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Practical Test: The new motorcycle test explained

James Keen, 12 March 2009 12:17

It’s been about eight years since I took my practical for real and nearly as long since I last performed a proper feet-up u-turn, so I’m interested to see how I tackle the slow speed manoeuvres that form the off road part of the new motorcycle test. As a teenager I’d had a bunch of lessons and professional tuition on ...

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Basic Skills: Master your gearbox

Liam Marsden, 03 September 2008 09:58

One of the most difficult parts of riding a bike is changing gears. On a race track a bad gear change can lose you valuable seconds, on the road a botched gear change looks messy and you'll feel a bit embarrassed. If you're planning on taking pillions with you then a smooth gear change is all the more vital for ...

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SarahC's Suzuki and BSM DAS diary day one: Let's get riding again

Sarah Carnell, 12 May 2008 11:16

Well after a few months off the road I’ve finally got round to booking what will hopefully turn out to be my Direct Access route to a full motorcycle licence. Over the next week, I will be sharing my highs and hopefully not so many lows of my training with the BSM motorcycle training school in Birmingham on the Suzuki ...

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New rider blog: SarahC gets her L plates

Sarah Carnell, 14 August 2007 13:38

So when I was little there were three things I wanted to do. 1. Be a mechanic2. Be a professional ballerina3. Ride a motorbike So having dabbled on the car with my dad since I was about six and done amateur dramatics for more than 15 years I now had the last one to achieve so I thought I would share with you ...


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