Sonny Barger on Motorcycle Safety

I am in the process of reading a proof copy of Sonny Barger’s newest book and I can’t put it down. It’s called Let’s Ride – Sonny Barger’s Guide To Motorcycling. I came across these paragraphs and wanted to quote Sonny saying that proper MSF training is the most important thing a rider can do. This is coming from the man dubbed the “baddest man on two wheels”  by Rolling Stone.

I’m going to provide you with the basics of motorcycle riding in the following pages, but first I’m going to give you the single most important piece of advice in this entire book – complete the MSF Rider Course.

And if you’re already an experienced motorcyclist who hasn’t taken the basic Rider Course, take one of the advanced training courses. If you’re self-taught, or if you learned to ride from a friend or family member, chances you’ve developed some bad habits over the years. Riding is an extremely high-risk activity and even if those bad habits haven’t caused you problems so far, sooner or later your luck will run out. It’s best to rely on luck as little as possible; one of the best ways to do that is to get formal training. It’s the most important thing you can do to avoid getting maimed or killed.

4 Responses to “Sonny Barger on Motorcycle Safety”

  1. I’m reading the same book and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how down to earth Mr. Barger is. I thought he’d have a completely Ride it Like you Stole it attitude. I look forward to your review. Biker Chick News just reviewed this book and I’m going to review it too. Hopefully Mr. Barger will find us all and approve of our reviews! I have much Respect for the Baddest Man on Two Wheels.

  2. I was completely surprised at how practical and safe his advice is. When I preach the same advice I feel like a geek. I’m glad the Baddest man on Two Wheels is preaching safety and practicality. Maybe the cool people will start listening and stop being so image conscience.

  3. SB was doing a book signing here and a friend told me he picked up a signed copy for me…but I haven’t seen it yet!

    Maybe I’ll just have to buy one from your link. I can’t wait any longer!!!

  4. I’lltrade you my proof copy for your signed copy. I’m almost done reading it.

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