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Mothballing your motorcycle - storage advice from Haynes

With the evenings drawing in and the temperature falling, the experts at Haynes are offering practical advice for riders preparing to hide their bikes away for the winter.  Preparation is vital, especially if bikes are to be stored for long periods of time in cold, damp environments like unheated garages and sheds.  Penny Cox, Motorcycle Editorial Manager for Haynes Publishing, ...

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  • General news
  • 07 November 2011

French Autoroute Filling Station Problems

Having just returned from our annual pilgrimage into Europe, I thought that I should share a problem that we encountered. We pulled into a petrol station on the French autoroute, the alarms on our bikes set as usual, but on returning to the bikes two of the five bikes in our party refused to respond to their alarms (one Datatool and ...

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  • General news
  • 05 July 2008

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Please read carefully the terms and conditions for all MCN mobile competitions. 1. Promotions are open to UK residents aged 18 and over. 2. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered. 3. Bauer Consumer Media and the promoter reserve the right to substitute the prize for another prize of equal value. 4. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to ...

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  • 14 February 2008

Picture gallery: BMW's uncrashable motorcycle patent drawings

Here are all the pictures of BMW's patent design for an "uncrashable" motorcycle. The system works through a system of pivots and hydraulics to move the wheels about. Even the handle bars can be moved independently of the front wheel! Basically, if the onboard computer senses something is wrong, like a loss of grip or inappropriate input from the rider, then ...

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  • General news
  • 09 January 2008

Can a Triumph sound like a Harley?

Triumph spent a lot of time in the development of its America Cruiser to try and make it sound as much like a harley as possible. The firm selected a specific firing order for the parallel twin engine that bucks the normal trend for that kind of cylinder layout, specifically so it could make the engine sound like a big ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 June 2007

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