November

Master the art of riding at night

Master the art of riding at night

Riding 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...

New rider: Braking in the wet

New rider: Braking in the wet

Like most other things in life, braking in the wet is straightforward if you plan ahead. The first part of the plan is to practice applying the brakes on a traffic-free stretch of road with a...

New rider: the importance of locking your bike up

New rider: the importance of locking your bike up

It's a sad fact that bikes are all too easy to steal because two blokes can wheel one into the back of a van in seconds and four scum can pick one up to do the same job. Save cash on motorcycle...

Tyre advice: Best tyres for a 2002 Aprilia RSV Mille

Tyre advice: Best tyres for a 2002 Aprilia RSV Mille

Q. My 2002 Aprilia RSV1000R has Pirelli tyres on it. What would you recommend as the better tyres for the Aprilia? Metzeler or Pirelli? Save £££s on motorcycle tyres Chris Jackson, email   A. It...

Tyre advice: What's the difference between aftermarket and OE tyres?

Tyre advice: What's the difference between aftermarket and OE tyres?

Q. Can you tell me what the difference is between a Bridgestone BT014F and a BT014FJ, and a BT014R and a BT014RN? My dealer can't give me an answer and there is a big difference in price. Save cash...

How to move your bike around on foot

How to move your bike around on foot

Manoeuvring your bike is one of those tasks that's simple if you follow a few basic rules. If you're not able to get two feet flat on the floor, hop off onto the left side away from the traffic and...

Aftermarket BMW F800ST exhaust fuelling problem

Aftermarket BMW F800ST exhaust fuelling problem

Q. I have recently bought a 2009 BMW F800ST and changed the can to a Remus exhaust, which has improved the torque and general performance. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts I have had the bike on the...

Ped finds the perfect exhausts for his XLV750R

Ped finds the perfect exhausts for his XLV750R

Alldens exhausts (01673-862286) are based less than 60 miles from where I live. They're a business specialising in custom motorcycle exhausts. I discovered them through some work they'd done with our...

Top tweaks for Suzuki GSX-R1000

Top tweaks for Suzuki GSX-R1000

MCN's Michael Guy has been running a 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 this year. Here are his top tips on how to make a great bike even better: Save cash on motorcycle products Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 longterm...

Tyre advice: Tyres for fast road riding on an Aprilia RS250

Tyre advice: Tyres for fast road riding on an Aprilia RS250

Q. I have a 2001 Aprilia RS250 and I'm looking for the best tyres for fast road use (not track days). Save £££s on motorcycle tyres Simon Bleasdale, email   A. Look out for some Bridgestone...

FAQ-What is the speed limit on a dual carriageway

FAQ-What is the speed limit on a dual carriageway

Dual carriageway speed limits can catch out the unwary rider. They are subject to the national speed limit of 70mph unless there is another speed limit displayed which will be 50,40 or 30mph.

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 best city gloves

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 best city gloves

Each week we bring you the latest results of our massive reader survey - this week we're looking at city gloves.        Compare and buy gloves in the MCN...

Products advice: Will an 09 Bonnie pipe fit an 03 bonnie?

Products advice: Will an 09 Bonnie pipe fit an 03 bonnie?

Can a full exhaust system off a 2009 Triumph T100 Bonnie slot onto my '03 model? The differences I'm aware of are that the ¹09 has a centrestand and is 865cc, while my Bonnie has a sidestand and is...

Tyre Advice: Why's my front tyre wearing quicker than the rear?

Tyre Advice: Why's my front tyre wearing quicker than the rear?

I have fitted a pair of Bridgestone 021s last spring and the front is down to the wear pips but the rear still has a couple of thousand miles left. I can't complain about the grip levels as they seem...

Supertrapp exhausts for Ped's XLV750R

Supertrapp exhausts for Ped's XLV750R

Deputy editor Ped Baker has just treated his money-pit XLV to a set of new Supertrapps. Here's what he says about them... "I've always loved the sound of Supertrapp silencers (www.supertrapp.com) ever...

Streetfighter gets Termi treatment

Streetfighter gets Termi treatment

MCN's Michael Neeves has fitted new Termignoni exhausts to his Ducati Streetfighter. Here's what he has to say about them... "Finally, my Streetfighter now sounds as good as it looks, thanks to the...

Keep warm, protect against cold.

If you're riding in poor weather conditions, getting colder, wetter etc. take a leaf out of the vintage motorcyclists book. Apart from slowing down, stop and have a break and a cup of tea etc. Buy a newspaper and put it under your jacket so it covers your chest, it will further insulate you against the cold weather. Also put plastic bags over your socks under your boots and get some plastic type...

Basic Skills: How to pick up a motorcycle

Basic Skills: How to pick up a motorcycle

Bikes are inherently unstable beasts on their two wheels and when they topple over it’s important that you know how to pick it up without damaging yourself, or your pride and joy some more. Whichever...

Basic Skills: How not to stall

Basic Skills: How not to stall

Stalling turns your fleet-footed steed that responds to every delicate touch, into a 150 kilo lump of metal that wants to crush your leg. But if you learn the warning signs you can pull away cleanly...

Aftermarket Hornet cans that won't cook your pillion

Aftermarket Hornet cans that won't cook your pillion

Can I fit a race exhaust to my Honda Hornet 600 which won't get too hot for my pillion. I have heard that carbon cans might not heat up as much ­ is this true? DL Fenner, email Save £££s on...

Best tyres for wet weather grip

Best tyres for wet weather grip

As I commute through winter on my bike, I'm interested in fitting a rear tyre that will cope with all the rain, slush and snow and still give decent grip when the weather is fine. Save £££s on...

Best tyres for an 07 Yamaha R1

Best tyres for an 07 Yamaha R1

I need to replace the tyres on my 2007 Yamaha R1. I don't go mad riding and it's mainly for blasts in the country and posing! Save cash on motorcycle tyres So far I've narrowed it down to Pirelli...

Switching to HID bulbs for winter

Switching to HID bulbs for winter

Now that winter is here I intend to change my front light on my Suzuki Bandit 650 K8 model to an HID bulb as I have found that the standard bulb is not bright enough for my winter journey to...

Product advice: winter tyres for my CBF1000

Product advice: winter tyres for my CBF1000

I will be putting new tyres on my Honda CBF1000 to take me through the winter, so they need to be good all-rounders. I was thinking of Bridgestone BT021s? Harry White, Belfast The Bridgestones are in...

Product advice: Searching for GSX750 spares?

Product advice: Searching for GSX750 spares?

I own a 1993 Suzuki GSX750 (frame no. GR78A 129332). I am trying to order spares through my local motorcycle  shop but they are telling me that the frame number does not exist. Vern Lewis, email...