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The PDF of issue 193 of The Rider’s Digest is available to download absolutely FREE from our online shop HERE and as usual it is rammed full...

It would have been nice had The Art of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (2014) arrived in time to be included in the winter round-up featured in Issue 187....

If the brutal truth be known, I wouldn’t even last ten seconds as a despatch rider. Quite odd, really, since The Rider’s Digest was started some seventeen...

This is it! After nearly a year away, the brand new Issue 187 of The Rider’s Digest is now available to download for FREE via the online shop either...

Hard to believe, but circling the world on a motorcycle goes back more than a hundred years. It did not start with Ted Simon, despite what many still believe...

Where, oh where, to begin discussing Ashes to Boonville by Geoff G. Thomas? I could begin with why it wasn’t reviewed in November as originally planned. Or...

This time last year we had a bumper mailbag to pad out the ultra slim New Year’s edition; unfortunately this time around there was nothing in the mailbox...

Fascinated as I am by motorcycles and popular culture, I shouldn’t have been surprised. But I was. I opened my mailbox and found the first of the fall...

On several occasions, I’ve pointed out that even if two motorcyclists travel the exact same route, they won’t have the exact same trip. The bikers...

It’s been about a century since the first motorcycle movie, Mabel at the Wheel (1914), hit the screens. And the 60s and 70s spawned a sub-genre of bikesploitation...

Sometimes I think my life is ruled by synchronicity. Synchronicity is a concept developed by Carl Gustav Jung in the 1920s, although he didn’t devote...

As I sat down to write this month’s selection of fun and forensic book reviews, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. The...

The two books this month raise questions of when to be or not be contentious. One goes out of its way to be controversial as it can be, but comes off as...

The IJMS Conference Comes to London By Jonathan Boorstein Ever want to hear Chris Hodder talk about the myth of riders’ rights? Or how about whether...

The world of the contemporary café racer in the United States is more properly addressed in Seate’s Café Racer: the Motorcycle (2008). For the past...

British motorcycles – British iron, or Britiron as it is known by many – possesses a legendary, near sacred, status in my country. The craving for...

A young African-American in leathers snaps a photograph of his KTM alongside a Triumph and a Suzuki parked on Jones Street in Greenwich Village. He is...

Whenever I examine a book about riding motorcycles, the image of a beginning rider with the book resting on the handlebars comes to mind. When the rider...

One of the great pleasures of collecting and reading old motorcycling books are the glimpses into riding in years, if not decades, gone by. The Rudge Book...

Before we begin to ride, we imagine ourselves riding: in the dirt; to a far off place; as fast as we can; or even just across town.  Perhaps it started...

Critics and reviewers get asked a lot of questions. The range goes from the absurd – do you actually read the books or see the movies you review? (Yes)...