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A Tiger's best friend: Mezteler Tourance Next suit Triumph’s new adventurer down to the ground

A Tiger's best friend: Mezteler Tourance Next suit Triumph’s new adventurer down to the ground

One of the things that really blew me away when I first rode my Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer long termer was its handling. For such a tall, heavy beast it can be stuffed into a corner like a...

Continental ContiTrailAttack 3 tyre review

Continental ContiTrailAttack 3 tyre review

Replacing the successful Continental ContiTrailAttack 2 motorcycle tyres, the new third generation is claimed to offer quicker warm up times, greater grip in wet and dry, offer longer life and more...

How we test bike kit

How we test bike kit

The team at Motorcycle News (MCN) think of ourselves as bikers first and foremost. With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience ranging from racing to off-roading, with all types of road riding in...

Please Santa! Treat yourself, your bike or a loved one with these great Christmas gifts for bikers

Please Santa! Treat yourself, your bike or a loved one with these great Christmas gifts for bikers

Whether you’re buying a Christmas present for a bike-mad pal, loved one, your bike or just purchasing yourself a little reward for getting through the festive period without moaning too much, here’s...

TCX S-TR1 WP review: Proof that waterproof, practical boots don't have to be boring

TCX S-TR1 WP review: Proof that waterproof, practical boots don't have to be boring

The TCX S-TR1 WP is listed on TCX’s website as a road/racing boot but I tend to think of them more like a set of very stylish touring boots. If you want the comfort and practicality of a sensible...

Shark’s aero revolution: How Aeron GP's moving flaps could transform helmet design

Shark’s aero revolution: How Aeron GP's moving flaps could transform helmet design

Shark are entering a new realm of aerodynamic stability with their new Aeron GP race helmet – said to be the first in the world to adapt to its wearer’s riding position and prevailing conditions via...

Alpine MotoSafe Earplugs review

Alpine MotoSafe Earplugs review

Alpine Motosafe are a reuseable earplug that come in two flavours – ‘Race’, with an SNR (Single Number Rating, the value given to their sound reduction as rated by ISO standards) of 20, and the ‘Tour’...

Best motorbike t-shirt deals on Black Friday 2023

Best motorbike t-shirt deals on Black Friday 2023

If motorcycling is your life (or even if you’re just pretty keen on it) then there’s no better way to continue to look the part even when off the bike than with one of these motorbike t-shirts. A...

The REV'IT! Poseidon 3 GTX will become Justin's first choice for textiles for some time

The REV'IT! Poseidon 3 GTX will become Justin's first choice for textiles for some time

The REV’IT! Poseidon 3 GTX jacket and trousers is the third generation in a line of premium textile adventure suits that were first introduced back in 2013. The Poseidon 3 is intended for all-season...

Give your bike some springtime love with 30% off Muc-Off products in the Easter Sale

Give your bike some springtime love with 30% off Muc-Off products in the Easter Sale

Muc-Off motorcycle cleaning products have been keeping our bikes looking showroom-clean for more than 20 years (even longer if you include their pushbike products) and if you’re anything like me,...

Amazing deals on RST's Sabre range, including 40% off my favourite airbag jacket

Amazing deals on RST's Sabre range, including 40% off my favourite airbag jacket

I’ve been riding in the RST Sabre leather jacket since 2023, and it’s become my first choice when I’m heading out the door, mainly because It’s AAA rated for abrasion and comes with the added...

The best Black Friday 2023 UK motorbike tyre deals - right here, right now

The best Black Friday 2023 UK motorbike tyre deals - right here, right now

We all know the importance of making sure your motorbike has the best tyres possible – the contact patch that keeps you pointing in the right direction is tiny, so needs to be made of high-quality...

Top end touring: Shoei GT-Air 3 review

Top end touring: Shoei GT-Air 3 review

• Fancy an upgrade for your helmet but can’t stretch to the Shoei GT-Air 3? The outgoing GT-Air 2 is currently on sale with £240 off. We’ve also got plenty of helmet deals and more on our roundup...

Prices slashed in Quad Lock sale - here's our pick of the deals

Prices slashed in Quad Lock sale - here's our pick of the deals

There are many reasons why you’d want to hard-mount your phone to your motorbike, not just as a cost-effective way of using its sat-nav directions. Whatever you reasons, it’s essential you use a phone...

Save 30% on the multi-purpose Arai Tour-X4 - now £200 off

Save 30% on the multi-purpose Arai Tour-X4 - now £200 off

We’re lucky enough to have two opinions on the Arai Tour-X 4 helmet here at MCN, based on nearly 14,000 miles of testing – from product expert Justin Hayzelden and off-road legend Michael Guy. They...

MCN's Editor gave this CTEK battery charger five stars - and it's 20% off for Black Friday

MCN's Editor gave this CTEK battery charger five stars - and it's 20% off for Black Friday

The current range topper and fan favourite of the CTEK trickle charger range, the CTEK CS Free, is on sale during Black . It comes with a saving of 20% off – that’s nearly £50 – for a limited time...

Bargain Hunter | Sleek meets street with this week's best deals on casual riding gear

Bargain Hunter | Sleek meets street with this week's best deals on casual riding gear

There’s no shortage of cheap motorbike kit to be found on the internet – but it can be more difficult to know who and what to trust. Every week in MCN’s Bargain Hunter we bring you the best deals we...

The Sportsbikeshop guide to laminated waterproof motorcycle gear

The Sportsbikeshop guide to laminated waterproof motorcycle gear

Paid partnership with Sportsbikeshop Staying warm and dry on the bike in poor whether is every rider’s top priority, but you can’t count on the first unless you take care of the second- there’s no point investing in thermal base layers...

Bike Stop 15% trade-in: Deal will see donated gear benefit local charity

Bike Stop 15% trade-in: Deal will see donated gear benefit local charity

Leading motorcycle clothing retailer Bike Stop is offering a new discount scheme saving customers cash on bike kit, whilst also benefitting local charity. From now until the end of October,...

Racer with a day job: Bell Race Star DLX Flex review

Racer with a day job: Bell Race Star DLX Flex review

The Bell Race Star Flex DLX is a carbon-fibre, sporty street motorcycle helmet that sits at the upper end of the market – and quite rightly so. This E CE22.06 version of the Race Star is a distant...

Oxford Leggings recall: Which products are affected and what to do next

Oxford Leggings recall: Which products are affected and what to do next

Oxford Products has issued a recall for one of their pairs of women’s leggings designs. The leggings concerned are the TW228101 Oxford Original Approved AA Women’s Legging in all sizes and leg...

One size fits all: is the RST Pro Series Evo Airbag the ultimate all-rounder suit?

One size fits all: is the RST Pro Series Evo Airbag the ultimate all-rounder suit?

Sitting in the middle between more street and track-focussed one-piece suits, the RST Pro Series Evo Airbag is a Goldilocks set of leathers – offering a bit more protection than the Tractech Evo 4,...

The HJC RPHA 1 is a top-spec helmet designed for the track but it actually feels more at home on the road

The HJC RPHA 1 is a top-spec helmet designed for the track but it actually feels more at home on the road

The HJC RPHA 1 is HJC’s most track-focused helmet available to the bike buying public. It meets FIM standards to be used in racing at levels as high as MotoGP, and is not designed with road comfort,...

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 Stella Airbag Vest Review

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 Stella Airbag Vest Review

Alpinestars’ Tech-Air motorcycle airbag project has been around since 2003, but back then it was strictly the preserve of world championship riders only. Since then the brand has gone commercial and...

Shark Spartan RS Review 2023

Shark Spartan RS Review 2023

The Shark Spartan RS was one of the first motorcycle helmets from the French safety firm to meet more stringent ECE 22.06 safety regulations – meaning it should perform better in rotational impacts. A...

Held Phantom Pro Review

Held Phantom Pro Review

The Held Phantom Pro is the most expensive sports glove in brands racing range and combines abrasion resistant kangaroo leather with strips of stingray leather and aramid fibres to produce a highly...

Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Drystar Review

Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Drystar Review

A well-known brand for off-road bike gear and these Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Drystar motorbike boots are the latest in a long line of popular, high-quality dirt bike kit. When I ride on the...

Alpinestars Stella SR-3 Drystar gloves review

Alpinestars Stella SR-3 Drystar gloves review

I was pleasantly surprised to find this pair of Alpinestars Stella SR-3 Drystar gloves without a three-figure price tag. Priced at just shy of £60, these three-season gloves have been a great find.

Oxford Original Approved AA MS Shirt Review

Oxford Original Approved AA MS Shirt Review

Riding shirts like the Oxford Original Approved AA MS have been around for a few years now and are a more protective option than wearing a Carhartt or Dickies lumberjack number on your...

SW Motech Legend Gear Tailbag LR2 Review

SW Motech Legend Gear Tailbag LR2 Review

The SW Motech Legend Gear Tailbag LR2 line was specifically designed to complement retro-style motorcycles and sits alongside a range of luggage options such as tank bags, backpacks, saddlebags and...

Shad SW45 Rucksack Review

Shad SW45 Rucksack Review

The Shad SW45 Rucksack is a little bit like a roll bag that’s been transformed into a highly effective waterproof motorbike rucksack with a few adaptations. The main body of the rucksack is a...

KTM eDrive 16 electric balance bike review

KTM eDrive 16 electric balance bike review

Balance bikes are the perfect first step to getting nippers on to two wheels, but powered versions take things that one step further by introducing the concept of throttle control. Made by US company...

Stay dry whatever the weather: Alpinestars Hurricane waterproof oversuit review

Stay dry whatever the weather: Alpinestars Hurricane waterproof oversuit review

These two-piece motorcycle waterproofs are designed to be worn over road riding kit. A one-piece version is also available of the Alpinestars Hurricane Waterproof oversuit as well. Is the...

Comfort Air seat cushion review

Comfort Air seat cushion review

There are lots of accessories available on the aftermarket to make your motorcycle more comfortable. And one of the most important things to keep comfy on a bike is your bum. In this respect, the...

Pit-lane essentials: Everything you need to get the most from a motorcycle trackday

Pit-lane essentials: Everything you need to get the most from a motorcycle trackday

It doesn’t matter what bike you ride and how you ride it. You may be a courier, a commuter, a recreational chip-hunter with your mates or a motorcycle track day addict. Somewhere along the line, you...

Valentino Rossi: All His Races book review

Valentino Rossi: All His Races book review

This could have been a simplistic book. Some nice pictures, a quick summary of each race, job done. But there’s more to it than that in this All His Races book of Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP career.