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The best body armour is between your ears

Ped Baker, 15 April 2011 15:29

While there are obvious benefits of the safety equipment we use to protect ourselves from injury, such as helmets, leathers, body amour, boots and gloves, they’re of little use if you’re unlucky enough to hit something bigger than you. Crash into a car or road furniture at even relatively low speeds and you’re likely to suffer broken bones at best. ...

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Three ways to load a bike for transporting

Guy Procter, 08 April 2011 17:25

Wrong Wrong Right When you've suffered the indignity -­ and expense -­ of a motorcycle falling over in a van you want to make sure it will never, ever happen again. And that's after you've shot a couple of vertebrae out of place trying to get the bike in the van. Muscle power and string can conquer all, but when ...

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How to… protect your garage with a pet lion

Dan Aspel, 08 April 2011 16:00

Fed up of bike thieves preying on your garage? This solution from Mexico could be the most ingenious response to bike theft yet. The story goes that, tired of having his garage raided for equipment, a mechanic across the Atlantic convinced the neighbourhood that he had a Mexican Lion protecting his premises. A few locals caught site of the beast ...

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The best 'How to pass your bike test' book ever?

MCN, 01 April 2011 17:33

MCN is happy to announce the publication of a book in which it has an emotional but not financial vested interest. It's called 'Pass the bike test (and be a great rider too!)' and it's co-authored by MCN contributing editor Rupert Paul. It's brand new and soon to be reviewed in full, but in case you were about to buy ...

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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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Ron Haslam Race School 2011 dates

MCN Newsdesk, 24 March 2011 12:05

"Rocket" Ron Haslam's Race School has announced its course dates for this year's racing season, with places still available to book from April onwards.   Held exclusively at Silverstone, the courses use a variety of Hondas - ranging from the CBR125 to the CBR600 and CBR1000 - to teach basic to advanced track riding skills.   Dates throughout April and ...

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Think you're a bit handy at low speed riding?

Andy Downes, 04 March 2011 10:12

If you've ever thought you were a bit tasty at low speed riding then you need to have a look at this Japanese video where riders are attempting to score points while riding around a coned-out course. These competitions are often held in Japan with the Police using their specially-built Honda VFR800s but this is the first time we have ...

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Turn-in points on the road

MCN, 25 February 2011 16:30

We're often told to use a deeper turn entry point on bends to improve visibility through the corner, but some people worry that it makes the corner sharper at the point of turn which loads up the front tyre and increases the risk of a crash which seems to defeat the object. But it's all a matter of degree, if ...

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Riding in town

MCN, 25 February 2011 16:20

Town and city roads can be some of the most difficult and hazardous for bike and scooter riders. If you use your bike for commuting everyday then chances are you’re already doing a fair bit of town riding. It really is very different to being out on the open road. Here's a few tips on styaing safe on city streets. ...

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Riding with a pillion

Dan Aspel, 04 February 2011 17:48

Riding with a pillion is a great way to introduce someone to the world of biking. It's also a great way to impress people with your mastery of your big, loud, scary motorcycle. Here's some top tips to ride confidently with a passenger: Make sure your pillion is wearing all the right gear, nothing's more important than their safety and they ...


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