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Riding skills: How to get on a motorcycle

Guy Procter, 06 May 2011 14:14

Failure to mount a motorcycle properly can lead to poor forward vision and throttle control, and it’s a growing problem among predominantly slender, female new riders. Deterred by the complexity of explaining this key task adequately, magazines and instructors have shied away from it for years. So we’re incredibly thankful to American training outfit Motorcycle Riding Concepts who’ve managed to ...

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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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Don’t miss the 5th Malvern autojumble

Guy Procter, 31 December 2009 12:00

Hardy parts-hungry souls would be ill-advised to miss January’s massive Bits ‘n’ Pieces Classic Car & Bike Autojumble & British Motorcycle Restoration Show on the 3rd. It all takes place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW (J7/8 M5 or J1 M50). Contact: info@classicshows.orgMore:

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How to get the most mpg from your bike

Guy Procter, 22 December 2009 17:35

Question: how do you get the most mileage for the least moolah on your bike? A) By riding as close as possible to 56mphB) By keeping the revs as low as possibleC) By riding as close as possible to the engine's peak torque Answer: C Your bike's engine is working most efficiently at the point it's making peak torque, extracting ...

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Da Costa to ride Kawasaki KR500 at Brands Hatch

Guy Procter, 04 August 2009 14:55

MSS Colchester Kawasaki Superbike rider, and current World Endurance Champion, Julian Da Costa will realise a long held ambition at Brands Hatch on 8 and 9 August as part of the 'Big Brands Bash'. The 28 year old Frenchman will add his name to the select handful of others who have ridden a 500cc Kawasaki Grand Prix bike. Raced by ...

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Peter Fonda to ride at Goodwood

Guy Procter, 19 May 2009 11:00

Peter Fonda will ride at this year’s Goodwood Festival (3-5 July) aboard a replica of his legendary Captain America chopper from Easy Rider. Fonda retains a lifelong love of bikes and is also celebrating 40 years since the release of Easy Rider, which he co-wrote, produced and starred in.  Released in 1969 to huge international acclaim, Fonda and co-star Dennis ...


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