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Ride like a Japanese copper

To see how police pursuit riders handle a bike in the land of the rising sun, check out this clip. This low-speed leaning around tightly packed traffic cones shows some impressive control of a fully panniered Honda Deauville. Worth investigating, afterall confident high-speed control is just the result of excellent low-speed control. See the video here

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 04 February 2011

MCN Riding skills videos: Your opinion needed!

Over the coming weeks we're going to be filming a series of in-depth riding skills videos that will appear right here on our website. We hope you'll find these skills video useful, whatever level your riding is at. So our question is: What advice videos should be produce to have the biggest impact on your riding enjoyment and safety? What element of riding have ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 21 January 2011

Troy Bayliss to instruct at Ducati Riding Experience

Former World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss will give riding tuition at the 2011 Ducati Riding Experience at a series of dates at racetracks across Italy. Bayliss retired from racing at the end of the 2009 season after one of the most successful careers in the WSB series – all with Ducati. He now returns to Ducati as an instructor on ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 11 January 2011

Know the track: Silverstone

In a nut shellFollowing a £5m renovation for 2010, Silverstone became the UK’s official MotoGP venue, as well as hosting the British round of WSB. The Grand Prix circuit is a staggering 3.667 miles long. Key to a good lapLapping fast at Silverstone is all about making the most of the fast corners, and the fastest one is the first ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 17 December 2010

Know the track: Cadwell Park

In a nut-shell: In the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Cadwell’s “mini-Nurburgring” is one of the most picturesque and dangerous circuits in the UK. The Mountain is one of the most famous features in British racing, with so many bikes becoming airborne after its peak that it hardly seems worthwhile surfacing the succeeding yards. Key to a good lap: Gearing ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 10 December 2010

Where can I ride off-road? Your questions answered

By Richard Simpson of the Trail Riders Fellowship There is increasing pressure on land use on our overcrowded island, and the days when you could just ride on wasteland and commons or up and down tracks and bridleways without getting in serious trouble with the law are now long behind us. Here's a handy guide telling you where to ride: ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 06 December 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

Know the track: Mallory Park

In a nut shellOne a pony-trotting track, Mallory then went on to host grass track meetings. Road racing started here in 1956. Small and friendly, it stimulates some fiery action, despite being a short track at just 1.35 miles in length.  Key to a good lapThere are just five corner at Mallory Park, although one of them – Gerards – ...

  • 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

Know the track: Thruxton

In a nut-shell: Like Snetterton, Thruxton is an airfield circuit and is one of the fastest tracks in the UK. It was once home to Britain’s major long-distance events and lent its name to several celebrated British bikes. Race meetings are relatively few in recent years. As a track it’s equally demanding of a machine’s handling and a rider’s bottle. ...

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  • Riding Skills
  • 23 November 2010

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