Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
While this book is very much about motorcycles, it is almost about so much more than the physical structure of the bike. This book is considered to be one of the most influential books in the past half century. The book explores the summer motorcycle trip across the American northwest by a father and son pair.
Beyond the tales of the motorcycle trip, this book challenges the reader to think about the concepts of love and fear as well as growth, discovery and acceptance. This books challenges people to question his or her own philosophies and existence and to lead a better life.
2. Motorcycle Man (Dream Man #4) by Kristen Ashley
This is a short fictional novel based on a woman who thought that she had her own life back on track until she meets a tall, dark, tattooed biker who derails her once again. This gentleman rides motorcycles, shows her a good time with a bottle of tequila and provides her with the best sex of her life. The only problem with this new motorcycle-riding hunk is that he is her boss. This book is a good read for someone looking for a fun twist on the bad boy.
The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol 1 by Bink Cummings
This is a fun, empowering book for women. Deviating away from the norm of the male dominated motorcycle culture, this book is based on a young thirty-year old woman was who was raised by a biker family called the Sacred Sinners. She knows no other life than leather, booze, club whores, camaraderie, and motorcycles. At the age of thirty though, this young woman is starting to feel the effects of her biker life. She is not married, has no kids and often finds herself wondering what life could be on the other side.
In Search of Greener Grass by Graham Field
This book is an adventurous account of the author’s adventurous travels on his motorbike and his life as whole. This book is intended to appeal to anyone who has ever felt that wandering side of their soul, who longs for bikes, travel and adventure. Written in a dry and cynical tone, this book is partially a guidebook in which Graham details many of the different routes there are across the United States and the world and what riders will find along these routes. The book is also partially an autobiography with anecdotes, observations, and wisdom gained from a life well lived upon the open road.
Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman have become quite the world travelers. After taking an adventure around the world in 2004, the young men found themselves shaken with the travel bug. Their next trip involved participating in a UNICEF trip to Africa. After immersing themselves slightly in the culture, McGregor and Boorman knew they had to go back to explore more of the continent.
Long Way Down entails the story of the two adventurers loading up their BMW motorcycles and setting off on 15,000-mile trip. Their trip took them from the northernmost tip of Scotland to the southern most tip of South Africa. With the humor they are so very well known for, McGregor and Boorman tell a tale of one of their most trying adventures to date through the extreme temperatures, the dangers of Africa, the dramas they faced and the “exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder”.