Top Nine Instructional Motorcycle Racing Books

I am building this list of top ten instructional sportbike racing books with the acknowledgement that some people are going to have different opinions. Thus, I am going to create a nomination list from comments after this is published.

My criteria for a great instructional guide is fairly simple. The author must have credible racing experience and the instruction must be clearly explained in a way that makes application easier to visualize and execute.valentino-rossi-autobiography

Of course, it is very tempting to put such greats as What If I Had Never Tried It: The Autobiography of Valentin Rossi and Ragged Edge: A Raw and Intimate Portrait of Road Racing. But I shall refrain.

1. Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track

2. The Soft Science of Roadracing Motorcycles: The Technical Procedures and Workbook for Roadracing Motorcycles

3. Performance Riding Techniques Second Edition: The MotoGP Manual of Track Riding Skills (Moto Gp)

4. Motorcycle Track Day Handbook

5. Twist of the Wrist: The Motorcycle Roadracers Handbook (Vol 1)

6. A Twist of the Wrist 2: The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding

7. Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques

8. Smooth Riding the Pridmore Way

9. Art and Science of Motorcycle Road Racing

One thing to keep in mind is there are a lot of great riders that use different techniques. There is no one perfect way. You have to do what is comfortable for you.

And now a moment of truth. As an avid street rider as well I consider my racing skill to transition to the street to help keep me alive. How many of you have read these books?

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