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A Twist of the Wrist Vol. 2: The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding Paperback – August 31, 1993
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The thrill of motorcycle racing tugs at the heartstrings of anyone who own a Harley, Honda, Yamaha, or any other cycle. Since most individuals do not have access to a racetrack, this enthusiasm results in far too many accidents, some fatal, on public streets. Code writes for those who do have access to tracks where riding techniques can be perfected. He has many years of racing behind him, and his earlier popular handbook, A Twist of the Wrist: The Motorcycle Road Racers Handbook ( LJ 3/1/83), is the classic guide to rider improvement. Here, he employs down-to-earth questions, answers, and examples of high-performance riding. The excellent illustrations and margin notes are useful. Both beginning and advanced racers will find this an excellent book. Highly recommended for libraries with a motorcyclist clientele.
- H. Robert Malinowsky, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Simply the best sport riding book available! As a riding coach/instructor I see allot of new riders. One of the first things I do is recommend this book. Those that read it perform signifigantly better than those that don't. While some may not understand the physics of riding, this book does a phenominal job of explaining it in a manner most can comprehend. Geared towards the track many might think it;s not for them. Track or street the physics are all the same. Simply put, this book WILL make you a better, safer rider!! --Mark 2474 Barnes and Noble March 2010
Need to Know Info If You Ride Bought my first street bike, a CBR929RR but couldn't get into a riding course early enough so I bought this book to get a head start. It 'over prepared' me for the riding course I took and when the intructor congratulated me for my perfect score I mentioned 'Twist of The Wrist'. The Instructors were not surprised as they were very familiar w/ the book. --Anonymous Barnes and Noble April 2001
This review is from: A Twist of the Wrist 2: The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding (Paperback) This book will teach you how to ride like Doohan instead of riding like a squid (eg fast and smooth instead of point and shoot). "A twist of the wrist 2" will teach you how to ride faster, smoother, safer, it could save your life and will teach you more about motorcycle riding technique than you thought you could ever know. This guy (Keith Code) taught Doug Chandler how to go faster. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. This volume teaches you cornering technique that applies to any situation. The main chapter headings are "throttle control", "rider input", "steering", "vision", "braking", "traction" and "racing". You will learn that smoothness equals speed and safety. Using the techniques taught by Keith you will find even a bike like my Yamaha Virago 1100 is a pretty quick bike through corners as long as you set up a smooth entry into the corner, then power through and blast o! ut the other side. I've blown away squids on GSXR750s and 1100s using this riding style, mainly because I can now carry a higher cornering speed. Keith teaches you that braking hard into a corner just upsets the suspension and maked the bike pogo all th way through. Get your braking done before the corner and the suspension is set up to provide traction all the way through the corner. --By Peter Tosi (email@example.com)
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Keith gave me a LOT of info that describes how a given technique uses the design of the bike well. And he gave me a fairly good description for each technique. Even after riding 60K miles, I learned more about why I want to put 60% of the load on the rear tire, and how to use the throttle to do so. I learned a counter-intuitive thing to do if my bike goes into wobble. I paid special attention to the whole progression of 7 or so steps to take a corner well. Actually I'm using at least 5 of those now, and I'm finding myself cornering tighter than my riding buddy.
Folks, there's just too much in this book to do justice in a short review.
Is everything gold? Probably not. For instance, I just can't see myself making suspension adjustments - but that's mainly because I ride a Harley touring bike! For the same reason, I won't apply the hanging technique while cornering as much as I would otherwise. But my surprise was that when I applied the technique even a little, it made a positive difference.
Well, things like that, and I just feel smarter about how to ride safe. However you get there, I hope you get there too.
A good read for the avid motorcyclist, probably a must read if you ever go to the track.