Uli Cloesen’s book takes a look at some of the fantastic British motorcycle-based custom bikes around the globe. From the old to the new, it shows that when it comes to customising British bikes, things go much further than the simple chopped Triumph parallel twin. A celebration of all things ‘custom Brit,’ it is the only book devoted entirely to the British custom motorcycle, revealing the innovative, fresh approach to British-based custom bike building. Whether you’re a Brit-bike devotee, or a fan of the custom motorcycle scene in general, this book is for you. Priced at £25, US$39.95 CAN$43.95. Order the book through Veloce.
Japanese Custom Motorcycles is the first book to show the evolution of the Japanese cruiser in the ‘metric’ custom scene. The growing trend of customising metric bikes into choppers, bobbers, et al – be they high-end bikes, garage-built beauties, or more recent Japanese cruisers – is superbly illustrated with examples from all over the world. Featuring owner’s stories and technical descriptions, Japanese Custom Motorcycles is guaranteed to interest metric bike fans and members of the custom scene alike. From singles, twins, triples, fours, and sixes, it’s all here. Continue reading →
Anyone been through this book from Gestalten? Edited by Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF and Robert Klanten, with additional writing by Paul d’Orléans, David Edwards and Gary Inman. “The Ride explores motorcycle riding as it is meant to be: as a means of getting around with attitude, an extension of one’s own body, an expression of personal freedom, but also a significant challenge to technical expertise, craftsmanship, physics, discipline, and driving skill.” Continue reading →
The motorcycle is back! Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has established itself around bicycles in the last few years, the motorcycle is currently undergoing an aesthetic resurrection. Gestalten.tv takes you on a visual ride with engines revved-up and roaring. This video features footage and commentary by celebrated bike builders including Roland Sands, Vincent Prat, Ola Stenegard, El Solitario’s David Borras, as well as The Ride’s co-editor Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF. Get an insider’s view of the high-spirited young motorcycle scene, which is extensively documented in the latest release The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and their Builders. You can order the book here: shop.gestalten.com/the-ride.html
Team Pata Honda has just introduced a new interactive digital magazine from Honda, which takes motorcycle racing fans right inside the fast-moving and colourful world of HondaProRacing.
HondaProRacing Line brings it all to life on your smartphone, tablet or desktop. If it involves speed, passion or outrageous talent on Honda’s racing motorcycles – either on short circuits, the roads, or the dirt – then you’ll find it in the pages of HondaProRacing Line. Continue reading →
The incredible rags-to-riches story of one of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers. From humble beginnings in 1930s London, to winning six world titles, Jim Redman MBE is one of GPs most extraordinary characters, and a true legend of motorcycle racing. After migrating to South Africa, he started his racing career in the mid-fifties, and was awarded an MBE in 1964 – a year that also saw him win three World Championships in a single day, a feat, to this day, matched only by Mike Hailwood. Continue reading →
There have been many books published about BMW motorcycles, but until now none has covered the evolution of the BMW sportsbike to the BMW café racer. A marque not commonly associated with the café racer scene, the growing trend of custom BMW café conversions is illustrated in detail with stunning images of sporting, racing, and ‘caféd’ BMWs. Continue reading →
A photographic retrospective soft book brought out by The Glory Bound, depicting Carey Quinton Haider’s travels and documentaries on two wheels. Continue reading →
For Ducati fans, visiting the Italian motorcycle manufacturer’s official Museum in Borgo Panigale, Bologna is like coming home and each year a steady stream of owners and enthusiasts arrive to soak up the spirit of competition that made Ducati a legendary name for more than 60 years. Now, the Museo Ducati book from David Bull Publishing offers readers the next best thing to visiting the famous Museum. Continue reading →
In its 40th Anniversary year, Dainese heralds the past, present and future with a new digital magazine series. With four issues published throughout 2012, Dainese delves into the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s to showcase the people, places and products that have created legends. Continue reading →