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  • Breaking records: How the best racing motorcycles are engineered for success

    Breaking records: How the best racing motorcycles are engineered for success

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    Racing motorcycles have come a long way since their inception, evolving into the high-performance machines which we know today – designed to break records and push the limits of what’s possible.

  • Spine Crippler – 1979 Yamaha XS650

    Spine Crippler – 1979 Yamaha XS650

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    Although he calls it ‘Spine Crippler’, the legend on the tank of Jason Williamson’s XS650 reads ‘Deathwish’ – something that a lot of folk may agree with when they realise his bike’s seriously lacking in the front brake department…

  • Biker tatts wanted!

    Biker tatts wanted!

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    We’ve noticed of late that you lot haven’t really sent pics of your tatts, especially your biker tatts, into Readers Lives, and we’d like to get a few in, y’know?

  • Border Country

    Border Country

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    There’s some fantastic riding to be done on the empty roads of the Scottish borders.

  • Looking after Leather

    Looking after Leather

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    Leather needs care. Here’s how to keep your kit in top condition, the easy way…

  • Road Test: Triumph 1200 Scrambler XC

    Road Test: Triumph 1200 Scrambler XC

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    Hot summer days show the Scrambler in new light – can Matt take the heat? The Scrambler XC and I have got to the stage in our relationship when we know what each other is going to do next. 3200 miles in three months will do that. My foot goes straight to the sidestand, I…

  • International Women’s Day: Celebrating women in motorcycling

    International Women’s Day: Celebrating women in motorcycling

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    Forget about motorcycling being a lads’ world. There are – and always have been – plenty of women riding fast and far.

  • BMW R1250GS Adventure TE: Long-term road test

    BMW R1250GS Adventure TE: Long-term road test

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    With its rugged, exaggerated and tough looks, it came as something of a surprise how easy and gentle the BMW R1250 GS bike was to ride.

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