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  • Winter entertainment for bikers

    11 December 2008 by James Keen

    Winter entertainment for bikers

    Is the bike tucked up for winter? Or are you riding less and less as the weather gets colder and nights get shorter? Here's a few ideas to keep you busy over winter and deal with the...

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  • The top 5 winter gloves

    27 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 winter gloves

    If you're going to be riding through this winter then one of your top priorities should be making sure you have good quality all-weather gloves. Your hands are stuck out in the wind and have a...

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  • The top 5 battery chargers

    26 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 battery chargers

    The fact is that in winter most of us will use the bike less. When the weather's bad weekend riding is less appealing and over the Christmas break there's usually too much going on to get out on the...

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  • The top 5 winter thermals

    26 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 winter thermals

    Believe it or not, properly designed and fitted thin thermal under layers will do a much better job of keeping you warm than a bulky jumper or hoodie. Here's a run down of some of the top...

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  • How to stop your visor misting this winter

    26 November 2008 by James Keen

    How to stop your visor misting this winter

    Good visibility is crucial to staying safe when riding this winter and a big barrier to that is the age old problem of visor misting. As temperatures drop the likelihood of this problem occuring is...

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  • The top 5 outdoor bike covers

    20 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 outdoor bike covers

    Here's a run down of the top 5 outdoor bike covers as tested by MCN's sister title RiDE magazine. It may be a simple bit of kit, but they found there's a huge difference between the best on the...

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  • The top 5 all-weather boots for winter

    05 November 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 all-weather boots for winter

    Winter is coming and nobody likes wet socks. But have no fear, luckily MCN's sister title RiDE recently conducted a test to determine the top 5 all-weather boots to help keep you...

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  • The top 5 biking backpacks

    31 October 2008 by James Keen

    The top 5 biking backpacks

    MCN's sister title RiDE recently conducted an in-depth test in order to find out which are the best backpacks for motorcyclists. Here's their list of the top 5 backpacks available today. Click...

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  • The 10 best parts for the Kawasaki ZX-10R

    30 October 2008 by James Keen

    The 10 best parts for the Kawasaki ZX-10R

    I think it's fair to say that the Kawasaki ZX-10R is the most hardcore sportsbike money can buy. Ever since the first model was launched in 2004 it's had a reputation as a bike for experts only.

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  • Video: BKS Silverstone Toseland suit review

    24 October 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Michael Carrol

    BKS has released its first set of leathers since MotoGP Brit James Toseland started racing in them and we've got a pair to video review. Shop for leather motorcycle suits here Check out the video below to see the Silverstone suit in detail, see it in action on the road and find out what our product man, Michael Carrol, thinks of it.

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  • The 10 best parts for the Honda Hornet

    10 October 2008 by James Keen

    The 10 best parts for the Honda Hornet

    The Honda Hornet has earned a massive following worldwide, mostly because it's such a jack of all trades, used and loved by everyone from daily commuters to the instructors at Rapid Training.

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  • Beat the credit crunch: Bargain bike kit

    02 October 2008 by James Keen

    Beat the credit crunch: Bargain bike kit

    The state of the economy and the credit crunch may be tightening purse strings across the country, but good motorcycle kit is essential for personal safety and it's not something you can afford to do...

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  • The 10 best parts for the Suzuki SV650

    26 September 2008 by James Keen

    The 10 best parts for the Suzuki SV650

    The Suzuki SV650 is a stylish yet straight forward 650cc V-twin all-rounder that manages to flatter both novices and pro's alike. It's cheap both to buy and insure too, so it's easy to see why...

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  • Top marks for Scottoiler

    10 August 2008 by keith moreman

    A week ago I emailed Scottoiler Ltd to ask for some advise because my scottoiler, which is about 10 years old, started dumping all it's oil very quickly. They replied the next day saying that as it was old if I sent it back to them they would replace it with a new one at a greatly reduced price. It came 2 days later and is on and works fine, top marks to scottoiler ltd scotland...

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  • Tom Tom Rider Spares Fiasco

    03 April 2008 by Pete Ward

    TomTom Spares fiasco. In 2006 I bought the TomTom Rider to use on my HD Ultra. It was over £300 & since then I have spent about another £150plus on maps & downloads. As a gadget it is great until that is the bike mounting bracket cracked cutting off the power. Despite its 2005 intro date TomTom have produced the Rider 2 which has a different mounting bracket & has stopped supplying...

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