Bike Kit

Don't lose your motorbike to thieves | Security kit that actually works

Don't lose your motorbike to thieves | Security kit that actually works

Unfortunately, motorbikes are a huge draw to thieves, but many will be put off by decent motorcycle security. A disc lock, lock and chain, ground anchor and a cover will help, and a tracker could mean...

Lock it or lose it: MCN picks the best motorcycle locks

Lock it or lose it: MCN picks the best motorcycle locks

One of the first lessons you learn when you get a bike is to use a motorcycle lock of some kind to secure it. Unfortunately, if you don’t, it might not be there when you get back. However, that...

Never miss a thing! The best motorcycle action cameras

Never miss a thing! The best motorcycle action cameras

The best motorcycle action cameras offer bikers a safe and simple way to record their ride by either attaching to their helmet, body or bike. These small, powerful and tough devices are able to...

Beeline Moto review - the simple sat nav system

Beeline Moto review - the simple sat nav system

The Beeline Moto motorcycle sat nav offers a streamlined alternative to traditional units that can be bulky, unattractive or obtrusive on your handlebars. It offers only basic functionality and relies...

Keep those clothes clean! Best motorcycle kit cleaning products

Keep those clothes clean! Best motorcycle kit cleaning products

Motorcycle kit cleaning products can make the mundane but necessary job of maintaining your bike kit as painless and easy as possible. It should go without saying that cleaning your motorbike kit...

Top motorcycle garage security | What can you do to help protect your pride and joy?

Top motorcycle garage security | What can you do to help protect your pride and joy?

When learning to ride, we’re told that storing our bikes in the garage is by far the best solution – for security and cheaper motorbike insurance – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider some...

Keis V106 Heated Vest Review

Keis V106 Heated Vest Review

This Keis V106 Heated Vest is designed to keep you toasty and warm on your motorbike, even when it’s seriously cold on the road. Lots of people avoid riding when it is properly cold like the plague...

Best Motorcycle Balaclavas

Best Motorcycle Balaclavas

The best motorcycle balaclavas should offer a comfortable and lightweight layer underneath your helmet to keep you warm in the colder months. Most riders should by now know the benefits of wearing...

Best Heated Motorcycle Socks

Best Heated Motorcycle Socks

Staying warm in winter on the bike can be a challenge sometimes though there is plenty of kit like these best heated motorcycle socks to help you. Jackets and trousers, for example, can come with...

Best deals on motorcycle gear: great discounts we've found after Black Friday 2023

Best deals on motorcycle gear: great discounts we've found after Black Friday 2023

Black Friday has been and gone but November is still the best time to find incredible bargains on motorcycle clearance kit, and MCN is your guide to finding them. We’ll be monitoring all your...

Road raiders | The best tarmac-biased tyres for adventure bikes tested in the real world

Road raiders | The best tarmac-biased tyres for adventure bikes tested in the real world

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...

Road to race: The best sportsbike tyres on the market right now

Road to race: The best sportsbike tyres on the market right now

Before you can choose the best sportsbike tyres for you, it’s important to think about the kind of riding you do. A set of the stickiest track rubber will suit a sunny day at Cadwell Park, for...

Gear Gremlin motorcycle tyre repair kit

Gear Gremlin motorcycle tyre repair kit

This Gear Gremlin motorcycle tyre repair kit is a great bit of kit to stick in your pannier or rucksack to avoid getting stranded with a flat tyre. Related: Your ultimate guide to motorcycle tyres...

Forcefield Tech 2 Base Layers reviewed

Forcefield Tech 2 Base Layers reviewed

The Forcefield Tech 2 base layers are designed for use in summer and have a compression fit to support your muscles, too. The Tech 2 base layers from the company have recently been superseded by the...

Dainese D-Core Aero summer base layers review

Dainese D-Core Aero summer base layers review

The Dainese D-Core Aero base layer is a summer undergarment designed to keep you cool in hot weather, wick moisture away from your body and offer some muscle support with its compression...

Forcefield Tech 3 base layers review

Forcefield Tech 3 base layers review

The Forcefield Tech 3 base layers superseded the excellent Tech 2 version as the firm’s summer undergarment with compression features, too. Related: Your expert guide to motorcycle base layers I...

Best motorcycle tyre valve caps

Best motorcycle tyre valve caps

Even the best motorcycle tyre valve caps are hardly the most enthralling aspect about bikes for riders. However, they are important. They help to minimise air leakage by providing a secondary air seal...

Best motorcycle tyre warmers

Best motorcycle tyre warmers

Motorcycle racing fans will be familiar with ‘tyre warmers’, the electrically-heated blankets used to warm tyres up to optimum temperatures before the start of a race. But they’re now also widely...

Best home motorcycle tyre changing kit

Best home motorcycle tyre changing kit

Where major motorcycle servicing is a highly-skilled and daunting job in most cases requiring taking your machine to a dealer’s workshop, fresh rubber can be fitted at home with a little tyre changing...

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa review

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa review

The Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa tyres sit below the top-spec Super Corsa range in the Italian firm’s line-up of sports tyres. Related: Your ultimate guide to motorcycle tyres Pirelli Diablo...

These base layers will keep you comfortable for summer or winter

These base layers will keep you comfortable for summer or winter

One of the most obvious places to start protecting yourself from the cold weather is a trusty set of base layers. In basic terms, these are tight-fitting, thermal undergarments that create an...

Wheeler dealers: Best motorcycle wheel and tyre accessories

Wheeler dealers: Best motorcycle wheel and tyre accessories

The best motorcycle wheel and tyre accessories and tools are handy in specific situations. Whether that’s fitting some better motorcycle tyres to improve performance, or customising rims to make them...

The best motorcycle tyre pressure gauges

The best motorcycle tyre pressure gauges

Checking your motorcycle tyre pressure is often considered an inconvenience by many, meaning some don’t even bother finding out at all. But this can be a mistake. Wrong tyre pressures can ruin your...

Best motorcycle tyre pressure monitoring systems

Best motorcycle tyre pressure monitoring systems

One of the ‘new fangled’ safety systems that some manufacturers fit to higher-specification motorcycles is a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Related: Your ultimate guide to motorcycle...

The best motorbike trackday tyres without the fuss of slicks, here's our top picks

The best motorbike trackday tyres without the fuss of slicks, here's our top picks

When you ride on track, whether on a trackday or actually racing, you want the highest performance, grippiest, best motorcycle tyres available. For pure racing classes, that means slicks, and...

Best mid-layer motorcycle clothing

Best mid-layer motorcycle clothing

In a world of base layers, mid-layers are often an overlooked item of motorcycle clothing. They are a great way of keeping warm in winter and can usually be worn with your existing kit to save having...

Motorcycle puncture repair kit buying guide | Learn all about the quick-fix every rider needs

Motorcycle puncture repair kit buying guide | Learn all about the quick-fix every rider needs

Your motorcycle’s tyres are the only part of the bike that touches the tarmac (at least when you’re not busy channelling Rossi), so they’re the only bit that has to take all the road cruft in their...

The Best Motorcycle Heated Vests

The Best Motorcycle Heated Vests

When the weather is cold – as it is for huge chunks of the year in the UK – a motorcycle heated vest can be a great way to stay warm on your bike. Staying warm in winter is a safety issue as much as...

How To: Look After Your Motorbike's Tyres

How To: Look After Your Motorbike's Tyres

Looking after your motorbike tyres doesn’t take a lot of time and effort, but it’s a crucial part of motorcycle ownership that shouldn’t be overlooked. Related: Your ultimate guide to motorcycle...

All round rubber: Best sports-touring tyres for your motorbike

All round rubber: Best sports-touring tyres for your motorbike

The best sports-touring motorbike tyres have evolved almost magical abilities. They have reserves of dry grip you’ll never use on the road, warm up in a flash, and load you with confidence in the...

Motorcycle CE ratings explained

Motorcycle CE ratings explained

A couple of years ago, there was a major shakeup in the way motorcycle clothing was rated for its protective abilities with the introduction of CE ratings. The European Union (remember that?)...

Great biking books to read for the times you can't be in the saddle

Great biking books to read for the times you can't be in the saddle

In no particular order, for when the weather is a bit pants or even when you fancy riding your bike somewhere and stopping off for a rest, read one of these books: Autobiographies, history and...

The best Halfords deals on tools this Black Friday

The best Halfords deals on tools this Black Friday

A well-stocked toolbox full of spanners and sockets that promise to last a lifetime might seem like an unachievable holy grail but we reckon the Halfords Advanced range offers just that. With boxes...

Black Friday 2023 UK deals on Sportsbikeshop - 20% or more clearance sale ending today

Black Friday 2023 UK deals on Sportsbikeshop - 20% or more clearance sale ending today

A one-stop solution to anything motorcycle related, Sportsbikeshop stocks pretty much anything you can think of from every brand that matters when it comes to bikes. The official Black Friday sale may...

The best Machine Mart Black Friday deals

The best Machine Mart Black Friday deals

Where would motorcycles be without a decent selection of tools to keep them going? From the most basic screwdrivers and wrenches to motorcycle lifts and chain tools, the best Machine Mart deals should...

Best RevZilla Black Friday Deals 2023

Best RevZilla Black Friday Deals 2023

Black Friday 2023 is here and the internet is awash with great deals on end-of-season kit right across the board. It can be a bit overwhelming, so to save you from getting fazed by flicking through...