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MCN Riding skills videos: Your opinion needed!

James Keen, 21 January 2011 11:39

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 ...

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Troy Bayliss to instruct at Ducati Riding Experience

Andy Downes, 11 January 2011 13:00

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 ...

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Know the track: Silverstone

Dan Aspel, 17 December 2010 13:06

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 ...

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Know the track: Cadwell Park

MCN, 10 December 2010 16:44

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 ...

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Where can I ride off-road? Your questions answered

Richard Simpson, 06 December 2010 11:45

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: ...

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Riding skills: Beware black ice

Dan Aspel, 02 December 2010 13:38

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 ...

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Know the track: Mallory Park

Dan Aspel, 02 December 2010 13:33

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 – ...

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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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Know the track: Thruxton

Dan Aspel, 23 November 2010 15:35

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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Know the track: Donington Park

Dan Aspel, 18 November 2010 09:20

In a nut shellBased in Leicestershire, Donington is wide and flowing with a predominance of medium-speed bends. Key to a good lapGearing should be a compromise between straights and corners. Try and strive for the best possible drive out of each of them, although this isn’t always the easiest thing to achieve. Watch out forIn the wet it can be ...

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