Without customization, the motorcycle industry would be a shadow of what it is today. For, as commendable as it is to ride a stock bike, there’s no denying the truth of the ole adage “built not bought.” As such, everyone from garage hacks to specialty builders takes to their workshops looking to make their motorcycle their own. However, the process can be pretty intimidating for the uninitiated.
But with Sideburn Magazine co-founder Gary Inman’s latest book How to Build a Motorcycle, you can learn the ins and outs of the trade for yourself. Organized according to the key stages of a bike build, the book takes readers from project sourcing to full-on fabrication, with ample advice provided along the way. But that’s not all — throughout the book, Adi Gilbert has translated the text into beautiful step-by-step illustrations, ensuring that you can follow along with complete confidence. Whether you’re wiring your first taillight, giving your bike a respray, or fabbing a new frame, this book has something for anyone who’s interested in the nitty-gritty of moto customization. You can pre-order today for October 13th availability.