Jim Taylor is an old school motorcycle rider and mechanic, an opportunist and adventurer: Hot Metal is a helter-skelter ride of self-discovery, energised by the authors unquenchable passion for a life on the hard road. From bike club culture and camaraderie in the towns and villages of Britain to conflict and upheaval in a forgotten Asian war; the motorcycles are the driving force of this remarkably frank and hugely entertaining story. Prepare to be moved - in more ways than you ever thought possible - by this gripping and fascinating new book by the author of Wheels of Steel.
Jim Taylor has owned and ridden motorbikes since his school days. He lives in Kent in south-east England, and frequently travels to Continental Europe, Latin America and the Far East. Now in his fifties, the dream is still there for that ultimate ride of a lifetime.