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Boot review: Tuzo Race WP

Tuzo Race WP boots, £79.99Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: Like most of my riding kit, these Tuzo Race WP boots have tasted gravel. It wasn’t the result of skill, the boots were followed by my knee, hips, shoulder and pride. On the plus side, they stood up very well. The toesliders took the brunt of the impact – and still ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 27 June 2011

Retro riding skills: “adult, impulsive and brash”

Get ready to learn some retro riding skills, Aussie style. This road safety video from the Commonwealth Film Unit was made in 1959. It shows a bunch of “too-cool-for-school” bike-mad kids getting a lesson in bike safety, track riding and essential maintenance. Motorcycles, film-making and social values may have come a hell of a long way in the past 52 ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 03 June 2011

Riding with a pillion

Riding with a pillion is a great way to introduce someone to the world of biking. It's also a great way to impress people with your mastery of your big, loud, scary motorcycle. Here's some top tips to ride confidently with a passenger: Make sure your pillion is wearing all the right gear, nothing's more important than their safety and they ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 04 February 2011

Rapid Training riding tips

Rapid Training offer advanced riding tuition to tune up both your road and track skills.  According to their promotional literature, their aim is to make “your confidence and ability” go “sky high”. That’s why MCN uses their services to ensure all of its staff and riders are in the best possible riding condition. Here are a few of their top ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 05 November 2010

Night riding tips

Two pieces of bad news: • A disproportionately high number of road accidents occur at night. • Your ability to see in the dark decreases with age. Also bear in mind that only 15% of the receptors in your eye are made for low-light perception. As your pupils are dilated at night any intense light, such as car headlights, will set all ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 03 September 2010

Top 10 bad riding habits

1. Irregular maintenance Your bike will respond really well to regular checks, particularly the chain and other parts that can be easily cleaned and lubricated. It’s easy to put it off, but a weekly clean makes a big difference. 2. “Low eyes” It’s easy to focus too hard on the road just in front of you and not look at what’s coming. ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 27 August 2010

Boost your riding skills with Colin Edwards

Off-road riding may seem a world away from commuting and touring, but the skills involved transfer perfectly to the tarmac. Just ask two-time World Superbike champion Colin Edwards. He’s so confident that dirt-tracking made him the racer that he is today that he’s setting up his own school. From February you’ll be able to visit the Texas Tornado Boot Camp ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 27 August 2010

Riding Skills: Stunting. In Reverse.

Lithuanian stunt rider Virginijus Zukauskas has either: 1. Managed to bend time and physics to his will Or 2. Put his stunt video in reverse Either way, this clip makes some freaky viewing.

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 30 June 2011

Riding skills: Beware black ice

This video, shot in the Vancouver area, shows the dangers of black ice on an apparently clear road.  As the road was slightly elevated above sea level, rain water that fell in previously warm conditions began to freeze as the sun started to set. The bike began to lowside as grip was lost on the black ice, then as soon ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 02 December 2010

Riding Skills Video: “Easy Parking”

Remember the “Only Fools and Horses” episode when Del-boy put a stolen “Out of Order” sign on a parking meter? In the world of Turcano Urbano, motorcyclists can now pull a similar stunt.  Their “Easy Parking” mat turns useless car parking spaces into convenient bike bays in seconds. Reassuring for the London commuter.  Sadly this isn’t a real product and ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 24 November 2010

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