The Total Motorcycling Manual
Paperback ISBN: 1616286075
Whether you’re a daily commuter, a weekend touring rider, or an off-road dirt fiend, this comprehensive guide from the experts at Cycle World magazine has the tried-and-true tips and tricks you need. Covers buying the right bike, riding safely, touring on two wheels, and maintaining and repairing your bike. Every motorcyclist, from the weekend joyrider to the everyday commuter to the aspiring racetrack pro needs this book. In 291 insider hits, experts from Cycle World magazine cover: Gear: Including how to buy the best bike possible, evaluate a used ride, suit up for style and safety, and adapt your gear to a wide range of riding conditions. Riding: Make the most ofany situation, from navigating dangerous city streets and enjoying desert off-roading to holding your own on competitive tracks around the world (amps and pro-racer tips included!). Have fun, ride like a pro, and keep the rubber side down. Repair & Maintenance : Tips for how to become your own repair shop—and how to avoid getting ripped off when you do need a mechanic. Also includes on-the-fly repairs, emergency fixes, and pro tips for maintenance routines to keep your bike running for years to come. Selected chapters include: -Learn Motorcycle Anatomy -Know Why That Bike’s For Sale -Cool Off with Cheap Tricks -Become a Better Rider in 12 Steps -Know Your Streetbikes -Break in an Engine
Original Ducati Sport & Super Sport
The Restorer's Guide 1972-1986
Hardcover ISBN: 0760309957
The Ducati Sport and Super Sport are the most-prized collector motorcycles in the world. For good reason too. Built for racing performance, the cycles are relatively rare, always attract attention and command top prices. This Original-series book focuses on all the bevel-drive sport models from 1972 to 1986, including the 750 Sport, 750SS, 900SS, 900 Darmah SS, Mike Hailwood Replica and the 1000 S2. A short chapter covers the daddy to all these Ducatis, the 750 GT, a highly collectible bike.
The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle
Hardcover ISBN: 0789401509
An extensive reference features a photograph gallery of classic motorcycles, a manufacturer listing that profiles every maker in the industry, design blueprints for special models, and production histories. 40,000 first printing.
A Strange and Terrible Saga
Paperback ISBN: 0345410084
"California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again." Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work." As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend. From the Hardcover edition.