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How to prepare your bike for winter

RiDE magazine, 25 November 2008 18:57

You can ride regularly in winter without ruining your bike – if you take steps to protect it. Here's an easy to follow guide from RiDE magazine on how to look after your bike and make sure it comes out of the cold season looking as good as it did going in. There can’t be many riders who don’t regard ...

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How to prepare for your first trackday

MCN Technical Staff, 30 November 2006 13:55

Trackdays are just for nutters and racers, aren’t they? Yes, and no. Trackdays are popular with the racing fraternity because race practice is very limited – how and where else can a racer set up their bike? You have to remember that even the quickest rider had their first trackday and, like you, were probably nervous. But don’t forget to ...

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Riding in strong winds

MCN, 07 December 2011 16:28

The UK is likely to be hit with very strong winds over the next couple of days, with gusts of over 90mph expected in parts of Scotland and Northern England. Below are a couple of tips to help you ride in strong winds. Obviously, if the winds are too strong and you don't feel confident riding in such conditions, leave the ...

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How to prepare yourself for winter

RiDE magazine, 26 November 2008 10:16

In winter you need to protect yourself from the cold and damp as well as from other vehicles. You can ride anywhere and anytime as long as you’re warm, dry and have good visibility. Read on for useful advice from RiDE magazine on staying warm and safe this winter. OK, so riding in the colder weather does require a steely ...

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15 best adventure touring tips

Jasper Winn, 24 May 2010 16:38

Be a tourist or be an adventure traveller: it can mean the difference between going for an epic ride, and being taken for one.  1. Simple is really goodLess than less makes for easy travel. Just one really good shirt costs less than three crap shirts, lasts longer than all of them together, and feels better, works better and can ...

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MCN's guide to urban riding: Filtering

MCN, 29 September 2010 14:48

To make sure you get the most out of your bike in the city MCN has produced a guide to urban riding in association with Spada. Riding in cities requires a completely different set of skills compared to the open road. There are more distractions, more hazards and more corners. This makes it more entertaining than a track day but ...

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Riding skills: Riding a cruiser for the first time

Guy Procter, 11 June 2010 14:40

Ride a cruiser for the first time and you’re in for a rapid period of acclimatisation. The different weight distribution, steering geometry, riding position and ground clearance have some profound implications on how you should ride them if you’re to a) enjoy it and b) survive it.    1) You can use the back brake againCruisers’ raked-out forks and low-carried weight ...

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Video: Information and Planning

Angus Farquhar, 22 December 2007 00:00

Dan from Rapid training shows you some basic riding skills which you can employ  to improve your safety margins and make your riding more enjoyable. Todays lesson is gathering information and turning them into plans to avoid hazards. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove ...

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New Rider: Master the art of riding your motorcycle slowly

Liam Marsden, 07 August 2008 12:09

One of the trickiest skills to learn on a motorcycle is the ability to ride and handle your motorbike at walking pace. Infact this is the time when novice riders can be most at risk from dropping their motorcycle, particularly if you're trying to execute moves like a U-turn. Here are some tips that should help you master the technique of slow riding. ...

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Learn to wheelie with Jimmy Fireblade

James Keen, 21 July 2009 16:53

Since before I even passed my motorcycle test I’ve desperately wanted to learn how to wheelie. But fear of damaging my bike, lack of a reliable technique and simple cowardice have prevented me from managing more than ham-fisted one-foot-off-the-floor efforts. That’s why I decided to pay a visit to Jimmy Fireblade’s Wheelie School. Watch the video highlights Stunt-veteran Jimmy has ...


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