Don't most modern bikes have a mechanism that prevents you putting it into anything other than 1st at a standstill ? my Vulcan does so that tells me that some riders are sat at lights, stop lines etc holding the clutch in with 2nd gear selected. Not a good practice if you're stopped at a red traffic light, they could end up lurching into traffic if they inadvertently drop the clutch and/or damage their transmission/clutch.
RPM management, I was taught to drive in 1970 and to use the engines braking by down shifting when halting I still do that and also downshift on some bends with both bikes to keep the motor 'on the boil'
Technical and tyres
You ain't obviously seen my ol' witch cos then you'd realise it's not good to look at her from a distance never mind up close on the rare occasion we're bumping uglies.
So definitely not wanting to watch any re-run of that very short film.
Remember guys , it's a race and there's no points for coming second.
This is it - there are less than 24 hours before the World Superbike weekend at Phillip Island and the start of MCN's 2015 Fantasy Road Race! Be there at the beginning by competing in the "Two Wheels Good" league (PIN #19394), and in addition to bragging rights, maybe you'll win a little somethin' else. Enjoy the season, and see you at the chequered flag!
Legal and insurance
I've been with them for years and have no problems. Their European breakdown cover is excellent also which is included in the premium, which is why they probably don't appear to be the cheapest quote sometimes but I've had reason to use it twice and the call-out was quick. Can't remember how long I've been with them but it must be 10 years at least.
Touring & travel
well ....!!!!!! if that fucker from " Finland " is gonna come over and RENT a bike at them prices for a fortnight ........ he'd be better off BUYING an old 600 divvy ... ( say £800 ) ...doing his trip ...then sell it to some fuckin old square headed immigrant in london ( Romanian more then likley) ...at the end of his trip ( say for £600 ) jobs a " good un " ..... *** NOTE *** DHSS will pay for divvy for immigrant as part of his " benifit package "
Buying and selling
MCN site & MCN forum feedback
MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
Just two so might not be hard to be top of the table lol