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A summary of much better books but with big pictures, spend your money elsewhere!!!
on 19 November 2008
I must admit this must be the fifth adventure focussed motorcycle book I have read in as many months. Unfortunately just prior to this book I was reading the fifth addition + ammendments of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook (AMH) by Chris Scott. I've also been on the web sites of BMW, KTM, Touratech etc as I'm kitting out my bike at present. When reading this book I would say that it follows the exact format of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, the only thing that is different is the pages on papaerwork are a few sections later, other than that it is just a summary.....which bike you should choose, what extra bits do you need, tyres, how to ride on different surfaces and then moves on to a couple of trips. The problem is that it has 20% of the info that you get in AMH. It does have much bigger pictures, but then again the majority of the pictures come directly from the KTM or BMW brochures, look at the picture of the the two KTM 990's on the bridge, they are directly out of the marketing 2008 brochure, look at the two page spread of the picture of the BMW in the Contents section, it comes straight out of the 2008 BMW Brochure, lots of pictures from Touratech or Joe Pichler. So my conclusion is, if you want a book that is a summary of a very good book by Chris Scott, has some nice pictures 80% supplied by KTM and BMW Motorrad, Joe Pichler (KTM rider) and Touratech, then buy this book and stick it on your coffee table. If you are serious about Adventure Motorcycling then read other books at nearly half the list price.