Motorcycle Enthusiast & Motojournalist

Tracy on a Motorcycle

Tracy Martin is a well-known motojournalist and motorcycle enthusiast who regularly contributes to Motorcycle Consumer News, RoadBike, 2 Wheel Tuner and Dealer News magazines. With over 40 years of motorcycling experience on all types of motorcycles and terrain, Tracy has solid “hands on” familiarity with all aspects of motorcycling and a breadth of technical and riding experience rarely found in the powersports industry today.

Technical Writer & Speaker

In addition to writing for enthusiasts' magazines, Tracy also writes technical content for automotive and aircraft industries. He has updated technical manuals for Mithcell1 Publications, Snap-On Tools and Haynes Publications. Tracy also writes feature articles for Aviation Aftermarket Defense magazine about new technologies used in military fighter jets, helicopters and transport aircraft. He has also presented numerous seminars for powersports' dealerships, motorcycle clubs and other organizations covering such topics as riding skills, motorcycle suspension, electrical systems, riding gear and fuel injection technology.


Contributes To:

  • Motorcycle Electrical Systems Troubleshooting and Repair
  • How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems
  • How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems
  • How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners
  • Aviation Aftermarket Defense
  • American Iron Magazine
  • Roadbike Motorcycle Cruising
  • Hot Bike
  • Motorycle & Powersports News
  • Friction Zone
  • Motorcycle Consumer News
  • 2 Wheel Tuner

Advanced Motorcyle Skills Trainer

When Tracy's not writing about motorcycles, he teaches an advanced motorcycle riding skills course, the Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic, based on the best-selling book Total Control by Lee Parks, a champion racer and former editor of Motorcycle Consumer News.

Together, Tracy and Lee developed curriculum, trained instructors and students, and licensed riding schools to teach the Total Control method of advanced motorcycle riding throughout the nation.

In addition to courses in the United States, Tracy has taught motorcycle classes in the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation.

Automotive Master Technician, Instructor & Consultant

An Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certified, master technician, service writer, and automotive consultant, Tracy worked in the automotive aftermarket for over 25 years, providing consulting services to Snap-On Tools, Sun Electric, Chevron Oil, Aspire Training and Nissan of North America.

He has developed extensive automotive technical programs and training courses and has also taught courses on engine performance, automotive electronics, fuel injection, electrical systems, ABS braking systems and numerous related subjects.

Tracy has also provided technical expert witness consulting services in automotive-related investigations for litigation.


Tracy’s first book, “How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems,” published by Motorbooks International, is currently available in all major bookstores and online.

Tracy’s second book, “Motorcycle Electrical Systems Troubleshooting and Repair” is also published by Motorbooks International. Again, autographed copies of the second book are available through this website.

Tracy's third book, "How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners" (Published by Motorbooks International)is also available from this website and major bookstores. The book is now available in a second edition.

Tracy's forth book, "How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems" published by Motorbooks International available from bookstores and online.

In addition to these books, Tracy co-authored the "Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Guide to Motorcycling Excellence, Second Edition” with Aaron Frank, an editor at Motorcyclist magazine.

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