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Riding skills: How not to crash part 1

Riding skills: how not to crash, everBikers are sometimes the victims of crazy or careless car drivers no doubt. But don’t kid yourself – most bike prangs are things we could avoid if we mastered our brains, our brakes, and the bends. ollow our series of guides on how not to crash, and start adding the years of accident-free biking ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 13 March 2009

Castle Combe offers new track day initiatives

Wiltshire's Castle Combe Circuit was one of the first tracks to run its own track days when it started back in 1994. Now it's introducing two new format days, at either end of the riding experience spectrum. One is a new 'Elite' day on Wednesday 21st July, restricted to just 36 riders, running in three groups of 12 to give ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 14 May 2010

Shakey Byrne backs Iraq-and-back army charity ride

Express Insurance and British Superbike champion Shane ŒShakey¹ Byrne will be supporting motorcycle enthusiast and ex-serviceman Bill Allan, when he sets off on 29 May on an incredible 6,467 mile journey to raise £50,000 in aid of ABF The Soldiers¹ Charity (previously known as The Army Benevolent Fund). Bill, 53, left his job with the AA 18 months ago to ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 10 May 2010

Vyrus: The world's most-powerful road motorcycle

Tiny Italian firm Vyrus will launch a new hub-centre-steered superbike in November which in its ultimate form offers 211bhp. That makes it easily the most powerful street bike in the world – eclipsing Ducati’s MotoGP replica Desmosedici by more than 10bhp. The 987 C3 4V is the latest evolution of Vyrus’s radical Ducati-engined superbike, replacing the 985’s 999R engine with ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 19 October 2009

2010 Honda CBF600s come to life with new colours

Honda’s middleweight workhorse has always performed far better than its dowdy looks suggest – which makes Honda’s livelier 2010 CBF600 paintschemes a welcome change. Find a Honda CBF600 for sale It also explains where the Dragon Green paint pot (stolen from the CB1000R) went.   Read the Honda CBF600 review The naked CBF600N will be available in:Pearl Nightstar BlackDragon Green MetallicPearl ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 04 September 2009

New Honda Shadow 750 Black Spirit cruiser has lowest seat in class

Honda has launched a new matt-black rival to Harley-Davidson’s 883 Nightster with the lowest seat in its class in the shape of the Shadow 750 Black Spirit.  Find a cruiser for sale A stripped back, bobber-styled version of the Shadow Spirit 750, the shaft-driven cruiser has the emphasis on creating a mean kerbside presence without troubling its owner on the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 04 September 2009

Esoteric riding skills no.5: How to ride round the rim of a giant sandstone pothole

Granted it’s not a widespread challenge riders face, but if and when you are, then any information becomes very relevant indeed. The man in this next video wants to graduate to giant sandstone pothole rim riding, but sensibly has opted to start with something smaller. Key learnings: 1 Keep the throttle on2 Look ahead3 Grip the tank with your knees4 ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 06 May 2011

Riding skills: How to get on a motorcycle

Failure to mount a motorcycle properly can lead to poor forward vision and throttle control, and it’s a growing problem among predominantly slender, female new riders. Deterred by the complexity of explaining this key task adequately, magazines and instructors have shied away from it for years. So we’re incredibly thankful to American training outfit Motorcycle Riding Concepts who’ve managed to ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 06 May 2011

Esoteric riding skills no5: stunt washing

We’d all rather ride than wash our bikes, right? Now, with the simple expedient of learning a few simple additional skills you need no longer choose between the two. Ideally not practiced on a bike with a gaping air intake right in the water’s way, but then evidently that doesn’t matter much either. NB – there’s some irrelevant stunt riding ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 10 September 2010

Riding skills: The best advice ever

There's a mountain of good riding advice out there, and no magic fix to compete with tens of thousands of miles of practice. But sometimes one simple rule-of-thumb that's easy to remember can save your bacon more reliably than that stack of ride-better books you can't remember reading. These are ours. Tell us yours. Look further ahead (Ali) Don't hold ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 13 August 2010

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