MoreBikes March 2023

  • HOW TO: Read the road

    HOW TO: Read the road

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    Want to know the key to fast, safe riding? We all want to be great riders. Of course we do. But being a great rider doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes a lot of commitment. And it takes the right approach. To give us a fighting chance to get this right, we asked Ryan Decarteret,…

  • Great Spring Rides: The Lakes!

    Great Spring Rides: The Lakes!

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    The Lake District is a magical place to ride a motorcycle – in any weather, at any time of the year. I have never had a bad ride in the Lake District. Not even when the weather has been poor, which could easily take the shine off many rides. In the Lakes, bad weather somehow…

  • Yamaha switch was no fairytale for Agostini

    Yamaha switch was no fairytale for Agostini

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    Tempting a certain suave World Champion to make the move from MV Agusta should have been enough to help Yamaha dominate the top flight of racing. But there was still work to be done to make its 500cc Grand Prix machine seriously competitive. VJMC’s Steve Cooper explains… Following the triumphant first and third at the 1973…

  • Legal Q&A: Court for chap who taxed wrong bike

    Legal Q&A: Court for chap who taxed wrong bike

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    Q  We are very fortunate and both I and my partner have a bike each in the garage (we bought matching MT-09s a few years ago). As summer was ending, I made a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) declaration for both bikes around last September. However, as we had a mild October I got road…

  • Legal Q&A: Snow from car floors biker

    Legal Q&A: Snow from car floors biker

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    Q  I am an all-year-round biker doing about 40,000 miles a year whether it be rain, sunshine or snow. To be blunt, I do not have a choice because I do not have a car, so the bike is it. Whilst it snowed at the back end of last year, the roads were generally pretty…

  • Legendary Learner – the C90!

    Legendary Learner – the C90!

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    Bob Pickett takes a look at Honda’s C90. ‘The World’s Greatest Motorcycle’? An outrageous boast for something under 100cc that barely tops 50mph? Consider this. Manufactured in 1958, in 2018, the 100 MILLIONTH bike rolled out of the factory. It is still being made today (in fewer locations admittedly, now ‘just’ 15 plants worldwide) wherever…

  • TRIED AND TESTED: SRT Modular Helmet

    TRIED AND TESTED: SRT Modular Helmet

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    Laura Pickett takes a close look at Bell’s flip-up helmet It is important to note the SRT Modular is not P/J homologated, meaning when riding the front has to be in the closed position. Why have a modular then? It’s still useful; need to talk to someone, pay in the petrol station, wear glasses, all…

  • Specialist Spotlight: Bell Helmets

    Specialist Spotlight: Bell Helmets

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    They’re probably one of the best known helmet brands in the world. Here’s what you need to know about the iconic American firm. Bell began in 1923, originally known as Bell Auto Parts. Employee Roy Richter started with the company back in 1933 – that very same year he also started racing – his passion…

  • Honda’s Big Buzz – Our thoughts on the Hornet

    Honda’s Big Buzz – Our thoughts on the Hornet

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    The Hornet is back. But Honda’s completely reinvented it for the 21st century. Dave Manning explains what you need to know about the hotly anticipated middleweight. When Honda first launched the Hornet way back in 1996 – as a four-cylinder machine of just 250cc capacity – it was a departure from the normal Japanese domestic…

  • Suzuki’s Going Green

    Suzuki’s Going Green

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    The manufacturer has plans for eight electric vehicles by 2030 – and is throwing investment at e-fuel technology, too. The news that Suzuki’s getting serious about green technology should come as no surprise. The Japanese firm has been gradually revealing its plans over the last few months, but with the unveiling of its new ‘growth…

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