The 10 Best Motorcycle Books
This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in September of 2015. If you know someone who loves to travel on two wheels, you may want to consider giving him or her one of these informative and entertaining motorcycle books. Our selection includes editions covering just about every type of machine and biking adventure, as well as some more technical tomes for true gearheads, and we've ranked them here by their writing style, usefulness, and content. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best motorcycle book on Amazon.
March 25, 2019:
Given the variety of motorcycles and motorcycling activities out there, it was important that we structure our list in a way that values the quality of a given book as much as it does its applicability. For example, Robert Persig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance remained at number one thanks to its more universal appeal, while a new addition, Proficient Motorcycling, only came in at number five. That particular volume is one of the best for introducing new riders to tried and true ways they might stay safe on the road, but it doesn't have much to offer anyone who's been on a bike for more than a few years. Among the books leaving our list, Classic Motorcycle Race Engines has become too prohibitively expensive to be considered a viable option to anyone but wealthy collectors.