Parts & accessories

  • 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 Time tested: One pair of corroded forks What’s good? This fork rechroming service collects your stanchions by courier, restores them to an impeccable standard, then...

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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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  • Product Review: Garmin Zumo 590LM

    07 January 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Garmin Zumo 590LM

    Garmin Zumo 590LM, £549.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Three months/4500 miles What’s good? While there’s no denying a sat-nav is going to get you there quicker than using a map or guesswork,...

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  • Product Review: Motorex Viso-Clean

    24 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Motorex Viso-Clean

    Motorex Viso-Clean £3.99 (6 pack) Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: 3500- miles What’s good? I came across a big box of these handy visor wipes at a recent KTM track launch, grabbed a handful and...

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  • Product Review: R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

    24 December 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

    R&G Elevation Paddock Stand £86.99 Tester: Emma Franklin Time used: 2 years What’s good? Brilliant value and so sturdy. Everything from the powder-coated tubular steel body to the chunky castors...

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  • Product Review: Shoei kit bag

    17 December 2014 by Adam Child

    Product Review: Shoei kit bag

    Shoei kit bag, £89.99 Tester Adam Child Time tested: Three years What’s good? This kit bag is large enough to take full race leathers, lid, boots, gloves, body armour and enough clothes for a week...

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  • Product Review: Ion Air Pro video camera

    16 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Ion Air Pro video camera

    Ion Air Pro video camera £299 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Two years What’s good? This is my second review for this lightweight ‘bullet cam’. I didn’t get on with it at first and only gave it...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag

    10 December 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag

    Oxford Lifetime X1 tank bag, £29.99 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: One month/1000 miles What's good? I turn to this little bag when popping out for a quick spin or commuting to work. It fits...

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  • Product Review: Overboard large phone case

    03 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Overboard large phone case

    Overboard large phone case, £13.29 Time tested: Four months, 6500 miles What’s good? My rucksack isn’t waterproof so I couldn’t chuck my phone, cash and passport inside and hope for the best. The...

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  • Product Review: Givi WP401 80 litre roll bag

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Givi WP401 80 litre roll bag

    Givi WP401 80 litre roll bag, £83.46 Time tested: 3500 miles/one month I’ve no idea how I’d ever fill this bag, because it’s so big it’ll create its own weather system if you keep it shut for too...

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  • Product Review: Oxford X.9 leg bag

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Oxford X.9 leg bag

    Oxford X.9 leg bag, £19.99 Time tested: 3000 miles/two weeks I’m not sure why people think they need one of these. Most motorcycle jackets and trousers come with pockets, don’t they? I found I...

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  • Product Review: Givi Xstream rucksack

    29 October 2014 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Givi Xstream rucksack

    Givi Xstream rucksack, £108.99 Tested for: Two months/1000 miles What’s good? Versatile and well thought out, the Givi easily lugs everything I need for a day out or a day in the office. There’s a...

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  • Product Review: Knox Dry Inside base layer

    15 October 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Knox Dry Inside base layer

    Knox Dry Inside base layer, £39.99 Time used: Three years/3500 miles What’s good? It’s a base layer that works under leathers or textiles to stop the build-up of perspiration next to your skin.

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  • Product Review: Kriega R15 Rucksack

    08 October 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Kriega R15 Rucksack

    Kriega R15 Rucksack, £79 Time tested: 20 months/ 26,000 miles What’s good? The R15 has been my rucksack of choice for the last 20 months. I use it for my 500-mile a week commute, when I travel abroad...

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  • Product Review: Road: The movie

    01 October 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Road: The movie

    Road: The movie, £15.99 on DVD, £17.99 on Blu-Ray Time tested: One evening What’s good? A must-watch film for fans of real road racing, this is the gritty, captivating and highly emotional documentary...

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  • Product Review: Petronas Durance Helmet Wipes

    24 September 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Petronas Durance Helmet Wipes, £9.99 Time tested: One month/1500 miles What's good? This disposable two-wipe system is very easy to use and small enough to pop your pocket you can always have one to hand. There isn’t any need to leave the wet wipe on the visor to soak into the dead bugs; it’s literally a case of a quick rub over and hey presto. The wet wipe is sufficiently damp to clean two visors...

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  • Product Review: Oxford Chain Brush

    17 September 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Oxford Chain Brush, £9.99 Time Tested Six chain cleans What’s good? Looking after chains is an important job to me, and this brush makes it much easier than it was before I had it. The bristles clean the chain from both sides and the rear at the same time and do a great job of getting rid of old lube, and light surface rust if the bike has been ridden in the wet. I use it with paraffin, which is a...

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