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  • Hell on Wheels

    An Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

    by Bill Hayes ...
    A gripping history of outlaw motorcycle club culture from its beginnings to the present day.In a world where most of us roll over when confronted by the power of authority, the antihero figure of the outlaw biker stands beyond the crowd, a beacon of social freedom. By choosing to live outside of society’s conventions, the one-percenter has the inner strength to act on his own convictions. Though ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits

    by Casey Stoner ...
    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

    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

  • Honor Few, Fear None

    The Life and Times of a Mongol

    by Ruben Cavazos ...
    The stunning, never-before-told story of Ruben "Doc" Cavazos, international president of the Mongols Motorcycle ClubWhen Ruben "Doc" Cavazos changes his clothes at daybreak, he is no longer a CAT scan technician at the University of Southern California Medical Center. He becomes the man known—and, in a few special cases, feared—as Doc, international president of the Mongols, the fastest-growing ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • At the Altar of the Road Gods

    Stories of motorcycles and other drugs

    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

    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

    $21.99 AUD

  • Ridin' High, Livin' Free

    Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories

    by Sonny Barger ...
    An angel spreads his wings. . . .Sonny Barger is the number-one spokesman for the motorcycle experience. His New York Times bestseller, Hell's Angel, was an exhilarating history of his adventures with the world's most notorious motorcycle club. Now he brings us rousing, moving, and wildly entertaining true stories of his renegade brothers and sisters in the relentless pursuit of liberty, ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • That Near Death Thing

    Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World

    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

  • 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

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Vincent in the Barn: Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology

    Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology

    series In the Barn
    It's every motorcyclist's dream. A friend or acquaintance says, "You know, there's an old bike that's been sitting in this garage for years." The hunt is on. And rather than the usual worthless Hondazukimaha pile of hopeless oxidation, at the back of that barn you find a genuine classic, the motorcycle collector's dream. The Vincent in the Barn tells forty such stories--tales of motorcycle hunting ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel

    From a Joker to an Angel

    "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

    $35.99 AUD

  • Freedom

    Credos from the Road

    by Sonny Barger ...
    There are few men who are as quintessentially American as Sonny Barger. He is patriotic—a veteran who loves his country. He is independent—choosing his own path on his motorcycle, living life on his own terms. He is outspoken—he has boldly criticized injustices in American law and society despite the backlash this has evoked from the establishment. Yet the element that he finds most important, ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $35.99 AUD

  • Dead in 5 Heartbeats

    by Sonny Barger ...
    Book 1 - Patch Kinkade
    Ralph "Sonny" Barger first gained the attention of the book world with his bestselling memoir Hell's Angel. Now he uses what he’s learned from a life insidea subculture few will ever know to create his no-holds-barred first novel, giving readers a taste of thecamaraderie, the pain, and the thrills of what it’s like to live life on two wheels.Everett John "Patch" Kinkade just wants to be left alone ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

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

    Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

    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

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Mammoth Book of Bikers

    Over 40 first-hand accounts of riding high, living free, with the world's outlaw motorcycle gangs

    by Arthur Veno ...
    Book 464 - Mammoth Books
    The definitive collection of first-hand accounts of the world's outlaw motorcycle gangs, with contributions by Sonny Barger, Hunter S. Thompson, Ed Winterhalder, William Queen and many moreOutlaw bikers consider themselves 'the last free people in society', unconstrained by the regulations that hem in ordinary citizens. And they guard their privacy jealously. Drawing on seventeen years of studying ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Exile on Front Street

    My Life as a Hells Angel

    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

    $12.99 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

    $17.99 AUD

  • Let's Ride

    Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling

    “The baddest man on two wheels.”—Rolling StoneOne of the founders and the most famous member of the infamous Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club, Ralph “Sonny” Barger says, “Let’s Ride” with this ultimate guide to motorcycling. With expert co-author Darwin Holmstrom—former writer for Motorcyclist magazine and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles—Barger, “The archangel of all Hells Angels” ... Read more

    $20.99 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

    $31.99 AUD

  • A Brief History of Motion

    From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next

    by Tom Standage ...
    'Speckled with anecdotes, insights and surprises. It is great fun - and utterly timely' Sunday Times'Standage writes with a masterly clarity' New York Times'The product of deep research, great intelligence and burnished prose . . . It is rare that I encounter a non-fiction author whose prose is so elegant that it is worth reading for itself. Standage is a writer of this class' Wall Street Journal< ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible

    by Mike estall ...
    series Bible
    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

    $32.99 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

    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

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Harley in the Barn

    More Great Tales of Motorcycles Archaeology

    by Tom Cotter ...
    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

    $30.99 AUD