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  • RiDE review: Nolan N87

    12 October 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Nolan N87

    The N87 is quiet at low speed but gets a little noisier above 100mph. The field of vision is good and the seam of the Pinlock never obstructs the view. The multi-adjustable sun visor, operated by a...

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  • RiDE review: HJC FG-ST

    11 October 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: HJC FG-ST

    The FG-ST feels like a high-spec lightweight lid, from the smart matt-finish paint to the smooth, non-itchy liner. The field of view is good and deep, so the seam of the Max-Vision Pinlock never gets...

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  • Caberg Drift helmet review (£209.99)

    10 October 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Caberg Drift helmet review (£209.99)

    What’s good about the Caberg Drift helmet? Caberg are normally associated with cheaper helmets with thermoplastic shells, but this is part of the Italian firm’s attempt to move upmarket. The Drift has...

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  • Spada Pilgrim riding shoes review (£99.99)

    04 October 2016 by Simon Brown

    Spada Pilgrim riding shoes review (£99.99)

    What’s good about the Spada Pilgrim riding shoes? These look great. When you ride a retro like my Ducati Scrambler it seems daft turning up with full-on boots, but wearing footwear that’s not designed...

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  • Nexx XG100 Bolt helmet review (£199.99)

    30 September 2016 by Ped Baker

    Nexx XG100 Bolt helmet review (£199.99)

    What’s good about the Nexx XG100 Bolt helmet? It’s certainly individual. In both looks and design the XG is like no other helmet I’ve used before. With studs for a sun peak and a clip-on visor the...

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  • Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

    28 September 2016 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

    MCN ShopWet hands don’t just cause discomfort, they hinder control for the bike and can become a safety issue. A waterproof membrane inside a glove stops water reaching your skin, keeping you in control for...

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  • Kriega Hydro-3 hydration pack review (£89)

    27 September 2016 by Michael Guy

    Kriega Hydro-3 hydration pack review (£89)

    What’s good about the Kriega Hydro 3 hydration pack? Kriega have a well-deserved reputation for producing high-end bike rucksacks and luggage - and this Hydro-3 backpack lives up to their standards.

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  • Schuberth E1 helmet review (£599.99)

    26 September 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Schuberth E1 helmet review (£599.99)

    What’s good about the Schuberth E1 helmet? Schuberth’s new E1 helmet is based on their C3 Pro flipfront but with a different chinbar, a more off-road suitable liner and a removable peak. Subtle...

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  • Bell Qualifier DLX helmet review (£179.99)

    23 September 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Bell Qualifier DLX helmet review (£179.99)

    What’s good about the Bell Qualifier DLX helmet? The visor on this mid-priced Bell helmet is one of the finest innovations in my 15 years of reporting on motorcycling products. It’s by a company...

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  • TCX Lady X-Boulevard boots review (£139.99)

    20 September 2016 by Alison Silcox

    TCX Lady X-Boulevard boots review (£139.99)

    What’s good about the TCX Lady X-Boulevard boots? From first wear these have been comfortable, both on and off the bike, taking very little breaking in. I’m riding a Harley-Davidson Street 750 this...

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  • Weise Romulus gloves review (£74.99)

    19 September 2016 by Simon Brown

    Weise Romulus gloves review (£74.99)

    What’s good about the Weise Romulus gloves? Decent, understated protection that won’t leave you too much out of pocket. One aspect that drew me to the Romulus gloves was that they have passed CE...

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  • ARMR Moto Kiso 2 jacket review (£99.99)

    19 September 2016 by Andy Calton

    ARMR Moto Kiso 2 jacket review (£99.99)

    What’s good about the ARMR Moto Kiso 2 jacket? ARMR Moto are a relatively new name that promises good quality, affordable products and this Kiso 2 Textile jacket certainly delivers that. It’s...

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  • Roland Sand Dezel gloves review (£80)

    15 September 2016 by Adam Child

    Roland Sand Dezel gloves review (£80)

    What’s good about the Roland Sand Dezel gloves? These retro gloves are dripping in quality and style. They not only look authentic, but feel amazing; the palms are so soft it almost feels like you’re...

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  • Held waterproof overboots review (£29.99)

    09 September 2016 by Tim Thompson

    Held waterproof overboots review (£29.99)

    What’s good about the Held waterproof overboots? It’s summer, so you’re wearing summer boots – vented ones, I’d guess, perhaps a tad racy and certainly without a waterproof membrane. Then it rains and...

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  • Dainese Latemar Gore-Tex boots review (£270)

    08 September 2016 by Andy Downes

    Dainese Latemar Gore-Tex boots review (£270)

    What’s good about the Dainese Latemar Gore-Tex boots? These waterproof boots saw me through a cold and very wet winter of riding with no issues at all. They were comfortable immediately and even in...

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  • Oxford Aqua 12 rucksack review (£39.99)

    06 September 2016 by Alison Silcox

    Oxford Aqua 12 rucksack review (£39.99)

    What’s good about the Oxford Aqua 12 rucksack? It’s bright, retina-burningly bright, but that means it stands out well against my black riding gear. The size of the bag is great, it’s only 12 litres...

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  • Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots review (£259.99)

    05 September 2016 by Richard Newland

    Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots review (£259.99)

    What’s good about the Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots? I’ve worn Alpinestars Supertech R boots ever since the Italian firm released them, and despite trying several other brands and boots down the years,...

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  • Top 10 open-face lids for under £300

    29 August 2016 by MCN News

    Top 10 open-face lids for under £300

    MCN ShopCheck out the selection below, in no particular order...   Bell Custom 500 RSD Check It £159.99 Bell were in right at the beginning of jet helmets and that gives this helmet instant...

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  • Richa TG1 overboot trousers review (£240)

    26 August 2016 by Rupert Paul

    Richa TG1 overboot trousers review (£240)

    What’s good about the Richa TG1 overboot trousers? These are the best off-the-peg leather jeans I have ever seen. You get cooling zips on your thighs, zips to join the jeans to a jacket (all-round or...

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  • Drift Stealth action camera review (£99.99)

    25 August 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Drift Stealth action camera review (£99.99)

    What’s good about the Drift Stealth 2 action camera? It’s small, relatively cheap, easy to use and easy to mount to a bike and the footage is decent enough. The main plus is the ease of use. There are...

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  • RiDE review: AGV Compact

    24 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: AGV Compact

    A great lid at a great price, the Compact shows it’s a polycarbonate helmet only with its hefty weight. It has a decent field of view, and a two-position sun visor operated by a lever on the side. On...

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  • Shoei J-O helmet review (RRP £299.99)

    22 August 2016 by Alison Silcox

    Shoei J-O helmet review (RRP £299.99)

    What’s good about the Shoei J-O helmet? It only took a few miles to feel comfortable and when riding on a warm day it’s cool, literally, and I definitely feel the experience of riding. The visor is...

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  • RiDE review: X-Lite X-1003 Elegance

    22 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: X-Lite X-1003 Elegance

    The super-slick visor opens easily with a secure two-lever pinch system. It’s light and comfortable, with a plush liner, though the chinbar is close fitting. Vision is decent, with a variable-position...

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  • Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £200

    19 August 2016 by MCN News

    Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £200

    MCN SHOPFor many riders a flipfront helmet offers the best of both worlds – full-face protection, open-face convenience. Here are five picks from the MCN Shop. AGV Compact £199.99 The Compact’s shell is made...

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