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Riding Tips: Riding in the wet

Chris Newbigging, 03 July 2009 17:37

Wet or damp roads adds danger – tarmac that grips perfectly in the dry could be like an ice rink in the wet. But making safe progress in the wet is still possible – bear MCN’s simple tips in mind to help you make your journey safer.  Smoothness is the key. moving away from a standstill, accelerating, cornering and braking ...

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Riding skills: Rear wheel steering

Chris Newbigging, 19 June 2009 14:57

Q. I've heard people talking about rear wheel steering when they're coming out of corners. What is this and is it practical to use on a day-to-day basis? A. Unless your friends are all speedway riders, then they're probably talking rubbish. Rear wheel steering is when the rear wheel starts spinning as you go round a corner, and cornering forces ...

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How to ride in a group

Chris Newbigging, 09 March 2009 12:55

MCN’S mass rideout from MCN Live! at Butlins is one of the biggest rideouts in the UK – hundreds of riders take part. Riding in a group doesn’t require special skills, but you do need to remember a few points to ensure you have an enjoyable as well as safe ride. Here’s MCN’s top tips for riding in large groups. ...

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Buell uncovers XB9SX Black at MCN London Motorcycle Show

Chris Newbigging, 29 January 2009 14:56

Buell has revealed the cosmetically updated XB9SX Black in a world exclusive MCN London Motorcycle Show. Announced earlier this week, the XB9SX is the smallest bike in the Buell range, and to give the streetfighter machine some extra attitude the Black edition is (predictably) finished almost entirely in black. It costs £5865 on the road.

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron revealed at ExCel

Chris Newbigging, 29 January 2009 13:38

The brand new Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron is on show to the public for the first time at the MCN London Show. Harley’s latest motorcycle is based on the long-running Sportster 883 engine and chassis, but with cosmetic changes to give it a meaner look. Instead of chromed and polished parts, the chassis and other cosmetic details are painted black. ...

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