Top critical review
Not what it seems. should be replace with something safer .
on 30 December 2015
Have been motorcycling for over 50 years and felt it time to look at this handbook. Again. Lots of info which was already known or available to me through other sources and experience. People say its a must and that's because its really the only one. Whilst it is quite comprehensive I was aware that there are pieces missing or not explained properly which could lead novice riders into difficulties. I know its the Bible as far as so called advanced riding is concerned but because its aimed primarily as a training aid to would be class 1 police riders it should make that more apparent and not encourage a normal rider to do some of the things outlined in the book. Already over the last 2/3 years organisations that take on so called Advanced Riding have on at least three occasions differed from the advice given in overtakes, riding close to the middle white lines and on other siding for improved vision. There are a number of other matters that whist this book advises certain techniques there are and have been many accidents involving motorcycles that involve bends and overtakes. The book doesn't seem to be able to stop these from frequently happening and therefore to my mind fails to correct any problems that seems apply to these manoeuvres. up to 40% of country riding accidents are on overtakes and bends. Its about time there was a different publication that civilians could learn by. To my mind its past its best before date and encourages riding to not only be safer but unfortunately as a result for some riders encourages faster riding which just about negates all the safety aspects it encourages.