Parts & accessories

  • Product Review: Courierware Messenger bag

    13 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Courierware Messenger bag

    Courierware Messenger bag, £90 (plus shipping and £20 import duty) Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/900 miles What’s good? Many years ago I bought a large travel bag from this small...

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  • Book Review: A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest

    04 August 2015 by Richard Newland

    Book Review: A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest

    A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest (Frank Melling), £11.99 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Three days What’s good? Autobiographies are usually clouded by false humility, massive egos and the natural...

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  • Product Review: Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera

    31 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera

    Hedcam Ten80 onboard camera £167.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months What’s good? It’s an extremely light (39 grams), compact (just 80mm long), durable easy-to-use waterproof ‘bullet’...

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  • Product Review: CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger

    29 July 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger

    CTEK XS 0.8 battery charger, £38.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three years What's good? When it comes to bringing batteries back up to tip-top condition, usually after a period of inactivity,...

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  • 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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