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Video: Icon take the Triumph Tiger 800 off-road

Ever wondered how good a Triumph Tiger 800 really is off-road? Well, just… just… watch this. Undoubtedly the best advert Triumph's ever had, and they didn't even have to shoot it themselves. Sit back, crack a beer, enjoy this epic half hour odyssey from US gear brand Icon. If you don't want a Tiger 800 after this… we're impressed!

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 21 September 2012

What filling up in Malawi reveals about the F800GS

Here’s a great argument for the superiority of the F800GS over its bigger brother, the R1200GS. It’s lighter, goes further on a tank of gas, is easier to pick up when you (inevitably) drop it, and it’s even fun at filling up time. Where’s the filler cap? Not buried under the tankbag, no sirree! Mega handy when you’re going for ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 12 May 2011

How to make a cruiser outhandle a supertourer

Believe. And scrape a bit.

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 01 April 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

Video: F650GS round Iceland

Anyone doubting the adventure bike credentials of the non-Charley-and-Ewan-endorsed F650GS, or the quality of Iceland as an adventure touring destination, or the joy of riding someone else’s bike round the great wild yonder should watch this video. If you experience no itch in either of your feet while doing so, you’ll know you’re dead.

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 30 July 2010

Riding skills video: Get Bikesafe skills sat at your desk

Devon and Cornwall Police have posted this useful taster of their Bikesafe training days, giving you a skimmed version of the core skills.   It feels good to rebuild your road riding from the ground up and if that means going slower than normal but getting your lines and road positioning spot-on, it makes for a stronger platform on which to ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 23 April 2010

Riding Skills Video: How to lift a dropped bike

The shame of dropping your bike soon magnifies to an all-consuming mortification if you can't quickly pick it back up again.   No-one's pretending it's easy, particularly not on bigger bikes, but there's a right and a wrong way to give yourself the best chance of getting the bugger rubber-side down again. Some useful advice in this Harley video, including a ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 17 February 2010

Video: TTXGP celebrates short-circuit focus with new promo

Ditched by the TT but undiminished in enthusiasm and still with the biggest entry list by far, TTXGP is celebrating its now exclusiv short-circuit focus with this new promo. There must be a clever comment to make about ‘short circuits’ here, but you don’t have a comment box and make the wisecracks yourself.   TTXGP World Series promo Meanwhile, we really ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 15 February 2010

Riding skills: do you have nightmares about cones?

Manoeuvring a bike round cones is a daunting challenge for new riders, and even experienced ones often shy away from U-turns in tight spots, comforting themselves with the thought it’s not them, it’s their big heavy bike that’s the limiting factor. Here’s a kill-or-cure dose of inspiration for you – a US police rider entering a hellish scene of infinite ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 12 February 2010

76-year-old Brit's epic tour of India on Honda Stunner

76 year old Brit Simon Gandolfi and best-selling author of Old Man on a Bike has embarked on an epic six-month lap of India aboard Honda’s brand new 125 Stunner. Planning a tour abroad? Check out MCN deals on ferry tickets The former novelist says he’s undertaken the trip in order to stay warm in winter and get out from ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 21 January 2010

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