Motorcycle Encyclopedias – All That Really Matters

Motorcycle Encyclopedias – All That Really Matters

BOOKS ON THE HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLES The word “encyclopedia” traces its origin back to ancient Greek times as a reference to general education. And if you want some books to provide a general education on the subject of motorcycles, there are a number available. You can get books that cover only Harley Davidson, or go […]

April 10th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Touring Books

Motorcycle Touring Books

TRAVELING WHEREVER BY MOTORCYCLE Although one could enjoy a motorcycle as merely a utilitarian form of transportation, what it offers is so far beyond that. The pleasures of getting out in the world to explore the countryside, the mountains, forests, the desert, along oceans, lakes and rivers, to ride over hill and valley and through […]

April 2nd, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Maintenance – Someone’s Gotta Do It

Motorcycle Maintenance – Someone’s Gotta Do It

BASICS OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE Motorcycles need to be maintained. Other than filling ’em up with gas, the most routine things that need to be done are: 1) Checking/adjusting your tire pressure 2) Adjusting/lubricating your chain 3) Changing your oil and oil filter 4) Replacing your tires 5) Taking care of your battery Or, if you […]

March 25th, 2009 by MCg 

Motocross Racing for Tough Guys and Gals

Motocross Racing for Tough Guys and Gals

MOTOCROSS IS A PHYSICAL SPORT! The physical demand of competitive motocross racing is a result of controlling a 200+ pound motocross bike while maintaining top speeds over a rugged and punishing course. The term “motocross” is a combination of “motorcycle” and “cross country” and traces its origins to British off-road competitions (called “Scrambles”). The first […]

March 17th, 2009 by MCg 

Norton Motorcycle Books

Norton Motorcycle Books

ENGLISH HERITAGE AND MOTORCYCLES That historic English island has proffered some noteworthy items over the years: 1) The Magna Carta, which was one of the first steps towards the idea of modern democracy. 2) William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s preeminent dramatist. 3) The British Invasion […]

March 9th, 2009 by MCg 

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values Author Pirsig states at the beginning of his classic 1974 book: “What follows is based on actual occurrences. Although much has been changed for rhetorical purposes, it must be regarded in its essence as fact. However, it should in no way be associated with […]

February 28th, 2009 by MCg 

Ducati Motorcycle Books and that Taglioni Heritage

Ducati Motorcycle Books and that Taglioni Heritage

Italy’s Famous Ducati Motorbikes In northern Italy, Bologna is home to the oldest university in the Western world, “Alma Mater Studiorum” (founded in 1088). But for motorcycle riders, Bologna is more famous for Ducati, which is headquartered there. Ducati is best known for their high performance motorcycles featuring four-stroke, 90-degree V-twin engines, although they have […]

February 20th, 2009 by MCg 

Triumph Motorcycle Books: Classics and Modern

Triumph Motorcycle Books: Classics and Modern

Triumph Motorcycle Books “Triumph” is a revered motorcycle brand and has the unique distinction of being the world’s longest continuous production motorcycle manufacturer, having established itself in 1902 in England. TRIUMPH, and English bikes in general, were the top performance machines during the mid twentieth century, until the Japanese usurped the English and became the […]

February 15th, 2009 by MCg 

BMW Motorcycle Books: Technology, Racing and Innovation

BMW Motorcycle Books: Technology, Racing and Innovation

BMW Motorcycle Books: A Little History Books on BMW motorcycles include their history, racing heritage, technology innovations and of course books about their line of bikes over the decades. (Oh, and for the practical minded, there are plenty of repair manuals, as well). As a company, BMWwas initially a manufacturer of airplane engines back in […]

February 11th, 2009 by MCg 

Kawasaki Motorcycle Books: What’s BIG?

Kawasaki Motorcycle Books: What’s BIG?

What is Kawasaki Heavy Industries? For those familiar with Kawasaki motorcycles, one might imagine that the full name of KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES must be a nod to their biggest and most powerful motorcycles. In which case, it might be somewhat of a surprise to learn that KAWASAKI’S MOTORCYCLES are among the smaller machines they build. […]

February 7th, 2009 by MCg 

Honda Motorcycle Books: BTW, What Year Did They Start?

Honda Motorcycle Books: BTW, What Year Did They Start?

Honda Motorcycle Books and Some Racing History Modern HONDA MOTORCYCLES are indelibly connected to its racing heritage initiated by its Founder, Soichiro Honda. This is not hard to understand since Mr. Honda was very enthusiastic about motorcycle and auto racing. In fact, it’s hard to separate Honda, the motorcycle company, from Honda, the Founder and […]

February 5th, 2009 by MCg 

Yamaha Motorcycle Books: Why The Tuning Forks Logo?

Yamaha Motorcycle Books: Why The Tuning Forks Logo?

Yamaha Motorcycle Books (and Piano Making?) Those of us in the motorcycle world who have long recognized YAMAHAas one of the world’s largest producers of motorcycles might occasionaly wonder how it came to pass that they diversified into the music world, particularly into making pianos.  And on top of that, putting a triple, tuning fork […]

February 2nd, 2009 by MCg 

Review – MORE Proficient Motorcycling: Mastering the Ride

Review – MORE Proficient Motorcycling: Mastering the Ride

MORE Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough The Proficient Motorcycling series by David Hough is a great addition to any rider looking to improve his/her riding skills and general survival potential among the wild mix of inattentive drivers that populate the world’s roads. Although any of Hough’s book are excellent resources in and of themselves, if […]

January 28th, 2009 by MCg 

Review – Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Review – Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Proficient Motorcycling Series by David Hough I have read many motorcycle books over the years. And I have read both of David Hough’s “Proficient Motorcycling” books. And I can say that these two are among my most highly recommended motorbike books for any riders. However, for the purpose of this review, let’s stick to the […]

January 28th, 2009 by MCg 

Suzuki Motorcycle Books

Suzuki Motorcycle Books

Suzuki Motorcycle Books: A Little Suzuki History Suzuki has been building motorcycles since 1952 – although, like many other early motorbikes, the first models were really motorized bicycles. Suzuki became well known for it’s two-stroke models through the 1950s, 1960s and well into the 1970s (in fact I owned two of their bikes from the […]

January 25th, 2009 by MCg 
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