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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Product review: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner

    18 February 2017 by Ped Baker

    Product review: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner

    Product: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner 500ml Price: £5.95 Tester Time tested: Six months What’s good? An industrial- strength hand cleaner and effective skin conditioner in one bottle. Containing a...

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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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  • Rev’It! Taurus GTX gloves do the business

    14 February 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Rev’It! Taurus GTX gloves do the business

    Rev’It! Taurus GTX £169.99 Time tested 2500 miles What’s good? When it comes to keeping your hands warm and dry, the Taurus gloves are virtually faultless. I commute around 180 miles per day, most of...

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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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  • What's good about the Richa Hammer jeans?

    12 February 2017 by Andy Davidson

    What's good about the Richa Hammer jeans?

    Time tested: two months/1000 miles What’s good? Whereas some riding jeans are bulky, heavy and sweaty, the Richas sit at the more fashionable end of the spectrum – a pair of denims that look great...

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  • Frando master cylinder improves braking feel

    11 February 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Frando master cylinder improves braking feel

    Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Fitted as a replacement to the stock unit on my 2015 KTM RC390 long termer, this Frando master cylinder helped improve the feel of the front brake for...

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  • Top 5 mirrors for your bike

    10 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 mirrors for your bike

    MCN ShopSeeing what’s behind you, or what you have left in your dust, is more important than you think.  They aren’t just for doing your make-up in, or for checking whether or not your hair is in place –...

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  • The Givi GRT703 can swallow almost anything

    10 February 2017 by James Archibald

    The Givi GRT703 can swallow almost anything

    Time tested: Four months/3000 miles What’s good? This bag has proved essential on camping trips – its 40-litre capacity is perfect to hold all the gear I need for a weekend away. The roll-top means...

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