The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) has launched its new biker manual, providing riders in the UK with the definitive guide to defensive riding.
‘How to be a better rider’, written by IAM staff examiner Jon Taylor and motorcycle titles editor Stefan Bartlett, will form the backbone of the IAM advanced riding course and test preparation.
With new graphics and images illustrating how to deal with tricky riding areas such as filtering, positioning and revised steering techniques, the IAM manual is designed to be of practical use to all riders, whether relatively new or with many years experience.
Peter Rodger, IAM chief examiner, said: “The new IAM motorcycle manual is all about guiding principles. It’s not a book of rules.
“The advice is contemporary, topical and fully accessible to riders, whatever their level of skill and experience. For example, bends have always been an area of uncertainty for many riders, but the limit point for effective bend assessment is now usefully explained.”
Urban bikers have an illustrated eight-page explanation about ‘stepping stones’ while riding around town, coupled with new guidance on blind spots technique.
The book is available from the IAM website and is included free with the IAM’s motorcycle course, the Skill for Life programme.