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  • Product review: Racer Stone glove

    Today 12:00 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

    Yesterday 09:00 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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  • Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    30 July 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 the kind of windy conditions...

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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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  • Product review: Richa Monza leather jacket

    12 July 2018 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Richa Monza leather jacket

    I've been using my Richa Monza jacket for three months and it has covered 1100 miles in that time. Richa always impress me with their combination of honest quality and affordability, blended with...

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  • Product review: DXR Charlize jacket

    11 July 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: DXR Charlize jacket

    One year on and I'm still loving my DXR Charlize leather jacket.  Made from soft and supple leather, this well-priced jacket comes with CE approved armour at the shoulder, elbow and back. It was...

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  • Review: MotoGP 2018 Game

    09 July 2018 by Oli Rushby

    Review: MotoGP 2018 Game

    Ever fancied having a crack at being Marc Marquez or Valentino Rossi? With the MotoGP 2018 videogame you can… Milestone have released their latest edition of the game featuring all the 2018 riders...

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  • Product Review: Airoh ST 701 Helmet

    07 July 2018 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Airoh ST 701 Helmet

    One year and 5500 miles on and my Airoh ST 701 lid is still giving good service. The lining remains plush and nothing has broken or shown undue signs of wear and tear. The Italian company’s blurb...

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  • Top 3 motorcycle batteries

    05 July 2018 by MCN News

    Top 3 motorcycle batteries

    MCN ShopWhether you're new to motorcycling or have been riding for years we've picked our top five batteries from the MCN Shop for you to choose from. Shido Lithium Battery The Shido Lithium battery LT12A-BS...

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  • Product review: GoXtreme Pioneer Camera

    05 July 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: GoXtreme Pioneer Camera

    After four months and 1500 miles I've been using the GoXtreme Pioneer Camera, which costs around £70 (€79.90).  This compact full HD action cam has a 2” display, 12MP image resolution, 4K video...

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  • MCN Shop 5 best deals of the week

    22 June 2018 by MCN News

    MCN Shop 5 best deals of the week

    MCN shopHJC FG-ST Lorenzo - Devil 99 - RRP £129.99 (Save £90) Jorge Lorenzo has outstayed his welcome at Ducati despite winning his last two races. Fans will hope he can maintain his new-found form for the...

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  • Best 5 road/race boots for under £325

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 road/race boots for under £325

    mcn shopEvery biker needs a good pair of boots and while staying safe is important, there's no harm in looking good while you're doing it. So here's MCN's pick of the best motorbike boots from the MCN...

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