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Dainese Torque In boots

Dainese Torque In boots, £194.99 (now replaced by St Trq Race In £189.99) Miles covered/time: 10,000/18 months What's good: When I first reviewed these boots after six months use I wasn't exactly enamoured with them. The Dainese Torque In boot lacks frills with rear entry, titanium sliders and plastic ankle brace. At £194.99 they were expensive, too. But I've grown ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 23 May 2011

Glove review: Revit Alaska GTX

Revit Alaska GTX gloves, £119.99Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good: The Alaska GTX Gore Tex winter gloves are exquisitely made, 100% waterproof and superbly comfortable. The cuffs are thin enough to fit under a winter jacket and secured with two easy to use Velcro straps. Save cash on motorcycle gloves I’ve worn the Alaskas through Jan and Feb and they’ve ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 30 March 2011

Product review: Motrax Allycators

Motrax Allycators £29.99 (£25.59 on MCN Shop)Miles covered/time: 1500/two months What’s good: As the name suggests, the Allycators are indicators made from some kind of metal alloy. They’re only slightly harder to fit than OE indicators, don’t require a ballast resistor like LED indicators and the painted finish has stood up well to two months of winter weather. What’s not: ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 30 March 2011

3in1 Heavy Duty Cleaner Degreaser

3in1 Heavy Duty Cleaner Degreaser, £4.99Time used: Two months What’s good: 500ml of citrus (limonene) based foaming degreaser you simply spray on, agitate with a stiff brush and rinse off. It will remove light deposits of oil and grease. Limonene is a by-product of orange juice manufacturing and is kinder to the environment than petroleum based cleaners. What’s bad: This ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 22 March 2011

Product review: Philips Extreme Vision bulb H4

Philips Extreme Vision bulb H4, £32.49 for twoMiles covered/time: 1000 miles/two months What’s good: The X-Treme Vision bulb claims to provide up to 100% more light than standard halogen bulbs in both dip and main beam. Save cash on motorcycle products Without scientific equipment it’s difficult to measure that claim, but the X-Treme Vision noticeably belts out its beam further ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 20 January 2011

Luggage review: Held task tankbag

Held task tankbag, £105 (with optional Velcro base plate)Miles covered/time: 2500 (Greece and back)/six months What’s good? Cavernous, superbly made and waterproof. Its 15-litre capacity is enough to accommodate a change of clothes and shoes for a daily commute or alternatively all the phone, satnav, chargers, documents, maps and dry socks needed for a touring holiday. Save £££s on tankbags ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 11 January 2011

Tyre review: Dunlop Roadsmarts

Dunlop Roadsmart tyres, £94.49 front; £118.99 rear on MCN ShopMiles covered/time: 4000/six months What’s good? The wet weather performance of the Dunlop Roadsmarts is nothing short of incredible. They’re confidence-inspiring, predictable and remarkably grippy. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres In fact, they’re so good it’s almost like riding in the dry! During the first half dozen or so wet rides ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 06 January 2011

Glove review: Held Orkney

Held Orkney winter gloves, £54.99Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What’s good? Once you have the sizing sussed (see below) the Orkneys are superbly comfortable, break in quickly and aren’t so bulky that can’t feel the levers. The visor wipe and reflective piping are nice touches and the glove is neatly stitched together. Save £££s on motorcycle gloves The cuff is very ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 16 December 2010

Kit Review: Harley-Davidson tail pack

Harley-Davidson tail pack, £159.13 Save £££ on motorcycle luggage in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/six months What's good? This official Harley bag is specifically designed for the XR1200. The pleasingly sculptured shape fits neatly on to the pillion pad and secures with quick release straps looped around the shock mounts with a third strap passing under the tail ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 01 December 2010

Book review: Modern Motorcycle Technology

Modern Motorcycle Technology, £17.99 What’s good? Ever wondered what a 3D map of a fuel injection system looks like? Or perhaps puzzled over how a gearbox works? Then this is the book for you. Despite being A5(ish) in size and a slim-line 238 pages, Modern Motorcycle Technology manages to clearly explain just about every part of a motorcycle, leaping from ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 28 October 2010

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