Let’s Ride – Sonny Barger’s Guide to Motorcycling -Paperback


How to Ride the Right Way — For Life

Whether just curious or really serious about riding motorcycles, readers will learn from Sonny Barger what they need to know.

No one could be more qualified to give advice about motorcycling than the “leader of the pack” with half a century of experience riding a million miles and still enjoying it. (continue reading – scroll down)

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  • For those considering it, Sonny explains why he rides and what it means to him, answers the most frequently asked questions and candidly addresses the commonly expressed concerns, to help the moto-curious decide whether to become a motorcycle rider.
  • For those who want to ride but don’t yet have a bike, Sonny reviews the various types and brands of bikes and gives context for choosing which would be most suitable, describes the various components of a motorcycle and teaches some basic terminology for the novice, provides a thorough lesson in evaluating used motorcycles, and gives some pointers about buying new bikes from retail dealers.
  • For the new rider, Sonny stresses the importance of good preparation before actually taking to the highway, discusses the kind of clothing and gear to get, and strongly advises taking the courses offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Sonny has always been a careful rider and safety advocate who understands that any unsafe bike or rider is a hazard to all others in the pack. His concern for motorcycle safety is one of the motivations for this book, in which he urges every rider to be properly trained and equipped, and to develop the skills and good habits necessary for survival. He provides valuable tips gained from real life on the road, and explains how a careful rider pays attention and remains alert to dangers while enjoying the thrill and exhilaration of riding a motorcycle.

Let’s Ride is a must-read and smart gift for anyone who already rides or is thinking about it.

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Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (HarperCollins)
ISBN: 9780061964268
Dimensions: 4 7/8 x 9 inches

See what reviewers are saying:“Barger is the rare rider who could write such a book with authority”
Los Angeles Times
“you wonder why he didn’t write such a book sooner
… a must for any rider, regardless of their experience”

Clutch & Chrome

“a great comprehensive guide to motorcycling”

“This book covers just about everything you possibly need to know
and things you would never think about as a new rider.”

Iowa Harley Girl

“you’ll want to read this book”
Road Captain USA

“offers up a lifetime of bike-riding wisdom you just can’t argue with”
Biker Chick News

“Awesome Book!”
“Highly recommended for the novice and veteran alike.”

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