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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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  • 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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  • Product review: Richa Atlantic Gore-Tex Jacket

    21 March 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Richa Atlantic Gore-Tex Jacket

    Matt's been putting this gore-tex jacket to the test over the last twelve months and ridden more than 3000 miles. Here's what he's learnt. What’s good? Richa have been slowly repositioning themselves...

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  • Product review: Givi MT502 Metro-T tail bag

    20 March 2018 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Givi MT502 Metro-T tail bag

    MCN Online Editor, Maria, has been using this tail bag from Givi for the last six months, it's worthy of a five-star rating for value and here's why... What’s good? This is a versatile alternative...

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  • Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

    15 March 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

    MCN ShopNow the snow has become a distant memory for some and Spring showers are upon us, we've selected five waterproof gloves for under £100, from the MCN Shop and Amazon, for you to choose from. Difi...

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  • 6 of the best biking satnavs

    13 March 2018 by MCN News

    6 of the best biking satnavs

    MCN ShopWe're strong believers that biking continues through all seasons, although it does help when the weather is less wet and that big yellow circle in the sky shines through. An additional biking helper,...

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  • Product Review: Dexter Izoard Track Helmet

    10 March 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Dexter Izoard Track Helmet

    After 1,500 miles and four months of wear Ali's given the Dexter Izoard helmet a five star review, here's why. What's good? At £74.99, the quality of finish and subtle paint scheme give this...

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  • Product review: TCX Hero WP Boots

    05 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: TCX Hero WP Boots

     Our Senior Reporter, Jordan, has worn his TCX Hero WP boots for 8,000 miles over the last ten months and here's his thoughts. What’s good? The TCX Hero WP is a waterproof riding boot in a...

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