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How to make a cruiser outhandle a supertourer

Guy Procter, 01 April 2011 17:29

Believe. And scrape a bit.

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Riding skills: How not to crash part 1

Guy Procter, 13 March 2009 09:47

Riding skills: how not to crash, everBikers are sometimes the victims of crazy or careless car drivers no doubt. But don’t kid yourself – most bike prangs are things we could avoid if we mastered our brains, our brakes, and the bends. ollow our series of guides on how not to crash, and start adding the years of accident-free biking ...

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How to spot the Humberside Hayabusa NOT to be egged-on by

Guy Procter, 26 March 2010 10:02

Humberside police have helpfully posted this somewhat threatening video about how fast they can ride on their Hayabusa, in use as part of their ‘Operation Achilles’ bike-nabbing scheme. The silver Hayabusa is seen riding in pursuit of (and sometimes not in pursuit) at speeds of up to 109mph. “Are you watching your riding?” asks PC Glen Dennis, “Because we are”. ...

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Fines for small plates

MCN, 23 July 2010 17:15

Darren Izzard was riding home from a shopping trip when the boys in blue flagged him down. “I pulled over and turned the bike off, removed my helmet and approached the officers with a friendly smile. I hadn't been speeding or riding aggressively so was a bit curious about the pull.” Said Darren. “One officer engaged me in conversation and ...

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How to ride your bike backwards

Dan Aspel, 19 May 2011 16:44

Perspective is everything in life. Falling into familiar habits and patterns can make life seem so drab and repetitious. Consult the pop-psychology books of Edward De Bono, the "Self Help" shelf of your local bookshop, or even the horoscope section of your daily rag and one precept will consistently shine through: change is good. Variety is the spice of life... ...

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Crash Card: Every helmet should have one

Guy Procter, 09 June 2011 15:46

There's no bigger favour you can do a paramedic – and hence yourself in the event of a crash – than keeping a Crash Card in your helmet. How do we know? Because it's the idea of the motorcyclists within the ambulance service itself. The Crash Card is a simple business-card-sized note you store inside the padding of your helmet ...

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Video: Observational Riding

Angus Farquhar, 26 December 2007 00:00

In part four of the tips for riding, Dan from Rapid Training takes you through how to properly make use of observation while riding. Check out the video below as Dan tells you what to look out for while riding and how this can help you ride better. See part one: Planning See part two: Positioning See Part three: ...

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Riding Skills Video: “Easy Parking”

Dan Aspel, 24 November 2010 17:05

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 ...

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Bend assessment: rear-view camera

videobike, 31 July 2007 21:53

A new look at bend assessment from a rear view mounted video camera, with commentary. The Pan European in the picture is not Police, it is an ex AA roadwatch bike. It's rider has a radio and is listening to the commentary from the rider in front. He is on an advanced motorcycle training course.

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Module 1 test - it's extremely unsafe

Dave b, 19 July 2010 22:36

I too have recently taken my Module 1 test and I was failed for doing 49kph through the speed trap, although I completed a 62 kph emergency stop. I had completed all other skills without fault. It felt extremely unsafe. I think they should allow 10% margin for error as allowed under construction and use regs for speedos in Europe.


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