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How to register a bike in Spain

Marc Abbott, 08 December 2011 10:54

I am going over to live in Spain and I want to re-register my bike over there? Is this possible? Marc Tinney, London Yes it is, but it is a lengthy and potentially expensive process. Anyone importing a bike to Spain has to be aware that there are 17 autonomous communities (kind of regional governments) who can and do make ...

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Riding Skills: Stunting. In Reverse.

Dan Aspel, 30 June 2011 12:39

Lithuanian stunt rider Virginijus Zukauskas has either: 1. Managed to bend time and physics to his will Or 2. Put his stunt video in reverse Either way, this clip makes some freaky viewing.

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Riding skills: How hard can I brake?(And what stops me braking harder?)

Rupert Paul, 14 June 2011 10:59

Trying to answer this question on a real road, with a real bike, is bloody good fun. It’s also something almost anyone can get good at with enough practice – and it’s not quite as lethally dangerous as it sounds. More of which later. So how hard, then? Roughly speaking, a good rider on a good bike on a dry ...

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How to ride your bike backwards

Dan Aspel, 19 May 2011 16:44

Perspective is everything in life. Falling into familiar habits and patterns can make life seem so drab and repetitious. Consult the pop-psychology books of Edward De Bono, the "Self Help" shelf of your local bookshop, or even the horoscope section of your daily rag and one precept will consistently shine through: change is good. Variety is the spice of life... ...

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Staying safe in spring showers

Ped Baker, 21 April 2011 16:35

Even if you're a committed fair weather rider the chances of being caught out in a heavy rain shower at this time of year are high. If you're not used to or are not prepared for riding in wet weather a sunny Sunday blast can quickly turn into a bum clenching nightmare. But it doesn't have to be like that. ...

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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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How to make a cruiser outhandle a supertourer

Guy Procter, 01 April 2011 17:29

Believe. And scrape a bit.

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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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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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Riding skills: How to get a good race start

Michael Neeves, 11 November 2010 13:15

Most top-level racing bikes (including the fabulous new Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE road bike) equipped with cutting-edge electronics packages will have some form of launch control.  The very best of these systems will let you pin the throttle, dump the clutch and off you go with the perfect start. The electronics prevent the bike from bogging down or pulling ...

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