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  • Review: Aquapak belt case

    10 July 2009 by Marc Potter

    Review: Aquapak belt case

    What’s good? It’s ideal for wearing under my leathers on a sports bike. Even if it pisses down, my phone and wallet are kept safe and dry. You can wear it as a bum bag or hang round your neck under...

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  • Review: Garmin Nuvi 550

    10 July 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Review: Garmin Nuvi 550

    Best thing: Can be used for walking, cycling, driving and even boating as well motorcycling, with settings for each. Waterproof and rugged yet slim enough to fit in a pocket. European maps. Can avoid...

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  • Suit review: Spyke Speed Toy

    10 July 2009 by Andy Downes

    Suit review: Spyke Speed Toy

    What’s good? This is the same suit MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso wears – and it’s a new experience for me because it’s made of 100 per cent kangaroo skin. The difference over leather is amazing – it’s...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestars S-MXR

    10 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Boot review: Alpinestars S-MXR

    What’s good? These are the only boots I’ve worn day-in, day-out without anything falling off them or snapping. Now that can’t be bad, can it? They’re a versatile pair of boots – I’ve done track days,...

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  • Jacket review: HG Carry II

    10 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Jacket review: HG Carry II

    What's good? It's waterproof, windproof, breathable and stylish. It is perfectly cut for a curvy figure, gets compliments from fellas, and other women riders. It has loads of ventilation, for...

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  • Jacket review: Bering Rafal

    10 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Jacket review: Bering Rafal

    What's good? It's not pink or overtly feminine, but it is well cut for the female form with flattering lines. It is also incredibly comfortable, if not a bit heavy and warm enough for riding early in...

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  • Helmet review: AGV GP Tech

    03 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    Helmet review: AGV GP Tech

    Product name: AGV GP Tech, £399.99 Miles covered/time: 5000/one year Contact: www.moto-direct.co.uk What’s good? Best thing about it: It’s a really close fitting lid, but not uncomfortably so, and as...

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  • Review: Knox back protector

    03 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Review: Knox back protector

    Product name: Knox back protector, £99.99 Miles covered/time: 10,000/six years Contact: www.planet-knox.co.uk Compare and buy Knox armour What’s good? Unlike other back protectors I’ve worn, this big...

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  • Leathers review: Teknic Xcelerator suit

    03 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Leathers review: Teknic Xcelerator suit

    Product name: Teknic Xcelerator suit, £799.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/one year Compare and buy Teknic suits What’s good? The fit is amazing, and the part-kangaroo construction helps contribute to a...

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  • Boot review: TCX Competizione S

    03 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Boot review: TCX Competizione S

    Product name: TCX Competizione S, £179.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/one year Compare and buy TCX Competizione S boots What’s good? The rugged construction is really reassuring, and has shrugged off a...

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  • Helmet review: Bell M5X

    03 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Helmet review: Bell M5X

    Product: Bell M5X, £324.99 Miles covered/time: 500/3 months Compare and buy a Bell M5X What’s good? Protection. This is the second M5X I’ve smacked my head in, and both times it has been a hard...

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  • Glove review: Furygan FRG-06

    25 June 2009 by Marc Potter

    Glove review: Furygan FRG-06

    What’s good? These ridiculously short gloves are the new breed of supermoto glove. But forget all that, they’re some of the best summer gloves you could want to ride in. They blow through so much air...

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  • Helmet review: Shark RSR2

    25 June 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Helmet review: Shark RSR2

    What’s good? This is one of the comfiest helmets I’ve ever worn. The lining took a week’s worth of riding to bed in, which I was impressed with. The thickness of the visors mean misting isn’t really a...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei Hornet DS

    25 June 2009 by Ped Baker

    Helmet review: Shoei Hornet DS

    What's good? Stylish Off-road look but with all the practical touches of a road lid. Vents on the brow and rear of the helmet give a good flow of air, the chin vent less so but I've yet to suffer...

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  • Jacket review: Furygan Blade Ventile

    25 June 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Jacket review: Furygan Blade Ventile

    What’s good? The overall fit of this jacket is excellent. With the thermal lining fitted it provides a snug, warm fit, and without it provides plenty of flexibility without feeling baggy. The back...

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  • Review: Apple iPhone

    19 June 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Review: Apple iPhone

    Product: Apple iPhone (Free depending on contract) Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 9000 What’s good? It's got Google Maps built in, so provided you can get a signal it will tell you...

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  • Review: Aerostich small fleece bag

    19 June 2009 by Ped Baker

    Review: Aerostich small fleece bag

    Product Aerostich small fleece bag £6 (small size) Tester Ped Baker Time owned 6000 miles/5 years What's good? The modern tank bag is usually a mess of Ipods, phones, sat navs and associated clutter.

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  • Review: Arai RX-7 Corsair

    19 June 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Review: Arai RX-7 Corsair

    Product Arai RX-7 Corsair £499.99 (plain white excluding paint job) Tester Michael Neeves Miles covered/time 10,000-plus/two years What’s good? Fit, quality, ventilation, looks and visor mechanism...

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  • Review: Supertech R boots

    19 June 2009

    Review: Supertech R boots

    Product Supertech R boots £299.95 Tester Michael Neeves Miles covered/time 100/six months What’s good? These new Supertech Rs are big improvement in fit over the last Supertech boot, and they’re...

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  • Review: Alpinestars Racing Replica suit

    19 June 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Review: Alpinestars Racing Replica suit

    Product Alpinestars Racing Replica suit £1799 Tester Michael Neeves Miles covered/time A season’s racing/14 months What’s good? I came away unscathed after a 4th gear, 120mph crash at Thruxton, the...

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  • 10 great Fathers Day gifts

    16 June 2009 by James Keen

    10 great Fathers Day gifts

    Fathers day - what a hassle. Not because you have to get the old man a present, it's figuring out what to buy and finding time to buy it that's the problem. That's why we've compiled this list of...

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  • Review: MCA Hydraulic Cable Oiler

    10 June 2009 by Simon Relph

    Review: MCA Hydraulic Cable Oiler

    What’s good? Cables always stiffen up with time and quite often seize. To combat this I have been using a hydraulic cable oiler. Once fitted onto the end of a cable you simple wind in the thread and...

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  • Jacket review: Hein Gericke PSX-R

    10 June 2009 by Trevor Franklin

    Jacket review: Hein Gericke PSX-R

    What’s good? £140 for a quality leather jacket! Can’t be right. But it was and still is. This jacket also came with matching trousers (£120) and together they’ve suffered the worst of all seasons, got...

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  • Jacket review: Dainese Tucson Gore-Tex jacket

    10 June 2009 by gjgj

    Jacket review: Dainese Tucson Gore-Tex jacket

    What’s good? Take the lining out and it’s a great summer jacket because it’s so breathable. People think I must be hot, but it’s actually cooler than a leather jacket. Put the lining in and it’s a...

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  • Boot review: Dainese Gore-Tex Tour

    10 June 2009 by Trevor Franklin

    Boot review: Dainese Gore-Tex Tour

    What’s good? These boots are so good. What makes them good? The fact I wear them on and off bikes without discomfort (no armour involved); they have never leaked; they haven’t fallen to bits. In...

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  • Helmet review: Arai Atro-R

    10 June 2009 by John Westlake

    Helmet review: Arai Atro-R

    What’s good: For the first time in my 20-year journalistic career I’m writing a review of a lid without having to comment on its ability to absorb impacts. Hurrah for me. It’s as comfortable as the...

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  • Product review: Putoline RS959 two-stroke oil

    05 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Product review: Putoline RS959 two-stroke oil

    What’s good? This fully synthetic oil comes highly recommended by racers and Suzuki RGV250 aficionados who reckon it’s the perfect match for the screaming two-stroke V-twin. Can be run as pre-mix or...

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  • Glove review: Hein Gericke Race Mesh gloves

    05 June 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Glove review: Hein Gericke Race Mesh gloves

    What’s good? Lightweight summer gloves provide that a reasonable amount of protection without cooking your hands in hot weather. I got them to wear while at Simon Pavey’s off-road training school, but...

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  • Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

    05 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

    What’s good? I hate flashy kit because it makes me feel a dick when I get overtaken by CB500s, but I still love techie stuff. Which makes these perfect. Standard issue to some cop riders, they’re...

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  • Jacket review: Lewis Gear Vintage Jacket

    05 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Jacket review: Lewis Gear Vintage Jacket

    What’s good? I love the subtle look of this jacket which I use for daily commuting on a bike and on my scooter around town. It’s comfortable and with the lining in place it’s warm and practical with...

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