Product Reviews (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • Review: Reactive Suspension fork course

    03 July 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Review: Reactive Suspension fork course

    MCN Contributor, Rupert Paul tested this Reactive Suspension fork course (£210).  Here's how he got on... What’s good? I’ve now been on four of Reactive Suspension’s day-long courses. Tutor...

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  • Product review: Motul E2 Moto Wash

    25 June 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Motul E2 Moto Wash

    MCN Senior Production Editor, Simon Brown, tested this Motul E2 Moto Wash (£10.49 for one litre) for three washes.  Here's what he thought... What’s good? "The claims for this cleaner...

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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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ride reviews: Oxford Premium rear stand

    07 April 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride reviews: Oxford Premium rear stand

    This is a sturdy stand that will fit almost any bike and comes with both cups and forks. The forks are a good shape for different bobbin diameters, though the cups can turn when engaging if you’re not...

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  • Ride review: Harris stainless steel stand

    06 April 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Harris stainless steel stand

    A simple but effective stand, beautifully welded and finished. Allen bolts hold the bobbin forks in place, while the ratio of length and lifting height means it feels safe and secure when lifting.

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  • Ride review: Renntec Moovamoto

    05 April 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Renntec Moovamoto

    This superbly finished stand is really handy. It has four lockable castors that allow you to manoeuvre the bike around easily, even if the rear wheel is removed. It also lets you move the bike to fit...

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  • Product review: Crane motorcycle socks

    02 April 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Product review: Crane motorcycle socks

    MCN ShopMCN Consumer Editor, Emma Franklin, tested out these Crane Motorcycle socks (£2.99) over 400 miles and here's what she thought... What’s good? Pure bliss for long, chilly hours in the saddle – a pair...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Top 5 motorcycle batteries

    18 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle batteries

    MCN ShopWhether you're new to motorcycling or have been riding for years we've picked our top five batteries from the MCN Shop for you to choose from. Yuasa Battery Clear instructions on how to fill with...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle ground anchors

    17 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle ground anchors

    MCN ShopBike theft is a serious issue so we've collated our top five ground anchors from the MCN Shop and Amazon just for you. Mammoth Security Bolt-In Ground Anchor This heavy-duty ground anchor bolts...

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  • Top 4 adventure helmets

    16 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 4 adventure helmets

    MCN ShopFor those of you who enjoy trials, enduro or are just interested in off-road riding, we've selected our top four adventure helmet picks from the MCN Shop. Which of these would you pick? Arai Tour...

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  • Top 5 motocross goggles

    15 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motocross goggles

    MCN ShopAre you into motocross? Or even just thinking about getting into it? Then one of these five goggles may be for you. Hand-picked from MCN's Shop: MT MX Goggles Intended for use with any MX Helmet, MT...

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  • Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    14 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    MCN ShopEar plugs… what can we say about ear plugs? Well - they’re essential to prevent damage to your hearing. Did you know that speeds in excess of 50mph wind noise under the helmet can reach 110 decibels?...

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  • ‘Perfect kit for any Sunday antics’

    13 February 2017 by Simon Relph

    ‘Perfect kit for any Sunday antics’

    We tested Malcolm Smith Racing Voyager jacket (£239.64) and Summit trousers (£157.05) over 1500 miles and here's what we thought... What’s good? I have been getting back into off-road riding but all...

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