling a few myths surrounding this icon of counterculture. […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Inc. Declares Dividend. Debt Gets BBB Rating. Harley-Davidson announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.275 per share for the third quarter of 2014. The dividend is payable September 26, 2014 to the holders of record of the Company’s common stock on September 16, 2014. Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) has earned a “BBB” […]

Café Racers: Speed, Style, and Ton-Up Culture. The Absolute Reference Book.

If you didn’t visit Paul d’Orleans’ and Michael Lichter’s exhibition in Sturgis last year, and even if you did, the just released hardcover book “Cafe Racers, Speed, Style and Ton Up Culture” is a must own if you like the Café Racers genre. 224 pages of rich photography by Michael Lichter complemented by the writing […]

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McQueen’s Machines

You all love Steve McQueen’s on screen motorcycle stunts and wild car chases. But how much do you know about his passion for motoring, about his own machines and the races to which he participated? There is much more to discover beyond the 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 fastback he drove in Bullitt and the […]

Harley-davidson Sportster Hop-Up And Customizing Guide

First, let me say that the motorcycle books published by Wolfgang Publications are always much better than their covers, usually quite poor in design and photography. Why? This being said, the Sportster big customizing wave will probably make this book a must read for all those who intend to go way beyond the Harley factory […]

Learning The English Wheel

Despite the fact that thousands of English wheel machines have been sold the past ten years (thanks in big part for custom builders “build-off” TV shows), there is currently no book dedicated to English wheeling. So, because of the lack of detailed published material, many owners of these machines are at a loss on how […]

Holiday Gift For Your Kids. Bikers Are Animals. 4th In A Series Of Children’s Books.

I liked very much – and my grand children too – the first 3 “Bikers Are Animals” children’s books by avid motorcyclist, author and cartoonist Paul Jamiol. Each of his books bring young readers into a world of motorcycle-riding animals, breaking down the stereotype that anyone who rides a motorcycle is bad and inspiring a […]

Want To Build A Café Racer?

It’s never a bad idea to start reading advice from those in the know. Written by well-known motorcycle and automotive author Doug Mitchel, How to Build a Café Racer starts with a history lesson. While those bikes were originally built in the UK for racing from café to café, the rage for Café Racers spread […]

1000 Biker Tattoos

Since I publish this news website – already 7 years – I must have written a dozen of book reviews regarding the art of tattoos. So, why one more? Not because it was released just a few days ago, but because as far as I know, it’s the only one specifically and exclusively dedicated to […]

There Are No strangers When You Are Riding Around The World. Only Friends You Haven’t Met.

A few years ago he quit his job and got on his motorcycle and proceeded to ride around the world. Alone! During the last 3 years he rode 62,000 miles on a BMW GS motorcycle through 35 countries on 5 continents. His name is Allan Karl, an author, photographer and brand strategist. And as you can […]

The 100 Most Exceptional Motorcycles Of The 20th Century. The Ultimate Book. $695.

It’s the collection of motorcycles that nobody will ever own. The impossible collection of what experts consider the 100 most exceptional motorcycles created during the 20th century. A collection you can get in your living room if you are ready to pay the price. $695. Why this price? Because this book, as it should be, […]

Hoka Hey Challenge. A Former New York Times Reporter Tells His Account On The Transcontinental Motorcycle Race.

Michael Brick, a former New York Times Reporter, just published an ebook about Hoka Hey. He wrote to me: “Since you’ve been the source of the most comprehensive and definitive coverage of the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, I thought you might like to know about my account of the 2011 running.” The Kindle purchase price […]

Daytona Rally Picture Book

During the last 13 years, photographer Jack McIntyre has covered most of the motorcycle and car events and rallies around the country, from coast to coast and abroad. His Bikerpics Website showcases a huge amount of his photography of the lifestyle, of custom builders with their creations, of stunning models and of you in attendance… […]

One Man’s Obsession. The Ultimate Triumph Collection.

The Triumph legend is cemented by numerous land speed records and race track successes and of course it did help a lot in the 50″s and 60’s that Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando rode their bikes. Most iconic models? Probably The Thunderbird, Bonneville, Tiger and Trident. One of the most obsessed men with the with […]

The Harley In The Barn. Tales Of Motorcycle Archeology.

If you can’t pass a padlocked garage without wondering if there is a great old bike stashed inside, this is your book. Among all our fantasies – we all have quite a few – collectors put the one of re-discovering an old long-forgotten motorcycle at the top of their list. The Harley in the Barn offers 40-plus […]

How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins 1936-1964

Into restoring an old classic Harley-Davidson from the glorious period, years 1936 to 1964? You should add this new book to your workbench or bedside stand. We all know that being a collector and/or rider of these motorcycles implies a lot of pleasure but also sometimes a lot of frustrations with machines known to be, […]

Bean’re Motorcycle Nomad. The Real Meaning Of Being Free.

Bean’re is a well known character in the motorcycle industry and beyond. If you still don’t know him, don’t count among his many friends around the world, here is your opportunity to discover the man before you meet him in one of the many motorcycle events he attends all year long (just look for his […]

Top Chop. An Every Day Chopper.

Traditional choppers will never go out of style and today’s chopper era could be characterized by this one featuring the best of hand-crafted appearance without the gaudy accessories often seen on some “chopper models” produced by now defunct “small production custom motorcycle” companies.

Custom Bike Building Basics For The Backyard Garage Mechanic.

Pro-builders know and use a lot of tricks to get around the difficulties they encounter daily while custom building one-off bikes. If you are a backyard garage mechanic, you want to know as many of these tricks as possible. In this new book, through 3 start-to-finish assemblies (1 Shovelhead, 2 Panheads) built on a working […]

How To Tune And Modify Your Motorcycle Engine.

Performance. It’s always a favorite topic of discussion. We all want to get the most out of our bikes but engine management can be overwhelming for most bikers. Fortunately, there are a lot of products available, more of them being able to tune and manage your engine for improve performance whatever the custom add-on parts […]

The American Motorcycle Girl’s Cannonball Diary by Cris Sommer Simmons

In September 2010, 50 riders participated to an historical 16-day and 3300 mile coast to coast ride on pre-1916 motorcycles. Among them, the only American woman was Cris Sommer Simmons riding “Effie”, her beloved 1915 Harley-Davidson. After a grueling 2-week endurance ride, only 37 riders arrived in Santa Monica and Cris was among them and […]




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