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on 24 March 1999
This book is a big improvement, over the original Volume I version from years ago; which seemed to contain more brain teasers, than actual riding mechanics. The key topics that a new racer would likely need to think about, appear to be highlighted in this version. For me, I found the book's riding references to be mainly looking at the racetrack, and not all aspects are things I'm willing to attempt to experiment with while riding with cars around me on public roads. I recently came across another book on AMAZON ("Sportbiking The Real World"), which seems to be a better fit for me as a street going only sportbike rider, but I'm keeping this book around too. The glossary of terms that Keith's included at the rear of this book, seemed a bit misguided; defining common English language words that a 6th grader would know? Overall, a good resource for new racers.
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on 31 May 2011
A truly fantastic piece of writing that clearly and simply explains the dynamics of riding a sports bike quickly, smoothly and safely. After just a couple of chapters my riding improved immensely and I was carrying more speed into, through and out of the corners. It will take a bit of digesting as there is so much information in the book but well worth it. I'm been riding bikes for nearly 30 years and had started to stagnate in terms of learning and confidence and this book has allowed me to push through this block.

Well written with great references to how your feel on a bike and some simple tips and approaches to deal with very common problems in a very common-sense manner.
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on 10 April 2008
I'd thoroughly recommend the book for it's information which is intelligent and informative. Unfortunately the author seems to believe that we need a dictionary at the end of every section to explain the meaning of commonly used words such as 'average' and 'similar'! A glossary of technical terms must have been the aim but it went astray somewhere. The use of the asterisk at every verse end becomes incredibly irritating and the layout is like something off a whiteboard as scribbled during a classroom session.
Apart from these niggles it's a great book that just needs a professional author to organise it a little better.
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on 8 March 1998
Keith Code's book provided me with an understanding of the how's and why's a motorcycle performs in high speed cornering maneuvers. The book provides detailed descriptions of why the motorcycle reacts as it does to rider, road and speed inputs. He clearly explains what to do and not to do to maintain proper driver and motorcycle conditions. He emphasises how survival responses (SRs) can cause problems when riding at high speeds and cornering at high speeds. A very well done book that I scan prior to each ride.
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on 21 May 2011
I used to think I knew how to ride a motorbike I now realise after reading this book I didnt have a clue.I was doing pretty much everything wrong!This really is a MUST read for anyone wanting to improve their track riding as well as making for smoother road riding.Like other people have said the writing style is some what odd and a little tricky to digest at times but the fundamental points that are made are easy enough to pick up after a couple of reads.I cant recommend this book enough.
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on 24 December 2012
This book is awesome!! if you go on trackdays or ride the roads in a "spirited way" then this book will help you to not only be faster but safer as well. i went from timid road riding to Oulton park trackday in a year. There is a lot in there, pretty much everything there is to know about riding a bike, but the chapters guide you through the most important stuff first: counter steering, throttle control.
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on 28 April 2014
I give this product five starts because every bit of information within is applicable to any riding scenario. It is all easy to understand and the book follows a good progression to help the reader to progress in a natural way. This book is a good investment for any motorcycle rider and along with practice it will help you become a safer rider as well as faster on the track.
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on 26 July 2013
This book takes you into the detail of how to feel safer on your bike and ride faster in the corners. Since reading this book I feel more confident in the corners, I understand a lot more about what to do when I start to run wide and what causes it.

Need a third book to cover seating position, hook turns and a bit more on pick up.
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on 9 December 2010
Mainly track orientated, but still I'm really enjoying this book. lot of tips about transferring weigh on corners, smooth driving to improve speed, pluss lots more. Not every one's cup of tea, but the more info you have the more safer you'll be. Even tips about falling off more safely.which lately i really need.
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on 22 November 1998
Code's book is easy to read and very helpful.
What I can't quite figure is the way words like 'force', 'emotional' and 'area' are included in the glossary, while there are some more technical terms that are omitted.
Otherwise, quality stuff. Humorous, informative and well put together.
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