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Basic Skills: How to position your body when cornering

Chris Dabbs, 02 October 2009 15:55

You don't have to be a racer to hang your body off a bike! Changing your body position when cornering can get you round safer and with less lean angle required from your bike, as MCN's Michael Neeves shows one reader in our video.   Further reading:Basic Skills

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Top 5 first big bikes

Marc Abbott, 26 August 2009 17:31

Are you new to biking and looking for a decent first big bike? You’ll be needing our guide to the top 5 used bikes for new riders.   Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 These 5 models were voted the best commuters by MCN readers in the MCN Biking Britain survey - have your say now.     ...

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Top 5 125cc sports bikes

James Keen, 17 July 2009 14:26

If you're in the market for a sporty learner bike, look no further. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 Sports 125s are the stuff of teenage dreams, the kind of machines that have youngsters cashing in savings accounts and resorting to after-school jobs at fast food outlets.   Top 10 coolest 125cc bikes Here's 5 of the sharpest looking, best ...

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Practical Test: module one test sites

Marc Abbott, 14 July 2009 16:58

If you’ve passed your CBT and theory test you are ready to start training and sign up for your bike test.  This is now completed in two parts. Module one takes place on an off-road site and requires riders to complete:  at least two manoeuvres carried out at slow speed, including a slalom at least two manoeuvres carried out at ...

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The new motorcycle test is a joke

Albert Adams, 13 July 2009 11:01

I have finally given up trying to pass this module 1 motorcycle driving test after falling off practicing. I cannot believe that the DSA have accepted a European standard which requires learner riders to exceed the Uk 30mph basic speed limit in order to pass. Apart from my injuries sustained off road practicing I have heard about many other learner ...

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5 great 125cc scooters

James Keen, 12 June 2009 12:07

So you've just passed your CBT and you're in the market for a decent 125cc scooter... but which one? There's so much choice out there it can be overwhelming for new riders. That's why we've short listed 5 of the best.  Top 10 coolest 125cc bikes Read on for retro cool Vespas, supercharged Peugeots and a Gilera scooter that looks like ...

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FAQ: How do I clean my motorcycle gloves?

Chris Dabbs, 11 June 2009 14:23

If your bike gloves smell sweaty when warm and make your hands stink you can do something about it. If they are leather with a man-made lining turn them inside and hand wash them with some detergent for delicate clothing, rinsing them well. Then let them dry naturally (not on a radiator or in the microwave ­ yes it¹s been ...

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First time bikes for tall riders

Chris Dabbs, 21 March 2009 21:00

Q. I am due to take the Direct Access Scheme and test in a couple of weeks. Once I pass, I am looking to buy an all-rounder middleweight. However, being a tall bloke - 6'4", I would prefer a bike that is comfortable for someone above average height. From my research, I have narrowed my shortlist to the Kawasaki Versys, Yamaha FZ6 Fazer, and Suzuki ...

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Data Tag registration

oldfatfart, 22 June 2008 22:41

Hi, I bought my bike last year, it has a data tag number on it but no phone number to register it, does anyone know how to do this? please help. Thanks.

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