How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles: Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders

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Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing, to dual-sport day trips, to trail riding, to adventure tours. No matter the specific pursuit, all dirt riding (and much street riding) shares the same basic skill set.

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles schools the reader in all the skills necessary to ride safely and quickly...

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Overview

Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing, to dual-sport day trips, to trail riding, to adventure tours. No matter the specific pursuit, all dirt riding (and much street riding) shares the same basic skill set.

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles schools the reader in all the skills necessary to ride safely and quickly off-road. Chapters cover the basics, such as body position, turning, braking, and throttle control, then proceed to advanced techniques, such as sliding, jumps, wheelies, hill-climbing, and more.

If you've ever wanted to try dirt riding or if you're an experienced rider looking to sharpen your skill set, How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles is a perfect riding coach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760342732
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 8/13/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 259,702
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary LaPlante (southern California) has over 43 years of experience riding, racing, testing, and working on a wide variety of motorcycles. During that time, Gary developed excellent teaching and communication skills by working in key positions in the motorcycle industry and having over 12 years' experience of personally teaching riders almost every week while operating MotoVentures Inc., which offers tours, training, and trials services in Anza, California. Gary's diversity of technical riding skills and wide range of professional experience has enabled him to create his own teaching curriculum, which is what How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles is based upon. www.motoventures.com

Lee Parks is the author of the best-selling riding skills book Total Control. Based on his internationally renowned Total Control Advanced Riding Clinics, Total Control is considered by many to be the riding skills bible. Parks formerly edited Motorcycle Consumer News, Motorcycle Product News, and Motorcyclist magazines. He is also the owner of Lee Parks Design, a motorcycle glove and apparel manufacturer in Apple Valley, CA.

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Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents

 

Editor’s Note Foreword Preface Introduction Chapter 1 New Rider Advice Chapter 2 Beginners’ First Steps Chapter 3 Foundation Building Chapter 4 Body Positioning Chapter 5 Braking Chapter 6 Turning Chapter 7 Throttle Control Chapter 8 Hillclimbs Chapter 9 Downhills Chapter 10 Hillside Turns and Sidehills Chapter 11 Steering While Standing Up Chapter 12 Wheelies Chapter 13 Whoops Chapter 14 Jumping Chapter 15 Brakeslides and Powerslides Chapter 16 Terrain and Conditions Chapter 17 Riding Etiquette and Responsibilities Chapter 18 Bike Preparation Chapter 19 From Dirt to Street Chapter 20 Motocross Chapter 21 Trials Glossary of Terms Index About the Author About MotoVentures Acknowledgments

 

 

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