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  • Product review: Oxford Navigator 1.0 gloves

    23 June 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Oxford Navigator 1.0 gloves

    MCN's Online Editor, Maria Vallahis, tested these Oxford Navigator 1.0 (£47.49) gloves over five months covering 2000 miles. Here's how she got on... What’s good? Oxford are generally the go-to...

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  • MCN readers rate their summer gloves

    15 June 2017 by MCN News

    MCN readers rate their summer gloves

    High-mileage members of our #ride5000mile Facebook group rate the kit they rely on most Knox Handroid £199 Daniel Storey Rides Triumph Tiger Used for Six years “Knox Handroids are the best...

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  • Product review: EDZ base layer leggings

    11 June 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: EDZ base layer leggings

    Time tested: 650 miles Price: £24.99 What’s good? Fitting neatly beneath my riding kit, the EDZ All Climate Wicking Motorcycle Base Layer Leggings have performed well in both hot and cold conditions...

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  • RiDE review: Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar

    10 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar

    Textile glove is CE marked, with a hard knuckle, leather/suede fingers and palm, with pinky and ring fingers connected. Sealed well against draughts and was totally dry. Feel is excellent but could be...

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  • Product review: MT Thunder 3

    10 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: MT Thunder 3

    Time tested: 4 months/400 miles Price £89.99 What’s good? Who needs high vis clothing when you can have this Thunder 3 lid? It’s about as bright as the sun shining at midday in the Sahara. The Thunder...

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  • RiDE review: Richa Hurricane GTX

    09 June 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Richa Hurricane GTX

    These CE-marked Gore-Tex textile gloves have hard knuckle protectors, squidgy scaphoid armour and leather palms and fingers. The thin lining means good feel, at the expense of a little warmth but...

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  • RiDE review: BMW 2-in1 gloves

    08 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: BMW 2-in1 gloves

    Almost identical to the Held Air n Dry gloves, bar the BMW branding and a bit less ventilation – which just knocks hot-weather performance back a fraction. If you don’t mind the BMW branding, the £36...

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  • RiDE review: Held Air n Dry gloves

    07 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Held Air n Dry gloves

    Well-armoured two-chamber textile/leather gloves are fine on cool days and great on hot days, with vents on top and a perforated palm. Totally dry, with great feel and comfort. Not the warmest...

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  • RiDE review: Tuzo Blitz gloves

    06 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Tuzo Blitz gloves

    Chunky leather glove is CE marked, with hard knuckle armour and a soft scaphoid protector. Has separate cuff and wrist straps. Passed all our waterproof tests. The tester said the liner gets sweaty...

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  • RiDE review: Furygan Quartz gloves

    05 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Furygan Quartz gloves

    This CE-approved textile glove has a hard knuckle protector, with a wrist strap to secure it and a zip to adjust the fit of the cuff. It’s comfy and feel is good. It’s waterproof and has a plush...

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  • Product review: Venhill lockwire pliers

    04 June 2017 by Simon Relph

    Product review: Venhill lockwire pliers

    Time tested Six months Price £19.47 What’s good I first discovered safety wire twister pliers when I was doing some repair work on my 1949 Norton and had to lock wire the non-return valve to the...

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  • Product review: Visorvision Travel Kit

    03 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Visorvision Travel Kit

    Time tested Four months Price £47.50 What’s good? The Visorvision kit has pretty much everything you need for taking care of your helmet. Inside are two V2 sponge visor cleaners, 12 Fogtech DX...

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  • Product review: XCP Rust Blocker

    02 June 2017 by Bruce Dunn

    Product review: XCP Rust Blocker

    Time tested: Six months Price: £13.99  What’s good? This great value anti-corrosion treatment is a vital part of my armoury. Rust Blocker works by forming an invisible barrier against corrosion...

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  • Rukka Armaxion suit is ‘pricey but perfect’

    01 June 2017 by Simon Relph

    Rukka Armaxion suit is ‘pricey but perfect’

    "It’s pricey but this suit is top-notch – easily my number one choice when the temperature heads towards zero." Rukka Armaxion Jacket £899.99 and trousers £649.99 Time tested 8000 miles/two-and-a-half...

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  • Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

    29 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

    Junior Web Producer, James Archibald, tested the Caberg Stunt helmet (£139.99) over three months, across 1500 miles, here's how he got on...  What’s good? "This helmet offers...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars S-MX6 boots

    28 May 2017 by Andy Calton

    Product review: Alpinestars S-MX6 boots

    Time tested: One year/1500 miles Price: £179.99  What’s good? These boots had a tough act to follow. I’ve used the TCX RS-2s for a few years and loved them so much I really didn’t want to let...

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  • Dainese Trickster race suit

    27 May 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Dainese Trickster race suit

    ‘It’s one of the comfiest suits I’ve ever worn’ Time tested Two years/5000 miles What’s good Quite a lot. These are Dainese’s kangaroo skin offerings and as such are light, supple and very...

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  • Product review: Knox track vest

    24 May 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Knox track vest

    MCN Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested this Knox track vest (£159.99) over 14 months, covering 8000 miles. But what did he think of it? What’s good? "I never ride without a back protector, but...

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  • Ducati Stile: A visual history of Ducati

    23 May 2017 by Richard Newland

    Ducati Stile: A visual history of Ducati

    MCN Deputy Edior Richard Newland read this Ducati Stile: A visual history of Ducati (£54.20) over one month. Here's what he thought of it... What's good? Whether you love or hate Ducatis, it’s hard to...

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  • Product review: Suomy SR Sport helmet

    22 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Suomy SR Sport helmet

    Time tested: Two months/600 miles What’s good? Suomy helmets generally fit my head almost perfectly, and although this one took quite a while to bed in due to the slightly small sizing it now fits...

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  • Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    17 May 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    MCN ShopWelcome to a British Summer! With wet weather still upon us we've been looking at some waterproof bits of gear for you. Here are top five waterproof jackets just for you ARMR Moto Kiso Jacket -...

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  • Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

    17 May 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

    MCN ShopWet hands don’t just cause discomfort, they hinder control for the bike and can become a safety issue. A waterproof membrane inside a glove stops water reaching your skin, keeping you in control for...

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  • Product review: Icon DKR gloves

    17 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Icon DKR gloves

    MCN Web Producer, Liam Marsden, tested these Icon DKR gloves (£50.35) over seven months across 500 miles.  Here's how he got on... What’s good? Some winter gloves can be fiddly when it comes...

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  • Product review: Ammo Aeroglide Super Polish

    16 May 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Product review: Ammo Aeroglide Super Polish

    MCN Consumer Editor Emma Franklin tested this Ammo Aeroglide Super Polish (£9.95) over six months, here's how she got on...  What’s good? This is my kind of polish. Simply spray on and then...

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  • Product review: Spada Stelvio Adventure suit

    13 May 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Spada Stelvio Adventure suit

    Time tested: 3500miles/three months What’s good? I was a bit nervous at first – would a jacket that looks like stone washed denim a) still look good after some decent miles, and b) reduce me to an...

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  • Freddie Spencer opens up in Feel autobiography

    10 May 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Freddie Spencer opens up in Feel autobiography

    What’s good? Back when there was no internet or live TV coverage to satisfy our thirst for GP racing, Freddie Spencer was an exotic Louisiana enigma who for two stellar summers in the 80s seemed able...

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  • Product review: Rokker Urban Racer boots

    09 May 2017 by Andy Davidson

    Product review: Rokker Urban Racer boots

    MCN tested these Rokker Urban Racer boots (£299) over three months and 500 miles. Here's how we got on... What’s good about these motorcycle boots? These handmade Rokker Urban Racer boots are...

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  • RiDE review: QBag pannier bags

    08 May 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: QBag pannier bags

    Connected to a single wide Velcro seat strap with a zip on each side, so they can be released in seconds. The main compartment opens up fully, making loading incredibly easy. Inside, the contents are...

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