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  • Top 4 GPS trackers

    23 May 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 GPS trackers

    MCN ShopWith all the different GPS motorcycle trackers in the market it can be difficult to find the right one for your needs. This is why we have come up with this list of four motorcycle GPS tracking...

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  • Product Review: ARMR Moto Kiso 2 Jacket

    15 May 2018 by Andy Calton

    Product Review: ARMR Moto Kiso 2 Jacket

    Tester Andy Calton Miles used: 5000 miles over 18 months The Kiso 2 textile jacket certainly delivers quality at a sensible price. It’s comfortable and comes with many features, normally only found on...

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  • Product Review: XCP Professional Chain Lube

    14 May 2018 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: XCP Professional Chain Lube

    Tester Simon Brown Time tested: 12 months This lube has been caring for the chain on my Ducati Scrambler FT and I’ve been pleased with its performance. It leaves a thin film, which neither attracts...

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  • Product review: Oxford Boss 16 Disc Lock

    13 May 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Oxford Boss 16 Disc Lock

    Tester Alison Silcox Time tested: 12 months This heavy-duty disc lock can double up as a padlock and meets with the Sold Secure Gold Standard. It’s a tight squeeze to fit through the front disc of my...

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  • Product review: Schuberth SR2 Helmet

    12 May 2018 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Schuberth SR2 Helmet

    Tester Tim Thompson Miles used: 5000 miles over one year The SR2 is a development of Schuberth’s sporty SR1, but with even more dazzling vision. There’s a distortion-free clarity to its 2D visors that...

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  • Product Review: Tucano Urbano R317 Muffs

    11 May 2018 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Tucano Urbano R317 Muffs

    Tester Simon Relph Miles used: 2800 over four years Handle bar muffs are definitely the marmite of motorcycle accessories, but luckily for me I love them! Let’s face it, what’s not to like about...

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  • Product Review: Kriega R20 backpack

    09 May 2018 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Kriega R20 backpack

    Tester Rich Newland Miles used: 20000 miles over 2 years There’s nothing more frustrating than using a rubbish rucksack – so I don’t. After 80k miles with a Kriega R30, I moved on to this R20 (20...

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  • Product Review: Bagster Briant Apron

    08 May 2018 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Bagster Briant Apron

    Tester Simon Relph Time tested: Four years This apron only ever comes out when the weather gets properly shitty. Week after week of snow, ice and heavy rain and the Bagster Briant becomes my best...

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  • Product Review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm

    07 May 2018 by Joe Dick

    Product Review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm

    Tester Joe Dick Miles used: 12000 miles over 18 months The K5-S is what AGV would call a ‘premium sports-touring helmet’ and is packed full of neat little features. With curved lines and a carbon and...

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  • Product review: Facom Oil Filter Wrench

    28 April 2018 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Facom Oil Filter Wrench

    Tester Rich Newland Time tested: Five years The simple design features a stainless steel band that’s fed down into the handle, and tensioned/released by turning the red handle base. Once you’re lined...

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  • Product review: V2 Sponge Visor Cleaner

    27 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: V2 Sponge Visor Cleaner

    Tester Jordan Gibbons Time tested 12 months The V2 sponge is a chemical free visor cleaner. Simply wet the sponge and the material does all the work, harmlessly lifting off everything. It’s small...

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  • Product review: Arai RX7-V Spencer Replica

    26 April 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Product review:  Arai RX7-V Spencer Replica

    Tester Matt Wildee Miles used: 7000 miles This has been my go-to helmet for the last two years and the RX-7V has acquitted itself very well – as you’d expect for a helmet that’s worth more than my...

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  • Product review: Draggin' Ladies Twista Jeans

    25 April 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Draggin' Ladies Twista Jeans

    Tester Alison Silcox Miles used: 2000 miles These CE approved skinny-fit riding jeans are made from heavy-duty denim with reinforced, invisible seams. They have a full mesh liner and Kevlar panels at...

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  • Top 4 helmets for under £100

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 helmets for under £100

    MCN ShopWe've selected four sub-£100 helmets from the MCN Shop just for you. Which one would you buy? Dexter Optimus Flash – £94.99   Buy Now   This polycarbonate full-face helmet comes with...

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  • Top 10 jackets for Spring

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 10 jackets for Spring

    MCN ShopSpring can be a funny time of year, sometimes it can get mid-summer-hot and sometimes it can snow. We’ve put together a range of jackets that will suit the warmest, coldest and wettest of weather, not...

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  • Product review: The 1000 Mile Test of Gloves

    18 April 2018 by MCN News Team

    Product review: The 1000 Mile Test of Gloves

    Spring has finally sprung, so it's time to pack away those bulky winter gloves and opt for something a little more lightweight. We know there's always a chance of a shower, whatever the time of year,...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars SMX-S Boots

    12 April 2018 by Michael Guy

    Product review: Alpinestars SMX-S Boots

    Our Sports Editor, Michael's, ridden over 6000 miles over the last few months. His longest trip was a 2000 mile holiday to Spain, so he's got lots of experience and here's his review. What’s...

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  • Top 5 heated motorcycle grips

    04 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 heated motorcycle grips

    MCN ShopWith the icy cold mornings before the start of most of our days lately, the ride into work is probably getting trickier - especially if the weather is taking its toll. Here at MCN we've picked out our...

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  • Product review: Sealskinz Trekking Socks

    04 April 2018 by Michael Guy

    Product review: Sealskinz Trekking Socks

    Our Sports Editor and off-road riding guru, Michael Guy, often finds himself riding in very cold and wet conditions, at last he's found socks to keep his feet warm and dry but quality comes at a...

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  • Product review: Dainese Torque D1 Out Boots

    30 March 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Dainese Torque D1 Out Boots

    Matt's ridden over 3000 miles over the last few months. He's enjoyed weekend blast, daily commutes and trackdays, here's what he thinks of them. What’s good? These are decent pair of boots for road...

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  • Product review: Acerbis Enduro One Jacket

    29 March 2018 by Michael Guy

    Product review: Acerbis Enduro One Jacket

    Michael's our off-road specialist and he knows a thing or two about off-road riding kit, he's used this Acerbis jacket for four months and is mightily impressed. What’s good? I have to admit, it’s...

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  • Top 5 sub £100 waterproof boots

    28 March 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 sub £100 waterproof boots

    MCN ShopKeeping your feet warm and dry this winter needn’t cost the earth. Here’s our pick of five best value waterproof boots from the MCN Shop.  Richa Drift Waterproof boot, from £99.99 Sports boot...

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  • Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    26 March 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopThe clocks have gone forward and perhaps you're preparing to get your riding jeans out.  If you're looking for a new pair, visit the MCN Shop now and check out our top five selection...

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  • Product review: Airoh Valor Eclipse Helmet

    25 March 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: Airoh Valor Eclipse Helmet

    Our Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, has worn Airoh helmets before and been a fan, so why, after 850 miles and a month of wear does the new Valor Eclipse only warrant a three star...

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  • Product review: EZ GO helmet strap

    24 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: EZ GO helmet strap

    Jordan Gibbons, Senior Reporter, has been testing the quirky EZ GO helmet strap, does he find it useful? What’s good? The EZ GO is a strap that clips into your helmet straps, so you can carry your...

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  • Product review: Nuviz HUD unit

    23 March 2018 by James Archibald

    Product review: Nuviz HUD unit

    Our Junior Web Producer, James, rode for 1200 miles using the Nuviz HUD Unit, did it change his life? What’s good? This head-up display offers a comprehensive list of features. It’ll display speed...

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  • Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    21 March 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    MCN ShopEar plugs… what can we say about ear plugs? Well - they’re essential to prevent damage to your hearing. Did you know that speeds in excess of 50mph wind noise under the helmet can reach 110 decibels?...

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