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  • Silvertech bike cover review

    Today 10:00 by Andy Calton

    Silvertech bike cover review

    Editor Andy Calton has spent three months using the £34.99 Silvertech bike cover and has so far been surprised by how well it's holding up. What’s good? This was a bit of an emergency purchase as my...

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  • Product review: TCX Street Ace WP

    Yesterday 10:00 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: TCX Street Ace WP

    Tim Thompson, MCNs Head of Content has been using the TCX Street Ace WP boots for a couple of months now, here’s how he’s found them… What’s good? Boots like this are always going to feel like a...

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  • 7 Alpinestars products picked just for you

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    7 Alpinestars products picked just for you

    MCN ShopAlpinestars have a bit of a name for themselves in the wonderful world of motorcycling, providing top products that are used at the very height of racing for the great protective qualities on...

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  • Product review: Five HG1 WP Heated gloves

    21 July 2017 by Michael Guy

    Product review: Five HG1 WP Heated gloves

    MCNs Sports Editor, Michael Guy has been testing these Five HG1 Waterproof Heated Gloves for 18 months now and has worn them for 7000 miles. Here’s what he thinks…  What’s good? When I first...

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  • KTM X-Country backpack review

    20 July 2017 by Adam Child

    KTM X-Country backpack review

    Senior Road Tester Adam Child has been using this KTM backpack for the past five months, and has this to say about orange bag. What’s good? Putting a solar panel on a backpack is a stroke of genius;...

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  • Top 7 retro picks

    18 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 7 retro picks

    MCN ShopWhether you're a fan of all the classic and retro-styled motorcycles flooding the market or not, you can't deny the clothing also coming out looks great. There's a huge array of classically-styled...

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  • Review: Schuberth C4

    16 July 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Review: Schuberth C4

    I've been using this helmet for three months, and this is what I think after covering 2500 miles in that time. What’s good? The £599.99 C4 is the first flip-up helmet I’ve tried and I like the...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars Tech undersuit

    15 July 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Alpinestars Tech undersuit

    Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves has been testing this Alpinestars Ride Tech kit for eight months now, here’s his thoughts on it… Price Top £69.99 Bottom £69.99 What’s good? These A-stars two-piece...

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  • Top 5 AGV helmets

    13 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 AGV helmets

    MCN ShopWhen it comes to helmets, AGV are considered to be up there with the best of them. They protect the heads of many of the world’s leading racers, with both Valentino Rossi and Guy Martin sporting lids...

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  • 4 brilliant vented jackets to keep you cool

    11 July 2017 by MCN News

    4 brilliant vented jackets to keep you cool

    MCN ShopIt might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine for the past few weeks is really making us smile. What doesn't make us smile is returning home a sweaty mess after wearing jackets without...

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  • RiDE review: Britemax Clean Max

    10 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Britemax Clean Max

    A super-concentrated shampoo that is great on paintwork and surprisingly good on brake dust, too. Only average on chain lube, but also designed not to affect previous wax finishes. Great for those who...

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  • RiDE review: Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild

    09 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild

    This is a professional, concentrated shampoo that is designed not to affect any previous wax coatings already on the bike. Still, it’s great on paintwork leaving a nice sheen and is nice to use.

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  • Top 5 summer gloves

    09 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 summer gloves

    MCN ShopSo it might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine is making us smile. To help you avoid sweaty palms we've selected our top 5 pairs from the MCN Shop. Which would you...

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  • Product review: Weise Summer gloves

    09 July 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Weise Summer gloves

    I tested these Weise Summer gloves (£39.99) for three weeks over 500 miles. Here's how I got on... What's good? Basic gloves, for a basic price. The feel is ok, but not amazing, and they are...

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  • RiDE review: Meguiars Ultime Wash & Wax

    08 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Meguiars Ultime Wash & Wax

    This concentrated shampoo feels very lubricating on application and gives a beautiful, high-gloss finish to painted surfaces, especially after using a drying cloth. It doesn’t dry too quickly, either.

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  • Product review: TCX Hero waterproof boots

    08 July 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Product review: TCX Hero waterproof boots

    I tested these TCX Hero waterproof boots (£169.99), in vintage Brown, for three months across 2500 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? These boots were a great fit straight out...

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  • New off-road product showcase

    07 July 2017 by James Archibald

    New off-road product showcase

    MCN ShopSo, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and mess around in the mud, there are a number of new products dropping soon that might spark your interest. These products will be available...

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  • RiDE review: Dirtwash Bike Cleaner

    07 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Dirtwash Bike Cleaner

    This was easy to apply to wet or dry surfaces and didn’t run too badly, despite not being a gel. It returned better-than-expected results on both brake dust and chain lube tests and gave a nice sheen...

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  • Product review: Nippy Normans bike console

    07 July 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Nippy Normans bike console

    I tested this Nippy Norman phone holder (for my iPhone 7 Plus) over three months across 1500 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good?  As I have no sense of direction, I need my phone to...

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  • Product review: Draggin Revz Kevlar jeans

    06 July 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Draggin Revz Kevlar jeans

    I tested these Draggin Revz Kevlar jeans (£219.99) over five months across 7500 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good?   These Revz jeans are probably a little stylish for my lardy...

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  • Top 5 disc locks

    06 July 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. Below are four of the best disc locks available...

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  • Review: Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots

    05 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Review: Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots

    I've been wearing the £289.99 Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots for four months now, and this is how they've held up. What’s good? I’ve got a bad left ankle from an old rugby injury, so finding boots that offer...

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  • RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

    05 July 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

    This gel cleaner stays where it’s sprayed, but neither bottles we had fanned: just spot sprayed, hampering coverage. It worked really well, didn’t dry out and dealt brilliantly with brake dust and...

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  • Review: RST Tractech Evo-R race glove

    04 July 2017 by Joe Dick

    Review: RST Tractech Evo-R race glove

    I tested these RST Tractech Evo-R race gloves (£99.99) over four months across 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? RST Advertise their Tractech Evo-R as their ultimate race glove.

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  • Review: Reactive Suspension fork course

    03 July 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Review: Reactive Suspension fork course

    MCN Contributor, Rupert Paul tested this Reactive Suspension fork course (£210).  Here's how he got on... What’s good? I’ve now been on four of Reactive Suspension’s day-long courses. Tutor...

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  • Product review: Motul E2 Moto Wash

    25 June 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Motul E2 Moto Wash

    MCN Senior Production Editor, Simon Brown, tested this Motul E2 Moto Wash (£10.49 for one litre) for three washes.  Here's what he thought... What’s good? "The claims for this cleaner...

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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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