How to restore Honda CX500 & CX650
By Ricky Burns Published by Veloce 176 pages soft cover ISBN: 978-1-845847-73-9 RRP: $89.99 Available from Pitstop Books (1800 622422) and Autobook World (02) 9231 6713 Another in the series of restoration books from Veloce, this one covers Honda’s first venture into v-twins. With water-cooling and shaft drive, it was unique at the time and quickly gained a reputation for good handling and low-maintenance. The basic design was evolved into larger capacity and with performance boosted by turbocharging, and in recent times, the models have become sought after by restorers and collectors. This book covers basic restoration techniques, as well as tips specific to this model. Every single component of the original CX500 is covered, and these rules pretty well cover the later models, including the GL. The 2105 TT has been hailed as one of the best in recent times and featured a sensational comeback by Ian Hutchinson (who took three sensational wins during the week), and another superb performance by Kiwi veteran Bruce Anstey to win the Superbike TT. But perhaps the greatest effort came in the final race – the Senior TT, when the incredible John McGuinness showed that age is no barrier when he took out the most prestigious TT trophy of all at an average speed of 130.481 mph, and with a new outright lap record to boot. This DVD contains highlights from all the races, including the two Sidecar TTs and the increasingly popular Zero Challenge for electric bikes, also won by McGuinness. Subtitled, “A journey into Australia’s Outback with bikes, beers, blokes and babes” this book is about the adventures of Sri Lanka-born Sourjah which is described as “International author, entrepreneur, motorcycle adventurer and motorcycle tour guide”. Michael received his first bike at age 20 and has been touring places near and far since then. When he came to Australia he joined the Ulysses Club and decided to ride across the country, a trip that inspired him to form his own motorcycle adventure business. His enthusiasm for outback motorcycle travel (“four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul”) certainly comes through in this entertaining book. By Lawrence Ryan with Stephen Webb Published by Connorcourt Publishing ISBN: 978-1-925138-55-9 204 pages soft cover RRP: $24.95 Orders: (03) 5332 6205 Email: [email protected]norcourt.com The publicity release accompanying this book says “Lawrence Ryan is Australia’s very own Evel Knievel.” That can either be a good thing or a not so good thing, according to your point of view. However, there’s no doubt that Mr Ryan, also known as Lawrence Legend, is an incurable jumpaholic, having been leaping over all manner of obstacles since he was a youngster in Junee (NSW). He has held Guinness World Records and performed feats of derring-do in cars and on motorcycles for decades, and is still doing so. This book covers the ins and outs of a lifestyle that few of us can imagine.