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  • 8 best bluetooth helmet systems

    18 October 2017 by MCN News

    8 best bluetooth helmet systems

    MCN SHOPBluetooth systems keep you connected while on the move – receive calls, listen to music, follow audio GPS instructions. Twin units like these also let you talk to pillions or fellow headset-equipped...

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  • Product review: TCX RT-Race waterproof boots

    14 October 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: TCX RT-Race waterproof boots

    4000 miles and four months on, here’s how I’ve been getting on with the TCX RT-Race waterproof boots. What’s good? These are the black-only, waterproof version of the RT-Race, and share the same...

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  • 6 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    6 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    MCN ShopStaying warm whilst on your bike this winter is essential and we recommend buying thermal and base layers that offer a close, snug fit as this will help trap warm air against the skin – keeping you...

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  • Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

    13 October 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

    I use this Furygan kit on my daily 110-mile commute to the MCN offices and have covered around 4500 miles with it so far.  What’s good? This suit is a mix-match combination, consisting of the...

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  • Top 9 waterproof suits

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    Top 9 waterproof suits

    MCN ShopWe've selected seven waterproof suits from the MCN Shop to help with this warm but wet weather. Stash one of these suits somewhere and it might just come in useful over the top of your leather...

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  • Product review: Oxford Aqua V20 rucksack

    12 October 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Oxford Aqua V20 rucksack

    With four months of use, here’s how I’ve found Oxford's Aqua V20 rucksack. What’s good? I’m a fan of the Oxford Aqua range of gear. I’ve previously tested a roll bag, inner bags and the...

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  • 5 fantastic paddock stands

    08 October 2017 by James Archibald

    5 fantastic paddock stands

    If your bike doesn’t feature a centre stand then a paddock stand is an essential bit of kit for trouble-free maintenance. Most are available for both twin and single-sided swingarms, depending on the...

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  • Product review: PMJ Carolina Jeans

    08 October 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: PMJ Carolina Jeans

    With 500 miles of use, here’s what I thought of the PMJ Carolina jeans. What’s good These stretchy, comfy, straight-cut jeans are perfect for those warmer riding days. They are made from Twaron – the...

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  • Product review: 6t9 Crystal Silicone Shine

    06 October 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: 6t9 Crystal Silicone Shine

    I've been using this silicone spray, which costs just over a tenner at £10.69, for three months now. Here's what I think. What’s good? My two year-old Ducati Scrambler FT has that gorgeous matt black...

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  • Top 5 thermal tops

    05 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 thermal tops

    It’s that time of the year when everybody starts reciting Eddard Stark’s “winter’s coming, Jon Snow” quote from Game of Thrones, and the sad truth is, that’s the correct statement. No longer are we...

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  • Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

    30 September 2017 by Adam Child

    Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

    Six months of heavy-duty use have been enough to prove how good this rain jacket is. What’s good? I’ve finally found an over-jacket which is not only robust but waterproof. It’s only taken me 25...

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  • Top 5 winter gloves all under £160

    29 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 winter gloves all under £160

    MCN ShopSummer doesn't seem like it was two minutes ago, but winter is right around the corner, which means the vented summer gloves are banished to the cupboard for the next few months to await the first of...

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  • Product review: Buffalo BR30 gloves

    29 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: Buffalo BR30 gloves

    Three months and 2,000 miles later, here’s my thoughts on the Buffalo BR30 gloves. What’s good? These are great, sporty casual gloves. They didn’t take much bedding in to be comfortable and still look...

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  • Product review: Dynojet Power Commander V

    28 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Dynojet Power Commander V

    Dynojet’s Power Commander totally transformed my experience of Suzuki's GSX-S1000 in the three months I was using it. What’s good? The beauty of a well-fettled carb was always its ability to deliver a...

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  • Top 5 waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    28 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    MCN ShopRiding in the UK often means that even if you only use the bike when it’s sunny, you’ll still get caught out by some freak shower from time-to-time. What is even more annoying is when you open your...

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  • 10 ways to upgrade a Honda Hornet

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    10 ways to upgrade a Honda Hornet

    The Honda Hornet is a cult bike that earned a massive following worldwide, mostly because it's such a jack of all trades, used and loved by everyone. Here's a run-down of ten ways you can improve the...

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  • Product review: W2 Adria-SR Road Boots

    24 September 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: W2 Adria-SR Road Boots

    I've covered around 750 miles in two months with these W2 Adria-SR Road boots that I'm testing. Here’s how I've been getting on with them.  What’s good? Italian brand W2 might not be that well...

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  • Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle Set

    23 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle Set

    I've been using WD-40’s Specialist Motorcycle product set for about four months now. Here’s how I've been getting on with it. What’s good? The WD-40 range is designed to cover all elements of cleaning...

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  • Product review: Draggin Rebel Kevlar Jeans

    22 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Draggin Rebel Kevlar Jeans

    Web Producer, Liam Marsden has spent four months testing Draggin’s Rebel Kevlar jeans, covering 1000 miles. Here’s how he’s been finding them. What’s good? These are the best riding jeans I’ve worn to...

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  • Product review: Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes

    17 September 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes

    I tested these Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes over two months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’d not realised how cumbersome my topbox would be to carry once off the...

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  • Product review: Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves

    16 September 2017 by MCN News

    Product review: Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves

    I tested these Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves (RRP £34.99) for three months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? A glove for under £35 that claims to be waterproof and actually is! I...

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  • Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

    15 September 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

    I tested my HJC R-PHA 11 helmet (RRP £319.99) over three months, covering 3000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I loved the smooth fit and aero stability of the R-PHA 10 sports lid, and this...

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  • Product review: Segura Style jacket

    11 September 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Segura Style jacket

    MCN’s Online Editor, Maria Vallahis has spent 410 miles testing the Segura Style jacket, here how she’s been getting on with it…  What’s good? I absolutely love the style of this cowhide leather...

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  • Top 5 disc locks

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top 5 disc locks

    MCN ShopDisc locks aren't glamorous or pretty, but they can be the difference between riding home and walking out to an empty space where your bike once stood. Not only could they keep your bike safe, but...

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  • Zona rear-view system reviewed

    10 September 2017 by Simon Relph

    Zona rear-view system reviewed

    I've been using the Zona rear-view system (£239) for 1500 miles and here's what I think so far. What’s good? If you are fed up with mirrors that show elbows and not much else, this could be for you.

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  • Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

    09 September 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

    I've tested this DXR Charlize leather jacket (RRP £229.99) for two months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’ve never received so many compliments for the look of an item of...

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  • Motorcycle sat navs tested #ride5000miles

    08 September 2017 by MCN News

    Motorcycle sat navs tested #ride5000miles

    If you're planning to #ride5000miles this year a good, reliable motorcycle sat nav is almost a necessity. Some of #ride5000miles members have covered tens of thousands of miles with their sat nav of...

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  • Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    08 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    MCN ShopUgh, it's only the beginning of September and already the sun seems like a distant memory, as grey clouds start to become the norm and clear visors start making more and more appearances. But that...

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  • Top 5 sporty boots

    07 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 sporty boots

    MCN ShopA sturdy pair of boots should be high on every rider's shopping list as they protect one of the most vulnerable areas on a biker. Here are our top 5 picks that are all available from the MCN...

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