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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,...

Arai MX-V review | The off-road helmet so good that Michael Guy has had four of them!

Arai MX-V review | The off-road helmet so good that Michael Guy has had four of them!

The MX-V has been Arai’s dedicated off-road helmet for well over a decade and has evolved conservatively during this time. Arai don’t do gimmicks; they stick to their beliefs on safety and quality and...

Alpinestars Domino Tech review | A practical, casual A-rated jacket ideal for city riding

Alpinestars Domino Tech review | A practical, casual A-rated jacket ideal for city riding

The Alpinestars Domino is a CE-approved wind and water resistant, softshell, unisex motorcycle jacket, designed for town riding and casual wear. It’s packed with useful features and available in black...

Oxford HotGrips Pro review | Keep your hands toasty without lifting a finger - currently 30% off!

Oxford HotGrips Pro review | Keep your hands toasty without lifting a finger - currently 30% off!

Heated grips like these Oxford HotGrips Pro are essential kit these days, and not just to stop your hands freezing in winter. There are occasions all year round when I find they come in handy, such as...

Trilobite Parado motorcycle jeans | No need to stretch the budget for comfortable, practical jeans

Trilobite Parado motorcycle jeans | No need to stretch the budget for comfortable, practical jeans

Whilst most manufacturers approach riding denim as a low profile option, these Trilobite Parado motorcycle jeans are unashamedly bike gear. Designed in the Czech republic and manufactured in Pakistan,...

The HJC RPHA 91 proves you can't put a price on safety: a top quality flip-front helmet

The HJC RPHA 91 proves you can't put a price on safety: a top quality flip-front helmet

I’ve been a fan of HJC’s motorcycle helmets for years and was keen to try the latest flip-front offering. I’m happy to say, I’ve not been disappointed with the quality, comfort and fit of the RPHA 91.

QBag Tail Bag 4 review | This top-quality motorbike luggage has a bargain basement price

QBag Tail Bag 4 review | This top-quality motorbike luggage has a bargain basement price

QBag are a German motorbike luggage firm that have won a lot of hearts with their ultra-low priced but quality kit. At £69.99, the Tail Bag 4 tailpack actually sits at the top end of the product range...

Oxford SmartFingers review | The missing functionality you can't quite put your finger on

Oxford SmartFingers review | The missing functionality you can't quite put your finger on

Oxford SmartFingers are self-adhesive pads designed to add touch screen connectivity to motorbike gloves not otherwise equipped. Six pads are included in the pack, and each covers a significant area...

Dainese Avro 4 review | A two-piece suit that promises the best of both but misses the mark

Dainese Avro 4 review | A two-piece suit that promises the best of both but misses the mark

Dainese have been making two-piece leather suits for a very long time, as part of their 50-plus year history. The Avro is just one of six options currently on sale at the beginning of 2024, and I...

Here's your guide to preparing your bike for winter storage so it's good to go in spring

Here's your guide to preparing your bike for winter storage so it's good to go in spring

Plenty of bikers in the UK prefer not to ride through the winter months – whether that’s because they don’t want to expose their pride and joy to road salt, they ride focused sportsbikes that wouldn’t...

RST Axiom Mid CE touring boot review | Comfy waterproof boots can still be great value

RST Axiom Mid CE touring boot review | Comfy waterproof boots can still be great value

The Axiom is RST’s entry-level range meaning that this mid-height motorcycle boot is the cheapest footwear available from the British kit brand. They’re made from faux leather backed up with a...

Forma Arbo Dry review | These boots will keep you warm and dry - but won't win any fashion awards

Forma Arbo Dry review | These boots will keep you warm and dry - but won't win any fashion awards

The Forma Arbo Dry sit at the lighter end of the Italian firm’s waterproof touring motorcycle boot range with the shorter Latino boots below them, and the Frontier, Jasper and Voyage above. Despite...

The TCX Airtech 3 GTX are as waterproof as wellies, without feeling like them under foot

The TCX Airtech 3 GTX are as waterproof as wellies, without feeling like them under foot

Traditional all-weather touring motorbike boots always feel like wellies to me, and from my first winter of discontent as a biker with a set that impressed less than wellies would have, I’ve always...

Lego Kawasaki Ninja H2R sells out within 72 hours! Back order yours now for a mid-March delivery

Lego Kawasaki Ninja H2R sells out within 72 hours! Back order yours now for a mid-March delivery

Lego have sold out of their latest Kawasaki Ninja H2R Technic kit and have started taking back orders for online purchases of the £69.99 model. Providing customers aged 10 and over the chance to...

Bag a bargain and keep bad weather at bay with the RST Paragon 6 Ladies gloves

Bag a bargain and keep bad weather at bay with the RST Paragon 6 Ladies gloves

RST’s Pro Series Paragon range is the British firm’s top-spec touring line, which on paper make the Paragon 6 RST’s best motorcycle gloves for bad weather. Related: RST Paragon 6 heated gloves...

2024 deadline brings huge savings on ECE 22.05 helmet stocks | Grab one while you can

2024 deadline brings huge savings on ECE 22.05 helmet stocks | Grab one while you can

Now is the perfect time to bag a huge saving on your next motorcycle helmet, with retailers selling off the last of their ECE 22.05 stock, following a change of regulations. Back in 2020, a new ECE...

The Forma Hyper Dry boots will keep you riding in urban style, come rain or shine

The Forma Hyper Dry boots will keep you riding in urban style, come rain or shine

Low profile protective footwear is a popular choice for urban riding, and these Forma Hyper Dry motorbike boots provide an option that is both lightweight and waterproof. They have a distinctive...

The Zerofit Heatrub Move strives to keep you chill-free without falling apart at the seams

The Zerofit Heatrub Move strives to keep you chill-free without falling apart at the seams

Zerofit may be a relative newcomer to the UK base layer scene, but they’ve quickly established themselves as a favourite in the MCN offices thanks to products like the Heatrub. Related: Best...

RST Paragon 6 heated gloves are selling like hotcakes – here’s why they’re so popular

RST Paragon 6 heated gloves are selling like hotcakes – here’s why they’re so popular

These RST Paragon 6 heated gloves are the latest version of the firm’s popular cold weather mitts and the second generation to have an integrated heating option. They’ve been available since 2020,...

Arai Tour-X 5 review: Does this latest adventure lid still have the X-factor?

Arai Tour-X 5 review: Does this latest adventure lid still have the X-factor?

The Arai Tour-X 5 is the latest version of the iconic Japanese manufacturer’s versatile adventure touring motorcycle helmet. It features a raft of improvements over the previous model, the Tour-X 4,...

The Alpinestars HT-7 heated gloves aim for the top spot of winter kit to save your digits

The Alpinestars HT-7 heated gloves aim for the top spot of winter kit to save your digits

The HT-7s are Alpinestars’ top of the range, battery-powered heated, leather/textile CE-certified winter motorcycle gloves. They also produce a cheaper heated glove for town riding (HT-3 Heat Tech...

Keeping customers safe: MCN joins trading standards for a look around Motorcycle Live 2023

Keeping customers safe: MCN joins trading standards for a look around Motorcycle Live 2023

Bike shows have always been a rich hunting ground for anyone looking to bag a bargain on new kit, but how can you be sure that the gear you’re grabbing at discount prices is everything it’s supposed...

Touratech release suspension upgrades to take Ducati DesertX to another level

Touratech release suspension upgrades to take Ducati DesertX to another level

Premium German accessory brand Touratech have come up with uprated off-road suspension kits for Ducati’s £14,995 DesertX retro-styled adventure bike. The new ‘Extreme’ shock absorber and matching...

Adventure-ready: Dunlop Trailmax Raid 50/50 tyre review

Adventure-ready: Dunlop Trailmax Raid 50/50 tyre review

In-line with the exponential growth of the adventure bike class, motorbike tyre manufacturers (including Dunlop) are working overtime to develop their products to meet the ever increasing demands of...

Tyre test: Metzeler M9 RR sports tyre review

Tyre test: Metzeler M9 RR sports tyre review

Seven years after their launch, Metzeler’s Sportec M7 RR sports motorbike tyres can still mix it with the best. Related: Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE review But under attack from new rivals in the...

Verdict: Metzeler’s Karoo 4 raises the bar for on and off-road riders

Verdict: Metzeler’s Karoo 4 raises the bar for on and off-road riders

It’s a question that gets asked constantly. What’s the best motorcycle tyre for my adventure bike? It obviously all comes down to the type of riding you intend to do, but if your answer is a...

Pirelli's 2022 Diablo Rosso IV Corsa is a real world easy to manage trackday tyre

Pirelli's 2022 Diablo Rosso IV Corsa is a real world easy to manage trackday tyre

If you put adventure and dual-purpose rubber to one side there are three basic motorcycle tyre types for the road. Sports touring, sports and trackday. That all sounds simple enough, but there’s...

Tyre test: Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE review

Tyre test: Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE review

Metzeler’s Roadtec motorbike tyre has been at the top of the sports touring tree for a decade now, firstly the Interact Z8 version, followed by the 01 in 2016 – both offering class-leading levels of...

Vredestein Centauro ST tyre review: new kid on the block

Vredestein Centauro ST tyre review: new kid on the block

This is Vredestein’s first big bike radial tyre. The Dutch firm, better known in the car world, have been owned by the Indian Apollo group since 2009 and are kicking off their motorcycle range with...

Pirelli Angel GT II tyre review - ultimate all-rounders

Pirelli Angel GT II tyre review - ultimate all-rounders

Pirelli only had themselves to beat when it came to developing their new Angel GT II sports touring motorbike tyre. Of course, it needed to be better than the Angel GT (Gran Turismo) original, but it...

Bridgestone Battlax AT41 review: Are these new tyres too off-roady for Neevesy?

Bridgestone Battlax AT41 review: Are these new tyres too off-roady for Neevesy?

With their deep, chunky tread blocks Bridgestone’s new AT41 motorcycle tyres have been designed to give your adventure bike a rugged look and a modicum of off-road performance. They suggest around an...

Bridgestone S22 tyre review

Bridgestone S22 tyre review

Bridgestone’s new S22 motorcycle tyre might be designed for life on the street, but here at their world launch in Jerez they’ve proved they can handle a day at one of the finest MotoGP circuits in the...

RoadSmart IV tyre review: Dunlop's ever-improving all-rounder

RoadSmart IV tyre review: Dunlop's ever-improving all-rounder

Dunlop’s RoadSmart are right up there in the top tier of motorcycle tyres and now there’s a new version: the RoadSmart IV. Available in a staggering 24 sizes (the biggest fitment range of all the...

Dunlop SportSmart Mk3 review

Dunlop SportSmart Mk3 review

Dunlop says their new SportSmart Mk3 motorcycle tyre offers more wet and dry grip, but unlike rivals, that improved performance lasts the life of the tyres, right down to its wear blocks. That’s an...