Parts & accessories

  • Product review: Oxford Scootmuff

    01 December 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Oxford Scootmuff

    I tested these Oxford Scootmuff (RRP £39.99) for nine months, covering 1250 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? These easy-to-fit, semi-rigid, universal muffs have been a godsend when...

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  • Product review: BMW Softbag

    25 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: BMW Softbag

    I tested this BMW softbag in small (RRP £125) for four months, covering 1200 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? You don’t tend to think about how much an empty box weighs, but while...

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  • Product review: Icon Squad 2 backpack

    21 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Icon Squad 2 backpack

    I tested this Icon Squad 2 backpack (RRP £146) for one year, covering 10,000 miles. Here's how I got on...  Browse MCN Shop For More Gear What’s good? The Squad 2 is Icon’s biggest backpack, and...

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  • RiDE review: Rock Oil Silicone Bike Shine

    12 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Rock Oil Silicone Bike Shine

    A very different spray to the others, being a lubricant as well. So it takes longer to remove but the end result is the same: painted surfaces and metal surfaces look shinier and are better...

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  • Product review: Kriega Urban EDC Messenger Bag

    11 November 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Kriega Urban EDC Messenger Bag

    I’ve been using this Kriega messenger bag for the past six weeks and first impressions are good. What’s good? This 18-litre compartmentalised bag, with its four storage zones, elasticated hooks and...

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  • RiDE review: WD40 wax and polish

    10 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: WD40 wax and polish

    Easy to apply with a nice controllable spray, projecting as a foam. Doesn’t dry too quickly and can be removed with a microfibre cloth. Works well on suspension and cast and polished metal surfaces...

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  • Ducati magnetic tankbag

    10 November 2017 by Andy Calton

    Ducati magnetic tankbag

    I've been using this tank bag for the last four months and, at £180.43 it might seem pricy, but the quality makes up for it. What’s good? This tankbag oozes quality. It has a handle at the front so it...

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  • RiDE review: Britemax A10 polish

    07 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Britemax A10 polish

    A great all-round polish for paintwork with long-lasting wax protection. Concentrated, so use sparingly, though could have more cutting ability to it. Recommended that paintwork is waxed afterwards...

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  • Product review: OptiMate DIN USB charger

    29 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: OptiMate DIN USB charger

    This USB charger allows up to 2 devices to be charged from the DIN socket on your motorcycle.  What’s good? I’ve been caught out so many times by jumping on a BMW or Triumph only to find that I...

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  • Product review: Oxford Aqua V20 rucksack

    12 October 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Oxford Aqua V20 rucksack

    With four months of use, here’s how I’ve found Oxford's Aqua V20 rucksack. What’s good? I’m a fan of the Oxford Aqua range of gear. I’ve previously tested a roll bag, inner bags and the...

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  • Product review: 6t9 Crystal Silicone Shine

    06 October 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: 6t9 Crystal Silicone Shine

    I've been using this silicone spray, which costs just over a tenner at £10.69, for three months now. Here's what I think. What’s good? My two year-old Ducati Scrambler FT has that gorgeous matt black...

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  • Product review: Dynojet Power Commander V

    28 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Dynojet Power Commander V

    Dynojet’s Power Commander totally transformed my experience of Suzuki's GSX-S1000 in the three months I was using it. What’s good? The beauty of a well-fettled carb was always its ability to deliver a...

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  • 10 ways to upgrade a Honda Hornet

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    10 ways to upgrade a Honda Hornet

    The Honda Hornet is a cult bike that earned a massive following worldwide, mostly because it's such a jack of all trades, used and loved by everyone. Here's a run-down of ten ways you can improve the...

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  • Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle Set

    23 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle Set

    I've been using WD-40’s Specialist Motorcycle product set for about four months now. Here’s how I've been getting on with it. What’s good? The WD-40 range is designed to cover all elements of cleaning...

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  • Product review: Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes

    17 September 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes

    I tested these Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes over two months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’d not realised how cumbersome my topbox would be to carry once off the...

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  • Motorcycle sat navs tested #ride5000miles

    08 September 2017 by MCN News

    Motorcycle sat navs tested #ride5000miles

    If you're planning to #ride5000miles this year a good, reliable motorcycle sat nav is almost a necessity. Some of #ride5000miles members have covered tens of thousands of miles with their sat nav of...

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  • Product review: SW Motech Drybag

    03 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: SW Motech Drybag

    I tested this SW Motech Drybag (RRP £64.99) for one month, covering 2600 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? Faced with an eight-day tour of Norway, I only had one option in mind: this SW...

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  • Product review: Nitron NTR R3 shock

    31 August 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Nitron NTR R3 shock

    I tested this Nitron NTR R3 shock (RRP £816) over 18 months, covering around 4000 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? For the cash, very nearly everything. Nitron shocks are high-end...

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  • Dguard e-call system review

    12 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Dguard e-call system review

    I've been using the £499.99 Dguard e-call system for a while now, and have covered 2500 miles with it fitted. Here's what I think. What’s good? I was fortunate enough to test the very first road-going...

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  • Product review: Dymag UP7X wheels

    04 August 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Dymag UP7X wheels

    Senior Editor Matt Wildee has fitted a set of Dymag UP7X wheels to his 2000 Yamaha R1 and has covered around 2000 miles with them so far. To measure improvements, he went to the handling loop at...

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  • Silvertech bike cover review

    23 July 2017 by Andy Calton

    Silvertech bike cover review

    Editor Andy Calton has spent three months using the £34.99 Silvertech bike cover and has so far been surprised by how well it's holding up. What’s good? This was a bit of an emergency purchase as my...

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  • KTM X-Country backpack review

    20 July 2017 by Adam Child

    KTM X-Country backpack review

    Senior Road Tester Adam Child has been using this KTM backpack for the past five months, and has this to say about orange bag. What’s good? Putting a solar panel on a backpack is a stroke of genius;...

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  • RiDE review: Britemax Clean Max

    10 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Britemax Clean Max

    A super-concentrated shampoo that is great on paintwork and surprisingly good on brake dust, too. Only average on chain lube, but also designed not to affect previous wax finishes. Great for those who...

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  • RiDE review: Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild

    09 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild

    This is a professional, concentrated shampoo that is designed not to affect any previous wax coatings already on the bike. Still, it’s great on paintwork leaving a nice sheen and is nice to use.

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  • RiDE review: Meguiars Ultime Wash & Wax

    08 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Meguiars Ultime Wash & Wax

    This concentrated shampoo feels very lubricating on application and gives a beautiful, high-gloss finish to painted surfaces, especially after using a drying cloth. It doesn’t dry too quickly, either.

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  • RiDE review: Dirtwash Bike Cleaner

    07 July 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Dirtwash Bike Cleaner

    This was easy to apply to wet or dry surfaces and didn’t run too badly, despite not being a gel. It returned better-than-expected results on both brake dust and chain lube tests and gave a nice sheen...

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  • Product review: Nippy Normans bike console

    07 July 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Nippy Normans bike console

    I tested this Nippy Norman phone holder (for my iPhone 7 Plus) over three months across 1500 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good?  As I have no sense of direction, I need my phone to...

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  • RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

    05 July 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

    This gel cleaner stays where it’s sprayed, but neither bottles we had fanned: just spot sprayed, hampering coverage. It worked really well, didn’t dry out and dealt brilliantly with brake dust and...

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