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  • Top 4 great riding boots

    Yesterday 12:55 by MCN News

    Top 4 great riding boots

    MCN SHOPSome stylish gear for urban motorcyclists – this time in the shape of four great riding boots. TCX Street Ace waterproof boots   Buy Now Just shy of £120, this urban leather boot from TCX has a...

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  • Best 5 Shoei helmets for all occasions

    11 January 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 Shoei helmets for all occasions

    Shoei have protected the heads of some of the fastest racers around in the modern era; Wayne Rainey, Marc Marquez Eddie Lawson and John McGuinness to name a few. They're one of the top brands when it...

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  • 10 top toasty neck warmers

    10 January 2018 by James Archibald

    10 top toasty neck warmers

    In winter, you’ll soon notice the effects of not wearing a neck warmer when you give yourself a stinking cold, sore throat and all the rest… It’s a small, and relatively cheap bit of kit with a really...

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  • 5 top rucksacks just for you

    03 January 2018 by MCN News

    5 top rucksacks just for you

    MCN SHOPYou can get by with a normal rucksack while riding a bike – but it’ll never be ideal. A proper bike rucksack has chest and waist straps to stop the ones on your shoulders being pulled apart, as well...

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  • Top 5 GPS trackers

    02 January 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 GPS trackers

    MCN ShopWith all the different GPS motorcycle trackers in the market it can be difficult to find the right one for your needs. This is why we have come up with this list of five excellent, tested motorcycle...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle covers

    28 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle covers

    MCN ShopFor those of us who keep our motorbikes outside, keeping the bike dry and safe is a constant concern. You may choose to use your garage, or if you aren’t lucky enough to have one, rent some storage.

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  • Product review: Weise Outlast Seattle trousers

    26 December 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: Weise Outlast Seattle trousers

    One month and 1,500 miles in some pretty heavy rain, and they've not leaked. What’s good? At last! An affordable pair of waterproof textile trousers. These Weise Outlast Seattle trousers haven’t let a...

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  • Product Review: KTM Two 4 Ride jacket

    23 December 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: KTM Two 4 Ride jacket

    Six months, 2,000 miles and this rugged piece of kit is still looking good. What’s good? KTM aren’t just fine purveyors of snazzy orange motorcycles, they also do funky clothing, too. This soft-shell...

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  • Top 9 last minute Christmas gift ideas

    22 December 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Top 9 last minute Christmas gift ideas

    For those last minute Christmas buys this weekend, we've got you covered. Here are 9 gift ideas to get you in the mood for Santa's arrival: AGV K-3 SV Guy Martin – £199.99 What is it? Live out your...

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  • Top 5 helmet cameras

    22 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 helmet cameras

    mcn shopWe’ve hand-picked some of the best helmet cameras from the MCN Shop and Amazon to find the right one for you. Here's our top 5... SENA 10C Combination Bluetooth Intercom & Camera – £314.10 RRP A...

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  • Top 6 boots for 2017

    21 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 6 boots for 2017

    mcn shopCheck out this selection of some of the best boots you can look to buy in 2017. Buse Touring B40 boots, £127.99 RRP No fuss, no frills, just nicely made leather touring boots to help keep your feet...

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  • Product review: Arai Tour-X4 Vision Helmet

    21 December 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Arai Tour-X4 Vision Helmet

    This is the third Tour-X variant I've owned and after six months and 6,500 miles of use I've found the comfort to be superb. What’s good? This is the third Tour-X variant I’ve had over the last decade...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle battery chargers

    20 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle battery chargers

    MCN ShopIt’s important to keep your motorcycle battery in tip-top condition; but especially important during the colder months as poor weather can take its toll on your bike’s battery. We’ve selected some of...

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  • SHS Venture Heat Men’s Heated Fleece Vest

    18 December 2017 by Adam Child

    SHS Venture Heat Men’s Heated Fleece Vest

    Heated kit is a winter essential for me and I’ve covered about 6,000 miles wearing the SHS Venture heated vest. Here’s how I’ve been getting on with it…   What’s good? If you can keep your...

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  • Product review: Forcefield Pro Vest X-V

    17 December 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Forcefield Pro Vest X-V

    I’ve been using this Pro Vest X-V for the past three months and it’s relegated my old back protector to the cupboard now. What’s good? I never ride without a back protector, and this protective vest...

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  • Top 5 heated motorcycle gear

    12 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 heated motorcycle gear

    MCN ShopIt’s the midst of winter, but that doesn’t mean you need to be cold on the bike. Heated kit is a game changer when riding in freezing temperatures and will make all the difference between a...

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  • 10 winter maintenance essentials

    12 December 2017 by James Archibald

    10 winter maintenance essentials

    Riding in winter can be a chore for some, so they keep their pride and joy locked up tight and kept under cover until spring. But for the avid winter warrior, a bit of cold and salt are nonsense...

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  • Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

    10 December 2017 by Andy Calton

    Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

    With almost 3000 miles completed in all kinds of differing conditions and roads, I’ve been seriously impressed with Metzeler’s Roadtec 01 tyres.  What’s good? With a big trip and a trackday...

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  • Product review: Knox Zero2 Mk2 winter glove

    09 December 2017 by Adam Child

    Product review: Knox Zero2 Mk2 winter glove

    I’ve covered around 13,000 miles in these Knox Zero2 Mk2 gloves and am about to tackle my second winter with them. Here’s how I’ve been getting on so far… What’s good? These stylish Knox gloves are...

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  • Product review: Shark Spartan

    08 December 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Shark Spartan

    Six months and 3,500 miles of use have left me pretty happy with the Shark Spartan. What’s good? This is my third or fourth Shark lid – I must have been bitten by the bug! And it doesn’t stray from...

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  • Product review: Sena 30K v Sena 20S EVO

    07 December 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Sena 30K v Sena 20S EVO

    I have been spending time testing the Sena 30K - Dual (RRP £499) and Sena 20S EVO (RRP £233.10) on my KTM 125 Duke, which I have been running as part of the #MCNFleet17.  In fact I've covered...

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  • 13 of the best winter gloves

    06 December 2017 by James Archibald

    13 of the best winter gloves

    MCN ShopYou don't need to freeze your fingers off this winter. Here are 13 of the best winter gloves avabilable on the MCN Shop. Rev’it Taurus GTX, £189.99 A luxury winter glove with an impressive...

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  • 6 best cleaning products for your bike

    06 December 2017 by MCN News

    6 best cleaning products for your bike

    MCN ShopThere are some people out there who really enjoy cleaning their bikes, for everybody else, here are 5 of the best cleaning products to make the job as quick and painless as possible, as rated by MCN...

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  • Product review: TCX Street Ace ladies boots

    06 December 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: TCX Street Ace ladies boots

    I tested these TCX Street Ace Ladies Boots (RRP £124.99) for three months and covered 1000 miles. Here's how I got on.... What's good? I like the relaxed style of these ankle boots. They’re modern,...

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  • Product review: Weise Outlast Houston

    03 December 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: Weise Outlast Houston

    I tested this Weise Houston motorcycle jacket (RRP £159.99) for six weeks, covering 1000 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? This Weise Outlast Houston is good value and fully waterproof.

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  • Product review: Piccadilly iPhone case

    02 December 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Piccadilly iPhone case

    I tested this Piccadilly iPhone case (RRP £24.99) over 4 months covering 700 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’m a bit of a snob, so I like the fact that this sleek Piccadilly case for...

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  • Product review: Oxford Scootmuff

    01 December 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Oxford Scootmuff

    I tested these Oxford Scootmuff (RRP £39.99) for nine months, covering 1250 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? These easy-to-fit, semi-rigid, universal muffs have been a godsend when...

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  • Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

    30 November 2017 by Joe Dick

    Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

    I tested this AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet, red, (RRP £231.99) for one year, covering 10,000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? The AGV K5-S is advertised as a premium sports helmet and is packed...

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  • A top kit to maintain your bike over winter!

    29 November 2017 by MCN News

    A top kit to maintain your bike over winter!

    MCN ShopIt’s important to maintain your motorcycle over the winter months - especially if you want it ready to perform in the spring and summer seasons. Many of the items mentioned in this article are focused...

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  • Tested! Air jacket and pants

    26 November 2017 by Michael Guy

    Tested! Air jacket and pants

    I tested Alpinestars' T-GP Plus RV2 Air jacket (RRP £199.99) and Ramjet Air pants (RRP £169) over three months, covering 1750 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? Apart from being freezing cold...

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  • Product review: BMW Softbag

    25 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: BMW Softbag

    I tested this BMW softbag in small (RRP £125) for four months, covering 1200 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? You don’t tend to think about how much an empty box weighs, but while...

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  • Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

    24 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

    I tested this Shoei RYD helmet (RRP £349.99) for six months, covering 7500 miles.  Here's how I got on... What's good? Sometimes keeping it simple is the best approach and it has worked wonders...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

    24 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

    MCN ShopBalaclavas save your face from the cold, keep you cool in the warm weather and for those who use open-face lids, save you from those damn flies that decide to catapult into your face while riding. So...

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  • 6 of the best chain lubes around

    23 November 2017 by MCN News

    6 of the best chain lubes around

    MCN ShopThe top six highest-rated chain lubes right now on MCN Shop right now are... Wurth High Performance (500ml) £9.69  Based on a wax formula, this dry Wurth lube promises not to fling off, or...

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