Bike Kit

Pack it away: Best motorcycle kit storage options

Pack it away: Best motorcycle kit storage options

If you only have a single motorbike outfit and helmet, then keeping your kit stored when you’re not using it will probably be fairly straightforward. However, if you have more than one set of kit, you...

Top Heated Motorcycle Kit

Top Heated Motorcycle Kit

Many motorcyclists approach winter in the same way some animals do; stock up on luxuries, hunker down and wait for spring and the onset of better weather. Others use a more arctic approach, adapting...

Best Kids' Motorcycle Gear

Best Kids' Motorcycle Gear

We’ve said it before – it’s both hugely exciting and a little scary when your kids express an interest in following you onto two wheels. Generally, they can either do this themselves or on the back...

Best adventure motorcycle boots

Best adventure motorcycle boots

If you’re heading off-road on your bike, then you need a pair of adventure motorcycle boots that are ready for the job. Like your jacket and trousers, they need to be supportive and keep you dry yet...

MCN's 2021 Black Friday motorbike kit deals guide

MCN's 2021 Black Friday motorbike kit deals guide

MCN should be your first port of call when hunting for Black Friday deals. We will be hunting for top deals on worthwhile products. We appreciate that shopping is not everyone’s favourite pastime.

Best women's motorcycle helmets with a feminine twist

Best women's motorcycle helmets with a feminine twist

‘Women’s motorcycle helmets’ seems to be a popular phrase searched by people on the big, old, wide interweb. However, truth is, it’s all about safety first and picking the right lid that’s going to...

DJI Osmo Action Review: A Serious Rival to GoPro

DJI Osmo Action Review: A Serious Rival to GoPro

Action cameras represent a great gadget for bikers. In addition to being an easy, engaging way to record your epic routes and tours, their recordings can also come in handy in the unfortunate event of...

Best Motorcycle Cleaning Brushes

Best Motorcycle Cleaning Brushes

It’s always nice to be able to spray a cleaning product onto a bike, let it dwell for a little while and then, simply rinse off. We all love it when cleaning the bike takes no more effort than that to...

The Best Budget Motorcycling Kit

The Best Budget Motorcycling Kit

There’s an age-old adage that states; ‘You get what you pay for’. And, to an extent, that is the case with motorcycling kit. You can pay upwards of £1,000 for a jacket or a helmet and they will excel...

Top Casual Motorcycle Clothing

Top Casual Motorcycle Clothing

There’s a lot of casual riding gear on the market that looks stylish, is great for warmer riding days around town and doesn’t compromise safety. In fact, more and more riders are looking for casual...

Best Vegan Motorcycle Gear From Vegan Boots To Vegan Gloves

Best Vegan Motorcycle Gear From Vegan Boots To Vegan Gloves

Life is all about choices and more people are choosing to live their lives as vegan, avoiding the use of any form of animal products. Brands are introducing vegan motorcycle products which use more...

Insta360-ONE-R-Ultimate-Kit: Is It Worth The Price?

Insta360-ONE-R-Ultimate-Kit: Is It Worth The Price?

If you’re looking for a way to capture your rides for insurance purposes or just for fun, it’s worth getting an action camera like this one from Insta360. Small and easy to mount, they give you peace...

Oxford Protex Stretch Motorcycle Cover Review

Oxford Protex Stretch Motorcycle Cover Review

There are two main reasons to keep your bike under a cover like this Oxford Protex Stretch. The first is if you don’t have anywhere ‘indoors’ to keep your bike, such as a garage, workshop or shed. A...

Motorcycle Touring Essentials

Motorcycle Touring Essentials

There’s a lot more to heading off motorcycle touring than simply chucking a few bits of clothing in a bag, strapping it to the bike and chucking a leg over. It doesn’t need to be a particularly...

Royal Enfield Bar End Mirrors review

Royal Enfield Bar End Mirrors review

Mirrors tend not to gain a huge amount of attention when it comes to motorcycles, except for several key areas. One is the off-road world, where they need to be as strong and resilient as possible.

The Best Aftermarket Motorcycle Replacement Screens

The Best Aftermarket Motorcycle Replacement Screens

Part of the attraction of motorcycling is the freedom, the exposure to the environment, the wind-in-the-hair (helmet notwithstanding, of course) riding experience. Sometimes though, that can get a bit...

Get Your Kids Into MX: Best junior off-road bike kit

Get Your Kids Into MX: Best junior off-road bike kit

For many riders who have been on or around bikes their entire lives, the chances are they first got their feet up on a dirt bike or a motocross bike. There are numerous reasons for trying MX but the...

Scratch-stoppers: Best motorcycle tank protectors

Scratch-stoppers: Best motorcycle tank protectors

There are a couple of good reasons you might want to fit a tank protector to your bike’s fuel tank, both cosmetic and practical. On the first hand, one on the very rear of the tank will help protect...

Performance page turners: Best motorbike-related books

Performance page turners: Best motorbike-related books

There was a time when the choice of best motorcycle books was limited to Haynes repair manuals or a round-up of the grand prix racing year – not anymore though. And rumours of the demise of printed...

Virtual racer: Best motorbike video games

Virtual racer: Best motorbike video games

If you’re anything like me, you harbour fantasies of racing against Valentino Rossi, taking on Dougie Lampkin or flying high over a motocross course. But a combination of age, lack of talent and...

Build your dream bike: Best Lego motorcycles as chosen by MCN

Build your dream bike: Best Lego motorcycles as chosen by MCN

Not all biking ‘buys’ have to be sensible. It’s not always about purchasing prudent protective gear or investing in wise accessories. Lego motorcycles show bikes can be fun and frivolous as...

Best Motorcycle Shelters

Best Motorcycle Shelters

If you don’t have a shed or garage to keep your motorbike in, then it will have to stay exposed to the elements and prying eyes of potential thieves. While a cover will help protect it from sun and...

Best Motorcycle Mirrors and Accessories

Best Motorcycle Mirrors and Accessories

Sometimes, no matter how hard they try, manufacturers can’t get everything right. And something that can be completely dependent on the size and shape of the rider is how well the mirrors and...

Let there be light: Best motorcycle spotlights

Let there be light: Best motorcycle spotlights

Just like when we looked at uprated headlight bulbs, the benefits of adding riding or auxiliary spotlights to your bike are mainly two-fold. Firstly, the additional light will help you to see at...

A cleaner rear end: Best motorcycle tail tidies

A cleaner rear end: Best motorcycle tail tidies

Bikes are usually well-designed and stylish but the one area that often lets them down is around the rear number plate and mudguard, where clumsy fenders and overlarge hangers often clutter up the...

Warm hands, cold start: Best heated grips for your motorbike

Warm hands, cold start: Best heated grips for your motorbike

Contrary to what many people think, a pair of the best heated motorcycle grips isn’t purely the domain of riding in the deepest of winter. Of course, when the temperature drops, they can help...

Damage prevention: Best motorcycle crash protection products

Damage prevention: Best motorcycle crash protection products

The first thing you need to look after when riding a motorbike is yourself. Crash protection is of paramount importance. CE rated kit and a quality helmet will protect you from injury in the event of...

Balancing act: Best motorcycle bar-ends

Balancing act: Best motorcycle bar-ends

It’s a fact we must accept somewhere along the line that some motorcycles are not perfect. I know; it’s hard to accept but it’s true. One of the things that can detract from the perfection of a ride...

Top Motorcycle Touring Essentials

Top Motorcycle Touring Essentials

Ask a dozen riders what they consider motorcycle touring essentials and you will likely get a dozen different answers. People tend to like to take different things, depending on their destination,...

Baffling options: Best motorcycle exhaust end-cans

Baffling options: Best motorcycle exhaust end-cans

There used to be a time when adding a replacement exhaust silencer would gain you additional power and performance but also a healthy dose of resentment from the outside world for the extra noise that...

Pulling power: Best motorcycle lever replacements and upgrades

Pulling power: Best motorcycle lever replacements and upgrades

One of the most tactile, touchy-feely parts of your bike are its control levers, for the front brake and clutch. But it’s also true that they’re one of the most vulnerable components in even a...

Best women's motorcycle clothing

Best women's motorcycle clothing

While clothing options for men are enormous, and have been for years, that’s not necessarily the case for women’s kit. Up until fairly recently, women had little choice but to wear the appropriate...

Mental exhaustion: Best aftermarket exhausts for your motorbike

Mental exhaustion: Best aftermarket exhausts for your motorbike

It’s safe to say that the most popular aftermarket motorcycle accessory of all is an upgraded aftermarket exhaust. Whether you want to make your sports bike or cruiser sound better, fancy giving...

Best motorcycle suspension upgrades and tools

Best motorcycle suspension upgrades and tools

Forget about engine tuning or performance pipes if you want to make a dramatic change to your bike’s performance. If you’re looking for something that’ll affect every aspect of your riding,...

Best kit for adventure bikes | MCN's top picks whether you're blazing trails or traversing coffee shop car parks

Best kit for adventure bikes | MCN's top picks whether you're blazing trails or traversing coffee shop car parks

As we’ve said before, getting the right kit for your ride and your motorcycle are crucial and it’s the same for riders of adventure bikes. Whether you are hitting the trails or travelling through the...

Keep it under wraps | Best motorcycle covers for indoor and outdoor use tested by us

Keep it under wraps | Best motorcycle covers for indoor and outdoor use tested by us

There are lots of reasons for having a motorcycle cover – particularly if you have no garage and have to keep it outside. A cover can keep the wind, rain, and leaves off it so that you won’t need to...