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Kevin Williams / Survival Skills

Motorcycle trainer, motorcycle author, motorcycle safety consultant, motorcycle forum moderator, former courier and ever a recreational rider. Is there a common theme here?
Kevin Williams / Survival Skills has written 306 posts for SURVIVAL SKILLS

*** OFFERS *** Yes, it’s Black Friday

I know it’s another US import but hey, ho… everyone is offering special one-off prices and my publisher is no different. So until midnight tonight, you can take advantage off a whopping 25% discount on the entire range of Survival Skills paperbacks: – the DIY guide to better riding ‘Survival SKILLS’ – ‘Tarmac Tactics’ an … Continue reading

Read the Facebook Files 2014

LATEST NEWS The Facebook Files for 2014 are NOW AVAILABLE! Every post in the Survival Skills TIPS on TUESDAY and SKILLS on SATURDAY series – almost 100 articles – are now available here. Just to make sure you know what you are signing up for, January’s articles are available FREE. If you want to carry … Continue reading

What have I been upto in New Zealand?

Find out here! SOBS in New Zealand – a successful trip!

Some tips for Basic Training! Part 3

Today, in part three of the major series of new posts from Survival Skills helping the beginning or novice rider, we’re looking some tips to help you with CBT’s practical off-road training.┬áIn mid-March, when I’m back from New Zealand, I’ll look at how to ‘convert’ to the big bike for Direct Access training and then … Continue reading

Some tips for Basic Training! Part 2

This morning, it’s time for part two of a major new series of posts helping the beginning or novice rider to make good choices. Last week I looked at the kind of decisions to make before booking a course, today we’re going to look at how to prepare for Compulsory Basic Training (or CBT). Next … Continue reading

Some tips for Basic Training!

Today, as we enter a new year, I’m starting a major new series of posts and relaunching the WordPress blog at the same time. I’m going to be looking at riding from the perspective of the beginning or novice rider. I spent over a decade working as a basic trainer and was one of the … Continue reading

Motorcycle Riding Skills Books – what to read?

Wherever we are on the development path, we can always look to improve our riding skills. I’d always recommend training with a decent rider coach as the most effective way but it’s certainly not the only way we can learn. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot from reading books. Although reading doesn’t suit everyone, … Continue reading

“I can’t turn right at slow speed” – sorting out riding problems online

Although forum use has dropped off, I still answer questions from riders  online. One recent example was from a rider who was having trouble on slow right-handers: “I have no problems going round left hand bends at any speed from slow 1st gear tight slow ones to legal limit open road ones. Right-handers on the other … Continue reading

December 2018 – latest news

*** BIKE REVIEW *** Suzuki’s DL1000 V-Strom

As you have probably gathered if you have been following my FB posts, over the four weeks Judy and I made our way around New Zealand on the machine kindly loaned to us by TSS Red Baron in Wellington on behalf of Suzuki New Zealand, whilst presenting at various locations on the Shiny Side Up … Continue reading