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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: i5 Press; Second Edition edition (April 22 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933958359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933958354
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.3 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #198,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David L. Hough: David L. Hough is a longtime motorcyclist and journalist. He began motorcycling as a means of commuting to work. He is the author of numerous articles, columns, and books. In 2009 he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shepherdess Extraordinaire TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Sept. 30 2009
Format: Paperback
After one very boring ride as a passenger on my husband's new bike, I knew I had to get my own. So I took a safety course last August and bought my very first bike this Spring. I was counting on my husband being my mentor but was very disappointed when he didn't show the same enthusiasm for biking that I did and ultimately ended up being a very poor mentor. Living in a small town, there weren't many other mentors - especially women. So I turned to this book (along with other books and videos) that came highly recommended on a motorcycle forum. I credit Proficient Motorcycling for the development of my riding skills and building confidence. I have learned so much through this book. The other reviewers have related the content in detail, so I won't repeat. What I appreciate about this book is how the author describes the physics behind how a bike operates. As a newbie I was nervous about leaning my bike but once I understand the physics I had no trouble leaning....and scraping the pegs! His chapter on cornering tactics itself is worth the book. Great chapter on riding twisties in the mountains!

I would highly recommend this book to experienced riders also. There's a difference between having 20 years experience and 1 year's experience 20 times! Ride safe!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guy Trepanier on April 10 2010
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Written for beginners and intermediate riders, Proficient Motorcycling is a must read. Packed with helpfull illustrations and pictures, the book covers everything from risk management to the physics of motorcycling. An essential companion to "Ride Hard, Ride Smart: Ultimate Street Strategies for Advanced Motorcyclists."
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I am a new rider this year. In preparation for my riding course I purchased and read this book. My co-worker highly recommended this author and the reviews also confirmed how valuable this book would be to me. The easy to read format and supporting pictures/diagrams/graphs served to compliment the detailed information provided in each chapter. Perfect for the street rider. I know I'll be rereading the book in another month or so after my course to enhance my riding skills. I highly recommend this book for any new rider and also experienced riders.
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Wow great book! It could have a better looking cover page so it looks nicer on my tables/shelves but other than that it filled with SOOOOOOOOO much USEFUL information!

I was flipping through it and it even had a page on watching for dogs and how you can tell their motives and how to respond on a bike! wow! haha awesome

Oh the books feels nice in your hands, I think it has some sort of wax finish on it.
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By Sid Ho on Dec 1 2009
Format: Paperback
The safety information in this book is well founded and who knows, it may actually save my life one day. The thing is there is so much repetition and filler in this book it could have easily been a short Reader's Digest article. This whole book should have been one or two chapters in a different book. I don't feel cheated though because I'm going to recycle. I now have a Christmas presnt for my brother in law!
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I was nervous riding my cruiser. Since I read this book, I have learned how to control my cruiser in many hazardous situations. Practicing the riding tips has made me a much more confident and safer rider.
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Great overall primer on safe motorcycling. I would have appreciated more pictures and especially embedded video. David brings great perspective to the sport.
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We do learn many of the concepts in riding school, but better explained in this book. Highly recommend for beginners OR people considering getting into motorcycling.
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