I've spent more time with works published a couple of thousand years ago or more. The Gita, Upanishads, the Tao, Plato, Plotinus - these are my stars.
Honestly, I find a lot of what is published as contemporary philosophy is shallow, trite, and frustrating. Or just restating what is already familiar.
I've seen the Motorcycle book around, just never cared enough about motorcycles to read it, I guess.