Product Reviews

  • Product Review: Laser Micro ratchet set

    Yesterday 10:30 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Laser Micro ratchet set

    Laser Micro Ratchet two-piece set, £25.66 Time tested: Three months  What’s good? In the relatively short period I have owned this pair of beautifully engineered micro ratchets, they...

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  • Product Review: Richa H20 Backpack 30L

    26 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Richa H20 Backpack 30L

    Richa H20 Backpack 30L: £49.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? This is my second review of this Richa H20 rucksack, and this is my second bag. The shoulder strap...

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  • Product Review: Arai Pro Shade Visor

    24 February 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Arai Pro Shade Visor

    Arai Pro Shade Visor, £99.99 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Six months/150 miles What’s good? You can’t argue with the quality, or intentions, of this simple helmet upgrade from Arai. The firm...

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  • Product Review: Acerbis X-Tarmac

    23 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Acerbis X-Tarmac

    Acerbis X-Tarmac, £74.95 (£99.95 with LED lights) Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/1400 miles What’s good? My Yamaha MT-07 doesn’t have heated grips so these Acerbis X-Tarmac handguards...

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  • Product Review: Triumph McQueen Desert Racer

    18 February 2015 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Triumph McQueen Desert Racer

    Triumph McQueen Desert Racer, £350 Time tested: 5800miles/10 months What's good: Well made from fine quality 1.4mm cowhide, this jacket comes with zipped air vents and very subtle Triumph branding.

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  • Product Review: Tile Location Device

    17 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Tile Location Device

    Tile Location Device, £16.50 Time Tested: Two months What's good: It's as simple as attaching the Tile to your keys, then downloading an app to your phone. Lose your keys with the Tile attached and...

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  • Product Review: AM Philpot Fork Rechroming

    16 February 2015 by Ped Baker

    Product Review: AM Philpot Fork Rechroming

    AM Philpot Fork Rechroming, £165 Tester: Ped Baker Time tested: One pair of corroded forks What’s good? This fork rechroming service collects your stanchions by courier, restores them to an impeccable...

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  • Product Review: SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner

    14 February 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner

    SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner, £13 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Four years What’s good? At MCN we get to test a lot of different cleaning products, but the one I always return to as my default...

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  • Product Review: Arai MX-V

    13 February 2015 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Arai MX-V

    Arai MX-V £469 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Nine years/ 8000 off-road miles What’s good? I got this helmet in 2006 to take part in Enduro Africa – a 2500-mile off-road ride across South Africa.

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  • Product Review: MRA double bubble screen

    10 February 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: MRA double bubble screen

    MRA double bubble screen, £64.80 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: One year/1560 miles What’s good? There are many lovely bits on a BMW HP2 Sport but its tiny-to-the-point-of-useless jet-black screen...

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  • Product Review: Tucano Urbano 4Tempi jacket

    05 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Tucano Urbano 4Tempi jacket

    Tucano Urbano 4Tempi jacket, £159.99 Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/1500miles What’s good? I liked the look of this jacket the moment I saw it and the stylish Italian cut is backed up by...

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  • Product Review: Triumph Raven jacket

    04 February 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Triumph Raven jacket

    Triumph Raven jacket, £310 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Three months/4000 miles What’s good? I love this leather jacket above all others because it looks great on and off the bike. Arm...

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  • Product Review: HJC RPHA ST

    02 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: HJC RPHA ST

    HJC RPHA ST, £299.99 Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested: Five months/500 miles What’s good? I’ve always been against drop-down sun visors, because I think they look naff – which is a totally...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Tech 10

    29 January 2015 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Alpinestars Tech 10

    Alpinestars Tech 10, £420 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Two years/2000 off-road miles What’s good? What Alpinestars don’t know about making motorcycle boots isn’t worth knowing. Tech 10s are their...

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  • Product Review: SubZero Down bodywarmer

    28 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: SubZero Down bodywarmer

    SubZero Down bodywarmer £109.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Three months/3000 miles What’s good? The SubZero Down bodywarmer and I quickly became best friends this winter and for the last three...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves

    27 January 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves

    Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves £80 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: Four years/9000 miles What’s good? These leather and textile gloves are like heaven for hands – the inner lining is made from...

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  • Product Review: Hevik Rockwell jacket

    22 January 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Hevik Rockwell jacket

    Hevik Rockwell jacket, £133.25 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Five months/1500 miles What’s good? It’s a solidly built and effective jacket that keeps me warm and dry and is subtly styled in a khaki...

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  • Product Review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

    21 January 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

    Givi T470SM small tank bag, £94.42 (updated XS312 model) and T460B universal ‘Tank Fitting System’ (TFS), £20.79 Tester: Michael Neeves Time tested: Three years/20,000 miles What’s good? This is my...

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  • Product Review: Racelogic VBOX Sport

    20 January 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Racelogic VBOX Sport

    Racelogic VBOX Sport £298 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: 12 months What’s good? Dataloggers used to be complex – a mass of wires, antennas and impenetrable software. They also used to be extremely...

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  • Product Review: Richa Ratchet boots

    19 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Richa Ratchet boots

    Richa Ratchet boots, £99.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Seven months/2000 miles What’s good? The Ratchets come with toesliders, ankle, shin and heel protection and a Hipora waterproof membrane.

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  • Product Review: Spot Gen 3

    15 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Spot Gen 3

    Spot Gen 3, £150 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: 8 months/3000 miles What’s good? Spot Gen 3 is a small GPS tracking device that can send check-in emails to loved ones and friends and give them...

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  • Forcefield Pro L2K back protector

    14 January 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Forcefield Pro L2K back protector

    Forcefield Pro L2K back protector, £99.99 (replaced by the Pro L2K Evo) Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Two years/4000 miles What's good? I’ve owned a previous incarnation of this Forcefield...

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  • Product Review: Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket

    13 January 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket

    Spidi Sport H20 Out jacket £240 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? This versatile jacket saw me through spring and into summer. Once the temperature started to climb...

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  • Product Review: Rev’IT Memphis H20 jeans

    12 January 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Rev’IT Memphis H20 jeans

      Rev’IT Memphis H20 jeans: £199.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: 3250 miles What’s good? These aren’t on sale until Spring 2015, but I tried a pre-production pair during a recent 3250-mile...

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  • Product Review: Garmin Zumo 590LM

    07 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Garmin Zumo 590LM

    Garmin Zumo 590LM, £549.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Three months/4500 miles What’s good? While there’s no denying a sat-nav is going to get you there quicker than using a map or guesswork,...

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  • Product Review: Draggin Jeans Twista

    29 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Draggin Jeans Twista

    Draggin Jeans Twista, £209.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: One year/5000 miles What’s good? Most reinforced bike jeans have horrible looking seams around the knee area that give them away as...

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  • Product Review: Dr Martens Garrick boots

    29 December 2014 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Dr Martens Garrick boots

    Dr Martens Garrick boots £359.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Two months/1500 miles What’s good? People have been wearing old-style Doc Martens on bikes for years – I’ve done many a mile in...

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  • Product Review: Forcefield Blade

    25 December 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Forcefield Blade

    Forcefield Blade Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested: Five months/1000 miles What’s good? This is my second Forcefield back protector and it has four layers of NitrexEvo foam, offering protection up to...

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