Do you remember receiving advice from ‘experienced’ riders when starting to ride? My personal experience has shown that a good portion of such advice can be quite sketchy and in other cases down right dangerous.
Now in its fourth edition, ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles’, published by Whitehorse Press, is an excellent source of information and guidance for those looking to get into motorcycling. Even people that have been riding for years will enjoy it and will discover things about their bikes and our favourite sport that will broaden their motorcycling experience and probably make them better and safer riders.
Topics include a brief history and anatomy of motorcycles, learning to ride and how to handle dangerous situations, right up to choosing the right bike, basic maintenance and customizing. ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles’ is written in easily understood terms with margin notes and a glossary to explain motorcycle terminology and provide helpful tips.
The book goes further and helps new and old riders open their eyes to the greater motorcycle community by introducing the many clubs, events, rallies, riding schools and various forms of racing that are out there to experience. Also included is a Foreword by Jay Leno and a New and Used Buyers Guide.
At $24.00 Canadian, but only $18.24 at Chapters on-line, ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles’ is an informative read that will set beginners and novices on the right track to a safe and enjoyable motorcycle experience. Available everywhere books are sold.
Reviewed by Roger Parsons