Product Reviews

  • Product Review: Motorex Viso-Clean

    Yesterday 11:00 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Motorex Viso-Clean

    Motorex Viso-Clean £3.99 (6 pack) Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: 3500- miles What’s good? I came across a big box of these handy visor wipes at a recent KTM track launch, grabbed a handful and...

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  • Product Review: R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

    Yesterday 11:00 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

    R&G Elevation Paddock Stand £86.99 Tester: Emma Franklin Time used: 2 years What’s good? Brilliant value and so sturdy. Everything from the powder-coated tubular steel body to the chunky castors...

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  • Product Review: Arai Axces II

    22 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Arai Axces II

    Arai Axces II £299.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: Six months/3500 miles What’s good? An affordable Arai! The Axcess II is Arai’s budget lid, although there’s nothing obviously budget about the...

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  • Product Review: Blue Castle overalls

    18 December 2014 by Ped Baker

    Product Review: Blue Castle overalls

    Blue Castle overalls £16.95 Tester: Ped Baker Time tested: Six months What’s good: The first pair of overalls I’ve owned that ‘nearly’ fit me. Usually, as sizes of overalls reach XL and XXL (to fit my...

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  • Product Review: Shoei kit bag

    17 December 2014 by Adam Child

    Product Review: Shoei kit bag

    Shoei kit bag, £89.99 Tester Adam Child Time tested: Three years What’s good? This kit bag is large enough to take full race leathers, lid, boots, gloves, body armour and enough clothes for a week...

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  • Product Review: Ion Air Pro video camera

    16 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Ion Air Pro video camera

    Ion Air Pro video camera £299 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Two years What’s good? This is my second review for this lightweight ‘bullet cam’. I didn’t get on with it at first and only gave it...

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  • Product Review: Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze

    15 December 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze

    Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze, £314.99 Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested:  3 months/2500 miles What’s good? It’s an incredibly distinctive helmet, the matt black and metallic detailing really help...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag

    10 December 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag

    Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag, £29.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: One month/1000 miles What's good? I turn to this little bag when popping out for a quick spin or commuting to work. It fits...

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  • Product Review: Daytona Strive GTX boots

    09 December 2014 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Daytona Strive GTX boots

    Daytona Strive GTX boots £369.99 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: 4800 miles/13 months What’s good? If you get cold feet and hate getting them wet when riding in the rain, then these are the boots for...

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  • Product Review: Overboard large phone case

    03 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Overboard large phone case

    Overboard large phone case, £13.29 Time tested: Four months, 6500 miles What’s good? My rucksack isn’t waterproof so I couldn’t chuck my phone, cash and passport inside and hope for the best. The...

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  • Product Review: Acerbis Active helmet

    02 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Acerbis Active helmet

    Acerbis Active helmet, £124.95 Time used: Two months/1400 miles What’s good? The Active is a budget dual-purpose lid that’s comfortable and surprisingly quiet, making it an ideal everyday helmet. Some...

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  • Product Review: Touratech Companero

    26 November 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Touratech Companero

    Touratech Companero, £1750 Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: Four months/6000 miles What’s good? The Companero is actually two suits. The undersuit is for hot weather riding and is made from Cordura...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Spartan gloves

    26 November 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Alpinestars Spartan gloves

    Alpinestars Spartan gloves, £34.99 Time used: Two months/2000 miles What’s good? The Spartans are street gloves that are also perfect for a long off-road rally because they are super lightweight and...

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  • Product Review: TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots

    26 November 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots

    TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots, £329.99 Time used: Five months/1500 miles What’s good? The Pro boots are made of tough stuff. They’ve taken serious knocks and remain in great condition. They come with...

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  • 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 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: 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: 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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