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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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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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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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How to survive a tank slapper

Dan Aspel, 06 August 2010 17:23

Back in June, MCN Senior Reporter Steve Farrell reported on the threat of rumble strips causing tank slappers. For many riders, “tank slappers” was a phrase they’d heard, but not something they’d been personally affected by. Modern bikes with well-maintained suspension and tyres are rarely affected by tank slappers, but the consequences of this motorcycling phantom can be severe. A ...

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Fines for small plates

MCN, 23 July 2010 17:15

Darren Izzard was riding home from a shopping trip when the boys in blue flagged him down. “I pulled over and turned the bike off, removed my helmet and approached the officers with a friendly smile. I hadn't been speeding or riding aggressively so was a bit curious about the pull.” Said Darren. “One officer engaged me in conversation and ...

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Riding skills video: How to ride fast at night

Ped Baker, 10 March 2010 15:21

Riding at night demands a great deal of smoothness, but to be smooth it's necessary to read the road ahead On a track day, once you've completed a couple of laps, you pretty much know where you're going. Riding on the road couldn't be more different and you need a whole different set of skills. All sorts of information can ...

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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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Legal advice: The ins and outs of loss of earnings

Marc Abbott, 03 July 2009 15:09

Last April I was knocked of my motorcycle by a car driver who pulled out at a road junction. I sustained heavy bruising to my lower back and buttocks and was unable to work for 11 weeks due to my injuries, which is supported by GP sick notes and physiotherapy treatment. That June, I had to be assessed by a ...

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Ducati superbike star passes bike test

Laura Kennerley, 23 September 2008 09:31

Despite riding a Ducati 1098 in the British Superbike Championship Leon Camier has not been able to ride one on the roads…until now. The 22-year-old Airwaves Ducati rider was finally able to tear up his L-plates last week after passing his bike test at the new Ducati BSM Silverstone training facility. For the training Camier swapped his 1098RS race bike ...

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