The Craft and Art of Motorcycling: From First Ride to the Road Ahead - Fundamental Riding Skills, Road-riding Strategy, Scooter Notes, Gear and Bike Guide (Paperback)

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The Craft and Art of Motorcycling: From First Ride to the Road Ahead - Fundamental Riding Skills, Road-riding Strategy, Scooter Notes, Gear and Bike Guide By Steve Krugman, Benedicte Waryn (Illustrator), Casey Affleck (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Steve Krugman, Benedicte Waryn (Illustrator), Casey Affleck (Foreword by)
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Do You Dream of Riding a Motorcycle?

The Craft and Art of Motorcycling will help make your dream a reality—from your first ride to the road ahead.

Hollywood’s go-to riding guru, Steve Krugman, has trained thousands of riders including high-profile actors, musicians, and athletes. The Craft and Art of Motorcycling is based on his years of experience developing unique, effective, and proven riding methods.

In clear, relaxed language, Krugman offers complete understanding of the bike itself and riding fundamentals (the Craft), with concepts, strategies, and insights that lead to mastery on the road (the Art).

Key topics include:
  • Motorcycle controls and operation
  • Fundamental skills—starting, stopping, shifting, and turning
  • Real-world cornering technique
  • Low-speed control and emergency maneuvers
  • Street- and road-riding strategies
  • Managing riding conditions and the elements
  • Selecting gear and buying your first bike

The Craft and Art of Motorcycling is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to motorcycle and scooter riding—simply explained and beautifully illustrated throughout—and provides an essential foundation for any rider, whether an aspiring novice, rusty returnee, or weathered road-veteran.

About the Author

Author Steve Krugman brings a unique combination of background, expertise, and passion to motorcycle education. A professional musician most of his career, he earned a parallel reputation as an accomplished and in-demand teacher and clinician. Music brought him to Los Angeles, and Los Angeles brought him to a life-changing love of motorcycles.
Pairing his gift as an educator with a growing moto obsession was natural. Applying years of experience as a professional motorcycle instructor, he developed Class: M1 Private Motorcycle Training. For well over a decade, the school has introduced legions of safe, happy riders (including many high-profile actors, musicians, and athletes) to the road. The Craft and Art ofMotorcycling is the product of having taught thousands to ride, and the companion to a finely honed curriculum and philosophy of motorcycle instruction.

 Benedicte Waryn is an illustrator based in Lille, France. She balances her days illustrating for an extensive clientele, teaching art, and, most important, being a mom.
“As far as I can remember, I believe I have always drawn . . . I don’t think there was a precise moment in which it happened; that’s all I know and love to do. It was essential, like breathing, but I didn’t think I could make it a profession; I didn’t imagine I could be paid to breathe.”
A biker herself—often found traversing Hauts-de-France astride her Royal Enfield Continental GT—she brings singular style and passion to all things motorcycle.

Casey Affleck is an American actor, director, and proud dad. He is the recipient of an Academy Award (Best Actor in a Leading Role) for his performance in the film Manchester by the Sea and an Academy Award nominee (Best Actor in a Supporting Role) for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
He’s also starred in Good Will Hunting,Ocean's trilogy, Gone Baby Gone, and Ain't Them Bodies Saints, among many more. He directed the cult classic mockumentary I'm Still Here.
Casey is an avid animal rights activist, and, of course, a badass motorcyclist.

Praise For…

“…an amazingly comprehensive textbook in content. It is also a disarmingly imaginative book in presentation…fun to read while being deeply informative without getting the reader lost in technical detail."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780760379196
ISBN-10: 076037919X
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English