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  • Ride review: Buse Asola

    Yesterday 09:00 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Buse Asola

    Nicely finished jacket with neoprene collar. The tester would have liked more adjustment on the neck popper and felt that the adjusters on the arm could have held the elbow armour in position more...

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  • Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

    20 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

    Well-specified (includes a Level 2 back protector) and comfortable jacket works in all temperatures. External pockets are fiddly though and a little rain got in at the waist. “Might be cured if zipped...

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  • Review: Weise Venus ladies jacket

    20 August 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Review: Weise Venus ladies jacket

    I've been testing the Weise Venus ladies jacket (RRP £169.99) over four months now and have covered 700 miles. Here's what I think so far... The review — What’s good? The jacket fits well and having...

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  • Hein Gericke's Tuareg Denali jacket reviewed

    19 August 2017 by Simon Brown

    Hein Gericke's Tuareg Denali jacket reviewed

    I tested this Hein Gericke Tuareg Denali jacket (RRP £416.99) over three months covering 2000 miles.  Here's how I got on... The review — What's good? This jacket puts me in mind of the sort of...

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  • Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

    19 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

    Mesh jacket with a removeable waterproof liner is superbly comfortable, with decent adjusters to refine the fit. No back protector but CE shoulder and elbow armour. Air streams through the mesh: great...

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  • Ride review: Weise Corsa

    18 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Weise Corsa

    Showerproof summer jacket has a removeable waterproof layer, which was beaten by a biblical thunderstorm, leaking at neck and in all pockets. It’s very comfy, with good adjusters on the arms but needs...

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  • Ride review: Spada Burnout

    17 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Spada Burnout

    Great spec for a good price: Level 1 back protector, full removable thermal liner, adjusters that work and it didn’t leak on our test. “It fits really well and it works,” said the tester. “But you...

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  • Top 5 Dainese products

    16 August 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 Dainese products

    MCN ShopDainese are a brand that need no introduction. They've provided riding protection for some of the most legendary racers around; Valentino Rossi, Carl Fogarty and Guy Martin to name a few. They're a...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle tail packs

    16 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 motorcycle tail packs

    MCN ShopLast week we showcased MCN's five best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks, so with the touring (warm) season still upon us, we thought we’d continue looking at luggage options for your motorcycle. If you...

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  • Product review: Richa Original Cordura Jeans

    13 August 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Richa Original Cordura Jeans

    Head of Content, Tim Thompson has been using the Richa Original jeans for the past 4 months, here’s what he thinks of them… Price £149.99  What’s good? Armoured and abrasion resistant jeans are...

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  • Dguard e-call system review

    12 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Dguard e-call system review

    I've been using the £499.99 Dguard e-call system for a while now, and have covered 2500 miles with it fitted. Here's what I think. What’s good? I was fortunate enough to test the very first road-going...

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  • Top 4 helmets for under £100

    11 August 2017 by MCN News

    Top 4 helmets for under £100

    MCN ShopWe've selected four sub-£100 helmets from the MCN Shop just for you. Which one would you buy? Dexter Optimus Flash – £94.99   Buy Now   This polycarbonate full-face helmet comes with...

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  • Top 5 waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    11 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    MCN ShopRiding in the UK often means that even if you only use the bike when it’s sunny, you’ll still get caught out by some freak shower from time-to-time. What is even more annoying is when you open your...

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  • New off-road product showcase

    07 August 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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  • Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    06 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopProtective riding jeans have come a long way in the past few years and in some cases, can offer nearly as much protection as a leather alternative. They marry casual styling with the added protective...

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  • Weise Outlast Sirius women's gloves review

    04 August 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Weise Outlast Sirius women's gloves review

    I've been using these £69.99 Weise Outlast Sirius gloves for four months now and have so far covered 700 miles in them. What’s good? I have piano player’s hands, with long, slim fingers, and I found...

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  • Product review: Dymag UP7X wheels

    04 August 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Dymag UP7X wheels

    Senior Editor Matt Wildee has fitted a set of Dymag UP7X wheels to his 2000 Yamaha R1 and has covered around 2000 miles with them so far. To measure improvements, he went to the handling loop at...

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  • Top 5 back protectors

    02 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 back protectors

    One piece of kit which we recommend should be on everybody’s kit list is a decent back protector. Much like a lid, they’ve become a riding essential for the MCN team and although not specifically...

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  • Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

    02 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

    MCN ShopI tested the Airoh GP 500 Sectors helmet (RRP £359.99) over four weeks, covering 2600 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? This is an instantly comfortable lid. It’s a reassuringly snug fit,...

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  • Top 5 leather race gloves

    27 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 leather race gloves

    MCN ShopThere’s no denying that race gloves look ace and offer great protection in the event of an accident. Here are our top 5 picks of gloves that are currently for sale on the MCN Shop. RST Tractech Evo C...

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  • Top 5 RST products

    27 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 RST products

    MCN ShopIt's no wonder RST are one of the most popular brands in the UK. From suits to boots, you can always rely on them for high quality equipment. We've found five great RST products available on the MCN...

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  • Top 5 sporty boots

    25 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 sporty boots

    MCN ShopA sturdy pair of boots should be high on every rider's shopping list as they protect one of the most vulnerable areas on a biker. Here are our top 5 picks that are all available from the MCN...

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  • Silvertech bike cover review

    23 July 2017 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

    22 July 2017 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

    22 July 2017 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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