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Kit: How to choose leather trousers

Marc Abbott, 19 August 2009 15:40

As important as your leather jacket, leather trousers serve the same purpose (that of protection), albeit with slightly less style if you’re riding to the pub.  Compare and buy leather trousers The theory behind choosing the right pair is similar to buying a jacket.  1. Make sure they fitIt’s blindingly obvious, but you’re going to be in the saddle for a ...

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Kit: How to choose a leather jacket

Marc Abbott, 19 August 2009 15:33

It doesn’t matter what we say here – most motorcyclists, if they’re being honest, will choose something that looks good. And why not? Compare and buy leather jackets in the MCN Shop However, beyond aesthetics, there are a few other things to bear in mind when you’re shopping for your first leather jacket.  1. Make sure it fitsSounds obvious, but it’s ...

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FAQ: Bike security tips - lock it or lose it

Marc Potter, 14 August 2009 14:49

UK bike security firm Tracker has urged motorcyclists to keep bikes locked this summer and offered top tips for new riders to make sure your bike doesn’t get stolen.  Compare and buy motorcycle security kit Figures show that small bikes are as likely to be stolen than bigger machines, so even if you’ve got a 125 you need to make ...

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Kit: How to buy winter motorcycle boots

Marc Abbott, 05 August 2009 16:23

Think about what sort of riding you'll be doing, and when you¹ll be doing it. If you'll be commuting throughout the year, there will be days when you rue the purchase of those vented summer race boots! Compare and buy motorcycle boots The theory behind finding all-weather boots that fit are the same as with summer boots. Try on as ...

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Kit: How to buy summer motorcycle boots

Marc Abbott, 05 August 2009 16:08

Whether it's a race-spec boot or a simple touring boot for summer rides or commuting, the theory behind making sure it fits is the same. The golden rule is to make sure you visit a dealer to try on as many pairs from as many different manufacturers as you can find. Compare and buy motorcycle boots Obviously, you'll need to ...

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Kit: How to buy motorcycle gloves

Marc Abbott, 31 July 2009 10:18

You hands are the most vital parts of your body for riding a bike ­ they control your speed, your upper body balance and are unfortunately the first things to hit the deck in a crash on almost every occasion. So buying a pair of gloves is probably more important than you think. Compare and buy motorcycle gloves in the ...

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Kit: Buying waterproofs

Rob Hull, 03 July 2009 15:47

There’s three key things to consider when buying waterproofs – they’re completely waterproof (obvious, but there are things to look for), they’ve quick and easy to get on and they’re comfortable. Completely waterproof Make sure you buy a set of waterproofs with waterproof zips and make sure the seams are taped to prevent any leaks.   Also, if they have a ...

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Kit: Choosing the right kit

Laura Kennerley, 17 June 2009 15:40

Choosing the right kit for any motorcyclist, new or experienced, should always follow the same guidelines. Just because you’re a new rider, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the optimum level of protection you can afford. Compare and buy motorcycle clothing Get the latest New Rider news It doesn’t matter what your budget is, there are enough motorcycle brands that you ...

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New Rider guide: Your biking future starts now

James Keen, 10 June 2009 15:06

Flick through the digital magazine below for everything you need to know to prepare for life on two wheels. Get 3 issues of RiDE magazine for £5 The New Rider magazine, which came free in this month's RiDE magazine, is the perfect introduction to motorcycling. It features the steps involved in getting your licence, a head-to-toe kit guide, how to find ...

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Kit: Finding motorcycle clothing for large riders

Chris Dabbs, 22 May 2009 16:15

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I’ve jsut passed my test and I’m eager to get going, but I’m stumbling across a few problems finding kit to fit. I’m of the oversized group and I am finding it very hard to ...

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