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Timeless American. A Selection of Pre-1916 Motorcycles To Celebrate the Golden Era Of Motorcycles.

Photographer and designer Edward “Eddie” Lee, is launching his highly anticipated coffee table book, Timeless American, a Selection of Pre-1916 Motorcycles, now available at Iron Vault Studio. The public was able to meet the photographer at a special launch party for the book on October 8 at the Venice, California headquarters of Deus Ex Machina. It was a decade ago […]


Harley-Davidson. The Complete History.

You think that you have already read enough books about Harley-Davidson, that you know everything about their iconic motorcycles? Don’t think so. As its title implies, the newly released hardcover book Harley-Davidson: The Complete History (240 pages, 5 pounds) is probably the most detailed narrative and richer photography about each Harley machine. All the prototypes […]

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Do You Really Know The Story Of Indian Motorcycle?

Yes, you probably know that the original Indian nameplate died in 1953, that many devoted enthusiasts worked hard at maintaining the old bikes, that several companies tried to resurrect the brand (the most serious have been CNC in Gilroy, CA and Stellican Limited in Kings Mountain, NC) and that in 2011 Polaris Industries took over […]

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Kevin Bean’re Rambles The Orient

Kevin Bean’re got more titles than you and me. CEO & founder of “Professional Tourist”, “Mayor Of fun”, “Monsignor” (yes, he is an ordained minister), “Biker Gipsy” and a few other (nick)names I don’t remember. He is just an (not so) ordinary guy worshipping freedom, riding and his friends. Well, when he is not crisscrossing […]

Harley-Davidson CVO Motorcycles. The Reference Book.

Each year Harley-Davidson offers to its “Alpha” clientele – those faithful to the brand who want the best of the best – limited edition factory premium custom motorcycles under the lineup name of CVO Motorcycles (for Custom Vehicle Operations.) Harley promotes them with slogans or statements like “True motorcycle masterpieces”,  “For the rider who wants […]

A 2016 Classic Triumph Motorcycles Calendar With A 12 Months Supply Of Bonnies, Trophys And T-Birds

For 2016 the crew at Wolfgang Publications brings you twelve of the most triumphant motorcycles ever produced. How about a perfect Triumph Cub from 1964 dressed in the correct blue and silver or a very rare 500cc Flathead from 1940?Then there is the 1966 TR6C, a 1970 TR6 and a Trophy Trial from 1973. For […]

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Malcolm Smith Named 2015 “AIMExpo Champion”. Hall of Fame Racer and Business Owner Releases New Autobiography.

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today that off-road racing legend and pioneer Malcolm Smith has been named “AIMExpo Champion” for its third-annual gathering at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, October 15-18. Smith, an AMA Hall of Famer and a true off-road motorcycling pioneer, follows fellow Hall of Famers Kenny Roberts (2013) and Kevin […]

Forty Two Reasons Why I Must Have A Motorcycle…Honey!

Men who want to buy a motorcycle often face an uphill battle with a reluctant spouse or girlfriend. It may be about your 1st motorcycle, second, third one, etc. Long time rider R. Lowell Hake has felt the pain based on past encounters with the Motorcycle Antichrist living in his own home which he had to […]

The Complete Book Of Classic And Modern Triumph Motorcycles. 1936-Today.

How much do you know or want to know about Triumph Motorcycles? From the humble beginnings of Triumph Engineering Co Ltd , a defunct British motorcycle manufacturer, to the times of Norton Villiers Triumph, also defunct, to the current Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, the current British motorcycle manufacturer. This new book “The Complete Book Of Classic […]

Steve McQueen. Full-Throttle Cool.

On March 24th, Steve McQueen would have celebrated his 85th birthday. Was he an actor who races or a racer who acts? To honor one of the most brilliant actors and racers of our time, Dwight Jon Zimmerman, a best-selling and award-winning author, and Greg Scott, a comic book artist, tell the life story of […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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… […]



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