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Riding skills: How to get a good race start

Michael Neeves, 11 November 2010 13:15

Most top-level racing bikes (including the fabulous new Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE road bike) equipped with cutting-edge electronics packages will have some form of launch control.  The very best of these systems will let you pin the throttle, dump the clutch and off you go with the perfect start. The electronics prevent the bike from bogging down or pulling ...

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One-way cross-country USA bike rental with Jupiter's Motorcycles

James Keen, 10 November 2010 12:08

Jupiter’s NYC is the only bike rental company offering one-way cross-country rentals from New York to Los Angeles (and visa versa). Jupiter's specialise in BMWs and Triumphs, so the fleet includes the Triumph Bonneville, BMW R1200GS, BMW F650GS, Triumph Speed Triple, BMW R1200RT and the BMW F800ST. You can pick up the bike of your choice from their shop in LA, have ...

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Video: the Commuter Survival Guide

James Keen, 27 October 2010 13:41

A new DVD from the guys who created Great Roads Great Rides aims to help riders develop the "tools to survive the urban challenge." The instructional film covers three main areas: planning, positioning and filtering. It's available to buy online now for £4.99 (+ P&P).  To find out more or get your copy, visit www.commuterrider.com.

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MCN's guide to urban riding: Observation

MCN, 25 October 2010 16:49

Riding in cities requires a completely different set of skills compared to the open road. There are more distractions, more hazards and more corners. 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. 1. Watch the road surface carefully. Drains, metal covers, road ...

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Do you still love me? (or the bike ride from hell)

Craig JAMES, 23 October 2010 13:24

MCN For your amusement and publication? Do still You Love me? (Or the bike ride from hell) Ok so I move from the UK to biking heaven, Spain. Little rain, sunny every day, and empty roads, what more does an aging biker need! Well after my BMW R100RT (ex Babylon) seemed to be straining on the road and was approaching ...

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Sheene Memorial Challenge launches 2 new trips for 2011

James Keen, 21 October 2010 14:40

Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent is taking the Barry Sheene Memorial Motorcycle Challenge up a gear for 2011 by launching two new biker-friendly European routes. Visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/teamsheene for more info Registration is now open for both a five-day and a nine-day trip that take riders through beautiful biking countryside and include visits to top biking circuits across Europe.   The nine-day trip ...

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MCN's guide to urban riding: Defensive riding

MCN, 18 October 2010 10:39

Many bikers assume that their riding skills are the most important factor in road safety. However, other road users are the most serious threat to your safety as a motorcyclist, especially in a city. The sudden movements of other vehicles can present a much greater hazard to you than to the drivers themselves. In this situation, developing a defensive riding ...

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MCN's guide to urban riding: Traffic lights

MCN, 11 October 2010 16:47

Bikes are great in cities; they are small, nimble and have power-to-weight ratios that would make even top sports cars wince. This means they are almost perfect for standing starts, or traffic lights. To make sure you get away from traffic lights safely and quickly MCN has produced a handy guide in association with Spada. 1. It may be tempting ...

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Electric bikes in Tenerife 2010

dave burnett, 03 October 2010 16:25

My son kieran, with a Canarian cops, electric step through in Tenerife 2010

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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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