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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Motorcycle crash protection buying guide | Prevention is better than a cure so consider these options for your motorbike

Motorcycle crash protection buying guide | Prevention is better than a cure so consider these options for your motorbike

Put simply, motorbike crash protection can make the difference between picking your bike up and riding away after a spill or having to write it off. Even the best-built modern bikes are increasingly...

RiDE Magazine tested six smartphone mounts back-to-back including vibration measurements to see which is best

RiDE Magazine tested six smartphone mounts back-to-back including vibration measurements to see which is best

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...

Insta360 X3 camera | The all round action camera

Insta360 X3 camera | The all round action camera

As a motorcycle videographer continually pushing the boundaries of video production, the quest for cutting-edge tools led me to explore the Insta360 X3 camera, a contender challenging GoPro’s...

Oxford Mondial 2.0 review | This jacket & pants size up well for when it pours down hard

Oxford Mondial 2.0 review | This jacket & pants size up well for when it pours down hard

I’ve tested the first generation Oxford Mondial suit and was really impressed, so I jumped at the chance to put the updated version through its paces. It now comes with CE Level 2 protectors and...

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...

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...

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’...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Crossing continents pads: Best motorcycle seat pads

Crossing continents pads: Best motorcycle seat pads

For a long-distance rider, there’s little more likely to cause dread on a ride than an uncomfortable seat. The feeling of ‘numb bum’, where sitting on a hard or uncomfortable saddle for a long period...

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...

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...

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...