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21 July 2021

Launched in 1955, MCN has been bringing its readers exclusive news stories about bikes for 60 years. Every week, MCN’s team of expert test riders & journalists will: • Review new and used motorcycles • Help bikers make the very best buying decisions • Provide the latest MotoGP and Superbikes news MCN is also famous for its unrivalled motorcycle sport news and insight. From the white-knuckle world of MotoGP to the elbow-clashing action of World Superbikes and British Superbikes, MCN gives the inside story. There are also thousands of motorcycles for sale in MCN. So if you’re thinking about buying a new machine there’s almost definitely a fantastic bargain waiting to be snapped up!

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7 days in 60 seconds

HOW TO BEAT BREAKDOWNS Pro-mechanic and racer Jenny Tinmouth shows how easy it is to solve four roadside faults yourself GEAR GET KIT THAT FITS Gear for all shapes and sizes in this expert-selected summer kit guide BIKES TOP MODELS RATED Looking for new wheels? Owners review the five most popular bikes. Plus, the low-down on lowering INSIDE YOUR SPECIAL EDITION Biking’s not just for burly blokes... Biking can be fantastically egalitarian – but it can also be painfully chauvinistic and time and time again we hear from female bikers who have been dissuaded by dismissive partners, parents, surly bike dealers, poor kit choices and a lack of support. But the industry is waking up. From the bikes available to the kit you can buy at your local dealer, to events and advice, clubs and training – women…

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bike airbag or lifejacket?

Motorbike airbag vests have been moving into the mainstream in recent years thanks to a wider range of manufacturers launching their own versions at more accessible prices. But not all of the items you see for sale online are what they seem. If you stick ‘motorbike airbag’ into Google, several of the top shopping results from online sellers offer similar looking systems for incredibly low prices. Although they are available under several different brand names, the images used are similar, if not identical and often feature an item branded ‘Huanqiu’. Online seller Wish offered the vest for £81.76, which is certainly eye-catching compared to the £569.99 Alpinestars Tech Air 5 system next to it. The item from Wish used a lanyard trigger system rather than an electronic brain, but comparable systems from…

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lots of tech in a small package

After 35 years of dedicated service, Harley-Davidson have retired the air-cooled Evolution engine from their Sportster range with full honours. In its place comes the Revolution Max 1250T: a torque rich, watercooled V-twin with variable valve timing and heaps more power. Based on the 1250 from the Pan America, the 1250T is a modified version of an engine that’s already earned high praise, bringing a torquier but less powerful delivery more suited to the cruiser platform. So how have they done it? The folks in Milwaukee explain all. “We always start with research to figure out the voice of the customer,” says Kyle Wick, Chief Engineer at H-D. “We start at a really high level and then distil it down into how it accelerates, or the feeling when it vibrates. Then…

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‘what i’d buy right now with’ £4800

Every week we give a different rider a wodge of fictional cash and ask them to ‘buy’ the bike that sets their soul on fire. This is Saul’s pick... Saul Towers has been Sales Manager at Flitwick Motorcycles since 1997, so has seen more than his fair share of both brand new and used bikes. Buying, selling and even cleaning bikes, Saul has been involved in the industry all his working life. So what would be his choice of used bike? Yamaha’s smash-hit naked... “In a work context, at the moment I’d buy any used bike offered to me because the market is so busy. Japanese, European, even Chinese bikes, we will take anything as demand is outstripping supply,” says Saul. “But if I was spending my own money, I’d buy a…

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your trip

Readers Chris Abbott, Steve Ridley, and Paul Roberts The trip My daughter’s boyfriend, my best mate and I went on a day trip to Wales How many miles? We totalled 340 miles and had a 12-hour day, with nine hours in the saddle When to do it We went in June Time required One day Tell us about the ride Two of us from Warwickshire, met up with Steve (from Derbyshire) at J1 of the M54. From there we travelled onto the A5, and picked up the B4396 and B4391 to Bala, which is where the scenery and roads got spectacularly better. We had breakfast at the lakeside café at Llyn Tegid. From there, the A4212 to Trawsfynedd, past Llyn Celyn. The B4410 through Rhyd to Garreg is amazing. We crossed the toll bridge at Penmaenpool,…

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jenny tinmouth

People who have shaped our world ‘Tom Cruise is a proper adrenaline junkie… really cool’ Jenny Tinmouth has been successful in every area of biking, yet as she sits in her workshop with a full diary, she’s as humble as ever. The multiple Guinness World Record holder fell in love with bikes because of her father and the memories of going to Matchless rallies. With F1, World Superbikes and MotoGP on TV every weekend, it was only a matter of time before a young Jenny thought: ‘I have no idea how to do that but I’d like to have a try,’ quickly followed by: ‘If I’m going to race then I need to know how to fix my own bike.’ Those thoughts drove her, and she ventured into her mechanical education. “I was really…