My husband bought a motorcycle first and this book second. I picked it up (the book, not the bike) and read the whole thing in about 2 hours. (I skimmed the sections on how to shift.) Notable section: Lay down on the edge of a pickup truck bed and then roll off the back end. Did that hurt? It's what it feels like if you fall off your motorcycle. Now get a friend (?) to drive about 5 miles an hour and then roll off. Try it at 10, 20, 30, 60.....This book is more frightening than a Stephen King novel.