David L. Hough. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 80 reviews. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written Fred Rau, Senior Editor, Motorcycle Consumer News. David L. Hough. Great book here: Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough. I read this book almost every year, even though some of the statistics are older now it.

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Good skill enhancing tips herein, even if the tips seem a little geeky for the die hard rider.

This was an overall enjoyable book, with some caveats. Knowing full well the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle, I read this book before even purchasing my first bike. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Disarmingly, Hough confesses to poor tactics in the past, with hints for improvement. He currently has four published books and one 2nd ed. Moforcycling, when you’re finished with the book, be sure to look through the appendix. Hough pronounced “huff” approaches this book with a long list of credentials.

Any or several of these should be on your shelf, as well. Turns out that, while my cornering was fine, it was less than what I could do. The second chapter is an analysis of motorcycle dynamics. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


Trivia About Proficient Motorc This chapter is an entry point for further strategy development.

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Bow Tie Press- Transportation – pages. Most drivers suck and they’re out to kill us.

He also covers urban freeways and superslabs, spotlighting various problem drivers, including the weaver and road-rage as seen in aggressive drivers. Topics covered are formation, packing for trips, communication between riders, sidecars, trikes, and more. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I’d really encourage anyone who owns or would like to motocycling a motorcycle to read through this book.

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The rest of us do well to pay attention. Steering geometry, contact patch, friction dynamics, cornering and countersteering, center of gravity and braking are explained simply with pictures.

There is a lot of information and it’s a bit long-winded at times, but I gave it the maximum rating because it gives real-world life-saving advice for new motorcyclists. I finally took the recommendation of other veteran riders and did it. This is the best instruction manual on riding I’ve read. The emphasis is on avoiding riding into problems by observation, situational awareness and early maneuvering.

To view it, click here. The writer is well versed, but his style is going to feel like you’re listening to a grandparent expound on the virtues of motorcycle safety. It’s all about three wheelers moyorcycling more an exercise in “grandpa” telling you about sidecars and why they’re awesome than something of value relative to the rest of the book. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven’t proficientt it all the way through.


Hough was inducted to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in December for his work as a motorcycle journalist and riding safety books that “should be a mandatory read for every motorcyclist, from novice to expert. I can tell you what you motorcgcling know If you’re an “attitude biker,” Hough may not be for you. Views Read Edit View history.

David Hough is well-known in the motorcycling community as a premier motorcycle journalist, with many decades of street riding under his belt.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Bishop, RandyRandy Bishop’s Iron Butt Association SaddleSoreMay 29—30,archived from the original onretrievedAs soon as I did that I remembered David Hough’s admonitions in MCN about “edge traps” and knew I was stuck in the right lane for the length of the repaving project. Dec 02, KennyO rated it really liked it Shelves: I believe that I’ll be coming back to this chapter all summer.

He is the author of numerous articles, columns, and books.