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  • Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket

    30 October 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket

    Product Review: Knox Leonard waxed jacket £229.99 Tester: Tony Hoare  Time tested: Five months/2500 miles What’s good? The concept of the Leonard jacket responds to the trend for bike clothing...

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  • Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

    29 October 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

    Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet £359.99 Tested by Liam Marsden  Time tested Five months/650 miles  What’s good? I’m not a fan of flip-front helmets or flip-down sun visors in general,...

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  • Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots

    26 October 2015 by James Archibald

    Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots

    Product Review: TCX S-Speed boots £149.99 Tested by James Archibald Time used One month/2300 miles  What’s good? The TCX S-Speed boots have a reassuring and well-built feel. At £149.99, they...

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  • Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104

    22 October 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104

    Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104, £48.95 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Five months/10,000 miles  What’s good? Coming from a large, waterproof, sack-type rucksack I was worried...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4

    15 October 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4

    Product Review: Oxford Commuter X4 (£44.99) Tested by: Liam Marsden Time tested: Six months/350 miles What’s good? This illuminated brace can either be strapped to the rider or to a rucksack with...

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  • Product Review: Spidi STR-3 Vent Coupe gloves

    08 October 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Spidi STR-3 Vent Coupe gloves

    Spidi STR-3 Vent Coupe gloves, £84.99 Tester: Andy Davidson  Time tested: Three months, 2500 miles  What’s good? The STR-3s are a decent pair of lightweight, warm weather gloves. The mesh...

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  • Product Review: WD40 with smart straw

    06 October 2015 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: WD40 with smart straw

    WD40 with smart straw, £6.54 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: Eight months What’s good? What did we do before WD40 spray was invented? We probably walked because ‘the damned thing wouldn’t start...

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  • Product Review: Bell Star Carbon SE helmet

    05 October 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Bell Star Carbon SE helmet

    Bell Star Carbon SE helmet, £499.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Specials guru, Pikes Peak racer, creator of R nineT-based concepts for BMW, Roland Sands is the...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Track Pump with gauge

    02 October 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Oxford Track Pump with gauge

    Oxford Track Pump with gauge £29.99 Tested by Tony Hoare Time tested: One year What’s good? This pump has been MCN office equipment for the past year and whenever someone on our team has to sort out...

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  • Product Review: BMW BlackLeather jacket

    01 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: BMW BlackLeather jacket

    BMW BlackLeather jacket, £490 Tested by Andy Downes Time tested: 18 months/9000 miles What’s good? After a year this jacket is still in use on a very frequent basis thanks to the tough water buffalo...

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  • Product Review: Spada Forty4 Driver Glove

    29 September 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Spada Forty4 Driver Glove

    Spada Forty4 Driver Glove, £39.95 Tester Simon Brown Time tested 500 miles/one month What’s good? These shorty gloves are dead comfy in summer thanks to perforated leather on the backs of the...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet

    25 September 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet

    Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet, £549.99  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: 1200 miles/two months What's good? The lid has been designed specifically for females and from first wear it has been...

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  • Product Review: Wiz kneesliders

    24 September 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Wiz kneesliders

    Wiz kneesliders £25 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: 12 years What’s good? I’ve been scraping Wiz kneesliders since the late 1980s and they’ve always impressed me. You never forget your first...

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  • Product Review: Sidi Courier boots

    22 September 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Sidi Courier boots

    Sidi Courier boots, £224.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: 10 years/8000 miles What’s good? Sidi’s Courier boot has been around for so long it’s like motorcycling royalty. Long before adventure...

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  • Product Review: Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots

    21 September 2015 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots

    Red Wing 2944 Harvester boots £269.00 Tested by: Simon Relph Time tested: 1800 miles/14 months What’s good? These are great daily commuting boots. They’re eight inches high, so there’s a good amount...

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  • Product Review: Rev’It Broadway jeans

    15 September 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Rev’It Broadway jeans

    Rev’It Broadway jeans £149.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Six weeks/100 miles What’s good? I have a long inside leg, 33 inches, so struggle to get trousers that are long enough. These are...

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  • Product Review: TCX X-Blend boots

    10 September 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: TCX X-Blend boots

    TCX X-Blend boots £149.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Two months/1000 miles What’s good? I chose these for looks as much as anything because I wanted something to go well with my Ducati Scrambler...

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  • Product Review: Ion Air Pro 3 video camera

    08 September 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Ion Air Pro 3 video camera

    Ion Air Pro 3 video camera £299 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: One year What’s good? Replacing the Air Pro 2 ‘bullet cam’, this new version is waterproof to 15 metres and comes with free cloud...

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  • Tyre Review: Maxxis Supermaxx ST

    07 September 2015 by Phil West

    Tyre Review: Maxxis Supermaxx ST

    Maxxis have often been derided as the cheap, unglamourous alternative to leading, premium tyre brands but with the launch of their Supermaxx ST the huge Taiwanese manufacturer are determined to see...

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  • Product Review: Knox Biomech gloves

    04 September 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Knox Biomech gloves

    Knox Biomech gloves, £129.99 Tested by Liam Marsden Time tested: Two years/4000 miles What’s good?  Although they’re two years old now, these remain my go-to gloves for summer riding as...

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  • Product Review: Oxford X15 tankbag

    03 September 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford X15 tankbag

    Oxford X15 tankbag, £79.99  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: One month/1000 miles What's good? I’ve been on a couple of trips recently and used this to carry my valuables. There’s ample space...

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