Parts & accessories

  • Product review: Oakley Mayhem MX goggles

    05 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Oakley Mayhem MX goggles

    Oakley Mayhem MX goggles, £49.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/eight months What's good? They’re very light and as such they’re really comfortable. Even though I wear glasses under the goggles, which has...

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  • Review: California Superbike School

    24 September 2012 by Tim Thompson

    Review: California Superbike School

    California Superbike School, Level 4, Silverstone Stowe Circuit, £399 (£648 with bike hire and fuel) What’s good: When you enter a CSS briefing room normality is suspended. For the next few hours the...

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  • Luggage review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

    14 September 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Luggage review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

    Givi T470SM small tank bag, £52.50 and T460B universal ‘Tank Fitting System’ (TFS), £17.33 Miles covered/time: 2753/one week What’s good: I used this on an intense week-long riding trip to Italy and...

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  • Product review: Brooks Barbican shoulder bag

    14 September 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Brooks Barbican shoulder bag

    Brooks Barbican shoulder bag, £225 Miles covered/time: 8000/18 months What’s good? I’ve worn this bag – designed for cyclists, but perfect for those of us vain enough to value style as highly as...

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  • Tsubaki-Racing-Pro-Chain

    29 August 2012 by Adam Child

    Tsubaki-Racing-Pro-Chain

    Chain Tsubaki Racing Pro Chain £147.17 Miles covered: Eight laps of the Isle of Man TT plus two days racing at Olivers Mount. What’s good: Chains famously snap at the TT they take a massive strain,...

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  • Product Review: Bumpstop ground anchor

    23 August 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Product Review: Bumpstop ground anchor

    Bumpstop ground anchor, £49.99 Time used: Three months What’s good: It can be fitted to a wall just as easily as the ground, making the chain more difficult to attack by elevating it. The 10mm...

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  • Product review: Gold Label Soft Saddle Soap

    16 August 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Gold Label Soft Saddle Soap

    Gold Label Soft Saddle Soap, £3.85 for 500g Time used: 15 years What’s good: This is the secret to my clean leathers, boots and gloves. I bought this saddle soap in a horsey shop in Canterbury in...

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  • Product review: Aviator Retro Pilot T3 goggles

    08 August 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Aviator Retro Pilot T3 goggles

    Aviator Retro Pilot T3 goggles, £102 Miles covered/time: 20,000/three years What’s good: In the course of these goggles’ high-mileage test, they’ve provided crystal clear vision, with no misting nor...

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  • Luggage review: BMW Motorrad tankbag

    08 August 2012 by Andy Downes

    Luggage review: BMW Motorrad tankbag

    BMW Motorrad tankbag, £127 Miles covered/time: 3500/four months What’s good: Sports bikes, by their very track-honed, performance missile nature, aren’t practical. BMW knew this and went to great...

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  • Product review: Moto-trek Comet 350

    30 July 2012 by Adam Child

    Product review: Moto-trek Comet 350

    Moto-trek Comet 350, £100 day hire (or £34,464 to buy) Miles covered/time: 450/four weeks, plus two weeks living. What’s good: It combines a luxurious motorhome with a spacious garage, rather than...

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  • Product review: BMW bike cover

    30 July 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: BMW bike cover

    BMW bike cover, £64 Time used: 10 months What’s good: Typically of BMW accessories, it’s well designed and made. BMW supplied it when I had a G650GS as a long-term test bike. Now that’s gone but I...

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  • Product review: R&G heated grips

    25 July 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: R&G heated grips

    R&G heated grips, £40 Time used: Four months What’s good: Bike manufacturers’ heated grips can cost £250. This pair is £40 and works perfectly well. The control box can be a weakness on...

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  • Product review: Muc-off Two-prong brush

    20 July 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Muc-off Two-prong brush

    Muc-off Two-prong brush, £5 Time used: Two years What's good? After owning and using this brush (also available as part of a pack of Muc-off’s various brushes) for many years, I’m convinced that, as...

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  • Product review: Muc-off chain cleaner

    25 June 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Product review: Muc-off chain cleaner

    Muc-off chain cleaner, £7 Time used: One year What’s good: The first time I used this spray-on chain cleaner I wondered how I’d ever done without it. My humblest apologies for trotting out what sounds...

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  • Product review: R&G Superbike Cover

    21 June 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: R&G Superbike Cover

    R&G Superbike Cover, £43 Time used: One year What’s good: It has an elasticated hem to keep it on the bike, plus holes to thread a security chain through. There are air vents to let moisture...

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  • Product review: Skidmarx fairing lower

    21 June 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Skidmarx fairing lower

    Skidmarx fairing lower, £99.95 Time used: One year What’s good: Like many riders I’m sure, I’m slightly addicted to accessorising my bikes, often needlessly. So when I saw that Skidmarx still produce...

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  • Product review: Weise Neck Tube

    15 June 2012 by Andy Downes

    Product review: Weise Neck Tube

    Weise Neck Tube £15.99 Time used: Six months What’s good: This neck tube has been in almost daily use throughout the winter and has managed to make even the coldest and wettest days more bearable.

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  • Product review: Tucano Urbano satchel

    15 June 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Tucano Urbano satchel

    Tucano Urbano satchel, £59.99 Time used: Three months What’s good: It’s a smart and practical shoulder bag. There are lots compartments inside and out. When you’re riding, it stays where you want it –...

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  • Product review: Trials Evolution

    15 June 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Trials Evolution

    Trials Evolution, 1200 Microsoft Points (about £12) Time used: Three weeks What's good? Pretty much everything. This is the sequel to the hugely popular and brilliant Trials HD, and as such takes...

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  • Product review: BMW HP Race Datalogger

    07 June 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: BMW HP Race Datalogger

    BMW HP Race Datalogger, £530 Time used: Four months What’s good: This plug-and-play datalogger lets you keep on enjoying your 2010-2012 S1000RR long after you’ve finished riding. Designed for the...

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  • Product review: EDZ neck warmer

    28 May 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: EDZ neck warmer

    EDZ neck warmer, £10 Time used: 10 years What’s good: This is right up there as my best, most-used piece of riding kit and has been my trusty companion for the last 10 years. This exact model doesn’t...

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  • Product review: Rizoma Proguard System

    28 May 2012 by Michael and Ben Neeves

    Product review: Rizoma Proguard System

    Rizoma Proguard System, £81 Time used: Two months What’s good: This front brake lever protector is now compulsory in MotoGP and is designed to stop the brakes being jammed-on in the event of a...

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  • Product review: Aerostich money belt

    23 May 2012 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Product review: Aerostich money belt

    Aerostich money belt, $16 Time used: 15 years (this is my second belt). What’s good: I have used this money belt on almost every ride I’ve been on. The money stuffs neatly and unobtrusively in the...

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