March

Product review: Crane motorcycle socks

Product review: Crane motorcycle socks

MCN Shop MCN Consumer Editor, Emma Franklin, tested out these Crane Motorcycle socks (£2.99) over 400 miles and here's what she thought... What’s good? Pure bliss for long, chilly hours in the saddle – a pair...

Product review: Aldi textile jacket and trousers

Product review: Aldi textile jacket and trousers

MCN Shop Yes if you can't believe it either Aldi. Do. Motorcycle. Gear. And MCN Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons tested this Aldi textile jacket and trousers over 300 miles to find what all the fuss was...

Product review: Muc-Off Ultimate valet kit

Product review: Muc-Off Ultimate valet kit

Plenty of products to get your bike spick and span, but is the kit any good? Time tested Three months Price £89.00  What’s good? The kit contains six aerosols, brushes, a microfibre cloth, sponge...

Product review: Held Arctic Evo

Product review: Held Arctic Evo

We tested these Held Arctic Evo gloves (£157.99) over three months, but what did we make of them?  What’s good? I wanted a pair of seriously warm and waterproof winter gloves, and in the Arctic...

Product review: EDZ Yeti Fleece

Product review: EDZ Yeti Fleece

"It’s great quality and looks as good off the bike as it does on" Time tested 4 months/500 miles Price £59.99 What’s good? This is the second EDZ Yeti fleece I’ve owned and I love it. It can be thrown...

Product Review: Richa Cyclone gear

Product Review: Richa Cyclone gear

MCN's Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested Richa's Cyclone jacket and trousers (£399.99/£299.99) for 3 months and covered 3000 miles, but what did he make of the gear? What’s good? This Cyclone suit...

What's good and what's not about these BKS race gloves?

What's good and what's not about these BKS race gloves?

What’s good and what's not about BKS' race gloves? Here's the good bits: British brand BKS, creators of top-quality tailor-made leather kit, have released these all-new off-the-peg race gloves.

Product review: Kriega R15 rider pack

Product review: Kriega R15 rider pack

What's good and what's not about Kriega's R15 rider pack (£95)? Tested over 12 months here's what we thought... What’s good? Once on, it disappears – to the point, in fact, that it’s not uncommon to...

Product review: Blink home security camera system

Product review: Blink home security camera system

"Utterly simple but extremely powerful, it’s a very reassuring system." Time tested four months Price £109.99  What’s good Utterly simple but extremely powerful WiFi-based home security...

Product review: TCX Rush Waterproof boots

Product review: TCX Rush Waterproof boots

“They’re ideal if you spend your time flying across town with the hems of your protective riding jeans flapping in the breeze.”  Time tested two months/1500 miles Price £99.99 What’s good These...

Product review: Icon Squad

Product review: Icon Squad

Time tested: Four months/1000 miles What’s good? It has a total volume of 53.3 litres. There’s a padded laptop sleeve which can take laptops up to 15 inches and has kept my work laptop free from...

Gerbing heated jacket gives you a warm cuddle

Gerbing heated jacket gives you a warm cuddle

Time tested: Four months/6500 miles What’s good? Gone are the days of loading up on layers, waddling around like the Michelin man in a hot, sticky frustrated mess before clambering aboard my bike in a...

Product review: Gunson Cable Tie Kit

Product review: Gunson Cable Tie Kit

Cable ties are a garage essential. A whole kit of them in varying sizes should be on every fettlers wish list... Time tested Four months Price £19.63  What’s good? Despite being a heavy user of...

Alpinestars Faster 2 Waterproof shoes

Alpinestars Faster 2 Waterproof shoes

We put a pair of Alpinestars Faster 2 boots through their paces. 5000-miles later here's what we thought... Time tested 5000 miles Price £114 What’s good? These are my go-to footwear for the time when...

Product review: Bridgestone Battlax S21

Product review: Bridgestone Battlax S21

When you need some new boots on your bike, should you turn to the Bridgestone Battlax S21? Time tested Four months/1500 miles Price £145.37 What’s good? This is the first time I have used a...

Product review: Kriega Urban Messenger bag

Product review: Kriega Urban Messenger bag

Excellent quality, built to last and fashionable. Here's what we thought when we tested the Kriega Urban Messenger bag. Time tested: 3 months/1000 miles Price £135 TOP STORIES We ride the new...

What's good about this Rokker jacket?

What's good about this Rokker jacket?

MCN SHOP We tested Rokker's black jacket (£429) over three months across 500 miles to let you know what's good and what's not.  MCN Verdict What’s good? The main thing this Rokker jacket has going...

Shoei GT Air is whisper quiet

Shoei GT Air is whisper quiet

Time tested: Three months/800 miles What’s good? When looking for a new helmet I wanted something that looked cool and sporty while also being practical enough for my long daily commute, and in the...

Product review: BMW Rallye suit

Product review: BMW Rallye suit

The Rallye suit from BMW is a top-shelf offering, but falls short where it really matters. Time tested: 4 months/12,000 miles Price Jacket £550, Trousers £435, ThinkPak Hydra £23.00  What’s...

RiDE review: Dainese Carvemaster

RiDE review: Dainese Carvemaster

Think you can’t get a Gore-Tex Dainese suit for £600? You can. While the jacket is expensive, the matching Galveston trousers are £200, so the suit just about comes in on budget – though you’d have to...

RiDE review: Wolf Tec-Tour

RiDE review: Wolf Tec-Tour

A high-spec suit, with CE Level 2 armour throughout, plenty of vents for hot days and adjusters, a storm collar for wet ones and a quilted Outlast liner for cold ones. It has a pouch for a hydropack,...

RiDE review: Triumph Exploration suit

RiDE review: Triumph Exploration suit

The experience of building adventure bikes has clearly taught Triumph plenty about what riders need from their gear, shaping the highly specified, well-finished Exploration suit. It was faultlessly...

Product review: Venhill 1/4 inch square ratchet handle

Product review: Venhill 1/4 inch square ratchet handle

Time tested: One year What’s good? I have to put my hand up to being a bit of a tool nut, and enjoy having the right tool for the job. This Venhill swivel ratchet has pride of place on my tool board...

Metal Mule exhaust can last the distance

Metal Mule exhaust can last the distance

Time tested: 10 years/24,000 miles What’s good? Quite a lot: it’s British made in stainless steel, throaty without being anti-social, very high quality and weighs around a quarter of the standard...

RiDE review: Sena Prism

RiDE review: Sena Prism

Max resolution: 1080p @ 30fps Weight: 125g Size: 44mm high, 23mm wide, 63mm deep What’s in the box? Waterproof housing, plus helmet, surface, suction and bar mounts Battery: 1100mAh, removable, 2-hour...

RiDE review: Sony FDR-X1000VR

RiDE review: Sony FDR-X1000VR

Max resolution: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps Weight: 114g Size: 51.7mm high, 24.4mm wide, 89mm deep What’s in the box? Waterproof housing, liveview remote, adhesive mount Battery: 1240mAh,...

Product review: Oxford Hot Vest

Product review: Oxford Hot Vest

We test the Oxford hot vest to find out its good and bad points Time tested 2925 miles Price £149 What’s good? This the first winter I’ve tried a heated vest and it’s pretty much changed my life.

RiDE review: 360 Fly 4K

RiDE review: 360 Fly 4K

Max resolution: 2880x2880 pixels @ 30fps Weight: 172g Size: 61mm sphere What’s in the box? Power cradle, tilt mount, case Battery: 1780mAh, fixed, 1.5-hour life Angle of view: 360° horizontal, 240°...

Product review: Givi 34 litre Top Case and fitting kit

Product review: Givi 34 litre Top Case and fitting kit

We look at the good and bad points with Givi's 34 litre top case and fitting kit. Time tested three years/6500 miles Price Top Case £67 fitting kit £97  What’s good? I fitted luggage to the MT-07...

RiDE review: Olfi one.five

RiDE review: Olfi one.five

Max resolution: 4K @ 24fps, 1080p @ 60fps Weight: 110g (with case) Size: 78mm high, 61mm wide, 37mm deep (all with case) What’s in the box? Case, waterproof housing, multiple GoPro-system mounts and...