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Your one-stop shop for all motorbike advice, including how-tos, getting a motorcycle licence, servicing, maintenance and more...

  • How to wheelie a motorbike

    Yesterday 09:00 by Dan Sutherland

    How to wheelie a motorbike

    A wheelie is the oldest motorcycle trick in the book, and I’ve wanted to be able to pop a decent one since I first threw my leg over a bike aged 16. After seven years of riding, I was still unable to...

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  • MCN's Easter bank holiday events guide

    18 April 2019 by Gareth Evans

    MCN's Easter bank holiday events guide

    Bank holiday biking is a tradition dating back decades, and there's plenty on to keep you busy this Easter. In this article we provide a comprehensive list of all the important meet-ups, motorsport...

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  • Best electric motorbikes of 2019

    15 April 2019 by MCN News

    Best electric motorbikes of 2019

    It’s time to take electric motorbikes seriously. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and the UK Government is under pressure to bring its ban on the sales of new...

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  • Top A2 licence-friendly bikes

    10 April 2019 by Phil West

    Top A2 licence-friendly bikes

    If you're 19 or older, after a CBT, theory test and two-part practical test you can gain an A2 licence, which allows you to ride a bike of up to 35kW (roughly 47bhp) without displaying L-plates. And...

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  • Continental ContiTrailAttack 3 tyre review

    05 April 2019 by Chris Moss

    Continental ContiTrailAttack 3 tyre review

    Replacing the successful ContiTrailAttack 2s, the new third generation is claimed to offer quicker warm up times, greater grip in wet and dry, offer longer life and more agile handling than the...

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  • Bridgestone S22 tyre review

    05 April 2019 by Michael Neeves

    Bridgestone S22 tyre review

    Bridgestone’s new S22 sports tyre might be designed for life on the street, but here at their world launch in Jerez they’ve proved they can handle a day at one of the finest MotoGP circuits in the...

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  • Dunlop SportSmart Mk3 review

    02 April 2019 by Michael Neeves

    Dunlop SportSmart Mk3 review

    Dunlop says their new SportSmart Mk3 offers more wet and dry grip, but unlike rivals, that improved performance lasts the life of the tyres, right down to its wear blocks. That’s an impressive claim,...

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  • What is the best motorbike for touring?

    25 March 2019 by Ben Clarke

    What is the best motorbike for touring?

    If you decide that you want to go touring on two wheels, the first decision you need to make is what motorbike you will use. Getting this wrong has the potential to make or break your trip. The...

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  • Best Motorbike helmets of 2019

    25 March 2019 by Emma Franklin

    Best Motorbike helmets of 2019

    Need a new motorcycle helmet? MCN can help. Our testers are constantly trying the latest new gear to let you know what it's like. In this article we're going through the best motorbike lids on sale.

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  • How to ride a motorbike

    12 March 2019 by MCN News

    How to ride a motorbike

    Learning to ride a motorcycle safely is one of the most exciting things you can ever do. Offering freedom like no other mode of transport and delivering a sense of speed and exhilaration unmatched on...

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  • How to ride your motorcycle in rain

    12 March 2019 by MCN News

    How to ride your motorcycle in rain

    The latest rubber offers incredible wet weather grip, but we often wonder whether it helps to be a bit obsessive about riding a bike. Obsessive people think about every detail, and test the smallest...

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  • How to ride a motorbike at night

    12 March 2019 by MCN News

    How to ride a motorbike at night

    Riding a motorcycle at night can be very satisfying, with the roads less crowded and distractions swallowed up in the dark, but you have got to take some extra precautions to make it safe as well as...

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  • How to pass your full UK motorbike A licence

    12 February 2019 by MCN News

    How to pass your full UK motorbike A licence

    Getting a full motorbike licence in the UK - known as a category A - opens the door to one of the most exciting and liberating experiences going, but doing so can seem offputtingly complicated. Never...

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  • How to pass your A2 motorbike licence

    12 February 2019 by MCN News

    How to pass your A2 motorbike licence

    The A2 motorbike licence is the single quickest and most cost-effective way for 19-year-olds to progress to a full UK licence. In order to qualify to take the A2 licence, you'll need to: Be over...

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  • How to pass your A1 motorbike licence

    12 February 2019 by MCN News

    How to pass your A1 motorbike licence

    Welcome to MCN’s guide to the A1 motorcycle licence, where we explain what it is, who it’s for and crucially, how to pass it. For a young rider this is the quickest route to a full motorbike...

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  • How to pass your motorbike theory test

    11 February 2019 by MCN News

    How to pass your motorbike theory test

    The theory test is the second element of passing your full motorbike licence, occuring before the two practical modules and after the CBT. It requires a provisional motorcycle licence before booking,...

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  • How to pass your CBT

    11 February 2019 by MCN News

    How to pass your CBT

    If you’ve decided you want to get your full motorbike licence, the first thing you'll need to do is complete a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) course. It may be a step down from your dreams of...

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