Bike Kit

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...

Save up to 40% off name-brand motorbike cleaning products | The best deals picked by MCN

Save up to 40% off name-brand motorbike cleaning products | The best deals picked by MCN

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...

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?...

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...

Bright lights save lives | Be seen with Weiser Motorcycle lighting

Bright lights save lives | Be seen with Weiser Motorcycle lighting

Paid partnership with Weiser Technik As bikers, we know the importance of being seen by other road users. From hi-viz vests to LEDs in helmets, there are plenty of products on the market designed to make you stand out. But Weiser Technik...

Rabaconda Dirt Bike Tyre Changer - "I only wish I'd bought one sooner"

Rabaconda Dirt Bike Tyre Changer - "I only wish I'd bought one sooner"

Having spent my trials bike riding youth having to change my own tyres it’s not something I’m unfamiliar with, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy it. In fact I’d go further and say I dislike it. Chasing...

Save a massive 61% off an AGV K6 in this week's Bargain Hunter helmet special | Now just £179.99!

Save a massive 61% off an AGV K6 in this week's Bargain Hunter helmet special | Now just £179.99!

Although manufacture of ECE 22.05 certified helmets has now ceased, there is still some stock at retailers and this means that clearance deals are at their peak. I’ve been having a good poke around...

Lone Rider MotoTent review | Space to park the bike inside but bulky to carry

Lone Rider MotoTent review | Space to park the bike inside but bulky to carry

Choosing the right tent for motorcycle travel is all about compromises, and making a trade-off between pack size, weight and practicality. My personal preference is to keep things small, and I’d...

Tucano Urbano launch two new affordable airbag vests with emergency call functionality

Tucano Urbano launch two new affordable airbag vests with emergency call functionality

Italian urban riding specialists Tucano Urbano are looking to make city dwellers safer, and airbag technology more affordable, with a new range of vests featuring emergency call...

Expert advice: Choosing the best motorcycle tyres for you

Expert advice: Choosing the best motorcycle tyres for you

Tyres are the most important part on your bike – your sole connection with the road for the overwhelming majority of the time – but choosing motorbike tyres can be a minefield, and finding a good deal...

Dynamic digits | MCN's guide to the best motorcycle gloves

Dynamic digits | MCN's guide to the best motorcycle gloves

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...

Save money and learn how to do basic oil and filter servicing on your motorcycle with MCN's expert

Save money and learn how to do basic oil and filter servicing on your motorcycle with MCN's expert

The oil in your motorbike’s engine plays an incredibly important role. It acts as a cushion between moving parts, such as between camshaft and head, reducing friction and wear. Jump to: The right...

Kriega Rollpack 40L | Lightweight waterproof luggage

Kriega Rollpack 40L | Lightweight waterproof luggage

Made from Cordura, this fully waterproof roll bag has a 40-litre capacity, and is ample in size for a week’s tour to Germany. A good option for luggage that should fit most motorcycles. Related...

Motorcycle touring pack list guide | Freedom is not being weighed down by too much stuff

Motorcycle touring pack list guide | Freedom is not being weighed down by too much stuff

Motorcycles are not beasts of burden. “Less is more” is the simple principle in packing for a two-wheeled adventure. I’ve seen some on tour that seem to be loaded with everything except the kitchen...

Richa Inferno heated gloves | Top end price tag but are they worth it?

Richa Inferno heated gloves | Top end price tag but are they worth it?

Heated gloves are nothing short of magical in wintertime, making those sub-zero rides bearable, and sometimes, almost even enjoyable. I always tend to feel the cold quite heavily which is why I always...

SW Motech Pro City Tank Bag | Not the cheapest but it's got a tick from Neevesy

SW Motech Pro City Tank Bag | Not the cheapest but it's got a tick from Neevesy

This quick release, mid-size tank bag is from SW-Motech’s PRO tank bag range. The German company also produce a plethora of high quality luggage, including side bags, racks, top cases, back packs,...

The best budget motorbike kit | Is expensive always better?

The best budget motorbike kit | Is expensive always better?

There’s an old saying that states; ‘You get what you pay for’. And, to an extent, this is true of motorcycling kit. You can pay upwards of £1,000 for a jacket or a helmet and they will excel when it...

Shad unveil the new expandable SH38X panniers - their slimmest ever but also their highest capacity

Shad unveil the new expandable SH38X panniers - their slimmest ever but also their highest capacity

Paid partnership with SHAD Shad have pulled off an impressive trick by unveiling a new pannier set that is simultaneously both their smallest and biggest. The SH38X luggage uses Shad’s “compensated tension system”, which...

Nexx X.Wed3 review | MCN puts the latest adventure helmet to the test and it's got some flaws

Nexx X.Wed3 review | MCN puts the latest adventure helmet to the test and it's got some flaws

I tested the Nexx W.Wed2 motorcycle helmet on a trip to Spain back in 2017 and was impressed with the suite of features that the Portuguese manufacturer had packed into their flagship adventure lid.

Get off the beaten track with MCN's pick of the best adventure bike helmets we've tested lately

Get off the beaten track with MCN's pick of the best adventure bike helmets we've tested lately

Choosing a motorbike helmet to wear on an adventure bike is all about compromise. Peaks are handy off-road, for example, but can be a pain on the motorway. You want maximum ventilation on a sweaty...

Long-distance comfort meets sporty styling in these sports-touring helmets | Tried and tested by MCN

Long-distance comfort meets sporty styling in these sports-touring helmets | Tried and tested by MCN

Sports-touring motorcycle helmets, as the name suggests, are a mixture between sporty lids and comfier touring models that take the best bits from each for an aerodynamic, good-looking end result you...

Stand up straight: Best motorcycle paddock stands as chosen by MCN

Stand up straight: Best motorcycle paddock stands as chosen by MCN

There are lots of reasons why a motorcycle paddock stand is a fundamental accessory, even if you’ve only got a basic tool set-up. First and foremost, bikes like being stored upright. There are...

Best tank ring motorcycle tankbags tested by MCN staff

Best tank ring motorcycle tankbags tested by MCN staff

When it comes to riding motorbikes, there is often a need to carry more with us than we can fit into our pockets, especially if you are a sportsbike rider in full leathers. There are a few options...

MCN's expert motorcycle helmet buying guide | Everything you need to know before you buy a new lid

MCN's expert motorcycle helmet buying guide | Everything you need to know before you buy a new lid

You only have one brain and so it’s important to buy the best motorbike helmet you can afford. That doesn’t always mean spending £1000+ on a race-ready carbon lid, though, and there are plenty of...

LS2 Advant X helmet review | Alison Silcox's thoughts after 3,500 miles on test

LS2 Advant X helmet review | Alison Silcox's thoughts after 3,500 miles on test

At £300 this is a mid-priced lid with some nice touches and has been comfortable from the get-go. LS2 have been making lids for near on 20 years and offer a full range, from top spec Carbon full-faced...

The best motorcycle sat navs and other navigation options as tested by MCN

The best motorcycle sat navs and other navigation options as tested by MCN

With so many options on the market, from purpose-built devices to smartphone brackets and everything in-between, it can be difficult to decide on the best motorcycle sat nav option for you.

HJC i71 helmet | A seriously impressive helmet for the money

HJC i71 helmet | A seriously impressive helmet for the money

HJC’s latest sports touring helmet features an advanced polycarbonate shell with the firm’s ACS ventilation system, which channels air from front to back to reduce heat and humidity. It has an...

Cardo to the rescue | New premium intercom has got your back in an emergency with auto crash detection

Cardo to the rescue | New premium intercom has got your back in an emergency with auto crash detection

Intercom units aren’t exactly the first thing that springs to mind when you think about motorcycle safety items, but Cardo are looking to change that.   In a world where our riding lives are...

Alpinestars Banshee Leggings review | A great alternative to riding jeans for women

Alpinestars Banshee Leggings review | A great alternative to riding jeans for women

Motorcycle leggings are one of the more recent additions to any lady biker’s wardrobe and have exploded in popularity over the past few years. As a fashion-forward motorcycle brand, Alpinestars...

It's time for the TT again | Check out Isle of Man themed products

It's time for the TT again | Check out Isle of Man themed products

The legendary annual TT road race has begun in the Isle of Man for 2024. With the TT week upon us and another year of adrenaline-fueled action in the offing, we thought we’d take a look at some...

The kit list with Justin Hayzelden episode 2 | Dan Sutherland discusses his favourite kit for sportsbike riding

The kit list with Justin Hayzelden episode 2 | Dan Sutherland discusses his favourite kit for sportsbike riding

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...

How to pack your motorbike with Oxford Atlas luggage | The perfect combo whatever your trip

How to pack your motorbike with Oxford Atlas luggage | The perfect combo whatever your trip

Paid partnership with Oxford Products Oxford’s latest Atlas Luggage range is built for serious adventures and its modular design means you can scale it up and down – use one, two, three, four or even five bags together. Jump...

Ducati collaborate with Supreme to create special edition Streetfighter V4

Ducati collaborate with Supreme to create special edition Streetfighter V4

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati have collaborated with Supreme to create a collectors’ edition Streetfighter V4, working with Drudi Performance. This limited edition variation will be released...

Beeline Moto II review | Still not a full sat nav replacement but even better at what it does well

Beeline Moto II review | Still not a full sat nav replacement but even better at what it does well

The Beeline Moto II is the much-anticipated and improved follow-up to the Beeline Moto sat nav with a bigger screen, more detailed map view and a raft of other features and developments. You could...

The best water repellents to help you see clearly in the rain

The best water repellents to help you see clearly in the rain

This test was performed by the team at our sister title RiDE Magazine – the biker’s champion that guarantees useful advice on buying a new or used motorbike, thorough testing and tips on which bits of...