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Product Review: Alpinestars Supertech-R

Alpinestars Supertech-R, £359.99 Time tested: One North West 200 and TT fortnight (over 1000 racing miles) What’s good? The connection and feel is excellent. I put a huge amount of effort through the pegs and the last thing I want is for my foot to slip. At the TT you spend a huge amount of your time stood up on ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 30 July 2014

Product Review: Scott Leathers one-piece race suit

Scott Leathers one-piece race suit, £899 Time tested: 17 TT laps (641.41 racing miles) What’s good? I love my made-to-measure Scott leathers. Not only do they look amazing in this tribute design to former World Superbike champion Scott Russell, but the fit is near-perfect thanks to being made to measure. And they’re not stupid money like some made-to-measure leathers. Scott ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 30 July 2014

Product Review: Arai RX-7R, £599.99 helmet plus £500 paintjob

Arai RX-7R, £599.99 helmet plus £500 paintjob Time tested: North West 200 and TT fortnight What’s good? It’s the obvious choice at the TT, not just because the RX-7R is an excellent helmet but the back-up service at the TT from Arai is invaluable. After each session, including practice week, my Arai gets a full service, clean and check over. ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 30 July 2014

Product Review: Alpinestars Koln Drystar jacket and Excursion Gore-Tex trousers

Alpinestars Koln Drystar jacket and Excursion Gore-Tex trousers, £249.99 each(discontinued, replaced by Valparaiso Drystar, £249.99 and £199.99) Time tested: Three years /40,000 miles. What’s good? I’ve ridden for around six hours at a time in horrendous weather conditions and stayed perfectly dry in this jacket, but there does come a point when the faintest dampness seeps in around the neck ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 28 May 2014

Book review: Road Racers by Stephen Davison

Road Racers by Stephen Davison, £17.99Tester: Adam ChildTime tested: 140 pagesWhat’s good? Stephen is regarded as one of the best road race photographers in the business and this book highlights him as his best, with images which will stop you in your tracks. Stephen has been a road racing fan since he attended his first race in 1974, is part ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 04 March 2014

Product review: Held Sakari

Held Sakari back protector, £79.99Tester: Adam ChildTime tested: 4000 miles/seven months What’s good? I can’t get used to huge back protectors that make it feel like I have a front door down the back of my leathers. I obviously want the protection, but not the obstruction. This Held back protector provides a great balance between the two - it’s easy ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • 25 February 2014

Product Review: Kushitani K-5162 GPR-6 gloves

Kushitani K-5162 GPR-6 gloves, £189.99 Time tested: 4000 miles/four months What’s good? The feel comfort and build quality is exceptional. The Kangaroo leather used on the palm is really soft, which gives excellent feel. These are some of the comfiest summer race gloves I’ve ever tried, ridden in. They’re very malleable and soft on the palm but are tough on ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 04 February 2014

Product Review: Hein Gericke Pathan gloves

Hein Gericke Pathan gloves (superseded by Pathan Evo, £59.99) Time tested: 80,000 miles plus/6-7 years What’s good? I’ve called these gloves ‘old faithful’, as I always come back to my ‘Penguin’ gloves. They’re not attractive, but are 100% waterproof and warm. I’ve ridden all day in the worst rain possible and they’ve not even let in a drop. No gloves ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 28 January 2014

Product Review: FastPack Tail Bag

FastPack Tail Bag, $69.99 (approx. £58.35 including import tax and shipping) Time tested: 8000 miles/ 8 months What’s good? Some of the best ideas are the simplest ones. This tail pack simply fits over the pillion seat, with two Velcro straps underneath to keep it secure - simple to fit as long as you have a removable pillion seat like ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 14 January 2014

Jacket Review: Acerbis LED Vision jacket

Acerbis LED Vision jacket, £59.95 Time tested: Four months/3000 miles What’s good? I can’t think of a better way of been seen in the dark of dull conditions than this jacket with embedded flashing LED lights, which has white lights on the front and red on the rear. Drivers really take notice. Other road users are more aware of your ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 23 September 2013

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