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Yamaha MT07 and Triumph Tiger 800 Xcx
Life on bikes

Marc achieves biking heaven: Ownership of more than one bike. For the commute into town, it’s the agile-as-a-ballerina (with hooligan tendencies) MT07. For further afield the stable now includes the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, the horizon-muncher on steroids. ‘Marc, what’s the difference between a Yamaha MT-07 and a Triumph Tiger

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Two bikes market town Pakistan
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Many people fear the idea of a solo motorcycle trip. Dutchie, our resident itinerant wants you to know that most of the time on the road, you are rarely lonely. As his stories over on At The Handlebars constantly prove, you’ll meet plenty of people on the way, many of

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Charley Boorman and his new book, Long Way Back
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Motorcycling TV star Charley Boorman’s world crashed around him when a motorcycle accident in 2016 led to not just the shattering of his leg but potentially the loss of his career. Long Way Back tells the story of his recovery, along the way recounting his friendship with Ewan McGregor, his motorcycles

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Target Fixation
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Once you realise the exit point is one of the most important parts of the corner, focussing on it unlocks a whole world of progressive speed. Target fixation breaks that focus, so deal with it and you’ll naturally start to corner more quickly and far more safely.  One of the

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Woman draped over motorbike
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Putting a sexy woman on a sexy bike is a good thing, right? It sells more bikes and more bikes is clearly a Very. Good. Thing.  But you only need to take one look at the crowd at a biker event or ride out to see that, overall, men still

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Grid Girls on display at World Superbikes
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In Part 1 and Part 2 of Babes on Bikes, we looked at the issue of female representation in motorcycle marketing and publishing. Daisy Bell from female motorcycle clothing specialist ladybiker.co.uk has a message for the industry: Stop being so lazy and wake up to the fantastic opportunity getting more

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In Part 1 of Babes on Bikes, Marc Ryan gave the male view of how women are portrayed in some sections of the motorcycle scene. Trouble is Marc’s a bloke – what does he know about it? So we asked professional adventure biker Zoe Cano for her views on some

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Dutchie meets the police. atthehandlebars.com
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Motorbike adventure friendships are some of the greatest you’ll ever make. After finding himself honoured with an invite to a Christmas dinner in Muslim Iran, Dutchie now knows that, while the trails might sometimes not be the friendliest, the people will give you some of the best times on the

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Biker & Bike’s Editor takes to the road with an IAM RoadSmart Observer under their free Observed Ride offer. As it turns out, this was a good thing to do. I’ll be honest, deep down, I thought I’m a better road rider than I actually am. I can guarantee the

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A new road safety social media campaign aimed at bikers has quickly degenerated into a slanging match between Derbyshire Constabulary and riders angry at being targeted with ‘easy fines’. Many bikers pointed out they had been pulled over without cause, especially in the Matlock area and that, instead of targeting

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