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Tubes and tubeless tyres

MCN, 07 October 2010 17:48

Tubeless tyres have several advantages over tubed tyres and are far more numerous on today's bikes. Among those advantages are that they run cooler, so can cope with higher performance and give longer mileage. Their construction is stiffer than tubed so they don't deflate rapidly and deform like older tubed tyres. But if you ride an older bike with spoked ...

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Plan your first ride with care

MCN, 25 June 2010 17:00

You’ve passed your test, bought the kit and blown all your hard-earned on your dream bike. Now it’s time to go for your very first ride. And that needs preparation. If you passed your test by the Direct Access route, you’ll have ridden a Honda CB500 or similar. So what differences can you expect when you sling your leg over ...

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Differences between bike and car engines

MCN, 28 May 2010 16:02

If you have come from the four-wheeled world it is easy to forget that motorcycle engines need more care and attention than car engines as they rev a lot higher with much greater power to capacity ratios. For example, you can normally expect a car to hardly need topping up between oil changes, but it’s not unusual for bikes to ...

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125cc motorcycles information centre

MCN, 15 June 2009 11:21

Welcome to the launch centre for 125cc motorcycles, encompassing everything from cheap 125cc scooters to the newest and fastest 125cc sportsbike. Here you'll be able to find everything you wanted to know about 125s, from advice on how to maintain your 125cc motorcycle to bike reviews of the latest 125cc bikes. Check back to this page regularly for the latest ...

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Naked or faired for a first bike?

MCN, 27 May 2009 15:46

MCN's problem-solving community has the answers to most biking queries you could imagine. Here, they help a newbie with new bike choice... Ziqnzoq: I passed my test last week and am now thinking about my first big bike. The question I have is whether to go naked or faired? I prefer the naked look of Street Triples, Bandits and Hornets, ...

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New rider advice: Honda CBR600RR as first bike

MCN, 15 May 2009 15:39

Here’s some recent advice from our problem-solving reader community. To join in, visit here Burqoil: All my friends and work mates are saying that a CBR600RR on a 2004 plate is a bad choice for a first bike. It’s too big and the riding position is too sporty and low and I am a “walking kidney donor” as I’ve just ...


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