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  • Product Review: Richa Cyclone gear

    Yesterday 10:08 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Richa Cyclone gear

    MCN's Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested Richa's Cyclone jacket and trousers (£399.99/£299.99) for 3 months and covered 3000 miles, but what did he make of the gear? What’s good? This Cyclone suit...

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  • Product review: Kriega R15 rider pack

    22 March 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Kriega R15 rider pack

    What's good and what's not about Kriega's R15 rider pack (£95)? Tested over 12 months here's what we thought... What’s good? Once on, it disappears – to the point, in fact, that it’s not uncommon to...

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  • Product review: TCX Rush Waterproof boots

    20 March 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Product review: TCX Rush Waterproof boots

    “They’re ideal if you spend your time flying across town with the hems of your protective riding jeans flapping in the breeze.”  Time tested two months/1500 miles Price £99.99 What’s good These...

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  • Product review: Icon Squad

    19 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Icon Squad

    Time tested: Four months/1000 miles What’s good? It has a total volume of 53.3 litres. There’s a padded laptop sleeve which can take laptops up to 15 inches and has kept my work laptop free from...

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  • Gerbing heated jacket gives you a warm cuddle

    19 March 2017 by Andy Davidson

    Gerbing heated jacket gives you a warm cuddle

    Time tested: Four months/6500 miles What’s good? Gone are the days of loading up on layers, waddling around like the Michelin man in a hot, sticky frustrated mess before clambering aboard my bike in a...

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  • Product review: Gunson Cable Tie Kit

    18 March 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Gunson Cable Tie Kit

    Cable ties are a garage essential. A whole kit of them in varying sizes should be on every fettlers wish list... Time tested Four months Price £19.63  What’s good? Despite being a heavy user of...

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  • Alpinestars Faster 2 Waterproof shoes

    18 March 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Alpinestars Faster 2 Waterproof shoes

    We put a pair of Alpinestars Faster 2 boots through their paces. 5000-miles later here's what we thought... Time tested 5000 miles Price £114 What’s good? These are my go-to footwear for the time when...

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  • Product review: Bridgestone Battlax S21

    17 March 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: Bridgestone Battlax S21

    When you need some new boots on your bike, should you turn to the Bridgestone Battlax S21? Time tested Four months/1500 miles Price £145.37 What’s good? This is the first time I have used a...

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  • Product review: Kriega Urban Messenger bag

    17 March 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: Kriega Urban Messenger bag

    Excellent quality, built to last and fashionable. Here's what we thought when we tested the Kriega Urban Messenger bag. Time tested: 3 months/1000 miles Price £135 TOP STORIES We ride the new...

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  • What's good about this Rokker jacket?

    16 March 2017 by Andy Davidson

    What's good about this Rokker jacket?

    MCN SHOPWe tested Rokker's black jacket (£429) over three months across 500 miles to let you know what's good and what's not.  MCN Verdict What’s good? The main thing this Rokker jacket has going...

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  • Shoei GT Air is whisper quiet

    16 March 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Shoei GT Air is whisper quiet

    Time tested: Three months/800 miles What’s good? When looking for a new helmet I wanted something that looked cool and sporty while also being practical enough for my long daily commute, and in the...

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  • Product review: BMW Rallye suit

    15 March 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: BMW Rallye suit

    The Rallye suit from BMW is a top-shelf offering, but falls short where it really matters. Time tested: 4 months/12,000 miles Price Jacket £550, Trousers £435, ThinkPak Hydra £23.00  What’s...

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  • Top 10 carbon helmets

    12 March 2017 by MCN News

    Top 10 carbon helmets

    MCN ShopLight, cool looking, tough as anything. Who wouldn't want a carbon fibre lid? Here are our top 10 helmets currently available on the MCN Shop, to suit all styles and disciplines… Bell Bullitt Carbon...

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  • Top five disc locks

    10 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top five disc locks

    MCN ShopDisc locks aren't glamourous 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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  • RiDE review: Dainese Carvemaster

    08 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Dainese Carvemaster

    Think you can’t get a Gore-Tex Dainese suit for £600? You can. While the jacket is expensive, the matching Galveston trousers are £200, so the suit just about comes in on budget – though you’d have to...

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  • RiDE review: Wolf Tec-Tour

    07 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Wolf Tec-Tour

    A high-spec suit, with CE Level 2 armour throughout, plenty of vents for hot days and adjusters, a storm collar for wet ones and a quilted Outlast liner for cold ones. It has a pouch for a hydropack,...

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  • RiDE review: Triumph Exploration suit

    06 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Triumph Exploration suit

    The experience of building adventure bikes has clearly taught Triumph plenty about what riders need from their gear, shaping the highly specified, well-finished Exploration suit. It was faultlessly...

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  • Top 5 sportsbike screens

    05 March 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 sportsbike screens

    MCN ShopWe look at some of the most popular sportsbikes and see what screens you can tuck into on the MCN Shop. TOP STORIES Suzuki GSX250R price announced Insurance comparisons: Honda CBR600F Gallery:...

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  • Metal Mule exhaust can last the distance

    04 March 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Metal Mule exhaust can last the distance

    Time tested: 10 years/24,000 miles What’s good? Quite a lot: it’s British made in stainless steel, throaty without being anti-social, very high quality and weighs around a quarter of the standard...

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  • RiDE review: Sena Prism

    04 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Sena Prism

    Max resolution: 1080p @ 30fps Weight: 125g Size: 44mm high, 23mm wide, 63mm deep What’s in the box? Waterproof housing, plus helmet, surface, suction and bar mounts Battery: 1100mAh, removable, 2-hour...

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  • Top 10 jackets for Spring

    03 March 2017 by MCN News

    Top 10 jackets for Spring

    MCN ShopSpring can be a funny time of year, sometimes it can get mid-summer-hot and sometimes it can snow. We’ve put together a range of jackets that will suit the warmest, coldest and wettest of weather, not...

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  • RiDE review: Sony FDR-X1000VR

    03 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Sony FDR-X1000VR

    Max resolution: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps Weight: 114g Size: 51.7mm high, 24.4mm wide, 89mm deep What’s in the box? Waterproof housing, liveview remote, adhesive mount Battery: 1240mAh,...

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  • Product review: Oxford Hot Vest

    03 March 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Oxford Hot Vest

    We test the Oxford hot vest to find out its good and bad points Time tested 2925 miles Price £149 What’s good? This the first winter I’ve tried a heated vest and it’s pretty much changed my life.

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  • RiDE review: 360 Fly 4K

    02 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: 360 Fly 4K

    Max resolution: 2880x2880 pixels @ 30fps Weight: 172g Size: 61mm sphere What’s in the box? Power cradle, tilt mount, case Battery: 1780mAh, fixed, 1.5-hour life Angle of view: 360° horizontal, 240°...

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  • RiDE review: Olfi one.five

    01 March 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Olfi one.five

    Max resolution: 4K @ 24fps, 1080p @ 60fps Weight: 110g (with case) Size: 78mm high, 61mm wide, 37mm deep (all with case) What’s in the box? Case, waterproof housing, multiple GoPro-system mounts and...

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  • Product review: Vulcanet wipes

    26 February 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Product review: Vulcanet wipes

    What's good and what's not about these Vulcanet wipes? Price: Vulcanet wipes £32.99 (For 80) Time tested: Three months  What’s good? Vulcanet wipes will banish even the toughest...

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  • Hardcore Racing aqua blasting

    25 February 2017 by Bruce Dunn

    Hardcore Racing aqua blasting

    What's good and what's not about hardcore racing aqua blasting? Time tested: One session Price: Dependent on items What’s good? When you’re restoring an old bike, sometimes no amount of...

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  • Product review: Acerbis Adventure Suit

    24 February 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Product review: Acerbis Adventure Suit

    What's good and what's not about this Acerbis Adventure Suit? Price: Acerbis Adventure suit £355  Time tested: Eight months/two events  What’s good? Unlike a great deal of off- road gear,...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle crash protectors

    20 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle crash protectors

    MCN ShopSpecifically designed to protect your bodywork and engine in the event your bikes ends up on its side, here are five sturdy examples from the MCN Shop to prevent tears and oil being shed. R&G...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle body armour

    19 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle body armour

    MCN ShopBody armour is of huge importance to a biker, so we've selected five stand-out products from MCN's Shop just for you. Protective vests and jackets usually feature CE Level 2-rated protection,...

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  • Product review: Draper hand fuel syphon

    19 February 2017 by Bruce Dunn

    Product review: Draper hand fuel syphon

    Product: Draper hand fuel syphon Price: £12.95 Time tested: Two years   What’s good? This is a simple, hand-operated fuel pump which I use primarily for transferring race fuel from a 25-litre...

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