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Helmet Review: Shark Race-R Pro Stinger

Shark Race-R Pro Stinger, £449 Time tested: 12,000 miles What’s good? A helmet is one of the most important investments when it comes to my enjoyment of riding bikes. I need peace of mind that the helmet will keep you safe, if the worst should happen. I also want to know that I’ll not be stopping every 20 minutes because ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 26 August 2013

Staff Blog: Let the journey begin!

My week of riding has begun, destination Northern Italy. Sitting in the sunshine at Folkstone waiting for my slot on the Chunnel makes me realise what biking is all about. This years seemly endless winter made me forget the appeal of the two wheeled lifestyle, it's ok now, I definitely remember. Only 450 more miles to go today, accompanied by ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 13 May 2013

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - Well worth the money

The Diavel is a strange machine to say the least. It goes very fast, stops just as quickly and is already pumping out huge figures (162bhp). This all left me wondering how to improve upon its already epic performance. I’ll be honest with you – I’ve little technical knowledge of what suspension really does in practice, how it does it ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 September 2011

Product review: Meguiars cleaning/detailing kit

Meguiars cleaning/detailing kit, £49.95Time used: Two months What’s good? It contains most things I could’ve possibly wanted for cleaning my R1200GS, all in one box. Save £££s on motorcycle products It makes cleaning the bike an almost pleasurable experience – the EZ clean spray really shifts dirt well, and the plastic cleaner makes the bike look almost new again. Being ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 20 August 2010

Jacket review: Bering armour textile

Bering armour textile jacket, £119.99Miles covered/time: 8000/three years What’s good? The fit is spot on, nice and snug on the arms so there are no annoying draughts. The built-in shoulder and elbow armour stays in place, whether you’re in a sports bike crouch or upright, touring position. Save cash on motorcycle jackets Although this is only a lightweight jacket the ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 07 May 2010

Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - MCN Live! priorities

Getting the priorities right for MCN Live at Butlins, Skegness. The GS is really a do anything bike and it carries beers and snacks pretty well too! Now on with the disk lock and away with the key until tomorrows ride out. Now to hope I don't actually find out how good it actually is! Further readingStaff bike blogs | ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 23 April 2010

Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - Ilmberger carbon hand guards

The first change to the look of the BMW comes in the subtle form of new hand guards. Ilmberger Carbon to be precise.   I think they look great, bringing a little bit of sportyness to the overall look. Next up - Fender and Hugger in carbon.  Further readingStaff bike blogs | BMW R1200GS blog BLOG10 R1200GS10

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 14 April 2010

Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - 3000 miles in 2 weeks

After 3000 miles in three weeks it's now the second time to top up the oil. It seems to use an awful lot of the golden stuff. I read on forums that this would be the case but didn't expect to have to put so much in. Only my two stroke lambretta uses more!    Pictured is the nifty little key ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 13 April 2010

Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - First few miles

The day most exciting day this year so far arrived when I took delivery of my shiny new BMW R1200 GS long termer. After skipping to the lockup i finally got to see what I'd been waiting for and there it stood complete with panniers and satnav.To make life easier this year when cleaning the beast I immediately sprayed the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 26 March 2010

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