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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

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

Protecting your ears

Have you ever listened to your MP3 player on the tube, on a crowded train, or while walking through the city? Try turning it off then listening again when you’re back in a quiet spot. As you fall to the floor, scrabbling to pull the explosively loud phones out of your ears you’ll have learnt a valuable lesson: sound is ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 30 July 2010

Top ten tips for your first track day

MCN contributor Dan Aspel recently took part in his first track day at Cadwell Park. Here are his 10 top tips for track day newbies: 1. Check your bike thoroughly before you head offThis includes tyre wear, fluid levels, brake pads etc…, you’ll be asking a lot more of it than usual and you need to be sure it’s in good ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 01 July 2010

Two-stroke answer to rising crosser costs

This immaculate Kawasaki KX500 hybrid is one motocross racer's response to the rising costs of four-stroke off-road competition machines. Chris Place, 21, hopes the blend of an easily-fixed two-stroke engine and modern chassis will enable him to compete on a knock-down budget. Built from a 2008 KXF450 chassis and a 1994 KX500 two-stroke, the KX500CF (for Custom Fabricated) was built ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 27 October 2011

Classic Triumph nears end of "Iron Butt"

A classic 1969 Triumph Trident T150 – ridden by a British rider – is nearing the end of the gruelling American "Iron Butt" rally. Covering 11,000 miles in 11 days, the route travels through 48 US states starting in Washington and ending in California. British triple-cylinder enthusiast John Young is currently on day 8 of the ride, and is reportedly ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 30 June 2011

3000-mile Moroccan tour with BMW

A 3000-mile, 16-day bike tour to Morocco and back is being organised for this Spring by BMW. Riders will stay overnight in Spanish paradors in the Andalucian Mountains, visit the medieval city of Fes, ride through the Atlas Mountains and have the chance to get off-road in the Sahara. The route follows in the tyre-tracks of a trip run by ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 16 February 2011

20,000 miles in a sidecar, with the wife!

> Motorcycling couple currently making TV show about relationships – while touring UK in a sidecar > They've already travelled 20,000 miles through the Americas > MCN gets the inside story After meeting on a dating website, Mike and Alanna Clear decided they would investigate how marriages work by riding through North and South America in a Ural sidecar and ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 26 January 2011

Kawasaki Riders Club to re-launch at Motorcycle Live

Kawasaki is re-launching its Riders Club, with the first members invited to sign up at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live 2010 (27 Nov – 5 Dec). Anyone signing up at the show will have a chance to win an “all expenses paid” Spanish trackday experience riding the new Ninja ZX-10R Membership will cost £20 and includes the following benefits: • BSB parking ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 23 November 2010

Video: Trials riding the Nou Camp

Nine times world Trials champion Toni Bou has released the following stunt video set in FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. In anticipation of Saturday’s Champion’s League final – in which the Spanish side will face Manchester United at Wembley – Bou is seen hopping up stairs, riding along railings and literally bouncing off the walls. The excitable Catalan told Motoblog.it: ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 26 May 2011

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