Total Control High Performance Street Riding 2nd Edition

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.

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  • 5
    Total Control

    Posted by Mike McClung on 18th Jun 2021

    Come on. If you ride a sport, sport tour, or adventure tour motorcycle, this book should be in your library.
    This is my second copy, I passed the first on to my nephew as a gift so he could learn to ride better and safer.

  • 5
    Great book!

    Posted by Will Miller on 31st May 2021

    I heard about this book from motojitsu on youtube. It's perfect for new riders (me) who are learning various techniques to both stay safe and go fast. I rode dirt bikes as a teenager but never a road bike so this book has been exceptional in getting me up to speed. Thanks Lee!

  • 5
    Constant learning

    Posted by Eric on 16th Jan 2019

    Learning something almost every paragraph. A lot to think about. I don’t know if I’m going to ever make it through the book. Not so bad, because I am enjoying it so much.
    Thank you.

  • 5
    My Favorite Motorcycle Book

    Posted by Alexis Robles on 28th Dec 2018

    When I first started riding a few years ago, I knew that it was a risky way to commute. I wanted to make sure that I learned all of the correct knowledge and techniques right off the bat so that I could increase my chances of staying safe. I chose this book based off of the Amazon reviews I read and bought the book; it was the first motorcycle book I had ever purchased. After reading it, I had a MUCH better understanding of how motorcycles work and how/why everything we do on a motorcycle affects our ability to maintain traction and control. It clearly explained a wide variety of topics such as gear, vision, concentration, cornering strategies and much more. I have read 6 motorcycle books so far and they are all amazing but Total Control is still king. I still refer to that book often whenever I have a question. I like this book so much that I recently ordered a signed copy to give to my brother as a gift as he is now beginning his motorcycle journey and I want him to start off the right way. I highly recommend this book!

  • 5
    Great read

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Aug 2018

    I'm a pilot so I approach things from a tech angle and this book hit the X ring.

  • 5
    Best reference for bikers

    Posted by Marcos Morais on 5th Jul 2018

    Best reference for bikers who want to improve their skills.

  • 5
    Better cornering = More control = Safer

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2018

    First few chapters de-mistified suspension and the physics of cornering then you get that one Ah-Haa moment and can’t wait to try out cornering without “arm wrestling” !
    Already feeling safer and more skilled, leaving me more mental bandwidth to react to the plethora of things I cannot control.

  • 5
    Start here!

    Posted by Helene Villemure on 15th Apr 2016

    What, how and why, in highly readable, concise chapters. I can vouch for the contents, both technical and non-technical. I went through the first edition in one sitting... I am amazed that it could be made even better. Oftentimes, theoretical texts have a hard time relating the physics to the practice, but not here. Lee threads the needle brilliantly. A must-read!!

  • 5
    Totally New and Improved

    Posted by Bill on 7th Aug 2015

    IMHO the first edition of Total Control was the best book available for riders who want to improve their skill. Not any more! The second edition has so much more. The illustrations are also informative and easy to understand.