New rider (April 2010)

  • Each engine has its own characteristics

    20 April 2017 by Chris Dabbs

    Each engine has its own characteristics

    When you first start out, chances are that you will go through several changes of bike, from a small capacity two-stroke scooter, to a 1000cc inline four, 900cc V-twin or 675cc triple. Each engine has...

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  • New rider: Learning your bike's noises

    30 April 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    New rider: Learning your bike's noises

    Bikes have a disconcerting habit of rattling at different times, and it’s hard to tell whether it’s serious, or just a sign of a certain age. If it sounds like it is coming from the clutch area when...

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  • Road positioning is more important on a bike

    19 April 2010 by MCN

    Road positioning is more important on a bike

    If you flit between using a car and a bike don’t forget that you have much more choice over where you are positioned on a bike than in a car. You need to think about where you should be on the road,...

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  • Get your mates to watch you ride

    19 April 2010 by MCN

    If you’ve got biking mates, get them to watch you ride. They’ll spot some oddities to your technique that you’re not aware of. And they’ll have a great time telling you all about it…  Get a friend into biking and win £10000 for you, and £5000 for them with the MCN 1000

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