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  • Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits

    by Casey Stoner and 1 more

    The bestselling autobiography of Casey Stoner, Australia's two-time MotoGP Champion.'If you never give up, anything can happen' - Casey StonerShowing anything is possible when determination meets talent, two-time World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner shares his inspirational journey from Queensland toddler, with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike, to his decision to retire at twenty-seven with ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • My Mother Warned Warned Me About Blokes Like Me

    by Boris Mihailovic

    My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me is Boris Mihailovic's frank, fearless and fast account of a life of motorcycles, brotherhood, demons, dirt and danger.Whether you're into dirt bikes, road bikes, ride a Yamaha, scooter or Laverda: if you've ever experienced the primal rush of riding a motor bike, the pain of crashing, the suffering of healing and the epiphanies of speed, then this book is ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • At the Altar of the Road Gods

    Stories of motorcycles and other drugs

    by Boris Mihailovic

    Caution: Contains incidents of insane motorcycle antics, drug use and swearing.'Boris has more fun on two wheels than should be legally possible.' - Richard Fidler, ABCHis mother may not know it but Boris Mihailovic has lived a fast, furious, often politically incorrect life chasing the epiphanies of speed (the sensation not the drug). For Boris, motorbike riding was the rite of passage into ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker

    The Legend of the Outlaw Biker

    by Dave Nichols and 1 more

    There comes a time in every man's life when he has to decide whether to conform or break out. Ninety-nine percent of us choose to accept the constraints imposed by society. The rest become outlaws. For this one percent-those who set their own standards, follow their own values, pursue their own esthetic-the outlaw motorcyclist community offers sanctuary. Motorcyclists have always been outlaws, ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • Charlie and the Angels

    The Outlaws, the Hells Angels and the Sixty Years War

    by Alex Caine

    The Outlaws Motorcycle Club's story is told here for the first time, by criminal underworld author and former infiltrator Alex Caine. They are the original biker gang, and their sixty years of war with the Hells Angels is the stuff of legend.Right down to their signature logo (a skull known as "Charlie"), the McCook Outlaws Motorcycle Club, formed in 1935, defined the look and sensibility of the ... Read more

    $22.21 AUD

  • That Near Death Thing

    Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World

    by Rick Broadbent

    The Isle of Man TT - the world's most dangerous race - as seen through the eyes of Cummins, Martin, McGuinness and Dunlop.THAT NEAR DEATH THING is a life-affirming journey to the heart of the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man TT is a throwback to a maverick era that existed before PR platitudes and PC attitudes. WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR-shortlisted author Rick Broadbent gets ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Terry the Tramp: The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter

    The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter

    by K. Randall Ball

    Some folks find their way to the bright white side of the tracks, but there’s a small percentage who run through the dark alleys of life. Even a smaller portion of those survive. Terry “the Tramp,” born in 1947 to a broken middle-class home in Alhambra, California, grew up with a violent chip on his shoulder. Terry became the international president of one of the most notorious one-percenter ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • Riding on the Edge: A Motorcycle Outlaw's Tale

    A Motorcycle Outlaw's Tale

    by John Hall

    Ride with author John Hall into the turbulent world of 1960s bike club culture, from the time he joined an upstart motorcycle club from Dixie, and rose to become Long Island chapter president of the Pagans, a club that the FBI called "the most violent criminal organization in America." Follow him into the Pagan heartland of Pennsylvania where he fell in love, got in a roadhouse brawl over a honky ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel

    From a Joker to an Angel

    by Phil Cross and 1 more

    "Phil's new book Gypsy Joker To A Hells Angel is based on 44 years as a Hells Angel. Photos & stories are a must read for all motorcycle riders" - Sonny BargerIn the early 1960s, a young Navy vet, motorcyclist, amateur photographer, and rebel named Phil Cross joined a motorcycle club called the Hells Angels. It turned out to be a bogus chapter of the club that would soon find infamy, so he ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

    Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

    by Bill Hayes and 2 more

    Get an inside look at the real beginning of outlaw biker culture with this "raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs" (Roadbike). The story starts one weekend in 1947, at a motorcycle race in Hollister, California. A few members of one club, the no-holds-barred "Boozefighters," got a little juiced up and took their racing to the street. Word of the fracas spread, and soon ... Read more

    $27.05 AUD

  • The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite

    The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite

    by Bill Hayes

    Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name? Ever wonder about that little demonic critter on the Pagan’s patch? Ever wonder about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? The One-Percenter Encyclopedia answers these questions and many more. Featuring concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters, number of ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • Exile on Front Street

    My Life as a Hells Angel

    by George Christie

    A memoir of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club from one of its highest-profile leaders.After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As the president of the notorious Ventura chapter for the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger's yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Tales of Triumph Motorcycles & the Meriden Factory

    by Hughie Hancox

    A delightful and often humerous account of life with the Triumph motorcycle company in its heyday. Hughie Hancox started work with the Triumph Engineering Company (manufacturer of Triumph motorcycles) in 1954 and, apart from a short break for national service, stayed with the company until its closed in 1974. In his time with Triumph, Hughie worked in the Experimental, Service, Product Road Test, ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Moto Guzzi

    The Complete Story

    by Greg Pullen

    With the launch of the new California 1400 in 2013, and actor Ewan McGregor appointed brand ambassador, Moto Guzzi's owners Piaggio are proving their belief in the future and importance of Moto Guzzi. Moto Guzzi - The Complete Story charts the development of the stylish Guzzi bikes and the highs (and lows) of one of the oldest motorcycles marques still in existence. Topics covered include the ... Read more

    $31.78 AUD

  • The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible

    by Mike estall

    The full history of the popular Triumph Club motorcycle. This ultimate reference source book covers every aspect of these machines, including 22 detailed model profiles, delivery details, technical design specifications, military, police and competition bikes, plus the full story behind the model’s production run. ... Read more

    $32.00 AUD

  • The One Percenter Code: How to Be an Outlaw in a World Gone Soft

    How to Be an Outlaw in a World Gone Soft

    by Dave Nichols and 1 more

    In The One Percenter Code*,* best-selling Motorbooks author and editor of Easyriders magazine Dave Nichols takes up where he left off in One Percenter: The Legend of The Outlaw Bikers. Nichols takes readers inside the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs and pulls back the secretive curtain on the biker lifestyle. He explores the concept of brotherhood, ultimately arriving at a new definition of ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • The Harley in the Barn

    More Great Tales of Motorcycles Archaeology

    by Tom Cotter and 1 more

    series In the Barn
    Driving down a country road, a flash of chrome catches your eye as you pass an old farmstead. Next time you roll by, you slow down and focus on a shed behind the house. Could that be? Good lord, it is! Hard on the brakes, quick reverse, and pull in the drive. Yep, it’s a vintage Triumph Bonneville peering forlornly from beneath a tattered cover. You’ve just begun the journey that fuels the dreams ... Read more

    $32.00 AUD

  • The Art of BMW

    85 Years of Motorcycling Excellence

    by Peter Gantriis and 2 more

    BMW began its life in aero-engineering--as anyone who’s ever ridden one of its motorcycles might guess. These are bikes as close to airborne as any get. And what’s more, fifty percent of all the motorcycles BMW has manufactured are still flying down the world’s roads. These are the best, and in this book, the best of the best get their due, with brilliant, full-color photographs of BMW’s classic ... Read more

    $25.95 AUD

  • Triumph

    The Art of the Motorcycle

    by Zef Enault and 1 more

    This is the definitive story of Triumph, told through 130 years of its magnificent motorcycles.Created with support from Triumph and with a foreword from CEO Nick Bloor, The Art of the Motorcycle is a celebration of Triumph's most beautiful bikes, and an essential companion for any fan.With unprecedented access behind the scenes, the book tells the story of Triumph's motorcycles through the years, ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Never Say Never

    The Inside Story of the Motorcycle World Championships

    by Nick Harris

    'The unmistakable voice of Moto GP' - Valentino RossiAs 'The Voice' of motorcycle racing for forty years, commentator Nick Harris became the biggest star not on two wheels in the paddock, and this is his mostly eye-witness, white-knuckle account of MotoGP's scorching seventy-year history.The story starts on the Isle of Man in 1949, when Geoff Duke, with his slicked-back hair and one-piece black ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Motorcycling in the 1970s The story of biking's biggest, brightest and best ever decade Volume 2:

    Funky Motorcycling! Biking in the 1970s - Part One

    by Richard Skelton

    series Motorcycling in the 1970s #1
    'Motorcycling in the 1970s. The story of motorcycling's biggest, brightest and best ever decade' Volumes One to Five by Richard Skelton, author of Funky Mopeds. 'Motorcycling in the 1970s' is a series of five books about motorcycling. The books are designed to be read together, but can also be enjoyed separately. The first volume, 'A Brief History of Motorcycling from 1887 to 1969', is a general ... Read more

    $3.59 AUD

  • Motorcycling in the 1970s The story of Motorcycling in the 1970s The story of biking's biggest, brightest and best ever decade Volume 1:

    A Brief History of Motorcycling from 1887 to 1969

    by Richard Skelton

    series Motorcycling in the 1970s
    'Motorcycling in the 1970s. The story of motorcycling's biggest, brightest and best ever decade' Volumes One to Five by Richard Skelton, author of Funky Mopeds. 'Motorcycling in the 1970s' is a series of five books about motorcycling. The books are designed to be read together, but can also be enjoyed separately. The first volume, 'A Brief History of Motorcycling from 1887 to 1969', is a general ... Read more

    $3.59 AUD

  • The Triumph Trophy Bible

    Including unit-construction Trophy-based TIGER models

    by Harry Woolridge

    Complete year-by-year history of the Trophy (and unit construction Tiger) twins from 1949 to 1983. Includes original factory model photos, technical specifications, colour schemes, engine & frame numbers, model type identification and details of Trophy & Tiger achievements. The complete source book. ... Read more

    $32.00 AUD

  • Harley-Davidson

    A History of the World’s Most Famous Motorcycle

    by Margie Siegal

    series Shire Library USA
    Harley-Davidson: words that evoke the open American road and the 'Made in America' tradition like no others. The sweeping chopper handlebars, the distinctive throaty 'potato potato' roar of the engine and the unmistakable logo are all emblems recognized the world over. This book expertly ties together the mechanical evolution of the Harley's engines – from the earliest motorized pedal bicycles to ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD