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Helmet review: Arai Tour-X3

Arai Tour-X3, £354.99 (£299 on MCN Shop; superseded by Arai Tour-X4) Miles covered/time: 3500/one year What’s good: It’s an off- and on-road lid in one.  Detach the peak and you have a normal helmet for the road. Put it back on and it’s an off-road/adventure lid with a visor. The Arai name gives you a certain confidence in the level ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 02 February 2012

Product review: Xena XX10 Disc Lock Alarm

Xena XX10 Disc Lock Alarm, £64.99Time owned: 18 months What’s good: It’s a formidable disc lock and self-arming alarm. By means of jiggery pokery, it can tell whether or not it’s attached to a disc. When it is, the slightest movement will set off a piercing alarm. When it isn’t, it won’t. It’s a handsome gadget in stainless steel. What’s ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 20 January 2012

Product review: Keysinthepost.com replacement ignition key

Keysinthepost.com replacement ignition key, £7.49 Miles covered/time: 500/two months What's good: An easy way to get a replacement key for motorcycles manufactured between 1970 and 2010. Just enter the number stamped on the original when making the online purchase, or upload a photo of it, and a new one will arrive by First Class post the following day for under ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 November 2011

Product review: Garmin Zumo 220 satnav and Scala Bluetooth headset

Garmin Zumo 220 satnav and Scala Bluetooth headset, £399.99Miles covered/time: 500/two months What's good: It’s waterproof and designed primarily for motorcycling but also has modes for driving, walking and cycling, with mounting brackets for motorbike and car included. The maps are decent, easily updated via a computer and cover Europe, and the device seldom struggles for a signal. It’s got ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 November 2011

BMW Junior Trike

BMW Junior Trike, £89.95 Miles covered/time: Five-ish/two months What’s good: To the fevered imagination of a three-year-old, the more realistic a toy the better, so the principal appeal to my son of his “motorbike” is probably that it looks a bit like Daddy’s. It’s obvious he finds fun in details like the engine and exhausts, which he’s always touching and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 09 November 2011

Shock rebuild by Brook Suspension

Shock rebuild by Brook Suspension, £185 Miles covered/time: 1000/three months What's good: It’s saved over £100 compared to getting a replacement shock for my Kawasaki KR1S. If it hadn't needed a new rod as part of the rebuild, a further £75 could have been saved. A new shock would have meant losing the damping adjuster mounted on the sub-frame, which ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Suspension
  • 09 November 2011

Rev'It Apache boots

Rev’It Apache boots, £164.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What's good: The way they look. The Rev'It Apache boots are like a cross between motorcycle boots and trainers, with nice styling touches like suede sections. From the ankle down they’re shaped more like a shoe than your typical touring boot. They’re warm, comfortable and have so far proved completely waterproof. A ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 05 October 2011

Abba superbike stand

Abba superbike stand, £91.99 Time owned: Six months What's good: Conventional paddocks stands won’t let you remove a shock because they lift the bike by the swingarm. This one lifts the machine by the swingarm pivot bolts instead so there’s no load on the suspension, just the frame. It’s effectively like have a centrestand that works on any bike and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 05 October 2011

Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Giacca Trip with Motoairbag

Tucano Urbano Giacca Trip touring jacket, £164, and Motoairbag, £364Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What's good: It’s a really nice looking coat that doesn’t look out of place anywhere, with a puffa jacket-style removable lining that can be worn separately. Motorcycle jackets for sale. It’s got lots of pockets and hasn’t let through a drop in persistent heavy rain. The detachable ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 22 September 2011

Tucano Urbano jeans

Tucano Urbano jeans, £75 Miles covered/time: 1000/one month What's good: Motorcycle jeans are often bizarrely cut and deeply unfashionable, defeating the point of wearing them by making you look stupid. These are half acceptable looking. What armour there is – at the knee – is discreet. The large hip pockets are very useful on the bike and look like they’re ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 03 August 2011

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