2017

Product review: Weise Outlast Seattle trousers

Product review: Weise Outlast Seattle trousers

One month and 1,500 miles in some pretty heavy rain, and they've not leaked. What’s good? At last! An affordable pair of waterproof textile trousers. These Weise Outlast Seattle trousers haven’t let a...

Product Review: KTM Two 4 Ride jacket

Product Review: KTM Two 4 Ride jacket

Six months, 2,000 miles and this rugged piece of kit is still looking good. What’s good? KTM aren’t just fine purveyors of snazzy orange motorcycles, they also do funky clothing, too. This soft-shell...

Product review: Arai Tour-X4 Vision Helmet

Product review: Arai Tour-X4 Vision Helmet

This is the third Tour-X variant I've owned and after six months and 6,500 miles of use I've found the comfort to be superb. What’s good? This is the third Tour-X variant I’ve had over the last decade...

Product review: Marquez Kiddimoto Hero Balance bike

Product review: Marquez Kiddimoto Hero Balance bike

My four-year-old son, Archie tested this Kiddimoto Hero Balance Bike, Marc Marquez and Kiddimoto Marquez Helmet (RRP £159.99, £39.99) for 21 months. Here's how he got on... What’s good? My son got his...

Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

With almost 3000 miles completed in all kinds of differing conditions and roads, I’ve been seriously impressed with Metzeler’s Roadtec 01 tyres.  What’s good? With a big trip and a trackday...

Product review: Knox Zero2 Mk2 winter glove

Product review: Knox Zero2 Mk2 winter glove

I’ve covered around 13,000 miles in these Knox Zero2 Mk2 gloves and am about to tackle my second winter with them. Here’s how I’ve been getting on so far… What’s good? These stylish Knox gloves are...

Product review: Shark Spartan

Product review: Shark Spartan

Six months and 3,500 miles of use have left me pretty happy with the Shark Spartan. What’s good? This is my third or fourth Shark lid – I must have been bitten by the bug! And it doesn’t stray from...

Product review: Sena 30K v Sena 20S EVO

Product review: Sena 30K v Sena 20S EVO

I have been spending time testing the Sena 30K - Dual (RRP £499) and Sena 20S EVO (RRP £233.10) on my KTM 125 Duke, which I have been running as part of the #MCNFleet17.  In fact I've covered...

Product review: Weise Outlast Houston

Product review: Weise Outlast Houston

I tested this Weise Houston motorcycle jacket (RRP £159.99) for six weeks, covering 1000 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? This Weise Outlast Houston is good value and fully waterproof.

Product review: Piccadilly iPhone case

Product review: Piccadilly iPhone case

I tested this Piccadilly iPhone case (RRP £24.99) over 4 months covering 700 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’m a bit of a snob, so I like the fact that this sleek Piccadilly case for...

Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

I tested this AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet, red, (RRP £231.99) for one year, covering 10,000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? The AGV K5-S is advertised as a premium sports helmet and is packed...

Tested! Air jacket and pants

Tested! Air jacket and pants

I tested Alpinestars' T-GP Plus RV2 Air jacket (RRP £199.99) and Ramjet Air pants (RRP £169) over three months, covering 1750 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? Apart from being freezing cold...

Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

I tested this Shoei RYD helmet (RRP £349.99) for six months, covering 7500 miles.  Here's how I got on... What's good? Sometimes keeping it simple is the best approach and it has worked wonders...

Product review: ARMR Moto WP670 all-weather gloves

Product review: ARMR Moto WP670 all-weather gloves

I tested these ARMR Moto WP670 all-weather gloves (RRP £69.99) for one month, covering 600 miles.   Browse MCN Shop Here's how I got on... What’s good? With my daily riding getting...

RiDE review: Rock Oil Silicone Bike Shine

RiDE review: Rock Oil Silicone Bike Shine

A very different spray to the others, being a lubricant as well. So it takes longer to remove but the end result is the same: painted surfaces and metal surfaces look shinier and are better...

Continental ContiSportAttack 3 tyres

Continental ContiSportAttack 3 tyres

I’ve been using these Conti’s for four months and have covered 3000 miles on them, riding in all weathers, on motorways and sunny Sunday B-road blasts. What’s good? I’ve been using these for just over...

RiDE review: WD40 wax and polish

RiDE review: WD40 wax and polish

Easy to apply with a nice controllable spray, projecting as a foam. Doesn’t dry too quickly and can be removed with a microfibre cloth. Works well on suspension and cast and polished metal surfaces...

RiDE review: Dodo Juice Need for Speed cleaner wax

RiDE review: Dodo Juice Need for Speed cleaner wax

Easy to use, even if it is slightly runny. It doesn’t need too much product to work efficiently. Dries quickly and is easy to buff off. Cutting ability is as good as the thicker polishes and lasts...

Product review: Arai RX-7V

Product review: Arai RX-7V

I've been using this £599.99 Arai RX-7V helmet for three years and in that time have covered well over 50,000 while wearing it. What’s good? With all the road testing, racing, commuting and...

RiDE review: Britemax A10 polish

RiDE review: Britemax A10 polish

A great all-round polish for paintwork with long-lasting wax protection. Concentrated, so use sparingly, though could have more cutting ability to it. Recommended that paintwork is waxed afterwards...

Product review: Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park

Product review: Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park

Nine months on and after 2,600 miles use, the Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park has proved to be windproof, waterproof and pretty bulletproof.  What’s good? This parka is windproof, waterproof and...

Product review: RST Blade II textile suit

Product review: RST Blade II textile suit

With 4500 miles and five months of use under my belt with RST’s Blade II textile suit, here’s how I’ve been getting on with it. What’s good? This RST two-piece is sporty, stylish and affordable. It’s...

Product review: Shoei Hornet ADV – Navigate TC6

Product review: Shoei Hornet ADV – Navigate TC6

I tested this Shoei Hornet ADV – Navigate TC6 (RRP: £529.99) for 18 months, covering 1500 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’ve used this helmet for a mix of on and off- road activities and...

Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

I tested this HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider (RRP: £299.99) over three months, covering 1000 miles. Here's how I got on...  What’s good? I’m generally not a fan of drop down sun visors. I think...

Product review: Alpinestars T-Jaws jacket

Product review: Alpinestars T-Jaws jacket

I tested this Alpinestars T-Jaws waterproof textile jacket (RRP: £199.99) over six months, covering 10,000 miles.  What’s good about it? This stylish Alpinestars jacket has been my go-to jacket...

Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

Product review: Furygan two-piece suit

I use this Furygan kit on my daily 110-mile commute to the MCN offices and have covered around 4500 miles with it so far.  What’s good? This suit is a mix-match combination, consisting of the...

Product review: Oxford Aqua V20 rucksack

Product review: Oxford Aqua V20 rucksack

With four months of use, here’s how I’ve found Oxford's Aqua V20 rucksack. What’s good? I’m a fan of the Oxford Aqua range of gear. I’ve previously tested a roll bag, inner bags and the...

Product review: Ducati SuperSport side panniers

Product review: Ducati SuperSport side panniers

These panniers aren’t cheap, but they ooze quality and look great on the Ducati SuperSport, here’s how I’ve found them after 2000 miles.  What’s good? There’s nothing worse than having a...

Product review: Metzeler Feelfree Wintec scooter tyres

Product review: Metzeler Feelfree Wintec scooter tyres

The improvement to safety on my cheap Sinnis scooter make these Metzelers worth every penny in the eight months I’ve used them. What’s good? Original Equipment (OE) tyres fitted to showroom-fresh...

Product review: RST Tractech EVO II One Piece Suit

Product review: RST Tractech EVO II One Piece Suit

Covering 5,000 miles in the RST Tractech EVO II has proved it to be a classy one-piece suit that is all-day comfy. What’s good? Nothing can compare to slipping into a one-piece and heading out for a...

Product review: 6t9 Crystal Silicone Shine

Product review: 6t9 Crystal Silicone Shine

I've been using this silicone spray, which costs just over a tenner at £10.69, for three months now. Here's what I think. What’s good? My two year-old Ducati Scrambler FT has that gorgeous matt black...

Product review:Held Luca Jacket and Telli trousers

Product review:Held Luca Jacket and Telli trousers

This Held suit has been accompanying me throughout the Great British summertime and has so far seen me through 3000 miles of some (very) wet and dry weather. It’s not cheap, but you pay for the...

Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

Six months of heavy-duty use have been enough to prove how good this rain jacket is. What’s good? I’ve finally found an over-jacket which is not only robust but waterproof. It’s only taken me 25...

Product review: Buffalo BR30 gloves

Product review: Buffalo BR30 gloves

Three months and 2,000 miles later, here’s my thoughts on the Buffalo BR30 gloves. What’s good? These are great, sporty casual gloves. They didn’t take much bedding in to be comfortable and still look...

Product review: Alpinestars Charlie Leather Jacket

Product review: Alpinestars Charlie Leather Jacket

I've been testing the Alpinestars Charlie jacket over the summer and have covered 2500 miles with it so far. Here how I'm finding it.  What’s good? I’m of an age that remembers the Oscar range...

Product review: Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves

Product review: Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves

I tested these Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves (RRP £34.99) for three months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? A glove for under £35 that claims to be waterproof and actually is! I...