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  • Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

    Yesterday 08:00 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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  • Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers

    07 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers

    Web Producer Liam Marsden has been using the Icon Raiden DKR jacket and trousers for 6 months now, here’s how he’s found them… Time tested Six months/800 miles What’s good? Who said textile suits have...

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  • RiDE review: Bagster Cruise panniers

    06 May 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Bagster Cruise panniers

    These claim to have a whopping 78 litres of capacity when expanded, but we couldn’t fit quite as much gear in them as we could in Oxford’s supposedly smaller P60R. Nonetheless the Cruise is an...

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  • RiDE review: Oxford P60R panniers

    04 May 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Oxford P60R panniers

    The most expensive set of panniers on test at £159.99, but also the most well specified. And the largest: despite a claimed capacity of 60 litres – less than several others here – the P60R is the only...

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  • #ride5000miles - motorcycle sat navs tested

    30 April 2017 by MCN News

    #ride5000miles - motorcycle sat navs tested

    If you're planning to #ride5000miles this year a good, reliable motorcycle sat nav is almost a necessity. Some of #ride5000miles members have covered tens of thousands of miles with their sat nav of...

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  • Held Slade made-to-measure leather suit

    24 April 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Held Slade made-to-measure leather suit

    Fancy a made-to-measure leather suit? Our Consumer Editor, Emma Franklin had a custom suit made by Held for racing in, here's how she found it... Time tested One fitting What’s good These are my first...

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  • Product review: Shark Spartan Carbon helmet

    22 April 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Shark Spartan Carbon helmet

    MCN Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested this Shark Spartan Carbon helmet (£389.99) over three months covering 3800 miles.  Here are his thoughts... What’s good? This new Spartan Carbon...

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  • Product review: Ducati Downtown leather jacket

    18 April 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Ducati Downtown leather jacket

    Time tested Three months  What’s good? It’s what jackets were like before they threw thermal linings, zip connectors, Velcro fasteners, humps and air vents into the mix – and I love it. Made by...

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  • What's good about the Lomo 301 drybag?

    18 April 2017 by Andy Davidson

    What's good about the Lomo 301 drybag?

    Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Watersport and wetsuit firm, Lomo, are quickly becoming my favourite bag company. I tested their 20-litre roll bag in the Himalayas and found it 100%...

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  • Earlex heat gun is essential workshop kit

    18 April 2017 by Bruce Dunn

    Earlex heat gun is essential workshop kit

    Time tested: Two years What’s good? I don’t know how I’ve managed without a heat gun in my tool arsenal for so long; it’s essential for loads of jobs in the garage. I bought this one when I was...

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  • Product review: Simpson Venom lid

    15 April 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Simpson Venom lid

    MCN Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons tested Simpson's Venom helmet over 3500 miles, but what did he make of it? What’s good? Let’s get the looks out of the way, then get down to the tech. In...

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  • Ride review: Biketek Front head stand

    11 April 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Biketek Front head stand

    This stand locates into the headstock, which will allow more jobs to be done, like removing forks for example. It’s easy to assemble, well-finished and comes with several pins to fit a range of bikes.

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  • Product review: EBC replacement brake discs

    10 April 2017 by Bruce Dunn

    Product review: EBC replacement brake discs

    Time tested: four months What’s good? These are pattern replacement discs (£174.19) for my SDR200 project. The Little Yamaha was never officially imported to the UK, meaning that some of the parts are...

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  • Ride review: 1Jac bike lift

    10 April 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: 1Jac bike lift

    This is a really clever lift. You buy it with the dedicated kit for your bike (extra kits cost from £39) and then just offer the lift up to the bike… and lift. It’s that easy. Your bike can then be...

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  • Ride review: Oxford Premium front stand

    09 April 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Oxford Premium front stand

    This is a good front stand that fits most bikes. It’s easy to assemble and the materials are fairly sturdy but when lifting there is some twisting where the stand is bolted together.  It’s easily...

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  • Give us a lift! DRC MX bike lift review

    09 April 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Give us a lift! DRC MX bike lift review

    Time tested: Six months What’s good? At £36 this appears to be a cheap, highly portable way to get both wheels of a bike off the ground at the same time. However, it only works if your bike has a...

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  • BikeTek top box swallows it all

    08 April 2017 by Alison Silcox

    BikeTek top box swallows it all

    Time tested: 700 miles/four months What’s good? I love my top box! There I’ve said it and I feel much better that it’s out in the open. This 48-litre box looks vast perched on the rear of my Honda...

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  • Ride review: Abba Superbike kit 2

    08 April 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Abba Superbike kit 2

    Go into your local MoT centre and you’re likely to see an Abba stand. It is one of the very few stands that allows you to test for wheel and steering-head bearings as it holds the bike on the swingarm...

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