in the paddock. No smashed fairings and no ambulance home. Nothing will teach you about how to ride a bike quicker than off-roading, so here’s our beginner’s guide to getting dirty…YouCost: Free of ChargeWhere from: All overMore than any other form of two
With the acceleration of a supercar and less than a quarter of the road profile, overtaking on a motorcycle is easy peasy. It's a way of motorcycling life: during an average car journey you'll be lucky to get a single overtaking opportunity; on a motorcycle you'll have plenty. It...
When you buy a £2,700 Christini kit, you receive a new frame for your motorcycle, with a front fork and wheel assembly. Christini also sell complete bikes, which cost £2,800 more – and are 7kg heavier – than the corresponding RWD model.Christini-equipped bikes have a second driv...
I saw Mike Metzger do the backflip at a show in Geneva in 2001, and knew then I had to do it. First, set your ramp up with about 35 feet from ramptip to landing zone. I do about three conventional jumps to dial myself in. Doing the flip is something you build up to. It’s all in y...
the pipes are fitted well - any leaks will give you a false reading. It is also important to let the engine get up to normal running temperature, ie off the choke. Study the screen or dial gauges to see how far the carbs are out of synch. There is no need
and letting them return to their natural resting point before measuring again. Again the difference in the measurements is your sag, and you want 20-25mm.Now, before riding, fit a cable tie around the fork slider about halfway up to show how much fork
Follow our 10 step guide to getting your forks offThere are many reasons why you may want to remove your forks. If a seal has blown you can save on labour charges by dropping them into your dealer. You may need to check the forks are straight or send them off to be straightened a...
. The key is to be in the right place at the right time. Here’s how to do it properly.A Bike's AdvantagesAcceleration is a motorcycle’s biggest advantage over a four-wheeler; even a modest performance machine will out-accelerate most sporty cars up to 100mph
OK leatherboy, call me a liar if you like, but there are thousands of miles of roads in this country bereft of cat's eyes, white lines and Gatsos where you can ride as fast as humanly possible and never encounter another vehicle (ooh er missus, is that another irate tabloid attac...
We're big fans of watching the misfortunes of others as they bungle loading a bike, like this chap failing in his run-up attempt.
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