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  • One-piece suit review: Berik Laser Titanium

    08 April 2009 by Rob Hull

    One-piece suit review: Berik Laser Titanium

    Best thing about it: I don’t care what you say, they look the business. It’s a cowhide construction and for the first time for Berik has titanium external sliders. I haven’t crash tested the suit,...

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  • Jacket review: Dainese Zentex

    08 April 2009 by James Keen

    Jacket review: Dainese Zentex

    Best thing about it: If you plan to ride on the continent during the peak of summer, leathers are unbearably hot, especially in town. This jacket has large mess panels on the chest and back which let...

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  • Jacket review: Dainese Planet GORE-TEX

    08 April 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Jacket review: Dainese Planet GORE-TEX

    Best thing about it: Despite years of use it still doesn’t let in a drop water even in prolonged torrential rain. Surprisingly warm in winter – warmer than some full-length jackets I’ve tried -yet...

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  • Luggage review: Givi T410 tankbag

    02 April 2009 by Andy Downes

    Luggage review: Givi T410 tankbag

    Best thing about it: Use it most days when split down into the lightweight base but can handle some serious amounts of luggage when needed too. Fantastic build quality. I only got this bag to replace...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestars Supertech R

    02 April 2009 by Rob Hull

    Boot review: Alpinestars Supertech R

    Best thing about it: The most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned. They offer MotoGP derived protection (Stoner, Hayden and Hopkins all wear them) and even through two pairs of socks generate loads of...

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  • Glove review: Hein Gericke Storm

    02 April 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Glove review: Hein Gericke Storm

    Best thing about it: They’re the most comfortable bike gloves I’ve owned and still waterproof after a decade. I’ve tried other all-season gloves with more conspicuous protection but have always...

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  • Glove review: Rev'it Stealth

    02 April 2009 by Rob Hull

    Glove review: Rev'it Stealth

    Best thing about it: Loads of protection offered from a very reasonably priced track glove. Particularly like the double cuff closure and the surrounding CPS Cuff Protection System and the oversized...

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  • Helmet review: Schuberth C3

    01 April 2009 by Andy Downes

    Helmet review: Schuberth C3

    Best thing about it: I’d never used a flip-up lid before but this Schuberth has been a revelation – no heavier than a full-face lid, great pinlock visor, integrated black visor that slides up and down...

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  • Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

    18 March 2009 by Marc Potter

    Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

    Best thing about it: They’re worn by multiple Dakar winner Cyril Despres so their pedigree is undoubted. These are not a full-on MX boot, but make a brilliant road boot for the GS man...

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  • Helmet review: Sparx S-07 retro helmet

    18 March 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Helmet review: Sparx S-07 retro helmet

    Best thing about it: If you crash wearing a Sparx helmet, they will replace it free of charge. If you supply them with a Police report and tell them how you thought their lid faired, you get...

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  • Glove review: Spidi Penta

    18 March 2009 by Michael Guy

    Glove review: Spidi Penta

    Best thing about it: I was wearing these gloves when I high sided Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki WSB bike. During the 100mph crash I put my hands out to break the fall and rolled for about 30 metres on...

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  • Tankbag review: Held Task tankbag

    18 March 2009 by Ped Baker

    Tankbag review: Held Task tankbag

    Best thing about it: Cavernous, superbly made and waterproof. 15 litres capacity is enough to fit a change of clothes and shoes for a daily commute or alternatively all the phone, sat nav, chargers,...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars Stella RK5

    18 March 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Jacket review: Alpinestars Stella RK5

    Best thing about it: It’s good to find a jacket that’s not just a scaled down version of the blokes but has been tailored to fit the female form. I’ve worn this in all weathers most recently I've been...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei Raid II

    11 March 2009 by Simon Brown

    Helmet review: Shoei Raid II

    Best thing about it: The comfort is hard to beat. The Raid II was comfortable right from the off and pretty quiet too, although earplugs are still a must. But what really drew me to this particular...

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  • Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

    11 March 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

    Best thing about it: If I was forced to only have one pair of bike boots, it would be these. They’re lightweight, waterproof and give plenty of feel, but an 80mph slide and tumble failed to damage the...

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  • Jacket review: Arlen Ness LJ-3177

    10 March 2009 by James Keen

    Jacket review: Arlen Ness LJ-3177

    Best thing about it: Its chunky leather and Kevlar panels saved my skin in an accident. The zipper on the left cuff was ground off and the arm sustained scuffs, but despite going down quite hard on my...

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  • S-Doc 100 motorcycle cleaner rated

    06 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    S-Doc 100 motorcycle cleaner rated

    I’ve spent the last year washing my bikes (and, very occasionally, my Seat Alhambra) with this fairly expensive, yet devastatingly effective cleaning gel. It comes in 100ml (£1.50), 1-litre (£15), and...

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  • MCN Valentines Day gift guide

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    MCN Valentines Day gift guide

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of the products you can browse and compare prices on, broken down into gifts for her and...

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  • Valentines gifts for him in the MCN Shop

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    Valentines gifts for him in the MCN Shop

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of presents for him available from big biking brands such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Kriega and...

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  • Valentines gifts for her in the MCN Shop

    08 February 2009 by James Keen

    Valentines gifts for her in the MCN Shop

    There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of presents for her available from big biking brands such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Shoei and Draggin...

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  • Five best products for the Honda CBR600RR

    04 February 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Five best products for the Honda CBR600RR

    The Honda CBR600RR C-ABS is the first supersport bike to be fitted with anti-lock brakes. In this weeks’ MCN, on sale now, we’ll show you how it compares to its rivals on the track. We’ll warn you...

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  • The top 30 motorcycle helmets in the MCN Shop

    28 January 2009

    We know you don't have time to go around to all the dealers and shops to find your perfect lid. So we've grouped together our top 30 selling helmets all on one page so you can pick the one that is right for you. AGV Longway AGV S4 AGV Airtech Arai RX7 Corsair Caberg Trip Laser LZ6 Takachi TK-30 AGV Ti-Tech Evolution Shoei Raid 2 Vemar TA12K Vega AGV Stealth ...

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  • What's popular this week in the MCN Shop

    16 January 2009 by James Keen

    What's popular this week in the MCN Shop

    The MCN Shop now stocks over 55,000 products from 15 major online retailers including GetGeared, M&P, Grand Prix Legends and the winners of the MCN motorcycle clothing & accessory retailer of...

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  • Save money on bike kit with the MCN Shop

    22 December 2008 by MCN

    Save money on bike kit with the MCN Shop

    Whatever aspect of biking you're into, the MCN Shop lets you compare products from different retailers in one place, making sure you get a good deal on your new bike kit. Browse for other...

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  • Christmas gift of the day: Biker kit rack

    15 December 2008 by James Keen

    Christmas gift of the day: Biker kit rack

    Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

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