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Three ways to load a bike for transporting

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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  • Riding Skills
  • 08 April 2011

How to fine tune your riding position

Isn’t your bike’s riding position just something you have to put up with? No - there is a wide variety of small adjustments you can make to even the most comfortable bike to make it fit your body shape and riding needs better. It’s worth the effort because being uncomfortable or unsettled on a bike brings on mental tiredness far ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 05 March 2009

Module 1 swerve danger

Having just taken and failed the Module 1 test(14-06-09), I would like to share my thoughts on the issue. I am in my fifties with 34 years accident-free car driving experience. Many years ago I rode mopeds, scooters and a new 1975 Honda CB200, which was a very good all round machine. However now I find myself restricted to a ...

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  • Riding Skills
  • 15 June 2009

How to ride with a pillion

First things first How many times have you seen a pillion wearing some shonky old lid and casual clothing while the rider is dressed in top-of-the-range safety gear? There’s no reason to treat your pillion’s health and comfort any less seriously than your own so make sure they’re kitted out with a decent, good-fitting helmet and proper protective gear. The ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 29 November 2006

Where can I ride off-road? Your questions answered

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: ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 06 December 2010

MCN's Guide to getting your knee down

Watch this video as MCN road tester Michael Neeves gives you some essential advice on how to master the skill of getting your knee down. Video: Learn how to wheelie with MCN Find a sportsbike for sale Top 5 used sportsbikes of the year http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and ...

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  • Riding Skills
  • 06 September 2007

Video: Learn how to wheelie with MCN

Have you ever wanted to know how to wheelie? Well check out the video below to get MCN's simple guide to getting your front wheel off the ground.  MCN guide to getting your knee down Find a sportsbike for sale ttp://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at ...

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  • Riding Skills
  • 20 August 2007

Video: Braking for a corner

In part five of the motorcyclenews.com tips for riding, MCN Road tester Michael Neeves takes you through how to properly brake for a corner. Check out the video below as Michael tells you how to get the most out of your right hand. See part one: Planning See part two: Positioning See Part three: Overtaking See part four: Observation  Zoom & Watch more videos ...

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  • Riding Skills
  • 27 December 2007

How to do a rolling burnout

Leaving a gathering of bikers quietly is fine. But covering them in smoke and specks of melted rubber is better. 1 Start movingTrickle away from a standstill at no more than 5mph and stand on the pegs. Gather your thoughts for steps 2-5, which all happen simultaneously. 2 Pull the clutch in and blip the throttleBeing the revs up swiftly ...

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  • Riding Skills
  • 31 December 2009

MCN Guide: How to get ready for winter

Winter is here again and it's time to make a decision - Put the motorcycle away until spring, or stick it out and prepare bike and body for some serious all-weather riding. Whatever you choose, you'll find all the advice you need this winter right here in our one-stop winter preparation guide.     Storing a bike properly takes more work than you might think. If you're ...

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  • Riding Skills
  • 08 December 2009

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