Parts & accessories (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • Product review: Muc-Off Ultimate valet kit

    26 March 2017 by Ped Baker

    Product review: Muc-Off Ultimate valet kit

    Plenty of products to get your bike spick and span, but is the kit any good? Time tested Three months Price £89.00  What’s good? The kit contains six aerosols, brushes, a microfibre cloth, sponge...

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  • Product review: Kriega R15 rider pack

    22 March 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Kriega R15 rider pack

    What's good and what's not about Kriega's R15 rider pack (£95)? Tested over 12 months here's what we thought... What’s good? Once on, it disappears – to the point, in fact, that it’s not uncommon to...

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  • Product review: Icon Squad

    19 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Icon Squad

    Time tested: Four months/1000 miles What’s good? It has a total volume of 53.3 litres. There’s a padded laptop sleeve which can take laptops up to 15 inches and has kept my work laptop free from...

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  • Product review: Gunson Cable Tie Kit

    18 March 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Gunson Cable Tie Kit

    Cable ties are a garage essential. A whole kit of them in varying sizes should be on every fettlers wish list... Time tested Four months Price £19.63  What’s good? Despite being a heavy user of...

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  • Product review: Kriega Urban Messenger bag

    17 March 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: Kriega Urban Messenger bag

    Excellent quality, built to last and fashionable. Here's what we thought when we tested the Kriega Urban Messenger bag. Time tested: 3 months/1000 miles Price £135 TOP STORIES We ride the new...

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  • Product review: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner

    18 February 2017 by Ped Baker

    Product review: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner

    Product: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner 500ml Price: £5.95 Tester Time tested: Six months What’s good? An industrial- strength hand cleaner and effective skin conditioner in one bottle. Containing a...

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  • Frando master cylinder improves braking feel

    11 February 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Frando master cylinder improves braking feel

    Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Fitted as a replacement to the stock unit on my 2015 KTM RC390 long termer, this Frando master cylinder helped improve the feel of the front brake for...

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  • The Givi GRT703 can swallow almost anything

    10 February 2017 by James Archibald

    The Givi GRT703 can swallow almost anything

    Time tested: Four months/3000 miles What’s good? This bag has proved essential on camping trips – its 40-litre capacity is perfect to hold all the gear I need for a weekend away. The roll-top means...

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  • Book review: McQueen's Motorcycles

    03 February 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Book review: McQueen's Motorcycles

    What’s good? McQueen's Motorcycles is a book that, as you may have guessed, details the King of Cool's motorcycle passion, right from his first ever bike - a 1946 Indian Chief complete with...

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  • Review: Oxford Rainseal Jacket and Trousers

    31 January 2017 by Richard Newland

    Review: Oxford Rainseal Jacket and Trousers

    Oxford Rainseal Jacket £34.99 & Trousers £24.99  Tester Richard Newland Time tested Six months/8000 miles What’s good? I’ve had a lot of waterproof oversuits during my 25-year riding career,...

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  • Review: SW Motech Legend Gear LS2 saddle bags

    28 January 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Review: SW Motech Legend Gear LS2 saddle bags

    Time tested: Five months/2650 miles What’s good? The canvas outer bags are sturdy, have some great detailing, and the waterproof inner bags are exactly that – waterproof. There’s easily enough space...

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  • Review: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll

    27 January 2017 by Simon Relph

    Review: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll

    MCN ShopPrice: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll £29.75 / Socket and Driver Set £29.73 Time tested: Six months What’s good? I tend to ride different bikes, some of them rather old, and if I’m planning a...

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  • Rok Straps: Never struggle with bungees again

    19 January 2017 by Andy Davidson

    Rok Straps: Never struggle with bungees again

    We've all used bungee cords to secure our luggage over they years, and we all know how much of an annoyance they can be at times. Trying with all our might to stretch them that last centimetre before...

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  • Alpinestars Bionic Tech Jacket, £219.99

    06 January 2017 by Michael Guy

    Alpinestars Bionic Tech Jacket, £219.99

    Time tested: 1750 miles/eight months What’s good? Over the years I’ve found that the key to good body armour is not only the level of protection it provides, but also how comfortable and how well...

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  • AMMO Typhoon Wash & Shield, £9.95

    29 December 2016 by Richard Newland

    AMMO Typhoon Wash & Shield, £9.95

    Time tested: Six washes/one month What’s good: We used to drop a dollop of Fairy Liquid in a bucket and think we were giving our bikes a posh wash – but now the shelves are littered with myriad...

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