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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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  • Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopIf you're looking for a new pair of riding jean, visit the MCN Shop now and check out our top five selection below. Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans, from £235.99 The Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans are...

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  • Top 5 summer gloves

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 summer gloves

    MCN ShopSo it might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine is making us smile. To help you avoid sweaty palms we've selected our top 5 pairs from the MCN Shop. Which would you...

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  • 7 Father’s Day gifts for bike-mad Dads

    09 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    7 Father’s Day gifts for bike-mad Dads

    MCN shopFather’s Day is just around the corner and if your Dad rides you should take a look at our list. Alternatively, if you are a father why not pass this on to your loved ones to guarantee a bike-related...

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  • 7 best cleaning products for your bike

    07 June 2018 by MCN News

    7 best cleaning products for your bike

    MCN ShopWe have reached that time of year when you can't always rely on the weather when you go riding. Keeping your bike clean gets much harder when you are picking up dirt and grime from the road in the...

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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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