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  • Book Review: A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest

    Today 11:00 by Richard Newland

    Book Review: A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest

    A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest (Frank Melling), £11.99 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Three days What’s good? Autobiographies are usually clouded by false humility, massive egos and the natural...

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  • Product Review: Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera

    31 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera

    Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera £167.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months What’s good? It’s an extremely light (39 grams), compact (just 80mm long), durable easy-to-use waterproof ‘bullet’...

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  • Product Review: CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger

    29 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger

    CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger, £38.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three years What's good? When it comes to bringing batteries back up to tip-top condition, usually after a period of inactivity,...

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  • Tyre Review: Michelin Power Supersport Evo

    28 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Tyre Review: Michelin Power Supersport Evo

    Michelin Power Supersport Evo, approx. £215 a pair mail order What’s new? Michelin’s new Power Supersport Evo is the replacement for the French firm’s two-year-old Power Supersport sports tyre, and is...

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  • Tyre Review: Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks

    27 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Tyre Review: Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks

    Last weekend, for the sixth round of the Thundersport GP1 championship, I tested Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks for the first time on my Prime Factors BMW S1000RR. I’ve been racing on Dunlop’s superb...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag

    27 July 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag

    Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag, £119.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Two months/750 miles What's good? This is a really sturdy bag and so far the zips and straps are proving reliable and showing...

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  • Product Review: WD40 Chain Cleaner

    24 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: WD40 Chain Cleaner

    WD40 Chain Cleaner, £7.49 Tester: Tony Hoare Time used: One chain/20 minutes What’s good? Chain cleaners mean you can de-gunk your drive chain, add fresh lube and extend its life, saving you money...

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  • Product Review: Held City Bag

    21 July 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Held City Bag

    Held City Bag £49.99 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: Three months/1500 miles What’s good? Price. For fifty quid you get a sturdy, laptop-carrying satchel that’s waterproof (so far), stable and...

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  • Tyre Review: Michelin Power Cup Evo

    21 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Tyre Review: Michelin Power Cup Evo

    Michelin Power Cup Evo, approx. £260 a pair mail order What’s new? Michelin’s new Power Cup Evo is a road compound trackday tyre, produced to rival the Bridgestone RS10, Conti RaceAttack Comp...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth S2 Sport helmet

    20 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Schuberth S2 Sport helmet

    Schuberth S2 Sport helmet, £459.99 Tester: Andy Downes Tested for: One month, 1200 miles What’s good? This is the latest version of the sports touring Schuberth S2 - now called the S2 Sport - and it...

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  • Product Review: Spada Intrepid helmet

    17 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Spada Intrepid helmet

    Spada Intrepid helmet, £99.95 Tester: Liam Marsden Tested for: Four months/1000 miles What’s good? The visor aperture is nice and large, giving a decent view of my surroundings. The cheekpads are...

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  • Product Review: Stylmartin Red Rock boots

    16 July 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Stylmartin Red Rock boots

    Stylmartin Red Rock boots, £169 Time tested:  One year/7000 miles Tester: Andy Davidson What’s good? I took ownership of these boots just over a year ago and have been happy with them since.

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  • Product Review: Biketek tyre warmers

    14 July 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Biketek tyre warmers

    Biketek tyre warmers, £184.99 Tester Emma Franklin Time tested: Six months What’s good? These Bike-it warmers, with robust Velcro closures and pre-curved shape, are designed to fit my 125cc race...

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  • Product Review: Racer High Racer gloves

    13 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Racer High Racer gloves

    Racer High Racer gloves, £99.95 Tester: Tony Hoare Tested for: Two years/3000 miles What’s good? There are plenty of reasons to welcome summer with open arms, and the ability to dig out my Racer...

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  • Product Review: Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor

    03 July 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor

    Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor, £7.86 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Six months (16 times) What’s good? This is such a great little tool that I now wonder why I spent so many years without one. The...

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  • Product Review: Osram Spylux LED night light

    30 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Osram Spylux LED night light

    Osram Spylux LED night light, £9.99 Tester Tony Hoare Time tested 18 months What’s good? My garage has no power, so early mornings and late nights can mean fumbling around with a key to try and find...

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  • Product Review: Garmin zumo350LM sat-nav

    29 June 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Garmin zumo350LM sat-nav

    Garmin zumo350LM, £349.99 (superseded by zumo340LM – £299.99 & 360LM – £379.99) Tester Richard Newland Time tested Three years, 11,754miles and counting… What’s good? I’ve used quite a few...

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  • Product Review: Held Phantom II gloves

    26 June 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Held Phantom II gloves

    Held Phantom II gloves, £199.99 Tested by: Liam Marsden Time tested: Two years/2000 miles What’s good? I’m more than confident in the protective abilities of these Phantom II gloves, which are made...

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  • Product Review: Laser crankcase separator

    24 June 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Laser crankcase separator

    Laser crankcase separator £45 Tested by: Emma Franklin Time tested: 12 months What’s good? Back when my race bike had bog-standard cast crankcases I wasn’t averse to giving them an bit of...

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  • Product Review: Speedycom thumb brake

    23 June 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Speedycom thumb brake

    Speedycom thumb brake, £424.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Three months What’s good? Lots of top racers are using their back brake now more than ever. They’re controlling wheelies with it and...

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  • Product Review: Spada Staffy Wax Jacket

    22 June 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Spada Staffy Wax Jacket

    Spada Staffy Wax Jacket, £159.95 Tested by Simon Brown Time tested 600 miles/one month What’s good? Ride a bike like my Ducati Scrambler long-term test bike and you want your kit to veer towards the...

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  • Product Review: Richa X Pro gloves

    17 June 2015 by Rupert Paul

    Product Review: Richa X Pro gloves

    Richa X Pro gloves £130 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: One year/7000 miles What’s good? For me, getting a good fit with gloves is always tricky. These are almost perfect, and the kind of thing you...

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  • Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

    13 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Macna Savage textile jacket

    Macna Savage textile jacket, £169.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Two years/5000 miles What’s good? It’s become more popular over the past few years to wear bike kit that doesn’t look as though...

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  • Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    12 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    AGV GT Veloce helmet, £329.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three months/1300 miles What’s good? The GT Veloce was already a very good helmet for riders of naked bikes, but it wasn’t so good for...

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