Product Reviews

  • Product Review: Lindstrands Comet gloves

    12 November 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Lindstrands Comet gloves

    Lindstrands Comet gloves, £59 Time tested: Four months/1500 miles What’s good? They’re short gloves that are very comfortable and work well with all types of textile jackets, making it much easier to...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX 1.1 Boots

    12 November 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX 1.1 Boots

    Alpinestars S-MX 1.1, £129.99 Time tested: Two months/2000 miles What’s good? I have worn these ankle boots through the summer and on a couple of long weekends away and, after the initial strange...

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  • Product Review: Givi WP401 80 litre roll bag

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Givi WP401 80 litre roll bag

    Givi WP401 80 litre roll bag, £83.46 Time tested: 3500 miles/one month I’ve no idea how I’d ever fill this bag, because it’s so big it’ll create its own weather system if you keep it shut for too...

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  • Product Review: Oxford X.9 leg bag

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Oxford X.9 leg bag

    Oxford X.9 leg bag, £19.99 Time tested: 3000 miles/two weeks I’m not sure why people think they need one of these. Most motorcycle jackets and trousers come with pockets, don’t they? I found I...

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  • Product Review: Rev’It Neptune GTX suit

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Rev’It Neptune GTX suit

    Rev’It Neptune GTX suit, (jacket, £379.99, trousers £289.99) Time tested: 13,000 miles/One year What’s good? This is a very versatile suit, and it has to be since Rev’It has aimed it at four-season...

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  • Product Review: Knox Covert gloves

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Knox Covert gloves

    Knox Covert gloves, £99.99 Time tested: 1000 miles/three months What’s good? These are my first pair of waterproof gloves that aren’t insulated for winter,  and I’m pretty pleased. They’re thick...

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  • Product Review: HJC R-PHA10 helmet

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    HJC R-PHA10 helmet, £284.99 Time tested: 20000/two years What’s good? This helmet’s been under my desk for a lot of this year as it’s a couple of years old, but I pulled it out of retirement for the long days of the Tunisia trip. It’s one of the comfiest helmets I’ve worn and it still fits snugly, with room for my glasses. The visor changing mechanism is incredibly fast and simple and it has a...

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  • Product Review: Rev’It Seesoft back protector

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Rev’It Seesoft back protector

    Rev’It Seesoft back protector, £29.99 Time tested: 13000 miles/one year This is an optional accessory for my Rev’IT suit, which has been in from the very beginning and I’ve never once noticed it was...

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  • Product Review: Dainese D-Air street airbag vest

    05 November 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Dainese D-Air street airbag vest

    Dainese D-Air street airbag vest, £699.99 and sensor kit, £439.99 Time tested: Seven months/5000 miles What’s good? It’s reassuring to ride with Dainese’s electronic system watching over me, which can...

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  • Product Review: Givi Xstream rucksack

    29 October 2014 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Givi Xstream rucksack

    Givi Xstream rucksack, £108.99 Tested for: Two months/1000 miles What’s good? Versatile and well thought out, the Givi easily lugs everything I need for a day out or a day in the office. There’s a...

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  • Product Review: Furygan New Texas jacket

    29 October 2014 by Phil West

    Product Review: Furygan New Texas jacket

    Furygan New Texas jacket, £379.99 Miles covered/time: 1600 miles/eight months What's good? I’ve always liked Furygan stuff. I had a semi-casual ‘blouson’ style jacket decades ago that was my staple,...

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  • Product Review: Shark Vancore

    29 October 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Product Review: Shark Vancore

    Shark Vancore £229.99 Time tested:  1900 miles/eight months What’s good? Last year Shark released their ‘Raw’ helmet and MCN’s social media channels blew up with both adulation and derision in...

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  • Product Review: Icon Radien Patrol Jacket

    22 October 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Product Review: Icon Radien Patrol Jacket

    Icon Radien Patrol Jacket, £279.99 Time tested:  800 miles/eight months What’s good? This jacket is superb. From the soft lining around the collar and cuffs through to well-placed pockets and...

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  • Product Review: Stylmartin Philadelphia

    22 October 2014 by Phil West

    Product Review: Stylmartin Philadelphia

    Stylmartin Philadelphia, £139.99 Miles covered/time: 1700 miles/nine months What's good? They call them ‘riding trainers’ – which I guess means they’re casually styled and not obviously motorbike...

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  • Product Review: Knox Dry Inside base layer

    15 October 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Knox Dry Inside base layer

    Knox Dry Inside base layer, £39.99 Time used: Three years/3500 miles What’s good? It’s a base layer that works under leathers or textiles to stop the build-up of perspiration next to your skin.

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  • Product Review: Weise Wave gloves

    15 October 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Weise Wave gloves

    Weise Wave gloves, £55 Time tested: Three months/1100 miles What’s good? These fabric shorty gloves pack a wealth of features into an adaptable glove and for summer commuting duties and around-town...

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  • Product Review: Shoei Neotec Helmet

    15 October 2014 by Al Silcox

    Product Review: Shoei Neotec Helmet

    Shoei Neotec, £469.99 Time tested: Six weeks/3000 miles What's good? I’ve always thought flip-front lids were a bit naff and should be preserved for couriers and police riders, but having bitten the...

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  • Product Review: Kriega R15 Rucksack

    08 October 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Kriega R15 Rucksack

    Kriega R15 Rucksack, £79 Time tested: 20 months/ 26,000 miles What’s good? The R15 has been my rucksack of choice for the last 20 months. I use it for my 500-mile a week commute, when I travel abroad...

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  • Product Review: Falco Ayda boots

    08 October 2014 by Al Silcox

    Product Review: Falco Ayda boots

    Falco Ayda boots, £129.99 Time tested: Two months/1600 miles What's good? These boots were comfortable from the off with one slight exception, the top of one of the zips scratching my leg slightly, I...

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  • Product Review: Road: The movie

    01 October 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Road: The movie

    Road: The movie, £15.99 on DVD, £17.99 on Blu-Ray Time tested: One evening What’s good? A must-watch film for fans of real road racing, this is the gritty, captivating and highly emotional documentary...

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  • Product Review: AGV Share Easy

    01 October 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV Share Easy

    AGV Share Easy, £129.99 Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? It’s a slimline intercom that integrates neatly into five different AGV helmet models without excess wires or bulky additions...

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  • Product Review: Petronas Durance Helmet Wipes

    24 September 2014 by Al Silcox

    Petronas Durance Helmet Wipes, £9.99 Time tested: One month/1500 miles What's good? This disposable two-wipe system is very easy to use and small enough to pop your pocket you can always have one to hand. There isn’t any need to leave the wet wipe on the visor to soak into the dead bugs; it’s literally a case of a quick rub over and hey presto. The wet wipe is sufficiently damp to clean two visors...

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  • Product Review: Ixon RS Moto HP Gloves

    24 September 2014 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Ixon RS Moto HP Gloves

    Ixon RS Moto HP, £99.99 Time tested: 4200 miles/six months What’s good? Glove fit is a very personal thing, and a pair will either leave you feeling uncomfortable and distracted, or they’ll fit you...

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  • Product Review: Richa Savage WP gloves

    24 September 2014 by Simon Brown

    Richa Savage WP gloves, £99.99 Time tested: Four months/2750 miles What’s good? After over 2000 miles these are shaping up to be a quality pair of gloves. A few years ago if you wanted waterproof gloves they were like wellies for the hand – but not any more. The Richas offer summer glove feel but without your hands getting soaked in the rain. The only off I’ve had in them was when my ER-6f was...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Chain Brush

    17 September 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Oxford Chain Brush, £9.99 Time Tested Six chain cleans What’s good? Looking after chains is an important job to me, and this brush makes it much easier than it was before I had it. The bristles clean the chain from both sides and the rear at the same time and do a great job of getting rid of old lube, and light surface rust if the bike has been ridden in the wet. I use it with paraffin, which is a...

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  • Product Review: ACF50 Corrosion Block grease

    17 September 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: ACF50 Corrosion Block grease

    ACF50 Corrosion Block grease, £10 approx Time used: Two years What’s good? I am a massive fan of the way ACF50 anti-corrosion spray works to keep a British winter’s destructive power at bay, but this...

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  • Product Review: Knox Orsa Gloves

    17 September 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Knox Orsa leather gloves, £79.99 Time tested: 10 months/4000 miles What’s good? These shorty gloves are fantastic for summer. The perforated goat skin gloves use a ‘Boa’ fastening system instead of Velcro. It takes a couple of seconds longer to secure, but saves you from fraying and scratchy Velcro and provides a tighter, more secure fit. It also comes with knuckle, finger and palm protectors.

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  • Product Review: Lazer Monaco Window Pure Carbon

    17 September 2014 by Simon Relph

    Lazer Monaco Window Pure Carbon, £396.85 Time tested:  2800 miles/five months What’s good? This is a very high spec helmet including some great innovations that I had never tried before. The main part of the helmet is made from carbon-fibre and Lazer claim it’s the lightest flipfront currently on the market. But I think the most impressive part of this helmet is the Lumino photochromic visor...

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