I'm reading lots of motorcycling books lately in preperation for a possible mult-week ride late this summer (can't discuss details just yet). I've been through the absolutely great Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, various repair and touring books and advanced riding skills books just sucking in as much info as I can get.
One of the best books on riding skills that I have been through is the one I am working on right now called More Profficient Motorcycling by David Hough. This is an absolutely superb book for everyone who rides a motorcycle as it really gets people to think like a rider should. I would consider it the next level beyond MSF course - ideally this book should be given to everyone their second year of riding. At the same time, I can't think of any non-professional rider who couldn't benefit from this book.
It deals with varous situations riders encounter and the different possible reactions. It also deals with countersteering and leaning techniques, delayed apex turning and collision avoidance. The author repeats for emphasis quite a bit on subjects like countersteering, but it's with good reason.
If you ever ride on the street, I would consider the book a must read. For myself, I would say that no one book has influenced my riding more.
/ -- \ Pete Hartl - VE6PGH - 0VRLAND
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