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Getting Started Riding a Motorcycle - A book by Walter F. Kern

By Walter F. Kern

My First Motorcycle Book has been Released in both Paperback and Kindle Editions

This article discusses my first motorcycle book called Getting Started Riding a Motorcycle. To learn about my second book, 50 Wild Motorcycle Tales, click here (or order on Amazon by clicking the book link elsewhere on this page). To learn about my third book, Motorcycle Haiku Poetry, click here (or order on Amazon by clicking the book link elsewhere on this page). To learn about my fourth book, Motorcycle Kick-Starts, click here (or order on Amazon by clicking the book link elsewhere on this page). This book is available in both a paperback edition and a Kindle edition from

Yes, I had some time on my hands and decided to write a short book for beginning riders. It's also intended for returning riders who put motorcycling on hold until their families were raised.

Originally, the book was available only in a Kindle edition. Now it's also available in paperback.

If you prefer the Kindle (electronic) edition, you don't even have to own a Kindle reading device to buy or read the book from Amazon. You can download an app from Amazon for your iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, Android cellphone or tablet, or Windows Phone 7 that takes the place of the Kindle reading device. Click Here for details.

What's the Price?

The paperback price is $8.09 (slightly less if you're an Amazon Prime customer). The Kindle edition is only $2.99. And, if you buy the paperback, you have the option of getting the Kindle edition FREE.

What's the Book Contain?

This book is based on original articles I wrote and published while I was the Motorcycles Guide on and also during my current assignment as Editor of Motorcycle Views.

It provides introductory motorcycling information for new riders to help push them into being safer riders. It's also intended for returning riders who have been away from motorcycling for many years. Hey guys and gals, motorcycling isn't what it used to be.

The reader will learn how to get into motorcycling using all the proper steps to ensure that he or she will be well trained and be acquainted with the technical aspects of motorcycles.

I'm trying to reach out to riders and present them with a core set of motorcycling information that may help them to survive on the road. Perhaps some readers who are also riding motorcycles, will want to take this book along with them for reference—whatever it takes to decrease the likelihood of accidents by untrained riders.

The 13 chapters are:

Getting Started Riding a Motorcycle - My Story

How You Can Learn to Ride a Motorcycle

Get Training on How to Ride a Motorcycle

Motorcycle Types

Basic Gear for a Motorcycle Beginner

Ten Ways to be Safe on a Motorcycle

How to Get Back Into Riding Motorcycles Again

Seven Things Only a Biker Knows

Ten Motorcycle Myths

Buy a Motorcycle

Buying a Motorcycle is Only the Beginning

Motorcycle Trips and Touring

Motorcycle Trikes

Appendices are:

Glossary of 225 motorcycle terms

24 How-Tos

Packing List

How Do I Get It?

If you're an Amazon customer and have One-Click set on your account, you can click the following book cover, then the One-Click button, and order the book almost instantly. If you haven't set One-Click, you will have a few extra steps.

What's the Book Going to Do for Me?

Again, for only $8.09 (paperback) or $2.99 (Kindle) you can have this book containing the most important topics that beginners and returning riders need to know. If you buy the paperback, you can also have the Kindle edition FREE.

Since motorcycle safety means so much to me, I have spent a lot of time discussing safety. I want you to be as safe as you can be when you ride. Often that just means taking a basic Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider course over a weekend, understanding how to be safe, and knowing your limits. But there is much more to learning to be safe.

No course can guarantee that you'll have no accidents. Bear in mind that most riders don't even know the basics contained in this book. My hope is that wide distribution of a few basic principles of how to be safe on a motorcycle would go a long way to reducing motorcycle accidents. This book will help.

Learn more about how to be safe as a new motorcycle rider or a returning rider. Click the following link.

Help Me Out

Should you decide to buy the book—and you are so inclined—please take a little time after you complete the book to write a short review and place it with the book on the Amazon website. These reviews help to inform prospective readers about how other readers felt about the book. They also help me to improve the quality and content of future books. You can also email me at with any comments you may have that you might not want others to see.

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