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Jacket review: Frank Thomas Bullit Retro jacket

Best bit: The look, it’s awesome. It doesn’t just look good, it’s well put together and just wearing it can make my day. The leather is high quality and smells amazing. Even though it’s retro looking it’s got shoulder, elbow and back armour built in. You could tell me it was made by communists out of kittens and I’d still ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 07 May 2009

Motorcycle insurance advice - what to do after an accident

You've had an accident that wasn't your fault. You've checked no one is hurt and turned off the engines. So what do you do next? Everyone has heard horror stories of motorcycle insurance claims that have gone wrong so what can you do to make sure that your claim goes through as smoothly as possible? Take photosMost phones have cameras ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 20 April 2009

Oxford Hardcore XL high security chain and padlock

This chain and lock is tough, heavy and reassuring. I've used it for a couple of weeks to secure bikes in my back garden, which is in a less than desirable area. It’s got a 100% success rate so far. Job done. The lock and chain are covered to stop them scratching your bike, but there is no disguising that ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 26 March 2009

WSS Qatar - Crutchlow top in second practice session

British rider Cal Crutchlow led the way in the World Supersport practice session today in Qatar. Crutchlow’s fastest lap was a blistering 2’02.442 on his Yamaha YZF R6. Reigning world champion Andrew Pitt was less than a tenth of second behind Crutchlow with a fastest lap of 2’02.501 on his Honda CBR600RR. Eugene Laverty recorded the 10th fastest lap on ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • 13 March 2009

Jacket review: Hein Gericke Tuareg Rallye GTX III jacket

Best thing about it: Chuck the waterproof, insulated lining in and it will keep you toasty warm in sideways rain and sleet. I wore it on a ride from Silverstone to Cornwall and the only reason I stopped was for petrol, it’s that warm. Take out the lining and you’ve got a pretty serious bit of off-road kit thanks to ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 12 March 2009

Cyril Despres' Dakar check list

It's hard to know what to pack when going on a motorcycle adventure, we asked multiple Dakar winner Cyril Despres what he packed for the famous rally. Cyril won the Dakar rally in 2005 and 2007. He came in second in 09, beaten only by his team mate Marc Coma. Judging by the list this isn't what he stores in his panniers but ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • 04 March 2009

Five modifications to make your KTM Dakar ready

Lots of people dream about taking part in the Dakar Rally. The gruelling two week event tests riders and machines to the limit, but before you take part you have to know your bike will survive. The KTM rally team talked MCN through five the modifications they made to Adam Coma's bike before Dakar. Adam Coma won the rally this year, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 04 March 2009


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