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How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles

Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles
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Foreword by:

Lee Parks

Format: Paperback, 176 Pages
Item: 194786
ISBN: 9780760342732
Publisher: Motorbooks
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Illustrations: 316 color photos
Size: 8.25 x 10.625
Weight: 1.5 lb.
Edition: First
Published: August 13th 2012
DC: AP
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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 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.

 

 

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.
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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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