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Helmet review: Arai RX-7 GP

Michael Neeves, 30 April 2012 11:44

Arai RX-7 GP. £649.99Time used: Three years What’s good: This is my everyday lid – the classic white with a black visor combo. I save my Rich Art painted Arai for road testing duties, but this is what I use the rest of the time for commuting, long bike trips and so far, three 3000-mile European holidays. The quality of ...

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Jacket review: Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex

Michael Neeves, 30 November 2011 15:55

Alpinestars Excursion Gore-Tex jacket £349.99Miles covered/time: 1000/five months What’s good: This superbly-made, comfortable touring jacket will be my constant companion over the winter months. I’ve already used it loads for MCN testing duties, worn it on a holiday to France in the early summer (when it was still cold) and am now commuting with it. It’s lovely and warm, but ...

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Kit review: TomTom Rider Europe

Michael Neeves, 21 October 2010 10:09

TomTom Rider Europe, £244.31Miles covered: 3000 miles across the UK, Belgium, Ibiza, Sicily, France, Spain and Italy, in and on various bikes and cars.What’s good? Being electrically-illiterate I was a bit scared when I found the Tom Tom’s power cable in the box with no instructions as to where to put it, or if it needs an inline fuse etc. ...

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Kit review: Alpinestars Adventure Gore-Tex trousers

Michael Neeves, 24 June 2010 11:46

Alpinestars Adventure Gore-Tex trousers, £329.95Miles covered/time: 3000/five monthsWhat’s good? Being a tall chap with long legs I struggle a lot with getting winter riding trousers long enough. Most of the time it looks like my boots have had an argument with the bottom of my trousers by the time I sit on a bike, and I get wind whistling up ...

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First test: Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact

Michael Neeves, 08 March 2010 10:52

Metzeler have a new Sportec M3 replacement, called the Sportec M5 Interact. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves went along to its launch in Portimao to check it out. "The new Sportec M5 Interact is for sporty road riding, with the odd trackday thrown in for good measure. "It will go on anything from a humble ...

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Glove review: Alpinestars GPX

Michael Neeves, 09 October 2009 17:40

Alpinestars GPX Glove £79.95Miles covered/time: 6000/4 months What’s good? Whenever I wear these ‘shortie’ gloves it means one thing: I’m somewhere nice and hot! Save money on motorcycle gloves I’ve worn them on sunny launches, on my road trip to Sardinia last year and to Ibiza and southern Spain this year, but they only come out around the south of ...

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Helmet review: Arai Freeway

Michael Neeves, 01 October 2009 14:00

Arai Freeway open face helmet £179.99 (£169.99 on MCN Shop)Miles covered/time: 10,000/5 years. What’s good? I’ve worn this on a Harley-Davidson across Australia, on holiday in southern Europe and on hot sunny days in England to pop to the shops or to the office. Save money on motorcycle helmets On my recent trip to Ibiza I strapped it to the ...


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