Ride Like a Pro V Reviews

Ride Like a Pro V

ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Ride Like a Pro V: Ride your Motorcycle with Confidence!

Feb 15, 2009 (Updated Feb 15, 2009)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review
  • User Rating: Excellent

  • Action Factor:
  • Special Effects:

Pros:Motorcycle, Maneuvering, Safety, Skill

Cons:None

The Bottom Line: For advanced riders this will sharpen motorcycle handling skills


Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot.

Ride Like a Pro V

Jerry "Motorman" Palladino is a motorcycle police officer (Motorman) who put out a series of motorcycle training videos that teach riders of all skill levels the same skills that Motorman learned in the Police Motor School.  Motorcycle officers ride the big Harley-Davidsons and once Palladino learned proper riding techniques he realized his prior  years of riding experience amounted to "1 year of experience repeated 20 times" - he made the same mistakes over and over again before he got professional training.  He realized the motorman skills were essential to safe handling of a motorcycle and made these videos to bring the same skills to the everyday motorcyclist like you and me. 

V is the newest volume in the Ride Like a Pro series and Motorman has taken it to a new level.  Now he says you can just get this video and learn all the motorman skills from it, not having to watch the four old videos.  That is a very welcome change.  I recommend also starting with the Learn to Ride the Easy Way, which is his introduction to the three simple techniques that underlie the whole skill of motorcycle riding.

That's right - 3 simple techniques.  These techniques are fundamental, but so few motorcyclists know and use them that there are many more injuries and deaths than there should be.  The techniques are not natural and are counter to natural instincts so they must be learned and practiced regularly to instill them in your subconscious. Motorman's advice boils down to these three important points:

1. Keep your head up and turn your head and eyes and look where you want the bike to go.

2. Use the friction zone on your clutch with proper throttle interaction

3. The rear brake is controlling; it stabilizes the bike at low speeds. Stay off the front brake when the bike is leaned.

Knowing and using these 3 techniques is vital to your success.

Most of the training is at brisk walking pace (3 mph) because slow maneuvering is the hardest handling for a motorcyclist to master. Tight turns and precise maneuvers at parking lot speed separate the riders from the wannabes in the motorcycle world.

The DVD shows the entire motor officer training course Palladino went through as well as step-by-step methods for completing all the maneuvers with improved camera angles and overhead and rider views of the techniques. A diagram of the proper line thru the turns is also shown and what happens when it is not followed.  Common riding mistakes are shown and dissected so you don't have to make them yourself.

Palladino's teaching is demonstrated by both men and women who handle their 800 pound Harley-Davidsons with ease. The women are nice looking and weigh about 110 pounds, so size is not the answer, technique is.

The knowledge gained by following the techniques shown in this DVD is invaluable and will instill renewed confidence in your riding.


Recommend this product? Yes


Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good for a Rainy Day

Read all comments (6)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Ride Like A Pro, The Book

Ride Like A Pro, The Book

Ride Like a Pro, The Book SKU: RLAPB Manufacturer: Ride Like a Pro Shipping Weight: 0lb 8oz Ride Like a Pro, The Book Within these pages, I will show ...
eBay

$27.95

FREE Shipping
CafePress Ride like you mean it! Dressage Women's V-neck T

CafePress Ride like you mean it! Dressage Women's V-neck T

Shop Today! Get Extra 20% OFF! Use code CSE20! Get Extra 20% OFF. Use Code: CSE20. Women's V-Neck T-Shirt5.5 oz. 100% combed ringspun cottonTopstitch ...
CafePress.com

$28.50

+$6.49 shipping
Bass Pro Shops Camo ATV Ride-On for Kids   12041705073411

Bass Pro Shops Camo ATV Ride-On for Kids 12041705073411

Bass Pro Shops exclusiveInteractive throttle with realistic revving sound Light-up dash buttonsTalking phrases and sound effectsParental sound control...
Bass Pro Shops

$49.99

+$7.95 shipping
Ariens Riding Lawn Mower. Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn 991087

Ariens Riding Lawn Mower. Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin ZT3100 Transaxles Zero-Turn 991087

Shop for Riding Lawn Mowers at The Home Depot. The Ariens Max Zoom 60 in. 25 HP Kohler 7000 Series Pro V-Twin Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower provi...
Home Depot

$4999.00

FREE Shipping
Bicycle Pro Brake Light Ideal For Group Ride

Bicycle Pro Brake Light Ideal For Group Ride

IDEAL for GROUP RIDES!The World's First Bicycle PRO brake light Have you ever felt nervous riding in a pack or drafting behind a rider in front of you...
eBay

$10.95

+$2.00 shipping
Rsi Racing Air Vents For Polaris Pro Ride Rmk Chassis - Front Vents V-13

Rsi Racing Air Vents For Polaris Pro Ride Rmk Chassis - Front Vents V-13

Powered by Frooition Pro Shop Search RSI Racing Air Vents for Polaris Pro Ride RMK Chassis - Front Vents V-13 Item Description Questions? Contact us T...
eBay

$77.56

FREE Shipping
Titleist Pro V1 X-Out Golf Balls

Titleist Pro V1 X-Out Golf Balls

Play the same great ball as the Pro V1 at a fraction of the cost with the Titleist Pro V1 X-Out Golf Balls. Utilizing three-piece multi-layer construc...
Dick's Sporting Goods

$29.99

FREE Shipping
Logo Titleist Pro V1 Tin

Logo Titleist Pro V1 Tin

Titleist Pro V1 Logo Tin The custom Titleist Pro V1 Logo Tin includes three Pro V1 custom golf balls, one Pro V1 ball marker, five Titleist tees, and ...
Golfsmith

$24.99

+$6.99 shipping
Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls (Pack of 100)

Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls (Pack of 100)

The golf balls are NOT in pristine condition. These are all refinished Titleist Pro V1 golf balls with 2010 and 2012 generations mixed. There will be ...
Sears Marketplace
Titleist Pro V1 Prior Generation Golf Balls - One Dozen - Size: 12-pack

Titleist Pro V1 Prior Generation Golf Balls - One Dozen - Size: 12-pack

The Titleist Pro V1 golf ball can give you game the edge you are looking for no matter if you are a golf pro and just getting into the game. With a co...
Sports Authority

$39.99

+$6.99 shipping