You can choose from
our range of unique riding skills e-books... pay by credit card
and they will be emailed to you within 24 hours! Not just a way
to accelerate your riding skills, but a huge range of fascinating
material gathered over our 30 year's in the riding business...all
waiting for you to use and benefit from. The e-books are sent
to you via email in pdf file format. You can read these files
or print them out with Acrobat Reader, a program free from Adobe.com
also have a number of paper riding skills books available.
it comes to teaching yourself high level riding skills, we have
all the material you will need, either in this section or in
our Training section.
(NB. Should a book
listed not be on the order form page, go to the bottom of the
page and enter the book name in the "Miscellaneous Newsletter
Special" box then submit the order.)
- 1. The Secret Skills of Motorcycle Riding, Level I
- 2. The Secret Skills of Motorcycle Riding, Level II
- 3. The Megarider Guide To Cornering US$20
- 4Golden Rules and Riding Tips: Book One US$15
5. Golden Rules and Riding Tips: Book Two US$15
6. The Megarider's Guide To Motorcycle Tyres US$15
7. Secrets of Smooth US$15
8. Megarider Questions US$15
9 Winter Riding Skills US$15
10. The Secrets of Seeing Things - Visual Skills Of The Megarider
11. Megarider's Bedside Book of Motorcycling US$15
12. You Are As Good A Rider As You Think - The Psychology and
Attitudes of the Megarider US$15
13. Street Chess - The Survival Game US$15
14. Mental Control - The Hidden Skill US$15
15. Riding To The Vanishing Point US$15
16. The Secrets of Braking US$15
17. The M/cycle Engine - It's Basic Operation and Configurations
18. Riding To The Vanishing Point US$15
- Paper Books
- 1. Crashes and Crisis US$20
2. Dimwits Guide To Cornering US$20
3. The Secrets of Braking US$20
4. Mental Control - The Hidden Skill US$20
- 5. NZMSC Crash Survival System deluxe (US/Euro) version
- 6. NZMSC Crash Survival System deluxe (NZ/Aus/UK) version
- 7. Ride Like An Expert US$20
8. Winter Riding Skills US$20
9. Riding To The Vanishing Point US$20
10. Risk Management And Riding US$20
11. The Megarider Guide To Riding Pillion US$20
12. Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Riding US$20
- 13. The Secret Skills of Motorcycle Riding Level I.
- 14. The Secret Skills of Motorcycle Riding Level II. US$20
- 15. Street Chess - The Survival Game
(There is a US$8 post & packing charge on all paper
- Riding Courses Publications
- Do-It-Yourself Riding Course. Level Two : email version.
Do-It-Yourself Riding Course. Level Three : email version. US$30
Foundation Riding Skills Riding Exercises : email version. US$25
Megarider Parking Lot Exercises : email version US$25
of some of the ebooks available:
- The Secret
Skills of Motorcycle Riding,
- Level One
This e-book, with well over 100 A4 pages contains a solid
core of information on the things all riders need to know. Covered
in detail in the book are such things as essential riding and
survival skills; what to look for and how to go about buying
a motorcycle, the things you need to know when looking to buy
riding gear, such as leathers, helmets, rainsuits, gloves etc;
learning to ride, cornering skills; crash survival; and even
how to pick up your bike if it falls over.
"The Secret Skills of
Motorcycle Riding, Level One"
14 day special price US20.00
- The Secret
Skills of Motorcycle Riding,
- Level Two
This e-book is a follow-up to The Secret Skills Of Motordfycle
Riding, Level One. In this book is the core information you
need to know when you move out into the chaos that is traffic.
While it may be core information, it appears to be information
that many experienced riders do not know, a matter of concern
for all of us.
Covered in this book are some of the riding tricks of the
megarider, separation skills, riding at night, looking for trouble,
dealing with life-threatening riding crises, triffic traffic
lights and lots, lots more.
Even experienced riders will find that it fills in gaps
in their knowledge.
received both Secret Skills of Riding e-books last Thursday and
couldn't take my eyes off them. By now I have already read both
and it is amazing the amount and quality of information you have
manage to put into these publications."
Ramon Fernandez ..
- Golden Rules and Riding Tips
- Book One and Two
Each of these e-books of Golden Rules and Riding Tips contains
scores of skill-enhancing tips and golden rules that can save
your life or, at least, make you a better, smoother, and thus
faster rider. They are the result of years of riding experience
and knowledge and include tips on everything from how to handle
stray dogs through how to handle a mechanical crisis to tips
on ways to train yourself in various high level riding skills.
Use the e-book as you wish. You can read each e-book in
one sitting, or just browse it. Or you can use the e-books as
an invaluable aid to increase your skills by choosing a new tip
each day to include out in your riding repertoire and, in this
way, groove your riding skills to a higher level.
"Golden Rules and Riding
Golden Rules and Riding Tips"
MegaRider Guide To Cornering
motorcycle safety work is unique because your initial audience
is New Zealand which is your home turf. And, too, the writings
are not prejudiced by the United States and their all-controlling
aspects, nor the attitude as evidenced by the British methods.
The writings are good, well versed, and at times more telling
in their direction of thought than perhaps anything seen in the
past. And I have been riding many years."
Arguably, the fun of riding a motorcycle lies more in cornering
than in any other aspect of riding.
Cornering is THE sensation of motorcycling.
Yet cornering well is not simple. It's a complex skill
requiring a lot of knowledge and the understanding of some quite
This e-book contains all the information you need to learn
how to coerner quickly and safely on-road.
Any rider who wishes to be a Megarider should read this
The Dimwit's Guide To Cornering"
Secrets Of Smooth
Perhaps the one outstanding characteristic of the Megarider
is his or her smoothness when riding.
Yet riding with smoothness is not a simple thing to achieve.
It is very difficult to learn how to do the hard way and even
requires a lot of application when appropriate techniques are
suggested for use.
This e-book calls on the three decades of NZMSC work in
rider training to show the reader the best exercises to do to
groove smooth riding. The e-book also provides the reader with
an explanation of the philosophy behind the exercise and why
it should be implemented.
Also covered in the book are explanations of a number of
high level Megarider riding skills that play a major part in
"The Secrets Of Smooth"
"Your book has
proven to be well written and concise, an excellent source of
information. I will definitely recommend it."
Winter riding is so
much more enjoyable when you know the tricks and techniques of
comfort and survival for winter riding.
This book is probably
the most comprehensive book you will ever find on the skills
and secrets of riding safely and comfortably in a winter of hail,
snow, rain, and ice.
Just a few of the subjects
covered are handling fog and ice, keeping warm on cold rides,
handling wind, winter riding clothing, and riding in the rain.
"Winter Riding Skills"
Megarider's Guide To Tyres
This is a book that
contains everything a rider needs to know about motorcycle tyres
- how they are made, how they work, the types of tyres there
are, and at lot more, even what those mysterious markings on
the side mean.
Too many riders take
their tyres, one of the most important components of the motorcycle,
for granted and don't know enough about them. This book is an
attempt to solve that problem.
Tyres are complex objects
but not mystical ones. This book will help you understand more
about them and improve your riding and safety because of it.
"The Megarider's Guide To Tyres"
- The Skill Of The Megarider
"The e-books are all neatly
printed and bound and getting dog eared. My fervent tearing through
the text brings the same lesson as impatience on the road - failing
to see things, so the pace has become leisurely.
provide an endless number of singular points to ponder when next
The way a rider uses
his or her eyes on a motorcycle is a much unacknowledged skill
in motorcycling. Yet it can mean the difference between life
When we are riding
we must make continual mental judgments. We base these mental
judgments on four things - information, knowledge, skill, and
experience. Of these, information is the most essential factor
- without information we have nothing to make judgements upon.
And if we aren't using
our eyes properly we won't see the information.
This book looks at
how we should use our eyes when riding, the tricks and traps
in visual scanning, nightsight, and even covers how to keep other
motorists looking for us.
" Looking - The Skill Of The Megarider"
Megarider's Bedside Book of Motorcycling
This book is a smorgasbord
of motorcycling writing.
It's a collection of
articles, serious and humorous, which looks at the skills and
experiences of riding.
"The Megarider's Bedside Book of Motorcycling"
It is a book written to be picked up and read in little chunks,
a bedtime reading book to give you something to mull over as
you lie there waiting for sleep to come.
Most of it has been featured in the Megarider e-newsletters,
a much-praised bi-monthly newsletter going to motorcyclists throughout
the world. We received so many requests for back issues of the
newsletter that we decided to combine a lot of the material in
this 112 page e-book.
As Good A Rider As You Think
Ninety percent of motorcycle
riding skills are mental and it's the riders with the best mental
skills who continually out-ride other riders.
Our new e-book "You're
As Good A Rider As You Think - The Psychology and Attitudes of
The Megarider" looks at the deeper aspects of how the megarider
uses his brain on a motorcycle.
It covers things like
the psychological control of other road users, the use of Transactional
Transfers to instantly change your style of riding for the better,
and how you must do an about-face in attitude to achieve true
control of other road users. This book is quite unique and is
the result of 30 years of in-depth rider training study and heaven-knows-how-many
years of combined riding experience in the NZMSC team.
We recommend this e-book
to you. It will open up areas of riding skills you've never even
"You're As Good A Rider As You Think"
We have a variety of motorcycle
riding skills books available, covering both the mental and physical
Many of these books cover
areas and techniques not covered (or fully understood) by organisations
such as riding training schools and governmental motorcycle safety
organisations. This is because the non-profit NZMSC has, for
the past 30 years, focused on studying and developing riding
skills knowledge and techniques, rather than being diverted by
running time-consuming motorcycle safety campaigns or focussing
on making an (un)healthy profit.
Consequently, a lot of the
content of these books is unique and ahead of its time. The NZMSC
staff are constantly amused to hear overseas organisations promoting
a "new", "advanced", "life-saving"
technique, knowing that that very technique has probably come
to their attention from the NZMSC via the NZMSC's work on the
You can pay for these
books by credit card and we will send them to you - postage free
if two or more books are purchased.
Control - Motorcycling's Secret Skill
According to the experts, 90% of all riding skills are
mental. With the lessened margins of safety in high speed riding,
mental skills become even more important to a rider's enjoyment
Many of these are subtle skills that may be picked up,
often the hard way, over many years of riding. Some riders never
learn them. The NZMSC book "Mental Control" looks at
these mental techniques of riding.
"Mental Control - Motorcycling's
Like An Expert
Readers of the NZMSC riding skills booklets kept pestering
the organisation to write a light yet comprehensive book on the
basic skills of motorcycle riding. This widely praised book is
the result of those requests and is full of all the basic facts
and techniques riders should - but often don't - know. It covers
things such as maintenance, cornering, carrying pillion passengers,
riding wear, motorcycle accessories and skills like hazard recognition,
to name just one.
"Ride Like An Expert"
MegaRider Guide To Cornering
"Loved the books you sent
me and the ebooks. Still reading. Printed the ebooks and have
had them bound. Keep up the great work."
The No. 1 Golden Rule in cornering a motorcycle is to look
where you want to go. One of the most common motorcycle crashes
is where the rider fails to get around a corner.
And the reason he fails to make the corner is usually because
he gets in a bit deep, panics, thinks he's going to run off the
road, then looks off the road in the direction he's going. And,
as always, his bike goes where he looks - off the road.
If the rider had looked where he wanted to go - up the
road - then chances are that's where his bike would have gone.
This Golden Rule of cornering and it's implementation is
just one of the many vital cornering skills covered in the NZMSC
book "The Art Of Cornering - Going Around The Bend On A
"The Art Of Cornering
- Going Around The Bend On A Motorcycle"
with a library like this, it is a little like being at a smorgasbord.
Time must be taken to digest. Thanks again."
The Motorcyclists No 1
The high level braking skill includes, amongst other things,
the tricks of how not to lock the front wheel, how to control
a rear wheel skid, how to avoid target fixation and knowing how
to judge surfaces and situations.
In most motorcycle crisis situations, the faster the rider
can stop his machine, the less chance there is of a crash occurring.
And braking doesn't only help in slowing the bike. The skilled
use of brakes, such as into corners, will also increase a rider's
This book is probably the most comprehensive book on motorcycle
braking skills, techniques and knowledge ever written.
"Braking - The Motorcyclist's
No. 1 Survival Skill"
books are a good, concise read. Lots of good tips, and the collection
of braking statistics is outstanding.
Cliff Bowman ..
The Survival Game
- Crashes and Crises
- Learning From Other Peoples' Mistakes
- We can learn from the misadventures of other riders.
- We can listen to their stories and we can prepare tactics
to deal with the situation these other riders have faced. Then,
if we ever meet those situations ourselves, we can simply set
into motion our already prepared plans.
- This book is a collection of stories of some common and
uncommon crashes and crises met by riders in various parts of
- It is funny, frightening, and thought-provoking, sometimes
all at once.
- For the thinking rider, it is invaluable.
- "Crashes and Crises"
Ask any experienced rider and he will tell you that to
survive out on the roads you have to know all the moves.
You have to be able to read a situation way in advance
and have your reactions to that and any possible situations arising
from the approaching situation all lined up and ready to go.
Sounds like a chess game, doesn't it?
Indeed, sometimes staying safe on a motorcycle is just
like a chess game and this book looks at motorcycle riding from
that novel perspective.
Yet again, from the Megarider Organisation comes a riding
skills book that will make you think about your riding in a new
way, learning more and improving your survival skills in the
"Street Chess - The Survival Game"
(NB. Should a book listed not be on the order form
page, go to the bottom of the page and enter the book name in
the "Miscellaneous Newsletter Special" box then submit