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  • Top 5 panniers and top boxes

    06 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 panniers and top boxes

    MCN ShopLiving and breathing bikes here at MCN, we do sometimes have a bit of a road-block with our love for our two-wheeled companions and that is that, the lack of luggage space can sometimes be a...

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  • Top 5 Valentine's Day gift ideas

    06 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 Valentine's Day gift ideas

    MCN ShopBored with the usual lovey-dovey gifts stereotypical of the day of love? Struggling with the monotony of flowers, sweets, wine and over-sized teddy bears? Crying out for new, motorcycle-themed...

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  • Product Review: Nolan N87 helmet

    03 February 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Nolan N87 helmet

    Product: Nolan N87 Helmet Price: £179.99  Time tested: Six months/4500 miles What’s good? I was a little apprehensive as I’d not worn Nolan before but now wonder why I’ve waited so...

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  • Book review: McQueen's Motorcycles

    03 February 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Book review: McQueen's Motorcycles

    What’s good? McQueen's Motorcycles is a book that, as you may have guessed, details the King of Cool's motorcycle passion, right from his first ever bike - a 1946 Indian Chief complete with...

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  • Review: Oxford Rainseal Jacket and Trousers

    31 January 2017 by Richard Newland

    Review: Oxford Rainseal Jacket and Trousers

    Oxford Rainseal Jacket £34.99 & Trousers £24.99  Tester Richard Newland Time tested Six months/8000 miles What’s good? I’ve had a lot of waterproof oversuits during my 25-year riding career,...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

    30 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

    MCN ShopBalaclavas save your face from the cold, keep you cool in the warm weather and for those who use open-face lids, save you from those damn flies that decide to catapult into your face while riding. So...

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  • Review: AGV K-5 Enlace

    30 January 2017 by Simon Brown

    Review: AGV K-5 Enlace

    MCN ShopPrice: AGV K-5 Enlace £249.99 Time tested: Seven months/5500 miles What’s good? This is my first-ever AGV and I’m impressed. Firstly, it’s pleasingly quiet – I still wear earplugs but wind...

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  • Falco Eso LX 2.1 Italy boots

    29 January 2017 by Freddie Paul

    Falco Eso LX 2.1 Italy boots

    Falco Eso LX 2.1 Italy boots £220   Tester Freddie Paul, MCN Sport contributor Time tested Five months/3000 miles  What’s good? They’ve been to Austria and back, and done daily...

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  • Review: SW Motech Legend Gear LS2 saddle bags

    28 January 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Review: SW Motech Legend Gear LS2 saddle bags

    Time tested: Five months/2650 miles What’s good? The canvas outer bags are sturdy, have some great detailing, and the waterproof inner bags are exactly that – waterproof. There’s easily enough space...

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  • The top 7 motorcycle accessories for 2017

    27 January 2017 by MCN News

    The top 7 motorcycle accessories for 2017

    mcn shopThere are a lot of new products this year that will make our motorcycling lives that little bit easier, regardless of what or where you ride. Here are a few of the accessories we’re looking forward...

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  • Review: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll

    27 January 2017 by Simon Relph

    Review: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll

    MCN ShopPrice: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll £29.75 / Socket and Driver Set £29.73 Time tested: Six months What’s good? I tend to ride different bikes, some of them rather old, and if I’m planning a...

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  • Top motorcycle tyres for 2017

    27 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top motorcycle tyres for 2017

    mcn shopFrom the latest sports rubber designed using technology straight from MotoGP, to tyres built specifically for cruisers. These are the top motorcycle tyres for 2017. Dunlop GP Racer D212, £275 Dunlop’s...

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  • Top 4 GPS trackers

    27 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 4 GPS trackers

    MCN ShopWith all the different GPS motorcycle trackers in the market it can be difficult to find the right one for your needs. This is why the folks at MCN have come up with this list of four excellent,...

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  • Top 5 helmet cameras

    26 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 helmet cameras

    mcn shopIf you’re looking for an action camera that can be mounted easily on a motorcycle helmet it can be difficult to select the right one - especially with the volume of action cams now available; all at...

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  • MT Blade SV Raceline fits like a dream

    26 January 2017 by Simon Patterson

    MT Blade SV Raceline fits like a dream

    Time tested: 500 miles What’s good? For a budget helmet, the MT has been quite impressive over my first 500 miles using it. It’s impressively comfortable, and I don’t know if it’s just down to luck...

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  • Top 5 Hi-Vis jackets

    24 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 Hi-Vis jackets

    MCN ShopMake sure you can be seen throughout the darker nights with these High Visibility jackets. Bad things happen at night – vampires rise, Bigfoot lurks, mysterious shadowed-figures appear and crawl out...

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  • The top 12 textile and leather jackets for 2017

    23 January 2017 by MCN News

    The top 12 textile and leather jackets for 2017

    MCN ShopFrom cutting-edge technology to the season’s best bargains, here are 12 of this year's stand-out textile and leather biker jackets. BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars £1600 This new airbag jacket...

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  • Top 5 Hi-Vis vests

    23 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 Hi-Vis vests

    MCN ShopIt’s not a fashion statement – keep yourself visible on the road with these high visibility Vests! Whether you are dealing with the wintery morning commute or a wet-Sunday blast on the tarmac, keep...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle covers

    23 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle covers

    MCN ShopFor those of us who keep our motorbikes outside, keeping the bike dry and safe is a constant concern. You may choose to use your garage, or if you aren’t lucky enough to have one, rent some storage.

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  • The top 2 race suits for 2017

    22 January 2017 by MCN News

    The top 2 race suits for 2017

    MCN ShopThe cutting-edge technology used to build these race suits makes them some of 2017's most eye catching gear. Spidi Replica Piloti Wind Pro race suit, £999.99 Heavily perforated race-ready one-piece...

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  • Top 6 gloves for 2017

    21 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 6 gloves for 2017

    MCN ShopAlpinestars Rage Drystar, £99.99 Shorty-style glove that's perfect for urban sportsbike riders. Mixing leather and polyfabric with carbon knuckle guards and a palm slider, it also packs a waterproof...

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  • Top 6 boots for 2017

    20 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 6 boots for 2017

    mcn shopCheck out this selection of some of the best boots you can look to buy in 2017. Buse Touring B40 boots, £127.99 RRP No fuss, no frills, just nicely made leather touring boots to help keep your feet...

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  • Top 13 helmets for 2017

    20 January 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Top 13 helmets for 2017

    mcn shopFrom cutting edge tech and a helmet just a penny shy of £1000, to a bargain helmet for less than £80. These are this year's stand out helmets. AGV Pista GP-R, £999.99 The evolution of AGV’s flagship...

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  • Rok Straps: Never struggle with bungees again

    19 January 2017 by Andy Davidson

    Rok Straps: Never struggle with bungees again

    We've all used bungee cords to secure our luggage over they years, and we all know how much of an annoyance they can be at times. Trying with all our might to stretch them that last centimetre before...

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  • The 5 best ways to get your tyres road-ready

    18 January 2017 by MCN News

    The 5 best ways to get your tyres road-ready

    MCN ShopAs a motorcyclist you want to keep your bike in the best possible condition - including your tyres. Tyres make surprising amount of difference to the bike's performance - both in terms of fuel use and...

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  • A top kit to maintain your bike over winter!

    16 January 2017 by MCN News

    A top kit to maintain your bike over winter!

    MCN ShopIt’s important to maintain your motorcycle over the winter months - especially if you want it ready to perform in the spring and summer seasons. Many of the items mentioned in this article are focused...

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  • Alpinestars Bionic Tech Jacket, £219.99

    06 January 2017 by Michael Guy

    Alpinestars Bionic Tech Jacket, £219.99

    Time tested: 1750 miles/eight months What’s good? Over the years I’ve found that the key to good body armour is not only the level of protection it provides, but also how comfortable and how well...

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  • What's good about the Knox Handroid?

    31 December 2016 by Dan Sutherland

    What's good about the Knox Handroid?

    Time tested: 1700 miles/two months What’s good? The Knox Handroid is certainly a glove that looks the part. The twist-action Boa lacing closure at the wrist and exo skeleton structure along the...

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  • Forma Adventure boots become firm favourite

    30 December 2016 by James Archibald

    Forma Adventure boots become firm favourite

    Time tested: 6 months/15,000 miles What’s good? These are, without doubt, the most comfortable motorcycle boots that I have worn. They’re rugged and have seen me through plenty of miles this year. The...

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  • AMMO Typhoon Wash & Shield, £9.95

    29 December 2016 by Richard Newland

    AMMO Typhoon Wash & Shield, £9.95

    Time tested: Six washes/one month What’s good: We used to drop a dollop of Fairy Liquid in a bucket and think we were giving our bikes a posh wash – but now the shelves are littered with myriad...

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