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  • Product Review: Wiz kneesliders

    24 September 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Wiz kneesliders

    Wiz kneesliders £25 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: 12 years What’s good? I’ve been scraping Wiz kneesliders since the late 1980s and they’ve always impressed me. You never forget your first...

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  • Product Review: Sidi Courier boots

    22 September 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Sidi Courier boots

    Sidi Courier boots, £224.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: 10 years/8000 miles What’s good? Sidi’s Courier boot has been around for so long it’s like motorcycling royalty. Long before adventure...

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  • Product Review: Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots

    21 September 2015 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots

    Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots £269.00 Tested by: Simon Relph Time tested: 1800 miles/14 months What’s good? These are great daily commuting boots. They’re eight inches high, so there’s a good amount...

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  • Product Review: Rev’It Broadway jeans

    15 September 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Rev’It Broadway jeans

    Rev’It Broadway jeans £149.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Six weeks/100 miles What’s good? I have a long inside leg, 33 inches, so struggle to get trousers that are long enough. These are...

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  • Product Review: TCX X-Blend boots

    10 September 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: TCX X-Blend boots

    TCX X-Blend boots £149.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Two months/1000 miles What’s good? I chose these for looks as much as anything because I wanted something to go well with my Ducati Scrambler...

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  • Product Review: Ion Air Pro 3 video camera

    08 September 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Ion Air Pro 3 video camera

    Ion Air Pro 3 video camera £299 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: One year What’s good? Replacing the Air Pro 2 ‘bullet cam’, this new version is waterproof to 15 metres and comes with free cloud...

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  • Tyre Review: Maxxis Supermaxx ST

    07 September 2015 by Phil West

    Tyre Review: Maxxis Supermaxx ST

    Maxxis have often been derided as the cheap, unglamourous alternative to leading, premium tyre brands but with the launch of their Supermaxx ST the huge Taiwanese manufacturer are determined to see...

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  • Product Review: Knox Biomech gloves

    04 September 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Knox Biomech gloves

    Knox Biomech gloves, £129.99 Tested by Liam Marsden Time tested: Two years/4000 miles What’s good?  Although they’re two years old now, these remain my go-to gloves for summer riding as...

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  • Product Review: Oxford X15 tankbag

    03 September 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford X15 tankbag

    Oxford X15 tankbag, £79.99  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: One month/1000 miles What's good? I’ve been on a couple of trips recently and used this to carry my valuables. There’s ample space...

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  • Product Review: CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger

    01 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger

    CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger £65.99 Tested by Andy Downes Time tested: Two years What’s good? This eight-step, fully automatic battery charger has been on constant duty recently, keeping the battery...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

    31 August 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

    Schuberth C3 Pro, £479.99 (comms system £299.99) Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: 18 months, 30,000 miles What’s good? The C3 Pro has been my everyday lid for the last year and a half and nothing...

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  • Product Review: Ixon RS Rain HP gloves

    25 August 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Ixon RS Rain HP gloves

    Ixon RS Rain HP gloves, £49.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: 1260 miles/eight months What's good? I like the lack of fuss with these gloves, as being short there's no extra bulk and the...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Atem suit

    24 August 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Alpinestars Atem suit

    Alpinestars Atem suit £999.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Two months/500 miles.  What’s good? These leathers were new at the beginning of the season, but I crashed in them racing at Brands...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Thermal Tech

    18 August 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Alpinestars Thermal Tech

    Alpinestars Thermal Tech Top (£59.99) and bottoms (£49.99) Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months/2000 miles What’s good? These thermals were my saviour over the winter months. Constructed from...

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  • Product Review: Arai RX-7 GP helmet

    17 August 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Arai RX-7 GP helmet

    Arai RX-7 GP, £699.99 Tester Richard Newland Time tested 30 months /34,000 miles What’s good? This RX-7 GP has been on my head for almost every mile I’ve ridden in the last two and a half years, and...

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  • Product Review: Held softshell waistcoat

    14 August 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Held softshell waistcoat

    Held softshell waistcoat, £64.99 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: Three months What’s good? It’s an extra layer: an over leathers-and-hump layer to ward off the cold on an early morning summer’s...

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  • Product Review: Courierware Messenger bag

    13 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Courierware Messenger bag

    Courierware Messenger bag, £90 (plus shipping and £20 import duty) Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/900 miles What’s good? Many years ago I bought a large travel bag from this small...

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  • Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

    10 August 2015 by Andy Calton

    Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

    HJC RPHA10+ helmet, £349.99 Tester: Andy Calton Time tested: One year/3500 miles What’s good? This helmet is light (1300 grams), reasonably priced and is still in good condition after a year’s use. I...

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  • Book Review: A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest

    04 August 2015 by Richard Newland

    Book Review: A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest

    A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest (Frank Melling), £11.99 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Three days What’s good? Autobiographies are usually clouded by false humility, massive egos and the natural...

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  • Product Review: Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera

    31 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera

    Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera £167.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months  What’s good? It’s an extremely light (39 grams), compact (just 80mm long), durable easy-to-use waterproof...

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  • Product Review: CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger

    29 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger

    CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger, £38.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three years What's good? When it comes to bringing batteries back up to tip-top condition, usually after a period of inactivity,...

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  • Tyre Review: Michelin Power Supersport Evo

    28 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Tyre Review: Michelin Power Supersport Evo

    Michelin Power Supersport Evo, approx. £215 a pair mail order What’s new? Michelin’s new Power Supersport Evo is the replacement for the French firm’s two-year-old Power Supersport sports tyre, and is...

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