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  • Top 5 heated motorcycle jackets

    Today 11:30 by MCN News

    Top 5 heated motorcycle jackets

    MCN ShopRiding in winter can be tedious –and incredibly dangerous – if not adequately prepared for it. However, heated kit is the perfect solution for those sub-temperature spells in the saddle and will keep...

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  • RiDE review: Rock Oil Silicone Bike Shine

    12 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Rock Oil Silicone Bike Shine

    A very different spray to the others, being a lubricant as well. So it takes longer to remove but the end result is the same: painted surfaces and metal surfaces look shinier and are better...

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  • Continental ContiSportAttack 3 tyres

    12 November 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Continental ContiSportAttack 3 tyres

    I’ve been using these Conti’s for four months and have covered 3000 miles on them, riding in all weathers, on motorways and sunny Sunday B-road blasts. What’s good? I’ve been using these for just over...

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  • Product review: Kriega Urban EDC Messenger Bag

    11 November 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Kriega Urban EDC Messenger Bag

    I’ve been using this Kriega messenger bag for the past six weeks and first impressions are good. What’s good? This 18-litre compartmentalised bag, with its four storage zones, elasticated hooks and...

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  • 5 fantastic paddock stands

    10 November 2017 by James Archibald

    5 fantastic paddock stands

    If your bike doesn’t feature a centre stand then a paddock stand is an essential bit of kit for trouble-free maintenance. Most are available for both twin and single-sided swingarms, depending on the...

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  • 4 Alpinestars products perfect for winter

    10 November 2017 by MCN News

    4 Alpinestars products perfect for winter

    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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  • RiDE review: WD40 wax and polish

    10 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: WD40 wax and polish

    Easy to apply with a nice controllable spray, projecting as a foam. Doesn’t dry too quickly and can be removed with a microfibre cloth. Works well on suspension and cast and polished metal surfaces...

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  • Ducati magnetic tankbag

    10 November 2017 by Andy Calton

    Ducati magnetic tankbag

    I've been using this tank bag for the last four months and, at £180.43 it might seem pricy, but the quality makes up for it. What’s good? This tankbag oozes quality. It has a handle at the front so it...

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  • Product review: Arai RX-7V

    09 November 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Arai RX-7V

    I've been using this £599.99 Arai RX-7V helmet for three years and in that time have covered well over 50,000 while wearing it. What’s good? With all the road testing, racing, commuting and...

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  • RiDE review: Britemax A10 polish

    07 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Britemax A10 polish

    A great all-round polish for paintwork with long-lasting wax protection. Concentrated, so use sparingly, though could have more cutting ability to it. Recommended that paintwork is waxed afterwards...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots

    05 November 2017 by Joe Dick

    Product review: Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots

    These S-MX boots have impressively so far stood up well to 10,000 miles of hard use. Here’s how I’ve found them. What’s good? Quite often, I find myself in my riding kit for days at a time, so comfort...

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  • Product review: Airoh ST 701 helmet

    04 November 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Airoh ST 701 helmet

    Six months of use with the Airoh ST 701 has impressed and here are my thoughts after 3,500 miles. What’s good? This one’s been my lid of choice all summer – and I’ve been impressed with its...

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  • Product review: Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park

    03 November 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park

    Nine months on and after 2,600 miles use, the Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park has proved to be windproof, waterproof and pretty bulletproof.  What’s good? This parka is windproof, waterproof and...

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  • 13 of the best winter gloves

    02 November 2017 by MCN News

    13 of the best winter gloves

    MCN ShopThe clocks have gone back which means it’s a winter of long, cold nights ahead until spring finally appears next year. It needn’t be a harsh affair on your fingers though, with these top winter...

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  • Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £250

    01 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £250

    MCN SHOPFor many riders a flipfront helmet offers the best of both worlds – full-face protection, open-face convenience. Many also come with internal sun visors, which are incredibly handy at this time of...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars Hurricane jacket

    30 October 2017 by Michael Guy

    Product review: Alpinestars Hurricane jacket

    Two years use and more than 18,000 miles covered in the Alpinestars Hurricane jacket have proved their worth. What’s good? This is actually a mountain bike jacket from Alpinestars cycling range, but...

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  • 10 winter maintenance essentials

    30 October 2017 by James Archibald

    10 winter maintenance essentials

    Riding in winter can be a chore for some, so they keep their pride and joy locked up tight and kept under cover until spring. But for the avid winter warrior, a bit of cold and salt are nonsense...

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  • Product review: OptiMate DIN USB charger

    29 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: OptiMate DIN USB charger

    This USB charger allows up to 2 devices to be charged from the DIN socket on your motorcycle.  What’s good? I’ve been caught out so many times by jumping on a BMW or Triumph only to find that I...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars Stadium boots

    28 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: Alpinestars Stadium boots

    I’ve been using these casual boots most days for my commute and have covered about 4500 miles in the 4 months I’ve had them. What’s good? I commute by bike every day and wanted casually styled...

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  • Product review: RST Blade II textile suit

    27 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: RST Blade II textile suit

    With 4500 miles and five months of use under my belt with RST’s Blade II textile suit, here’s how I’ve been getting on with it. What’s good? This RST two-piece is sporty, stylish and affordable. It’s...

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  • Top 5 heated motorcycle gear

    26 October 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 heated motorcycle gear

    MCN ShopIn the now infamous words of Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones – “Winter is Coming”. And Edd's right! With the leaves falling, Christmas and long, cold nights are just around the corner. However,...

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  • Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

    21 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

    I tested this HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider (RRP: £299.99) over three months, covering 1000 miles. Here's how I got on...  What’s good? I’m generally not a fan of drop down sun visors. I think...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars T-Jaws jacket

    20 October 2017 by Adam Child

    Product review: Alpinestars T-Jaws jacket

    I tested this Alpinestars T-Jaws waterproof textile jacket (RRP: £199.99) over six months, covering 10,000 miles.  What’s good about it? This stylish Alpinestars jacket has been my go-to jacket...

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  • The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    20 October 2017 by MCN News

    The 5 best 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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  • 8 best bluetooth helmet systems

    18 October 2017 by MCN News

    8 best bluetooth helmet systems

    MCN SHOPBluetooth systems keep you connected while on the move – receive calls, listen to music, follow audio GPS instructions. Twin units like these also let you talk to pillions or fellow headset-equipped...

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  • Product review: TCX RT-Race waterproof boots

    14 October 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: TCX RT-Race waterproof boots

    4000 miles and four months on, here’s how I’ve been getting on with the TCX RT-Race waterproof boots. What’s good? These are the black-only, waterproof version of the RT-Race, and share the same...

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  • 6 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    6 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    MCN ShopStaying warm whilst on your bike this winter is essential and we recommend buying thermal and base layers that offer a close, snug fit as this will help trap warm air against the skin – keeping you...

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  • Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

    13 October 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

    I use this Furygan kit on my daily 110-mile commute to the MCN offices and have covered around 4500 miles with it so far.  What’s good? This suit is a mix-match combination, consisting of the...

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  • Top 9 waterproof suits

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    Top 9 waterproof suits

    MCN ShopWe've selected seven waterproof suits from the MCN Shop to help with this warm but wet weather. Stash one of these suits somewhere and it might just come in useful over the top of your leather...

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  • Product review: Oxford Aqua V20 rucksack

    12 October 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Oxford Aqua V20 rucksack

    With four months of use, here’s how I’ve found Oxford's Aqua V20 rucksack. What’s good? I’m a fan of the Oxford Aqua range of gear. I’ve previously tested a roll bag, inner bags and the...

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  • Product review: PMJ Carolina Jeans

    08 October 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: PMJ Carolina Jeans

    With 500 miles of use, here’s what I thought of the PMJ Carolina jeans. What’s good These stretchy, comfy, straight-cut jeans are perfect for those warmer riding days. They are made from Twaron – the...

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