PRE-ORDER BMW GS Off-Road Riding Skills Instructional DVD
Jim Hyde of Rawhyde Adventures has personally taught countless riders how to get the most of their BMW R1200GS or other adventure-touring motorcycles by giving them the off-road riding skills they need to see the world, the way these bikes were meant to be ridden. Now, you can get the same instruction that's included in the BMW Off-Road Riding Academy training program at Rawhyde Adventures by watching this DVD and practicing the series of 13 specific drills it contains. You'll cover all of the fundamentals of off-road riding in a step-by-step process so you will have the confidence to get the maximum from your motorcycle. As Jim likes to say, 95 percent of the world's roads are unpaved, so if you don't ride in the dirt, you're missing an awful lot of the planet.
* Street Riding vs. Dirt Riding
* Before You Ride
* Drill 1: Ride Standing
* Drill 2: The Leg Swing
* Drill 3: Lifting a Bike
* Drill 4: The Friction Zone
* Drill 5: Slow Speed Balance and Control
* Drill 6: Trail Stops
* Drill 7: Rear Wheel Skids
* Drill 8: Front Brake Friction
* Drill 9: Turn Execution
* Drill 10: Steep Down Hills
* Drill 11: Restart on a Hill
* Drill 12: Riding in Sand
* Drill 13: Steep Hill Turnaround
Adventure riding is what exists beyond the end of the tarmac. Over 95% of the world's roads are unpaved, so if you don't like to (or can't) ride in the dirt, you'll find yourself confined to a mere 5% of the planet.
Big adventure bikes like the BMW GS motorcycle are the SUV's of the motorcycle world, yet many riders are nervous about taking them off into the dirt, even though that's what they were designed for.
The BMW GS Off-Road Riding Skills DVD is designed to help "newbie" GS riders get comfortable with the basics of riding in the dirt. The material based on the official BMW Off-Road Riding Academy rider training program at Rawhyde Adventures.
By watching the DVD and practicing the lessons contained within, GS riders will learn the fundamentals of riding big adventure bikes off the pavement, including the differences between street riding and off-road riding, body position, balance and clutch control. There are 13 lessons in total, including riding while standing, lifting a fallen motorcycle off the ground, the "friction zone", slow speed balance, turn execution (counter-balancing), rear wheel skids, front brake friction, ascending and descending steep hills and riding in sand. Proper ergonomic set up of the bike is also covered.
* Video Format: NTSC, Standard-Definition
* Audio Format, Dolby Stereo
* Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen)
* Regions: All Regions
* Number of Discs: One dual-layer disc
* Total Length: 1 hour
BMW GS Off-Road Riding Skills Instructional DVD