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  • Top 4 helmet cameras

    Yesterday 14:00 by MCN News

    Top 4 helmet cameras

    mcn shopWe’ve hand-picked some of the best helmet cameras from the MCN Shop and Amazon to find the right one for you. Here's our top 5... SENA 10C Combination Bluetooth Intercom & Camera – from around...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle covers

    14 September 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle covers

    MCN ShopFor those of us who keep our motorbikes outside, keeping the bike dry and safe is a constant concern. You may choose to use your garage, or if you aren’t lucky enough to have one, rent some storage.

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  • Seven lightweight motorbike glove reviews

    13 September 2018 by MCN News

    Seven lightweight motorbike glove reviews

    With so much choice available, it can be hard to know which lightweight gloves to go for. MCN have been testing seven options for at least 1000 miles to help remove some of the guesswork. Here’s what...

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  • Top 4 GPS trackers

    12 September 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 GPS trackers

    MCN ShopWith all the different GPS motorcycle trackers on the market, it can be difficult to find the right one for your needs. To help you decide which is the right one for you, we at MCN have come up with...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars SMX- 1R boots

    05 September 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Alpinestars SMX- 1R boots

    I test these Alpinestars SMX- 1R boots (worth around £149.99) over five years, covering 5000 miles. With a man-made upper, these short sports-style boots have toe sliders, ankle protection and a...

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  • Top 5 motorbike tank bags

    04 September 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorbike tank bags

    mcn shopThere are plenty of choices out there once you decide that the small smace under your motorbike seat won't do anymore and it's time to get some luggage. A tank bag can be a great option because you...

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  • Product review: Givi GRT705 tank bag

    03 September 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Givi GRT705 tank bag

    I tested this Givi GRT705 tank bag over three months, covering 3000 miles. The 705 is part of Givi’s Gravel-T range, costs around £118. It’s aimed at adventurers and off-roaders with a spec sheet...

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  • Product review: Alpine MotoSafe Pro Earplugs

    25 August 2018 by Emma Franklin

    Product review: Alpine MotoSafe Pro Earplugs

    I tested these Alpine MotoSafe Pro Earplugs (which cost around £22.95) over one month, covering 1500 miles. These reusable plugs claim to protect your hearing by blocking wind noise while...

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  • Five great bank holiday helmet bargains

    24 August 2018 by MCN News

    Five great bank holiday helmet bargains

    mcn shopWith Autumn looming on the horizon, this bank holiday is a great opportunity to get out and rack up some extra miles on two wheels. If your helmet is a bit past its best, take a look at these...

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  • Product review: Daytona Travel Star Pro GTX

    24 August 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Daytona Travel Star Pro GTX

    I tested Daytona's Travel Star Pro GTX boots (costing around £459) for six months, covering 8000 miles. These boots are insanely expensive but they’ve been near flawless. I’ve put a good 8000...

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  • Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    22 August 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    MCN ShopDid you know that above 50mph the wind noise in your helmet can reach levels of 110dB? That's the equivalent of an electric drill, and it is especially bad when riding in windy conditions. If you...

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  • Product review: Racer Stone glove

    19 August 2018 by Simon Relph

    Product review: Racer Stone glove

    After 3000 miles and two years, these Racer Stone motorcycle gloves are perfect for those long, hot summer days of riding. Made from leather and fabric inserts between the fingers, the back of...

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  • Product review: DXR Hinckley boots

    18 August 2018 by Simon Brown

    Product review: DXR Hinckley boots

    I had cherry red DMs back in the 90s and these DXR Hinckley boots have a similar vibe. They look perfect on my Ducati Scrambler 800 where sports boots are out of place. They’ve broken in nicely,...

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  • Top 5 disc locks

    17 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Top 5 disc locks

    MCN ShopDisc locks aren't glamorous subject, but in a world of scooter gangs and increased motorcycle theft, they can be the difference between riding home and walking out to an empty space where your bike...

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  • Product review: Knox Handroid gloves

    17 August 2018 by MCN News

    Product review: Knox Handroid gloves

    Knox have produced a number of versions of their stylish, futuristic Handroid race gloves and we at MCN simply can't get enough of them, reviewing every pair along the way. Below is a compilation of...

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  • Product review: Auritech biker earplugs

    31 July 2018 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: Auritech biker earplugs

    These Auritech earplugs (around £19.95) are designed to reduce wind and road noise while still allowing communication once you’ve got them in. After testing them over 5000 miles, I discovered you...

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  • Product review: WMB Pride Motorbike wash

    30 July 2018 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: WMB Pride Motorbike wash

    After seven months I've used the WMB (We Move Bikes) Pride Motorbike wash on my Ducati Panigale V4 S and Yamaha TMAX DX. And while WMB are better known for, well... moving bikes, they now produce a...

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  • Product review: Michelin Road 5 tyres

    29 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: Michelin Road 5 tyres

    As someone who uses their bike as both a long-distance commuting tool and for weekend fun, I needed a set of tyres to suit both. Step forward the Michelin Road 5s, the French firm’s latest...

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  • Top 5 back protectors

    27 July 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 back protectors

    MCN ShopOne piece of kit which we recommend is a decent back protector. Much like a lid, they’ve become a riding essential for the MCN team and although not specifically required by law, it's added...

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  • Product review: K-Tech Razor R rear shock

    20 July 2018 by Adam Child

    Product review: K-Tech Razor R rear shock

    I've been using this K-Tech Razor R rear shock for two months on my Kawasaki Z900RS Café long-term test bike. The standard rear shock on the RS is on the soft side, there’s no compression...

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  • Product review: Five RFX1 gloves

    19 July 2018 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Five RFX1 gloves

    On my list of great brands you’ve probably never heard of, Five are quite near the top. After a huge number of miles, with quite a few complete soakings, across 16 months, these Five RFX1 gloves are...

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  • Top 5 open-face helmets

    19 July 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 open-face helmets

    MCN ShopWith the summertime weather in full effect, now is the perfect time to invest in an open-face helmet. Perfect for cruising around with the wind in your face, we've compiled five of our favourites from...

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  • Top 4 leather race suits

    18 July 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 leather race suits

    For many riders, the summer time is the pinnacle of the biking year. With longer days and warmer weather, this glorious period is the ideal time for faster rides along your favourite twisties, or...

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  • Product review: Garibaldi Moka Racer jacket

    17 July 2018 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Garibaldi Moka Racer jacket

    I've been using my Garibaldi Moka Racer jacket for four months and in that time it has covered 1500 miles. Garibaldi may not be the best-known brand in biking but they’ve been around since 1972 and...

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  • Product review: Dainese HFD1 jacket

    16 July 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Dainese HFD1 jacket

    Ive been using my Dainese HFD1 for 1500 miles over the last 10 months and there is no getting away from the fact that this is one of the coolest, best-looking jackets money can buy. At first glance...

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  • Product review: Roland Sands Clash jacket

    15 July 2018 by Adam Child

    Product review: Roland Sands Clash jacket

    I've been using my Roland Sands Clash jacket for three years now and in that time it's covered 9000 miles, so what do I think? Legendary Californian bike builder Roland Sands has done it again with...

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  • Product review: Furygan Brutale Evo 3

    14 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: Furygan Brutale Evo 3

    I’ve been wearing this humpless leather jacket for the best part of a year now, either alongside riding jeans, or as one half of a two-piece leather suit. In that time it's covered 5000 miles. Used...

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  • Top 4 casual style riding boots

    13 July 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 casual style riding boots

    MCN SHOPAll bikers like a little bit of attention (come on, be honest) but having people admire your pride and joy or turning to see what's making that great engine noise as you ride through town is much...

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