Bike Kit

New tyres in 2024 | The latest motorcycle rubber to hit the market

New tyres in 2024 | The latest motorcycle rubber to hit the market

Tyre technology is an ever evolving thing, with more effective compounds and more advanced tread patterns being developed all the time, all to ensure the best possible performance and safety. The...

Five HG Prime heated gloves | Five claim this is 'the best heated glove we’ve ever produced'

Five HG Prime heated gloves | Five claim this is 'the best heated glove we’ve ever produced'

When I read that the handwear specialists at Five had made what they claim is “the best heated glove we’ve ever produced”, I simply had to try them out. The Five HG Prime GTX represents everything the...

Metzeler's latest Roadtec 02 motorbike tyre gives you more grip the harder you ride thanks to adaptive tread

Metzeler's latest Roadtec 02 motorbike tyre gives you more grip the harder you ride thanks to adaptive tread

When Metzeler announced late last year that a new Roadtec 02 sports touring tyre was on the way for 2024 to replace the existing Roadtec 01, expectations were high. Since its arrival in 2016, the...

Oxford Advanced base layers review | Designed for year-round use, but can they handle temperature extremes?

Oxford Advanced base layers review | Designed for year-round use, but can they handle temperature extremes?

There’s a lot to love about these Oxford Advanced base layers, and as the foundation of my kit for more than 8,000 miles they’ve become something that I’d be rather reluctant to part with. I’ve worn...

Safe, comfy and stylish motorcycle helmets don't have to cost a fortune | Budget options from under £100

Safe, comfy and stylish motorcycle helmets don't have to cost a fortune | Budget options from under £100

It may seem like a daft place to try and save money, but there are plenty of budget motorcycle helmets on the market. The truth is that while price can act as a rough guide to the safety and quality...

The Michelin Anakee Road tyres are a no-brainer for on-road adventure bikes | MCN review

The Michelin Anakee Road tyres are a no-brainer for on-road adventure bikes | MCN review

Michelin’s new Anakee Road motorcycle tyres are designed for adventure bikes and ‘design’ is the operative word. They’re essentially sports touring tyres with deep, off-road groves to match the rugged...

Michelin Power 6 tyres are bang on for sporty spring to autumn riding, with the odd spirited trackday thrown in

Michelin Power 6 tyres are bang on for sporty spring to autumn riding, with the odd spirited trackday thrown in

The Michelin Power 6 is the French firm’s latest sports motorbike tyre that takes over from the Power 5 and sits above the sports touring Road 6 and below the semi-trackday Power GP2 in their line-up.

The Furygan Angie D3O are a mid-priced urban boot | 90s style with modern protection

The Furygan Angie D3O are a mid-priced urban boot | 90s style with modern protection

When I was at school it was definitely the skater era with Vans trainers and baggy clothing and these Furygan Angie D30 boots remind me of that fashion trend – which I love. Furygan say that they pair...

Monimoto 9 motorcycle tracker joins excellent 7 in the firm’s simple, affordable security range

Monimoto 9 motorcycle tracker joins excellent 7 in the firm’s simple, affordable security range

Paid partnership with Monimoto Monimoto have announced the latest version of their low-cost and simple motorcycle tracker. The Monimoto 9 builds on the Monimoto 7 with a slightly more compact design and an IP68 waterproof rating...

The Shoei NXR2 is an ECE 22.06 helmet we gave 5 stars in review and it's available for just £289.99 right now!

The Shoei NXR2 is an ECE 22.06 helmet we gave 5 stars in review and it's available for just £289.99 right now!

With some long riding days finally on the horizon, now is as good a time as any to give your motorbike helmet an upgrade, and a great place to start is with this 45% saving on a Shoei NXR2. The...

The AGV K1 S is a wallet-friendly, entry-level helmet that impressed MCN product guru Justin

The AGV K1 S is a wallet-friendly, entry-level helmet that impressed MCN product guru Justin

The AGV K1 S initially caught my eye as one of the first lower cost motorcycle helmets to be certified to the more stringent ECE 22.06 standards. Its predecessor, the K1, has long been the Italian...

The HJC V10 is a retro-infused helmet with all the comfort and practicality of a sports-touring lid

The HJC V10 is a retro-infused helmet with all the comfort and practicality of a sports-touring lid

The HJC V10 motorcycle helmet joined the firm’s range in 2023 as a retro-infused street helmet that would look equally at home on a naked muscle bike or a retro scrambler. It’s lightweight (1422g on...

Oxford offer bags for life with new top-of-the-range ATLAS modular luggage system and BackPacks

Oxford offer bags for life with new top-of-the-range ATLAS modular luggage system and BackPacks

Paid partnership with Oxford Products The latest universal soft luggage system from Oxford – the ATLAS range – is a modular set-up and the main compartment promises to be 100% waterproof for life. In fact, Oxford are so confident of the...

Alpinestars Stella Neo waterproof hoodie | lightweight and waterproof, ideal for urban riding

Alpinestars Stella Neo waterproof hoodie | lightweight and waterproof, ideal for urban riding

A lot of bikers will have the full textile waterproof suit or jacket for long stints in the saddle, but those urban riders who need something a little lighter for the everyday commute aren’t after a...

We test motorbikes in all conditions and this is the winter kit we wouldn't be without | MCN

We test motorbikes in all conditions and this is the winter kit we wouldn't be without | MCN

Winter riding can be one of the most rewarding riding experiences – with stunning scenery and crisp fresh air that you’ll only find if you’re willing to brave the cold. However, if you come...

Best kit for the naked motorcycle rider | Let MCN get your kit on with our top picks

Best kit for the naked motorcycle rider | Let MCN get your kit on with our top picks

The type of gear that is worn by the naked motorcycle rider is probably the most wide and varied style that there is. It tends to be a crossover of sportsbike gear through to a more retro look and...

Furygan's new airbag vests use MotoGP tech and are claimed to be the 'most protective on the market'

Furygan's new airbag vests use MotoGP tech and are claimed to be the 'most protective on the market'

French motorcycle kit brand, Furygan, are releasing two new airbag vests to the market. The Fury Airbag Evo and Fury Airbag Evolution+ have been produced in partnership with In&Motion to create what...

The Keis B601RP heated vest will change the way you think about winter riding | MCN review

The Keis B601RP heated vest will change the way you think about winter riding | MCN review

The Keis B601RP Heated Bodywarmer has introduced a new level of heated luxury to my time spent on a bike. When I first started riding, the warmest winter commute was when I’d pick up my copy of MCN...

Last chance to grab a bargain from the Amazon Spring Deal Days sale event - cut through the noise with MCN

Last chance to grab a bargain from the Amazon Spring Deal Days sale event - cut through the noise with MCN

There’s still time to bag a bargain from Amazon in the 2024 Spring Deal Days. The sale event started on March 20 and it runs to March 25 and there are still some great products left to help get you...

These new Michelin Power GP 2 tyres are ideal for sporty summer riding and the odd trackday | MCN review

These new Michelin Power GP 2 tyres are ideal for sporty summer riding and the odd trackday | MCN review

Michelin have always been masters at creating tyres for motorcycling niches. The only problem for them is their naming convention is confusing, even for rubber geeks like us, making choosing the best...

Rev'It Paramount Gore-Tex suit review | Whatever the weather, this completely waterproof CE-rated suit has got you covered

Rev'It Paramount Gore-Tex suit review | Whatever the weather, this completely waterproof CE-rated suit has got you covered

The Rev’It Paramount (or onesie as it is affectionately known at MCN Towers) is an all-in-one, laminated textile riding suit. It features a main zip that runs all the way from the neck to the left...

Shark Race-R Pro GP FIM review | Emma Franklin's verdict after 3500 miles with this quiet racer

Shark Race-R Pro GP FIM review | Emma Franklin's verdict after 3500 miles with this quiet racer

Shark have been making motorcycle lids since 1989. Initially very popular in their native France, Shark started to branch out to other markets in the late 90s and early 2000s. In 2019, the Shark...

Dexter Electron 2 review | A bargain adventure lid punching above its weight on features

Dexter Electron 2 review | A bargain adventure lid punching above its weight on features

Sportsbikeshop’s in-house brand, Dexter, offers a feature-packed motorbike helmet for under £100 – a drop-down visor, a Pin-Lock ready visor (in theory another £15 but included free at the time of...

Insta360 X3 camera | The all round action camera

Insta360 X3 camera | The all round action camera

As a motorcycle videographer continually pushing the boundaries of video production, the quest for cutting-edge tools led me to explore the Insta360 X3 camera, a contender challenging GoPro’s...

Schuberth E2 helmet review | Is this high-end, comms-equipped flip-front worth the money?

Schuberth E2 helmet review | Is this high-end, comms-equipped flip-front worth the money?

I’ve been testing the Schuberth E2 adventure touring motorcycle helmet in all conditions over thousands of miles and I’ve found that it is – in one sense at least – in a class of its own. It’s the...

Alpinestars Tech-Air Off-Road review | Next-level off-road protection

Alpinestars Tech-Air Off-Road review | Next-level off-road protection

The Alpinestars Tech-Air Off-Road is an all new armoured jacket featuring advanced airbag technology and switchable modes for Street, Enduro and Rally riding. Airbags for racing and road use...

Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Jacket review | Durable comfort all day long

Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Jacket review | Durable comfort all day long

When it comes to a textile motorcycle jacket, I’m a bit lazy. I want one set that covers everything from sunny off-roading to winter jaunts in the torrential rain, and that’s exactly where the third...

Oxford Mondial 2.0 review | This jacket & pants size up well for when it pours down hard

Oxford Mondial 2.0 review | This jacket & pants size up well for when it pours down hard

I’ve tested the first generation Oxford Mondial suit and was really impressed, so I jumped at the chance to put the updated version through its paces. It now comes with CE Level 2 protectors and...

The Richa Atlantic 2 jacket and trousers are tough textiles for both sides of the Atlantic

The Richa Atlantic 2 jacket and trousers are tough textiles for both sides of the Atlantic

I’ve been using Richa’s AA-rated Atlantic 2 jacket and trousers since the onset of autumn 2023. Used for both commuting and leisure rides, I’ve experienced surprisingly warm weather, harsh winter...

The Halvarssons Gruven jacket and Laggan pants make a tailored all-season motorcycle suit

The Halvarssons Gruven jacket and Laggan pants make a tailored all-season motorcycle suit

Swedish brand Halvarssons have been motorcycle kit since 1946, but the Gruven jacket and Laggan pants are my first experience of the brand. Together they make a laminated textile suit designed for all...

Litelok X1 Moto review | A diamond-rated D-lock designed to destroy angle grinder blades

Litelok X1 Moto review | A diamond-rated D-lock designed to destroy angle grinder blades

Environmentally friendly and high security don’t necessarily go hand in hand, yet Litelok fuse them together in much the same way as the ceramic composite armour they use to make the X1 Moto D-lock...

RST TracTech Evo 5 range | Popular range updated for 2024 is now in stock at Sportsbike Shop

RST TracTech Evo 5 range | Popular range updated for 2024 is now in stock at Sportsbike Shop

RST have updated their popular TracTech range of sporty kit with the new Evo 5 leather suit, jackets, and trousers, focusing on improved practicality, comfort, and safety. This includes level 2 armour...

Shoei Hornet ADV helmet for review | Can the Hornet still hold its own against the latest adventure helmets?

Shoei Hornet ADV helmet for review | Can the Hornet still hold its own against the latest adventure helmets?

This is my first Shoei motorbike helmet, ever – and it’s made me regret not picking one up sooner. The quality, fit and features are all superb and more than on-par with the Arai Tour-X 4 I’ve worn...

Spada turns 30 | British bike kit brand celebrate milestone with major range overhaul 

Spada turns 30 | British bike kit brand celebrate milestone with major range overhaul 

To mark their 30 year anniversary, Spada have released a total range refresh with their new City, Urban and Explore collection.  Spada say the range is aimed at bringing modern style to motorcycle...

Quad Lock release new 'Handlebar Clamp Mount' range of phone mounts for motorcyclists

Quad Lock release new 'Handlebar Clamp Mount' range of phone mounts for motorcyclists

Quad Lock have released a new handlebar phone mount, which expands their range of mounts aimed specifically at motorcyclists. The Australian based firm says its new ‘Handlebar Clamp Mount’ range is...

TCX Jupiter 5 Gore-Tex boots | Sporty short boots with touring practicality

TCX Jupiter 5 Gore-Tex boots | Sporty short boots with touring practicality

The TCX Jupiter 5 Gore-Tex is a short, sports styled motorcycle boot designed for all-season use. Priced as a premium product, it has all the features expected of higher end urban or touring footwear,...