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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: David Bull Publishing,U.S. (31 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193500722X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935007227
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 1.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Troy Bayliss achieved an extraordinary record of roadracing success over a long career that started in his native Australia and ended on the world's premier podiums based on his skill and courage. He took three World Superbike championships and a surprising end-of-career win in MotoGP (Valencia, 2006, flag to flag) that delighted his fans.

Though Bayliss rode many different machines over the years, his name became associated most strongly with Ducati and his achievements on this great Italian marque. He richly deserves the publisher's lavish treatment here, working with the fine writer Andrew Trevitt, formerly of SPORT RIDER, who worked with Bayliss over Skype in preparing the book. The foreword is by Paolo Ciabatti, who now heads the Ducati Corse race program and brought Bayliss in.

This great big (9 X 11) book is basically a rider's instruction manual, a companion to Nick Ienatsch's book from Bull Publishing. Bayliss covers the rider, visual skills, selecting optimal corner lines, steering, braking, body position, throttle control, reference points, mental and physical considerations away from the track (or road), rain and extreme conditions, bike setup and racecraft (especially valuable for up-and-coming racers). Every page is packed with insights and anecdotes. It's like having the author at one's side, guiding and helping.

Bayliss comes across in the book just as he is in person: strongly positive, gregarious, fun-loving, disciplined as a professional, direct in his approach, openly willing to share his techniques in detail. This track-day rider's and racer's book will also help road riders who want to be fast and safe.
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I liked this book a lot. Less technical than many I have seen on the subject and covers a wider area than just how to ride a bike. I think this owuld be useful for any track day rider or racer. Recommended.
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Excellent book. Really useful if you are racing, doing trackdays or just riding on the road.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8f26c3b4) out of 5 stars 15 reviews
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HASH(0x8eefedf8) out of 5 stars Great book for Club Racers and Track Day Riders 21 Nov. 2014
By Barbara Geary - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fascinating book. I have read the Keith Code books as well as Nick Ienastch's book. I have also spent considerable time with several track day organizations, being instructed in class and on-track. Troy's approach is unique, because Troy himself is unique. Because he started roadracing at a relatively late age, he is not wedded to any particular style of riding, and he worked out what was comfortable to him, which helps him go faster. Let me giva an example: Using the rear brake. I have had instructors tell me never to use the rear brake on the track or in a race. Other instructors mention the rear brake sparingly, and describe how some professional racers don't touch it, while others use it. Troy just explains that he knows racers that don't use the rear brake, but he likes to use it lightly just prior to starting pressure on the front brake, to lower the bike's center of gravity and to settle the rear. His ultimate message is: try it. See what you think. The same is true of Troy's discussion on body position. Instead of just showing one body position, he discusses how different racers have different body positions in the corners, and that what works for one guy may not work for another. It is also refreshing to see a discussion about body positoning under braking, under acceleration. Troy's message seems to be "do what feels comfortable for you" but most of all be smooth in your transitions. This, I think is the right message.

All due respect to Mr. Code and Mr. Ienastch, they have not achieved what Troy has achieved. Until Marc Marquez, or Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo writes an how-to book, this is advice from the highest authority. I think any club racer who wants to go faster should read this book. It does not tell you all the answers, but it tells you what questions to ask, and shows you how to find your own style.

Also, the book is beautifully designed, with lots of really good photos of Troy and his contemporaries. I have bought a few other Bull Publishing books and they never disappoint. I especially enjoyed the discussions of his years in WSBK and his battle with Colin Edwards. I was (and remain) a huge Colin fan, so it was great to read about Troy's side of the story about that 2002 season.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8eefee4c) out of 5 stars Instruction from a great racer 12 Aug. 2014
By John Joss - Published on Amazon.com
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Troy Bayliss achieved an extraordinary record of roadracing success over a long career that started in his native Australia and ended on the world's premier podiums based on his skill and courage. He took three World Superbike championships and a surprising end-of-career win in MotoGP (Valencia, 2006, flag to flag) that delighted his fans.

Though Bayliss rode many different machines over the years, his name became associated most strongly with Ducati and his achievements on this great Italian marque. He richly deserves the publisher's lavish treatment here, working with the fine writer Andrew Trevitt, formerly of SPORT RIDER, who worked with Bayliss over Skype in preparing the book. The foreword is by Paolo Ciabatti, who now heads Ducati Corse and brought Bayliss in.

This great big (9 X 11) book is basically a rider's instruction manual, a companion to Nick Ienatsch's book from Bull Publishing. Bayliss covers the rider, visual skills, selecting optimal corner lines, steering, braking, body position, throttle control, reference points, mental and physical considerations away from the track (or road), rain and extreme conditions, bike setup and racecraft (especially valuable for up-and-coming racers). Every page is packed with insights and anecdotes. It's like having the author at one's side, guiding and helping.

Bayliss comes across in the book just as he is in person: strongly positive, gregarious, fun-loving, disciplined as a professional, direct in his approach, openly willing to share his techniques in detail. This track-day rider's and racer's book will also help road riders who want to be fast and safe. It is lavishly illustrated with outstanding photographs that include many of the great riders of Bayliss' period, such as Mick Doohan and Noriyuki Haga, and effective diagrams, for example a computer trace of throttle position, brake application, speed and gearing at the great Phillip Island track in South Australia, and cornering lines in different types of turn.

All the publisher's traditional production values are evident, making for an outstanding reading and learning experience.
HASH(0x8f210750) out of 5 stars which I really like, and this is a very welcome addition to ... 20 May 2015
By Campione - Published on Amazon.com
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I have all the obvious riding books (code, parks, ienatsch, etc), which I really like, and this is a very welcome addition to the library. I would read the other books first as they provide the foundation. Then troy adds a lot of colour and nuance that really set some light bulbs off for me at least. My riding style at the track, and lap times, both improved! Loved the book
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f311dec) out of 5 stars A Faster Way to spend money. 8 Sept. 2014
By Pulln - Published on Amazon.com
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I am the farthest thing you can get from book critic but here I go. I am an avid street and track day rider and am always looking for ways to improve. Advice from friends and other riders is ok but it is almost always just well intended misinformation. I haven't had the opportunity to attend a sportbike riding school and when I seen this title I thought it would be packed with great technical information but alas it was not. If you are looking for a great picture book and with some info sprinkled in about riding basics then you have you book. I think the authors spent too much time on Toy's riding career and way too many pages of full color pictures of Troy and other riders on the track. Through this recent journey of learning to be a better rider I did find another book that rose to the occasion of being helpful for both street and track and hope you find it as well. I won't list the title but if look up Keith Code you will find it.

Hope this helps and keep you head on a swivel out there.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f210f9c) out of 5 stars Well written, informative and wow, those photos! 29 Oct. 2014
By V. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First I should say that as a long time Ducati owner and rider, I opened this book hoping (and expecting) to like it and learn something because, well,Troy Bayliss wrote it and in my (and a lot of other people's opinion), the guy is really something special. But that doesn't mean automatically he can write, or teach and certainly, as a former World Champion his perspective is from the high end of the spectrum, so being able to relate to his advice was a concern as well. I am happy to report that none of that is a problem, this is a good read. Yes, it helps a lot if you have some experience, after all the name of the book is A Faster Way, not Learn To Ride, and he continually stresses that the things he is teaching must become second nature. I'm not going to bore you with the books minute details, read the excellent review posted here by reviewer John Joss which is well written and detailed about the basics of what to expect from the book. What I can add is that the book is full of specific details which I, as a Ducati rider found really good - setup advice for example. Excellent stuff. And I loved the photos. Really great pics shot almost entirely by the best shooters in the industry, they include some pretty epic scenes, races and riders. If that sort of thing inspires you, this is definitely your book. And make no mistake, this is a book that is worth reading because Troy Bayliss is telling the tale.
My favorite chapter? The one where he talks about racecraft, possibly because it's a little closer to the biography this book is not but that I would love to read if he decides to write it.

In conclusion, worth a read. Now if it was only autographed...
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