"Through their wide-ranging study of history, technology, literature, film, fashion, and aesthetic design, Alford and Ferriss have created the most extensive, perceptive, and rewarding inquiry yet into the role of the motorcycle and our fascination with it."
(Ed Youngblood, past president of the American Motorcycle Association and editor 2007-06-14)
“Motorcycle takes you from the motorized bicycle to the life cycle of Bosozoku gangs; from the concept of ‘flow’ to leather and sexuality; from Broughs to toughs to white-gloved Motor Maids. Like a good motorcycle ride it leads you into new territory and gives you a fresh sense of familiar terrain. International in scope, informative and provocative, it opens up the field of motorcycle culture and design.”
(Ted Bishop, author of Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books 2007-06-25)
"An exploration of the 'fact, myth and legend of the motorcycle.'"
About the Author
Steven E. Alford and Suzanne Ferriss teach at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They have been involved in the study of the intersection of motorcycles and culture for a number of years, lecturing on diverse topics such as biker fashion, New Zealand motorcyclists Burt Munro and John Britten, and the psychological effects of riding. Their work has appeared in Harley-Davidson and Philosophy, The Literature of Travel and Exploration, Motorcycle Consumer News, and elsewhere. They also edit The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies.