Product Reviews (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Kit review: Cruz tools Econokit H2

    31 December 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Kit review: Cruz tools Econokit H2

    Cruz tools Econokit H2, £29.99 Miles covered/time: 40,000/three years What’s good? This is a very small and light emergency toolkit, which you can stick in a rucksack or tankbag and forget about,...

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  • Kit review: Bags Connection Dolphin laptop bag

    26 August 2009 by Andy Downes

    Kit review: Bags Connection Dolphin laptop bag

    Product: Bags Connection Dolphin laptop bag, £48.27 Tester: Andy Downes Miles covered/time: 1500/four months What’s good? This summer’s completely rubbish weather has been the perfect test of this...

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  • Kit review: RDM Tail Bag

    26 August 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: RDM Tail Bag

    Product: RDM Tail Bag, £19.99 Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 4000/six months What’s good? I bought this tailback because I needed take a lid to someone’s house; at just under twenty quid it...

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  • Kit review: Abus Granit 68 Victory-X Plus

    19 August 2009 by Marc Potter

    Kit review: Abus Granit 68 Victory-X Plus

    Abus Granit 68 Victory-X Plus £69.99 Tester: Marc Potter Miles covered/time: Used for four years What’s good? It’s been out in the rain for years, but with a squirt of WD40 it works a treat and has...

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  • Review: Motorex Protect and Shine Cleaner

    12 August 2009 by Marc Potter

    Review: Motorex Protect and Shine Cleaner

    Motorex Protect and Shine Cleaner £7.99 Tester: Marc Potter Miles covered/time: Used on my R1200GS and 1992 Blade What’s good? It made my Blade look like new just before I sold it. After a quick clean...

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  • Review: BMW Messenger Bag

    12 August 2009 by Marc Potter

    Review: BMW Messenger Bag

    BMW Messenger Bag £74 Tester: Marc Potter Miles covered/time: 4500 What’s good? It’s waterproof to a point, stops my laptop getting wet on the way to work and has loads of useful pockets for your...

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  • Review: Apple iPhone

    19 June 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Review: Apple iPhone

    Product: Apple iPhone (Free depending on contract) Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 9000 What’s good? It's got Google Maps built in, so provided you can get a signal it will tell you...

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  • Review: Aerostich small fleece bag

    19 June 2009 by Ped Baker

    Review: Aerostich small fleece bag

    Product Aerostich small fleece bag £6 (small size) Tester Ped Baker Time owned 6000 miles/5 years What's good? The modern tank bag is usually a mess of Ipods, phones, sat navs and associated clutter.

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  • Book review: Jorge Lorenzo - My Story so Far

    27 May 2009 by Mike Nicks

    Book review: Jorge Lorenzo - My Story so Far

    Jorge Lorenzo: My Story so Far By Ernest Riveras Tobia Haynes £18.99 I recommend every rider, every parent of a rider, and every team manager to read Jorge Lorenzo’s new book, whose English-language...

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  • Lorenzo’s tortured path to the top

    26 May 2009 by Mike Nicks

    Lorenzo’s tortured path to the top

    Jorge Lorenzo: My Story so Far By Ernest Riveras Tobia Haynes £18.99 I recommend every rider, every parent of a rider, and every team manager to read Jorge Lorenzo’s new book, whose English-language...

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  • Review: Bill Ivy: The Will to Win

    15 May 2009 by Rob Hull

    Review: Bill Ivy: The Will to Win

    Written by Mick Walker Breedon Books £19.99 (from £13.77 on Amazon.co.uk) Little Bloke, Giant Heart!   Bill Ivy, the 1967 125cc world champion, lived fully the pulsating life of that great decade...

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  • Celebrating St. George's Day

    23 April 2009 by James Keen

    Celebrating St. George's Day

    In honour of St. George's Day, we've rounded up some of the best biking gear out there for displaying your patriotism and paying tribute to everyone's favourite dragon-slayer. Compare and buy over...

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  • S-Doc 100 motorcycle cleaner rated

    06 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    S-Doc 100 motorcycle cleaner rated

    I’ve spent the last year washing my bikes (and, very occasionally, my Seat Alhambra) with this fairly expensive, yet devastatingly effective cleaning gel. It comes in 100ml (£1.50), 1-litre (£15), and...

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  • MCN Valentines Day gift guide

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    MCN Valentines Day gift guide

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of the products you can browse and compare prices on, broken down into gifts for her and...

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  • Valentines gifts for him in the MCN Shop

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    Valentines gifts for him in the MCN Shop

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of presents for him available from big biking brands such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Kriega and...

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  • Valentines gifts for her in the MCN Shop

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    Valentines gifts for her in the MCN Shop

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of presents for her available from big biking brands such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Shoei and Draggin...

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  • What's popular this week in the MCN Shop

    16 January 2009 by James Keen

    What's popular this week in the MCN Shop

    The MCN Shop now stocks over 55,000 products from 15 major online retailers including GetGeared, M&P, Grand Prix Legends and the winners of the MCN motorcycle clothing & accessory retailer of...

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