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T140 Bonneville
& Tiger TR7

 

Paperback • 210mm x 148.5mm
68 pages • 85 pictures

 

T140 Triumph Bonneville & TR7 Tiger buyer's guide

 

£9.99

 

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
Norton Commando

 

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 100 pictures

 

Norton Commando Buyer's Guide

 

£12.99

 

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
BSA 350, 441 & 500
Singles

Paperback  • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 103 pictures.
 

BSA 350, 441 & 500 Singles Buyer's Guide

 

£12.99

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
Velocette 350 & 500 singles

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 100 pictures.

 

Velocette 350 & 500 Singles Buyer's Guide

 

£12.99

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
BSA Bantam

 

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 105 photos

 

BSA Bantam Buyer's Guide

 

£12.99

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
Triumph Bonneville

 

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 127 pictures

 

Triumph Bonneville Buyer's Guide

 

£12.99

 

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
Triumph Thunderbird, Trophy & Tiger

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 100 pictures.

 

Triumph Thunderbird, Trophy & Tiger Buyer's Guide

 

£12.99

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
BSA 500 & 650 Twins

 

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 104 pictures

 

BSA A7, A10 and A65 Twins buyer's guide

 

£12.99

 

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide Trident & Rocket III
 

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 104 pictures

 

 

£12.99

 

 

 

 
 

Essential Buyer's Guide
Ducati Bevel Twins

 

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 100 pictures.

 

 

£12.99

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
Moto Guzzi 2-Valve Big Twins

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 100 pictures.

 

Moto Guzzi 2-valve Big Twins by Ian Falloon

 

£12.99

 

 

 

 

Essential Buyer's Guide
BMW Boxer Twins

Paperback • 195mm x 139mm
64 pages • 100 pictures.

 

 

BMW Boxer Twins - air cooled

 

£12.99

 

 

 

 Teutonic tales

 

The BMW Story book, 2nd edition

 

The BMW Story

 

 

The book is the second edition, and it's pretty much the most complete book on BMW motorcycles that we've ever seen. The story starts in 1923 and culminates in 2019. Packed with images, diagrams, facts and figures, author Ian Falloon takes us through the momentous history of the company, and explores the commercial and technical intricacies of some of the greatest motorcycles ever built.

 

 

 

304 pages
Hardback

270mm x 210mm

ISBN: 978-1-787113-58-9
 

 

Our price?

£35.00

Postage free
UK DELIVERY ONLY

 

 

 

Dukes fit for kings

 

The Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual

 

The Red Baron's Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual

 

If you're into L-twin Ducatis, this manual is a must-have addition to your book shelf. Comprehensive, factual and easy to follow, Eduardo Carbrera Choclαn guides you through the nuts'n'bolts of these beautiful Italian motorcycles and demystifies the mechanics giving you confidence to handle your own repairs. Bikes from 1979 to 2017 are covered.

 

 

 

 


288 pages

Softback

 270mm x 210mm

1220 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845848-78-1

 

Our price?

£60.00

Postage free
UK DELIVERY ONLY

 

 

Religiously good

 

The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible

 

The Triumph Tiger
Cub Bible

 

This book is constantly going out of stock, and for good reason. If you only ever buy one publication dealing with the fabled Triumph Tiger Cub, this bible is your prayer book. Written by Mile Estall, this volume is overflowing with technical help, mechanical guidance, and all those more subtle tips and tricks that only a true Tiger Cub aficionado would know. Packed with images and sketches, we've got a couple of books left. Better get yours while it's going—and they're worth every penny.

208 pages

Hardback 250mm x 200mm
ISBN: 978-1-787111-27-1

 

 

 

Our price?

£50.00

Postage free
UK DELIVERY ONLY

 

 

 

Harry's your man

 

 

The Triumph Trophy Bible

 

 

 

The late Harry Woolridge is your master of ceremonies with this book, and you couldn't be in better hands. An ex-Meriden Triumph man, Harry was practically weaned and raised on Triumph twins, and what he doesn't know ain't (to coin a phrase) worth knowing. This book covers all the Trophys, both pre-unit and unit. And it has plenty to say about Tigers of all eras—and that includes the 750cc bikes. Trustworthy, authoritative and insightful. It's a must for owners and fans of these bikes. Packed with images, you'll OD on detail.

 

 

 


250mm x 207mm

Softcover

144 pages
ISBN: 978-1-845849-74-0
 


 

Our price?

£35.00

Postage free
UK DELIVERY ONLY

 

 

 

Quality at a price

 

Vincent Motorcycles: The untold story

 

Vincent Motorcycles:
The untold story

 

 

This is an amazing book, and required reading for Vincent motorcycle lovers. Author Philippe Guyony presents an eclectic melange of Stevenage's most famous son. You'll find all kinds of racers here from Eglis to Norvins to Cheneys to Cottons to Gunga Din. it's a very stylish book, well photographed, packed with racing history and marque detail. And the quality is reflected in the price. It's not cheap. It's just class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


248mm x 248mm

Hardback

400 pages

875 colour and b&w pictures
ISBN: 978-1-845849-02-3

 

Our price?

£90.00

Postage free

UK DELIVERY ONLY
 

Serious reading

 

Franklin's Indians

 

Franklin's Indians

 

 

 

If you want a heavyweight book that's going to give you hours of satisfying and comprehensive reading, then Franklin's Indians will do very nicely. As the name suggests, this is an in-depth study of the Indian Motorcycles (or should that be "Motocycles"?) designed by Charles B Franklin, and it has much to say about Franklin too. With over 300 pages backed with colour and b&w images and graphics, this is a textbook rather than a coffee table volume. Harry Sucher, Timothy Pickering, Liam Diamond and Harry Havelin are the authors, and these guys have earned his keep with this one. Very enjoyable romp through Indian country.


248mm x 192mm
Paperback

352 pages

140 pictures
ISBN: 978-1-787112-23-0

 

Our price?

£30.00

Postage free
UK DELIVERY ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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