Bike Kit

Bargain Hunter | Save up to 50% on lightweight CE certified footwear

Bargain Hunter | Save up to 50% on lightweight CE certified footwear

Why I made the shift to short boots for summer rides. There’s no doubting the protection offered by a sturdy full-length boot, but there are times when something shorter can feel more suitable.

Alpinestars Racing Absolute Leather Suit | The best in the business for saving your hide

Alpinestars Racing Absolute Leather Suit | The best in the business for saving your hide

This used to be the Italian firm’s top of the range one-piece leather racing suit until recently when it was superseded by the Alpinestars Racing Absolute ‘V2’ version. It’s constructed using the same...

Up to 50% off in Ruroc Sale | Grab yours before it's too late

Up to 50% off in Ruroc Sale | Grab yours before it's too late

Motorbike helmet manufacturer Ruroc who are well known for their distinctive streetfighter style and popular designs are hosting a sale! With up to 50% off on selected Atlas 4.0 models including Iron...

Save big $$$ on motorcycling kit and accessories in the 2024 Amazon Prime Day deals!

Save big $$$ on motorcycling kit and accessories in the 2024 Amazon Prime Day deals!

Amazon Prime Day 2024 is here, meaning huge discounts from the online retailer for Prime members between July 16-17, with many deals for US bikers continuing long afterwards. ‘So what?’ you may...

Save 25% on the LEGO Technic BMW M1000RR in Amazon Prime Day now!

Save 25% on the LEGO Technic BMW M1000RR in Amazon Prime Day now!

As part of the Amazon Prime Day sales event, you can currently save 25% on the LEGO Technic BMW M1000RR motorbike kit – meaning it costs £135.85 right now. Designed as a 1:5 scale version of the...

Prime Day 2024 is officially over but there are still some biking bargains to be had

Prime Day 2024 is officially over but there are still some biking bargains to be had

Amazon Prime Day 2024 is now over, meaning most of the discounts from the online retailer for Prime members have disappeared. Some of the special prices have hung around though, so you can still...

Muc-Off cleaner is 40% off even though Prime Day is over! Save on chain cleaner and lube too

Muc-Off cleaner is 40% off even though Prime Day is over! Save on chain cleaner and lube too

Amazon Prime day is here, for two days only Amazon are putting great discounts on a selection of products. One of those great deals is 5 litres of Muc-Off Nano-Tech Cleaner, ideal if you like to keep...

RST Sabre leather airbag jacket | Sporty, comfortable, airbag-packing bargain

RST Sabre leather airbag jacket | Sporty, comfortable, airbag-packing bargain

Sitting somewhere between RST’s S-1 and Tractech Evo 5 jackets in terms of cost and ethos, the RST Sabre is a sporty touring jacket designed with mass appeal in mind. More interestingly, because...

Alpinestars Toucan boots | My go-to boots for all-day adventure rides on and off-road

Alpinestars Toucan boots | My go-to boots for all-day adventure rides on and off-road

Take it from me: finding the right adventure boot isn’t easy. First of all there are lots to choose from and secondly for it to be any good it needs to deliver on a multitude of levels. Ultimately,...

Mosko Moto Pico tank bag | Compact and rugged luggage for your bike

Mosko Moto Pico tank bag | Compact and rugged luggage for your bike

I needed a specific tank bag for all season adventure riding along my local Welsh trails. Obviously, being Wales, it had to be waterproof, but for me it needed to be light weight and not intrusive...

Kriega R8 waistbag review | Practical, quality luggage that lasts

Kriega R8 waistbag review | Practical, quality luggage that lasts

There aren’t many things in my life, let alone my bike kit, that have been in regular use as long as this Kriega R8 waist pack. It’s only really my workshop tools that have seen longer service, and in...

What to consider when storing your motorcycle outside: lock it and look after it!

What to consider when storing your motorcycle outside: lock it and look after it!

If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a secure garage or quality shed to keep your motorcycle in, then you are pretty much left with no option but to keep it outside. This is particularly common when...

Best motorcycle Bluetooth headsets | Keep your group ride connected or yourself entertained

Best motorcycle Bluetooth headsets | Keep your group ride connected or yourself entertained

Motorcycle Bluetooth headsets tend to divide opinion: while some motorcyclists prefer the silence and solitude of riding – in fact, that’s the draw for many – some swing the other way and like to be...

Motorcycle jeans buying guide | CE ratings, lined vs single-layer, everything you need to know

Motorcycle jeans buying guide | CE ratings, lined vs single-layer, everything you need to know

If you’re honest, you’ve probably ridden a motorbike in normal denim jeans before (I certainly have). The ease and comfort of throwing on your favorite leather jacket, gloves and a helmet and heading...

Garmin zūmo® XT2 | The advantages of using a purpose-built motorcycle sat nav

Garmin zūmo® XT2 | The advantages of using a purpose-built motorcycle sat nav

Paid partnership with Garmin When it comes to navigating on a motorcycle, there are loads of options to choose from these days. And a purpose-built standalone sat nav represents a significant investment for the rider so it can be...

Sportsbike Shop have arrived in Glasgow opening their ninth store, the first outside England

Sportsbike Shop have arrived in Glasgow opening their ninth store, the first outside England

Motorcycle kit specialists Sportsbike Shop have opened a new store in Glasgow, promising a huge range of motorcycle clothing and gadgets on site, plus the option to order online and try on in-store...

MCN's expert guide on removing bug splats, tar or any other stubborn stains from your motorcycle

MCN's expert guide on removing bug splats, tar or any other stubborn stains from your motorcycle

Summer in the UK brings with it lots of positives for bikers. Bright mornings, long evenings, warm sunshine and sticky tarmac are all positives but the downside is that your fairing, headlamp and...

Oxford release their latest and smartest battery optimiser yet with the Oximiser Pro range

Oxford release their latest and smartest battery optimiser yet with the Oximiser Pro range

Oxford have been producing and developing battery optimisers and chargers for more than 20 years, using all of this experience they have released their latest range, the Oximiser Pro. Oxford claim...

Best motorcycle gadgets and accessories | Improve your riding experience

Best motorcycle gadgets and accessories | Improve your riding experience

We live in a digital age where we can’t really get by without technology. There are lots of gadgets and accessories on the market now that aim to make your riding experience easier and more enjoyable.

Arai Tour-X 5 vs Nexx X.Wed3 | which would Justin spend his own money on?

Arai Tour-X 5 vs Nexx X.Wed3 | which would Justin spend his own money on?

If you’re shopping for a new adventure motorbike helmet, the chances are you’ve seen the Arai Tour-X 5 and the Nexx X.Wed3 reviewed online and wondered which is best. Over the past six months, I’ve...

How to deep clean your motorcycle's wheels and get them looking like new with MCN's expert mechanic

How to deep clean your motorcycle's wheels and get them looking like new with MCN's expert mechanic

You motorbike’s wheels can be one of the trickiest areas to clean, but they’re also prone to getting absolutely filthy. Related Best products for cleaning your motorbike Best deals on...

Here are the best motorcycle chain lubes we've found after thousands of test miles - From just $16

Here are the best motorcycle chain lubes we've found after thousands of test miles - From just $16

Chain lube is an essential maintenance spray for any motorcycle that uses a drive chain (which is the vast majority). Modern X-ring or O-ring chains have built-in lubricant on the inside of the...

Spend your $$$ in the right place with MCN’s guide to choosing the best motorcycle gloves for you

Spend your $$$ in the right place with MCN’s guide to choosing the best motorcycle gloves for you

One of the most vulnerable areas of the body when riding a motorcycle are your hands, which is why a proper pair of motorcycle gloves is a must, whatever kind of bike you ride. Your hands are stuck...

Best motorcycle intercoms as chosen by MCN | Keep your group ride connected or yourself entertained

Best motorcycle intercoms as chosen by MCN | Keep your group ride connected or yourself entertained

Motorcycle intercoms tend to divide opinion: while some motorcyclists prefer the silence and solitude of riding – in fact, that’s the draw for many – some swing the other way and like to be connected...

Cardo Packtalk Pro review | A very clever product that's much more than an intercom

Cardo Packtalk Pro review | A very clever product that's much more than an intercom

Cardo are one of the bigger players in the motorcycle intercom business and the Packtalk Pro is the latest and greatest model released at the top of their range in 2024. It is the first model in...

New Kit News | Stay close to the edge with the newest releases on motorcycle kit

New Kit News | Stay close to the edge with the newest releases on motorcycle kit

Innovation is always on the horizon in the motorcycling world, and that means there’s no shortage of new kit being released, but how can you keep track of everything when it’s moving so quickly?...

The kit list with Justin Hayzelden episode 3 | Emma Franklin discusses five years of wearing airbags

The kit list with Justin Hayzelden episode 3 | Emma Franklin discusses five years of wearing airbags

Welcome to the kit list with MCN Products Editor, Justin Hayzelden. In each episode, Justin sits down for a chat about bike kit with a different member of the MCN team. That might be the stuff they...

Amazon Prime Day 2024 | When it is and why you should care about it

Amazon Prime Day 2024 | When it is and why you should care about it

Last-chance deals still available from Amazon Prime Day 2024 41% off Muc-Off Bike Cleaner 5 Litre, was £33.89, now £20.00 37% off Muc-Off Motorcycle Chain Cleaner 400ml, was £10.99, now...

Stay cool! It's the best summer motorcycle base layers

Stay cool! It's the best summer motorcycle base layers

Summer motorcycle base layers for the hot weather are just as important as thermal base layers for winter. While they may be intended to carry out a slightly different role, there are several...

Weise Ion textile heated gloves | Warm but bulky batteries

Weise Ion textile heated gloves | Warm but bulky batteries

I’m going to start this review by saying I hate the cold. If I’m not warm enough on a bike, the experience is totally ruined for me, and it’s my hands that often feel the freeze the fastest. Even...

Alpinestars Sale | See if you can find a bargain

Alpinestars Sale | See if you can find a bargain

Everybody loves a good sale and to feel like they have found a really good bargain, especially at a time when finances can get tight. So to help you find great kit at a more wallet friendly price,...

RST IOM TT Brandish 2 CE leather jacket | Comfortable and stylish both on and off the bike, but not spec’d for speed

RST IOM TT Brandish 2 CE leather jacket | Comfortable and stylish both on and off the bike, but not spec’d for speed

I’ve worn this leather jacket in a number of scenarios now, including in the baking heat of southern Spain on a bike launch, the less-than-boiling British springtime, with temperatures as low as 10...

The best summer motorcycle gear rated by MCN for adventure, cruising, racing and touring

The best summer motorcycle gear rated by MCN for adventure, cruising, racing and touring

One of the best times to go riding is in the summer; bright sunshine, warm weather and long hours of daylight make any ride even more fun. And the prospect of a ride to the seaside for fish and chips...

Huge savings on Muc-Off, S100, Rhino Goo and more | MCN's guide to the best deals on cleaning kit

Huge savings on Muc-Off, S100, Rhino Goo and more | MCN's guide to the best deals on cleaning kit

Cleaning a motorbike is a relentless chore for some and one of life’s simple pleasures for others. Whether you’re a fastidious detailer or a rinse-and-go rider, having the right kit will always make...

Rev'It Restless review | Stylish leather jacket with a retro twist

Rev'It Restless review | Stylish leather jacket with a retro twist

The Rev’It Restless is a AA-rated retro-inspired, leather motorcycle jacket that the brand says is inspired by the West Coast moto culture of the 1940s in America. Retro jacket touches include...

RST IOM TT Brandish 2 CE leather jacket | Comfortable and stylish both on and off the bike, but not spec’d for speed

RST IOM TT Brandish 2 CE leather jacket | Comfortable and stylish both on and off the bike, but not spec’d for speed

I’ve worn this leather jacket in a number of scenarios now, including in the baking heat of southern Spain on a bike launch, the less-than-boiling British springtime, with temperatures as low as 10...