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The Art of Online Motorcycle Maintenance

01 August 2012

Motorcylists can now fix up their bikes using new online manuals from Haynes - the world’s leading publisher of maintenance manuals.

The much-loved Haynes hardback manuals, which offer step-by-step guides to motorbike care are going digital, starting with online versions of their 50 bestselling manuals.

The first titles are now available including popular models such as the Honda Gold Wing 1200 and classics such as the Triumph Bonneville. The 50 bestselling motorbike manuals will be available by the end of the year.

The online manuals can be accessed on any computer or mobile device and include all the content from the printed books with the additional benefits of:

  • All-colour photographs and diagrams which can be enlarged to view key details
  • A quick and easy to use search tool
  • Quick links to the most popular DIY tasks
  • A fault finding section to help quickly ascertain the cause of a particular problem
  • Links to additional related information in other chapters
  • Dictionary of technical terms
  • Conversion calculator for imperial and metric units

Jeremy Yates-Round, Managing Director at Haynes said: "In a world where our natural instinct is to google how to fix something, we wanted to create digital guides which motorcyclists know they can trust because the advice comes from Haynes specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Haynes Manuals Online will put the answer at your fingertips, making expert motorcycle maintenance advice more accessible than ever before."

Haynes has sold more than 150 million printed manuals worldwide. Haynes Manuals Online were released in the United States in Autumn 2011 and the top 50 car manuals were published in June in the UK.

Jeremy Yates-Round added: "What we are seeing so far in the States is that many motorcyclists are buying the digital version in addition to the printed book."

A lifetime subscription to an online motorbike manual costs £33. Or a one year subscription can be purchased for £28 Haynes Manuals Online

The top 50 selling titles from July 2011 - July 2012 are:

  1. Harley-Davidson Sportsters '70-'10
  2. Chinese Scooters
  3. Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 88, '99-'10
  4. Polaris ATV 250-500cc, '98-'06
  5. Honda Shadow VT600 & 750 '88-'03
  6. Chinese 125 Motorcycles
  7. BMW R1200 (04 - 09)
  8. Yamaha Kodiak & Grizzly ATVs
  9. Motorcycle Basics TechBook (2nd Edition)
  10. Harley-Davidson Shovelhead & Evolution Big Twins
  11. Suzuki Intruder, Marauder, Volusia & Boulevard, '85-'09
  12. BMW R850, 1100 & 1150 4-valve Twins (93 - 04)
  13. Triumph Bonneville (01 - 12)
  14. Suzuki GSF600, 650 & 1200 Bandit Fours (95 - 06)
  15. Suzuki SV650 & SV650S (99 - 08)
  16. Piaggio (Vespa) Scooters (91 - 06)
  17. Polaris ATV 250-500cc, '85-'97
  18. Yamaha XT660R/X, XT660Z Tenere & MT-03
  19. Triumph Triples and Fours (carburettor engines) (91 - 04)
  20. Honda ST1300 Pan European
  21. Twist and Go (automatic transmission) Scooters
  22. Suzuki Burgman 250 & 400
  23. Honda CR Motocross Bikes '86-'01
  24. Kawasaki Bayou 220/300 & Prairie 300 ATVs '86-'03
  25. Yamaha XV (Virago) V-Twins (81 - 03)
  26. BMW F800 & F650
  27. Honda TRX300 Shaft Drive ATV '88-'00
  28. Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 & 1600
  29. Yamaha YZ80/85/125/250 2-Stroke Motocross Bikes
  30. Honda CRF250/CRF450 Motocross/Off-road Bikes '02-'06
  31. Triumph Daytona, Speed Triple, Sprint & Tiger (97 - 05)
  32. Ducati 600, 620, 750 and 900 2-valve V-Twins (91 - 05)
  33. Yamaha YZ & WR 4-Stroke Motocross Bikes
  34. Triumph 675
  35. Honda CBF1000 & CB1000R
  36. Motorcycle Electrical TechBook (3rd Edition)
  37. Honda Foreman & Rubicon 400/450 ATV '95-'07
  38. Honda CBF125
  39. Yamaha YZF-R125
  40. Honda GL1200 Gold Wing '84-'87
  41. Honda GL1500 Gold Wing '88-'00
  42. Yamaha YFS200 Blaster ATV
  43. Triumph 1050 Sprint, Speed Triple & Tiger 05-09
  44. BMW F650
  45. Suzuki GS500 Twin (89 - 06)
  46. Honda Sabre & Magna V-Fours '82-'86
  47. BMW 2-valve Twins (70 - 96)
  48. Yamaha Trail Bikes, '81-'00
  49. Honda XR250L, XR250R & XR400R '86-'03
  50. Yamaha YBR125 & XT125R/X

The information on this page is supplied courtesy of Haynes Publishing, please credit accordingly if you intend to use it. For more information or to request a review copy please contact Spirit PR on 0117 944 1415 or email Haynes PR

Haynes Manuals is the world's leading publisher of illustrated workshop car and motorcycle manuals, as well as producing manuals on a wide range of DIY, leisure and lifestyle subjects. These will continue to include motoring and motorsport related subjects.

www.haynes.co.uk. Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ. Telephone: 01963 440635 Fax: 01963 440001 E-mail: sales@haynes.co.uk.