- File Size: 787 KB
- Print Length: 134 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 26, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004E3XBEQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Motorcycle 201 Kindle Edition
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Because this book covers all the basics, and is written for someone who is just getting into bikes, I advocate this as a must read for all enthusiasts. It's $5 that'll save you hours of anxiety, answer all those simple questions you've been afraid to ask the old-guys, and give you all the confidence you need to decide if motorcycles are for you or not.
In my case, I flew through the book in a couple of hours and bought my first bike the next day! Thanks for the great book Dave, I'll grab one of your others as soon as I graduate from my parking-lot braking/weaving/shifting maneuvers!
With apparently nearly 186 years of riding experience under his belt (not a misprint!), Preston could easily have affected the holier-than-thou tone of so many arrogant moto-journalists, but instead he chose to bare his own brushes with the gritty pavement of reality. The result is a finely wrought and uninsulting primer that should be prerequisite reading for all new riders enrolling in Team Oregon, MSF or other basic rider courses -- and absolutely mandatory for those who plan to skip this step and ride straight to Hayabusa heaven.
Did I mention it's pretty funny? It's pretty funny.
Newbies, read this book because you need to. The inverse of "live and learn" is important here.
For the rest of us, Motorcycle 201 just plain fun.
Dave Preston gives sage advice about shopping for a motorcycle and accessories, always with an eye towards safety. He then goes into planning for a ride (check out your bike, figure out what you need to take with your for the trip you are contemplating), and getting yourself mentally ready. My favorite takeaway is "When the helmet drops, the bulls**t stops." In other words, tune out the distractions and concentrate on riding.
Motorcycle 201 continues on subjects such as giving a friend their first ride, commuting by motorcycle, and taking a longer trip. Throughout, you will find enjoyable anecdotes from Preston's 40+ years of riding. At $4.95, everyone should have this book on their Kindle!
Not a horrible book, just ... Stated the obvious that you can find in any website "how to choose" section.
Guess if youve never been in a motorcycle, this could help get started.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been riding for quite a few years and enjoyed Mr Preston's writing. It's well worth the read for even an experienced rider.Published 19 months ago by Cynthia Lazarowicz
Dave Preston is an entertaining writer, with so many insightful motor
cycle tips. His concepts can also be applied to everyday life. Loved his book!
Entertaining reading, with a few good riding tips, mostly common sense stuff. What got me was way back at the 95% read point (Kindle Version) where the Dave Preston refers to the... Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Steven
This book was ok, but I did not find it very useful. I would not recommend buying it. I was lucky I was able to check it out on primePublished on May 2, 2013 by Larry
I think this is a solid read for those that want to learn more and are beginner cyclists. Likely nothing ground breaking for those experienced riders, but more info is never badPublished on April 15, 2013 by brendan thurber
as advertised, but pretty basic. gear, bike types, etc. none the less, i read it deep into the night and was unhappy when it was over. kindle version.Published on March 27, 2013 by sean muldoon
Easy reading with a great deal of information. Looking forward to long distance touring and camping on my Valkyrie. This was very informative in my dreams of touring. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Bruce Cisne
This is a very beginner's book for new riders. Very interesting and up to date. Wish this was around when I was starting to ride. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Unknown
It was a really quick read. Didn't cover anything but how you need proper gear. Still a decent read for beginnersPublished on December 19, 2012 by Amazon Customer
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