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How to plan your first ride on a sports bike

Marc Abbott, 21 January 2010 16:13

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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Kit: How to buy a bike lock

Rob Hull, 20 August 2009 11:21

Buying a motorcycle lock is all about one thing – tailoring it to your specific needs. The motorcycle lock world is diverse with a variety of options meaning you could actually buy three or four different locks for different needs. DISC LOCKS AND U-LOCKSIf you’re leaving your bike in a fairly safe area but just want a little piece of ...

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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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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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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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