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Product Review: Alpinestars Techstar motocross jersey and pants

Liam Marsden, 14 October 2013 12:30

Alpinestars Techstar motocross jersey, £44.99, and pants, £149.99Time tested: One year What’s good? The airmesh fabric with PU coating means they’re tough and breathable, while the insides of the lower legs are made from reinforced leather for heat resistance and gripping the bike. There are adjustable Velcro straps on either side with a good few inches of adjustability should my ...

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Jacket Review: Alpinestars Avant leather jacket

Phil West, 02 September 2013 12:00

Alpinestars Avant leather jacket, £299.99Time tested: 400 miles/two months What’s good? Alpinestars’ summer leather jacket has bags of subtle style (coming in plain and classy brown, beige or black), plenty of features (pre-shaped sleeves, armour for elbows and shoulders and lots of stretch panels, pockets and adjustment tabs), 1.1mm leather where it counts and, I reckon, it's reasonable value, too, ...

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Product review: Knox Venture Shirt

Marc Abbott, 25 June 2012 13:57

Knox Venture Shirt, £109.99Time used: Four weeks What’s good: This Lycra shirt contains CE-approved elbow and shoulder armour plus a hard protector. It’s excellent. I wear it beneath my Barbour International which for me lacks just one thing – protection. After a very big crash at the tail-end of last year, I decided it was time to take protection seriously ...

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Barbour Surtees waxed jacket

Ped Baker, 09 January 2012 17:20

Barbour Surtees waxed jacket, £279.95 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: The wax cotton jacket has made a bit of a comeback recently with many manufacturers now offering similarly styled garments. The Barbour Surtees is arguably the best looking jacket on offer with a stylish leather collar and retro chest patch. The main material is medium weight with a Sylkoil ...

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Bering Alias jacket and trousers

Simon Relph, 09 August 2011 15:02

Bering Alias jacket and trousers, £378.99 and £257.99 Miles covered/time: 1500/10 months What's good: This suit really excels in winter, with the lining in place it is like putting on a duvet, it is not only warm, but is also very comfortable whilst at the same time not too bulky (one of my pet hates is putting a set of ...

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Leather jackets for less than £150 on the MCN shop

Marc Abbott, 04 May 2011 11:39

Leather jackets are one of the mainstays of motorcycling kit, but so often you’ll need to pay top dollar for the most popular brand names or the latest features. But buying your first leather jacket doesn’t need to cost a packet. Here are five available on www.mcnshop.com for less than £150… Lewis LLJ120Supple distressed leather, CE-approved armour at shoulders and ...

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Trouser review: Rukka Kalahari

Michael Guy, 08 April 2011 13:00

Rukka Kalahari trousers, £549.99Miles covered: 3500/four months What's good: Like the Kalahari jacket the trousers are high quality and feel it weighing in at 2.3kg. They are fitted with flexible armour with protection on the knees and hips. Rukka Kalahari trousers for sale They can be zipped directly to the jacket for extra warmth and feature a number of easily ...

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Triumph's 2011 riding kit range

Marc Abbott, 25 February 2011 11:35

Triumph has just released pictures of some of the highlights of its spring and summer riding kit. Save cash on motorcycle clothing It includes a new James Dean jacket, hook-ups with legendary British firm Lewis Leathers, and a Triumph-branded Alpinestars one-piece suit (all pictured here). Look out for much more of the range, plus full prices, in a future issue ...

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Kit review: Muc-Off dirty work wipes

Marc Abbott, 01 December 2010 13:07

Muc-Off wipes, from £2.49 in the MCN Shop Buy Muc-Off wipes in the MCN Shop  Miles covered/time: three yearsWhat's good? The Abbott garage is a place of considerable grease, with motorcycles, push bikes and other garden machinery waiting to leave their oily mark. Muc-Off's dirty work wipes will take away the worst of any residue - even lifting caked-on chain luve ...

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Milan show video: Dainese road-going airbag

Marc Abbott, 04 November 2010 10:35

Dainese have released this video of their D-Air Street airbag system in testing at this week's Milan bike show.  For more details of this new technology, and the latest on the firm's track day airbag suit, pick up a copy of next week's MCN, on sale November 10. brightcove.createExperiences();

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