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Product Review: Tucano Urbano Agos (£99.99)

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Agos (£99.99)

What’s good about the Tucano Urbano Agos jacket? It’s cheap(ish), showerproof and looks like a casual jacket you could comfortably wear down the pub. And what’s not? It looks cheap, is only...

Product Review: The Age of 27 documentary (£6.99)

Product Review: The Age of 27 documentary (£6.99)

What’s good about The Age of 27? The Age of 27 is a 56-minute online film that tells the story of Casey Stoner, from his dirt track beginnings in Australia to his two MotoGP championships with Ducati...

Top 4 knee sliders for under £30

Top 4 knee sliders for under £30

MCN Shop These are the best value knee sliders currently available at MCN Shop.   Oxford Rok Drop Sparkie, £26.99 If you’re self-conscious about your knee-down activities, these aren’t the...

Product Review: Sidi Roarr boots (£199.99)

Product Review: Sidi Roarr boots (£199.99)

What’s good about the Sidi Roarr? A good halfway house between a full-on track boot and a road boot, the Roarr are beautifully made and boast features like replaceable toesliders, slide vents, and...

Product Review: Shark Evo One helmet (£329.99)

Product Review: Shark Evo One helmet (£329.99)

What’s good about the Shark Evo One? This is a very cleverly designed flip-front helmet that lets the rider flip the front section over to the back of the helmet, so you get to choose whether it’s a...

Product Review: Alpinestars MX Mud jacket (£44.99)

Product Review: Alpinestars MX Mud jacket (£44.99)

What’s good about the Alpinestars MX Mud jacket? I used this jacket at all of the All Terrain Rally Challenge races I entered in 2015. It’s a essentially a tough see-through plastic jacket that goes...

Product Review: Arai CT Ram (£429.99)

Product Review: Arai CT Ram (£429.99)

What’s good about the Arai CT Ram? I got the Arai CT Ram to replace my old and tired SZ Ram lll. The CT Ram has moved on from the SZ in every way - visually it is very different with the enlarged...

Product Review: Gear Gremlin intelligent 12v battery charger (£49.99)

Product Review: Gear Gremlin intelligent 12v battery charger (£49.99)

What’s good about the Gear Gremlin intelligent 12v battery charger? This intelligent charger has been working to keep the battery charged and maintained on my own Yamaha MT-07 while I have been riding...

Product Review: Kriega US-20 Drypack tailpack (£75)

Product Review: Kriega US-20 Drypack tailpack (£75)

What’s good about the Kriega US-20 Drypack tailpack? You know how some manufacturers just can’t do any wrong? Kriega fall into that group. I’ve been using their rucksacks and tailpacks for over a...

Product Review: Oxford Protex Stretch Outdoor Bike cover (from £79.99)

Product Review: Oxford Protex Stretch Outdoor Bike cover (from £79.99)

What’s good about the Oxford Protex Stretch Outdoor Bike cover? I love a well thought out product and something as simple as a bike cover can get overlooked. Just pick up this Oxford cover and it...

Product Review: Starlane Stealth GPS-3X, (£314)

Product Review: Starlane Stealth GPS-3X, (£314)

What’s good about the Starlane Stealth GPS-3X? Having a lap timer with a built-in GPS receiver means there’s no need to have your own infra red beacon on the pit wall prior to your track session. The...

Product Review: Alpinestars Copper denim jeans (£169.99)

Product Review: Alpinestars Copper denim jeans (£169.99)

What’s good about the Alpinestars Copper denim jeans? Unlike many of the protective jeans I have tried over the years, these remain comfortable over long distances and in high temperatures they don’t...

Product Review: Keela Belay Pro (£79.95)

Product Review: Keela Belay Pro (£79.95)

What’s good about the Keela Belay Pro? After moaning about my cold commutes I received two emails from readers, who both suggested the same thermal jacket from Keela as they’re used by mountain rescue...

Product Review: Gear Gremlin FHG-2 heated grips (£57.99)

Product Review: Gear Gremlin FHG-2 heated grips (£57.99)

What’s good about the Gear Gremlin FHG-2 heated grips? I wasn’t expecting great things from these grips. I’d never heard of the brand before, they looked a bit budget and the £50 price didn’t inspire...

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket (£149.99)

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket (£149.99)

What’s good about the Tucano Urbano Urbis jacket? There are reflective strips on the sleeves and collar which can be folded away when you’re off the bike so as not to cramp your style at the coffee...

Product Review: Kriega US-30 Drypack (£99.99)

Product Review: Kriega US-30 Drypack (£99.99)

What’s good about the Kriega US-30 Drypack? I have plenty of experience of Kriega’s US-20 tailpack but I needed something a little larger for a longer trip so the 30-litre US-30 was perfect. I could...

Product Review: Knox Clara Ladies Base Layer (£54.99)

Product Review: Knox Clara Ladies Base Layer (£54.99)

What’s good about the Knox Clara Ladies Base Layer? The styling and design of this top is great. I’m 5ft 10in tall and have a long body so to find a top that has plenty of length to tuck in is...

Rev’it Royale H2O boots

Rev’it Royale H2O boots

What’s good about the Rev’IT Royale H2O? Apparently these are motorcycle boots! But they don’t look like them; they’re super-stylish, very well made, lightweight and sophisticated – unlike most casual...

Product Review: Knox Cold Killers sports top (£59.99)

Product Review: Knox Cold Killers sports top (£59.99)

What’s good about the Knox Cold Killers sports top? This well-made top replaces a regular jumper or hoodie while I’m riding. I’ve been wearing it under my regular winter kit along with a standard...

Product Review: Gear Gremlin Seat Buddy (£25)

Product Review: Gear Gremlin Seat Buddy (£25)

What’s good about the Gear Gremlin Seat Buddy? This is my first workshop stool and from the moment I put it to use I realised what I had been missing because it makes lengthy periods of work on my...

Product Review: Quick-Turn throttle tube, $70 (£44)

Product Review: Quick-Turn throttle tube, $70 (£44)

What’s good about the Quick-Turn throttle tube? Featuring a 10% larger cam than standard, this quick action throttle tube has slightly reduced the wrist-angle required to go full throttle on my KTM...

Product Review: AGV AGVisor (£149.99)

Product Review: AGV AGVisor (£149.99)

What’s good about the AGV AGVisor? It’s as if the future arrived early last summer, bringing a high-tech dark visor that I can switch from dark to clear at the touch of a button, responding almost...

Product Review: Ducati Scrambler gloves (£45)

Product Review: Ducati Scrambler gloves (£45)

What’s good about the Ducati Scrambler gloves? Products with desirable product names attached often cost more than they are really worth – so these shortie gloves bearing both the ‘Ducati’ and...

Product Review: Alpinestars Nucleon KR-CiR chest protector (£44.99)

Product Review: Alpinestars Nucleon KR-CiR chest protector (£44.99)

What’s good about the Alpinestars Nucleon KR-CiR chest protector? In a crash a decade ago I bumped up a ribbed kerb at Snetterton and slid backwards on my front. The chest protector I was wearing at...

Product Review: Oxford Warm Dry top (£29.99) and trousers (£29.99)

Product Review: Oxford Warm Dry top (£29.99) and trousers (£29.99)

What’s good about the Oxford Warm Dry top and trousers? I’ve always used basic and cheap layers I bought from a hiking shop years ago to keep me warm on my weekly commute from Peterborough to Devon -...

Product Review: Sidi ST Gore boots (£314.99)

Product Review: Sidi ST Gore boots (£314.99)

What’s good about the Sidi ST Gore? I always have trouble finding boots that fit well, because I have laughably thin calves. These Sidis are the only boots I’ve found so far that can fit securely...

Product Review: EDZ Innershell (£50)

Product Review: EDZ Innershell (£50)

What’s good about the EDZ Innershell? This windproof top has to be one of my favourite pieces of kit. It’s made from Pertex, is ultra-thin and can be stowed easily in a pocket or tankbag in case of...

Product Review: Knox Jacob Dry Inside Base Layer (£54.99)

Product Review: Knox Jacob Dry Inside Base Layer (£54.99)

What’s good about the Knox Jacob Dry Inside base layer? Base layers are a good idea to wick sweat away from the skin and help us stay warm in winter. But polyester ones quickly get whiffy, while...

Product Review: Alpinestars Nucleon KR-R back protector

Product Review: Alpinestars Nucleon KR-R back protector

What’s good about the Alpinestars Nucleon KR-R? I’ve been wearing the new-generation Alpinestars back protector under jackets and leathers since last spring, for road tests and racing. I also a...

Product Review: Bruhl single-speed air dryer (£88)

Product Review: Bruhl single-speed air dryer (£88)

What’s good about the Bruhl single-speed air dryer? Riding all year round means frequent winter washing to keep corrosion at bay so this Bruhl air dryer is a huge bonus as it means I can cut down on...

Product Review: Mike Edwards online circuit guides (£25 per circuit)

Product Review: Mike Edwards online circuit guides (£25 per circuit)

What’s good about Mike Edwards online circuit guides? Mike ‘Spike’ Edwards has a successful racing career spanning 33 years and counting and he’s an ACU road racing coach, offering riders on-track...

Product Review: Guy Martin: When You Dead You Dead (£20)

Product Review: Guy Martin: When You Dead You Dead (£20)

What’s good about Guy Martin: When You Dead You Dead? It’s easy to question whether the Guy Martin phenomenon is an act – can any human really keep up his intensity when the cameras aren’t rolling?...

Product Review: Spidi Carbo 1 leather gloves (£129.99)

Product Review: Spidi Carbo 1 leather gloves (£129.99)

What’s good about the Spidi Carbo 1 leather gloves? What a brilliant pair of gloves. Spidi have always made fabulously comfortable and well put together hand protection, and these mid-level Carbo 1...

Product Review: Shoei Hornet ADV (£449)

Product Review: Shoei Hornet ADV (£449)

What’s good about the Shoei Hornet ADV? I may have only used this helmet for a one week, but it was an intense seven days that included the recent launch of the long-awaited Honda Africa Twin. Before...

Product Review: Remus Hexacone exhaust for KTM 1050 Adventure (£674)

Product Review: Remus Hexacone exhaust for KTM 1050 Adventure (£674)

What’s good about the Remus Hexacone? The days of automatically replacing a bike’s exhaust can may have gone, as manufacturers more effectively integrate the silencer into the overall design, but some...

Product Review: Richa Carbon Winter Waterproof gloves (£34.99)

Product Review: Richa Carbon Winter Waterproof gloves (£34.99)

What’s good about the Richa Carbon Winter Waterproof? These gloves are warm and gave me good feel as soon as I put them on. More essentially, they are cheap as chips. They were a lifesaver when I...