How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles by Gary LaPlante and Lee Parks

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

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Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342732
Publisher: Motorbooks
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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.

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.

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.

Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342732
Illustrations: 316 color photos
Size: 8.25 in x 10.625 in x 0.5 in / 209.55 mm x 269.88 mm x 12.7 mm


Table of Contents

Editor’s Note
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
About the Author
About MotoVentures