Parts & accessories

  • Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag

    27 July 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag

    Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag, £119.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: Two months/750 miles What's good? This is a really sturdy bag and so far the zips and straps are proving reliable and showing...

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  • Product Review: WD40 Chain Cleaner

    24 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: WD40 Chain Cleaner

    WD40 Chain Cleaner, £7.49 Tester: Tony Hoare Time used: One chain/20 minutes What’s good? Chain cleaners mean you can de-gunk your drive chain, add fresh lube and extend its life, saving you money...

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  • Product Review: Held City Bag

    21 July 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Held City Bag

    Held City Bag £49.99 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: Three months/1500 miles What’s good? Price. For fifty quid you get a sturdy, laptop-carrying satchel that’s waterproof (so far), stable and...

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  • Product Review: Biketek tyre warmers

    14 July 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Biketek tyre warmers

    Biketek tyre warmers, £184.99 Tester Emma Franklin Time tested: Six months What’s good? These Bike-it warmers, with robust Velcro closures and pre-curved shape, are designed to fit my 125cc race...

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  • Product Review: Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor

    03 July 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor

    Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor, £7.86 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Six months (16 times) What’s good? This is such a great little tool that I now wonder why I spent so many years without one. The...

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  • Product Review: Osram Spylux LED night light

    30 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Osram Spylux LED night light

    Osram Spylux LED night light, £9.99 Tester Tony Hoare Time tested 18 months What’s good? My garage has no power, so early mornings and late nights can mean fumbling around with a key to try and find...

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  • Product Review: Garmin zumo350LM sat-nav

    29 June 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Garmin zumo350LM sat-nav

    Garmin zumo350LM, £349.99 (superseded by zumo340LM – £299.99 & 360LM – £379.99) Tester Richard Newland Time tested Three years, 11,754miles and counting… What’s good? I’ve used quite a few...

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  • Product Review: Laser crankcase separator

    24 June 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Laser crankcase separator

    Laser crankcase separator £45 Tested by: Emma Franklin Time tested: 12 months What’s good? Back when my race bike had bog-standard cast crankcases I wasn’t averse to giving them an bit of...

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  • Product Review: Speedycom thumb brake

    23 June 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Speedycom thumb brake

    Speedycom thumb brake, £424.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Three months What’s good? Lots of top racers are using their back brake now more than ever. They’re controlling wheelies with it and...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag

    14 May 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag

    Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag, £79.99 Time tested: One 1000-mile riding tour What's good? Unlike some tankbags I have had in the past, the shaping of this one means it sits well on the tank and the...

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  • Product Review: Dremel 8050-Micro Cordless

    11 May 2015 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Dremel 8050-Micro Cordless

    Dremel 8050-Micro cordless, £105.97 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: 11 months What’s good? Everyone’s toolbox contains certain tools we just can’t do without  - the ones that become extensions...

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  • Product Review: Givi XS301 Xstream tailpack

    06 May 2015 by Rupert Paul

    Product Review: Givi XS301 Xstream tailpack

    Givi XS301 Xstream tail pack £84 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: Three years/15,000 miles What’s good? Everything. This beautifully thought out, I’ve attached this semi-rigid tail pack securely to a...

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  • Product Review: Autokicker roller rucksack

    24 April 2015 by Rupert Paul

    Product Review: Autokicker roller rucksack

    Autokicker roller rucksack £50 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: One year/2500 miles What’s good? It’s a solidly made, abrasion resistant, 25-litre roll bag/rucksack with waist and shoulder straps that...

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  • Product Review: Power Commander V

    31 March 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Power Commander V

    Dynojet Power Commander V, £334.98 plus dyno time Mileage tested: 1820 miles What’s good? When I bought my 2010 BMW HP2 Sport I anticipated a full-fat big-twin experience. Trouble is the bike leaves...

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  • Product Review: Alpinestars Charger rucksack

    26 March 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Alpinestars Charger rucksack

    Alpinestars Charger, £79.99 Time tested:  Three months/800 miles What’s good? I was after a smaller everyday bag to use most days, rather than carrying around a huge 35-litre roll bag when it...

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  • DVD Review: MotoGP 2014 season review

    10 March 2015 by Alison Silcox

    DVD Review: MotoGP 2014 season review

    2014 MotoGP Official Review, £19.99 Time tested: One viewing What's good? It does exactly what it says on the box, it’s the review and shows highlights from all the rounds. I’d seen most of the rounds...

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  • Product Review: Laser Micro ratchet set

    02 March 2015 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Laser Micro ratchet set

    Laser Micro Ratchet two-piece set, £25.66 Time tested: Three months  What’s good? In the relatively short period I have owned this pair of beautifully engineered micro ratchets, they...

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  • Product Review: Richa H20 Backpack 30L

    26 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Richa H20 Backpack 30L

    Richa H20 Backpack 30L: £49.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? This is my second review of this Richa H20 rucksack, and this is my second bag. The shoulder strap...

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  • Product Review: Acerbis X-Tarmac

    23 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Acerbis X-Tarmac

    Acerbis X-Tarmac, £74.95 (£99.95 with LED lights) Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/1400 miles What’s good? My Yamaha MT-07 doesn’t have heated grips so these Acerbis X-Tarmac handguards...

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  • Product Review: Tile Location Device

    17 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Tile Location Device

    Tile Location Device, £16.50 Time Tested: Two months What's good: It's as simple as attaching the Tile to your keys, then downloading an app to your phone. Lose your keys with the Tile attached and...

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  • Product Review: AM Philpot Fork Rechroming

    16 February 2015 by Ped Baker

    Product Review: AM Philpot Fork Rechroming

    AM Philpot Fork Rechroming, £165 Tester: Ped Baker Time tested: One pair of corroded forks What’s good? This fork rechroming service collects your stanchions by courier, restores them to an impeccable...

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  • Product Review: SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner

    14 February 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner

    SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner, £13 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Four years What’s good? At MCN we get to test a lot of different cleaning products, but the one I always return to as my default...

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  • Product Review: MRA double bubble screen

    10 February 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: MRA double bubble screen

    MRA double bubble screen, £64.80 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: One year/1560 miles What’s good? There are many lovely bits on a BMW HP2 Sport but its tiny-to-the-point-of-useless jet-black screen...

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  • Product Review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

    21 January 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

    Givi T470SM small tank bag, £94.42 (updated XS312 model) and T460B universal ‘Tank Fitting System’ (TFS), £20.79 Tester: Michael Neeves Time tested: Three years/20,000 miles What’s good? This is my...

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  • Product Review: Racelogic VBOX Sport

    20 January 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Racelogic VBOX Sport

    Racelogic VBOX Sport £298 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: 12 months What’s good? Dataloggers used to be complex – a mass of wires, antennas and impenetrable software. They also used to be extremely...

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  • Product Review: Spot Gen 3

    15 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Spot Gen 3

    Spot Gen 3, £150 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: 8 months/3000 miles What’s good? Spot Gen 3 is a small GPS tracking device that can send check-in emails to loved ones and friends and give them...

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