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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The book is very detailed and straight forward. I find myself riding my motorcycle in my sleep. Have I tried these techniques? Funny you should ask. Allow me please to entertain you.
Before I bought the DVD or ordered the book, I saw a section of the DVD at my friend’s house. As he barbequed I continued to rewind and review the advices. I found it so fascinating that the next day on my way to work I knew exactly where I wanted to try flicking my bike and hope for the best.
The road took me into Northern Virginia. Heading north through some beautiful views of large houses or mini castles, twisty roads, and few traffic lights. When you reach the end of this road there is one last turn. The signs caution you to slow down before the sharp left turn. I hated this turn because I would slow down and I would nervously have to take the turn. Heck, cars would take this much faster than I could. What got me upset was that it was a small turn, I mean; it was a 90 degree turn that was just hard for me to maneuver for some reason.
Well, here it comes. I slow down; when I see the obvious apex I flick the bike and apply the author’s techniques. With good body position and the only thing on my mind was to believe in what I just learned and just apply it. Before I could process what was going on completely (since I had not seen the complete DVD or read the book yet), I was at the apex, leaned over, hanging off just a little, chest to the tank, and the bike felt like a darn Porsche, solid, stable, like it was glued to the tarmac, and fast. It felt as if the bike was driving Me around the corner instead of the other way around. As if I was on a horse and as long as you tell the horse which way it should go, the horse was built to go fast and think for itself. The bike was telling me thank you dumb biker. It’s about time you let me do what I do best.
When I came out of that turn, faster than I could have imagined, there was a stupid smile on my face, and after that I had to know who this freaking guy was that made that video. Well, the freaking guy wrote this book also. Very cool Mr. Code, very cool. If I get a chance I would like to attend his driving school. Looks like a blast. Hope this helped you to buy this book. This applies to all bikers for all makes and models of bikes. Buy it
A good read for the avid motorcyclist, probably a must read if you ever go to the track.