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  • Top 5 heated motorcycle gear

    12 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 heated motorcycle gear

    MCN ShopIt’s the midst of winter, but that doesn’t mean you need to be cold on the bike. Heated kit is a game changer when riding in freezing temperatures and will make all the difference between a...

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  • Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

    10 December 2017 by Andy Calton

    Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

    With almost 3000 miles completed in all kinds of differing conditions and roads, I’ve been seriously impressed with Metzeler’s Roadtec 01 tyres.  What’s good? With a big trip and a trackday...

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  • Product review: Knox Zero2 Mk2 winter glove

    09 December 2017 by Adam Child

    Product review: Knox Zero2 Mk2 winter glove

    I’ve covered around 13,000 miles in these Knox Zero2 Mk2 gloves and am about to tackle my second winter with them. Here’s how I’ve been getting on so far… What’s good? These stylish Knox gloves are...

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  • Product review: Shark Spartan

    08 December 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Shark Spartan

    Six months and 3,500 miles of use have left me pretty happy with the Shark Spartan. What’s good? This is my third or fourth Shark lid – I must have been bitten by the bug! And it doesn’t stray from...

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  • Product review: Sena 30K v Sena 20S EVO

    07 December 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Sena 30K v Sena 20S EVO

    I have been spending time testing the Sena 30K - Dual (RRP £499) and Sena 20S EVO (RRP £233.10) on my KTM 125 Duke, which I have been running as part of the #MCNFleet17.  In fact I've covered...

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  • 13 of the best winter gloves

    06 December 2017 by James Archibald

    13 of the best winter gloves

    MCN ShopYou don't need to freeze your fingers off this winter. Here are 13 of the best winter gloves avabilable on the MCN Shop. Rev’it Taurus GTX, £189.99 A luxury winter glove with an impressive...

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  • 6 best cleaning products for your bike

    06 December 2017 by MCN News

    6 best cleaning products for your bike

    MCN ShopThere are some people out there who really enjoy cleaning their bikes, for everybody else, here are 5 of the best cleaning products to make the job as quick and painless as possible, as rated by MCN...

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  • Product review: TCX Street Ace ladies boots

    06 December 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: TCX Street Ace ladies boots

    I tested these TCX Street Ace Ladies Boots (RRP £124.99) for three months and covered 1000 miles. Here's how I got on.... What's good? I like the relaxed style of these ankle boots. They’re modern,...

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  • Product review: Weise Outlast Houston

    03 December 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: Weise Outlast Houston

    I tested this Weise Houston motorcycle jacket (RRP £159.99) for six weeks, covering 1000 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? This Weise Outlast Houston is good value and fully waterproof.

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  • Product review: Piccadilly iPhone case

    02 December 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Piccadilly iPhone case

    I tested this Piccadilly iPhone case (RRP £24.99) over 4 months covering 700 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’m a bit of a snob, so I like the fact that this sleek Piccadilly case for...

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  • Product review: Oxford Scootmuff

    01 December 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Oxford Scootmuff

    I tested these Oxford Scootmuff (RRP £39.99) for nine months, covering 1250 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? These easy-to-fit, semi-rigid, universal muffs have been a godsend when...

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  • Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

    30 November 2017 by Joe Dick

    Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

    I tested this AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet, red, (RRP £231.99) for one year, covering 10,000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? The AGV K5-S is advertised as a premium sports helmet and is packed...

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  • A top kit to maintain your bike over winter!

    29 November 2017 by MCN News

    A top kit to maintain your bike over winter!

    MCN ShopIt’s important to maintain your motorcycle over the winter months - especially if you want it ready to perform in the spring and summer seasons. Many of the items mentioned in this article are focused...

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  • Tested! Air jacket and pants

    26 November 2017 by Michael Guy

    Tested! Air jacket and pants

    I tested Alpinestars' T-GP Plus RV2 Air jacket (RRP £199.99) and Ramjet Air pants (RRP £169) over three months, covering 1750 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? Apart from being freezing cold...

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  • Product review: BMW Softbag

    25 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: BMW Softbag

    I tested this BMW softbag in small (RRP £125) for four months, covering 1200 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? You don’t tend to think about how much an empty box weighs, but while...

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  • Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

    24 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

    I tested this Shoei RYD helmet (RRP £349.99) for six months, covering 7500 miles.  Here's how I got on... What's good? Sometimes keeping it simple is the best approach and it has worked wonders...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

    24 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

    MCN ShopBalaclavas save your face from the cold, keep you cool in the warm weather and for those who use open-face lids, save you from those damn flies that decide to catapult into your face while riding. So...

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  • 6 of the best chain lubes around

    23 November 2017 by MCN News

    6 of the best chain lubes around

    MCN ShopThe top six highest-rated chain lubes right now on MCN Shop right now are... Wurth High Performance (500ml) £9.69  Based on a wax formula, this dry Wurth lube promises not to fling off, or...

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  • Product review: Icon Squad 2 backpack

    21 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Icon Squad 2 backpack

    I tested this Icon Squad 2 backpack (RRP £146) for one year, covering 10,000 miles. Here's how I got on...  Browse MCN Shop For More Gear What’s good? The Squad 2 is Icon’s biggest backpack, and...

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  • Top 5 heated motorcycle jackets

    17 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 heated motorcycle jackets

    MCN ShopRiding in winter can be tedious –and incredibly dangerous – if not adequately prepared for it. However, heated kit is the perfect solution for those sub-temperature spells in the saddle and will keep...

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  • RiDE review: Rock Oil Silicone Bike Shine

    12 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Rock Oil Silicone Bike Shine

    A very different spray to the others, being a lubricant as well. So it takes longer to remove but the end result is the same: painted surfaces and metal surfaces look shinier and are better...

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  • Continental ContiSportAttack 3 tyres

    12 November 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Continental ContiSportAttack 3 tyres

    I’ve been using these Conti’s for four months and have covered 3000 miles on them, riding in all weathers, on motorways and sunny Sunday B-road blasts. What’s good? I’ve been using these for just over...

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  • Product review: Kriega Urban EDC Messenger Bag

    11 November 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Kriega Urban EDC Messenger Bag

    I’ve been using this Kriega messenger bag for the past six weeks and first impressions are good. What’s good? This 18-litre compartmentalised bag, with its four storage zones, elasticated hooks and...

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  • 5 fantastic paddock stands

    10 November 2017 by James Archibald

    5 fantastic paddock stands

    If your bike doesn’t feature a centre stand then a paddock stand is an essential bit of kit for trouble-free maintenance. Most are available for both twin and single-sided swingarms, depending on the...

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  • 4 Alpinestars products perfect for winter

    10 November 2017 by MCN News

    4 Alpinestars products perfect for winter

    MCN ShopAlpinestars have a bit of a name for themselves in the wonderful world of motorcycling, providing top products that are used at the very height of racing for the great protective qualities on...

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  • RiDE review: WD40 wax and polish

    10 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: WD40 wax and polish

    Easy to apply with a nice controllable spray, projecting as a foam. Doesn’t dry too quickly and can be removed with a microfibre cloth. Works well on suspension and cast and polished metal surfaces...

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  • Ducati magnetic tankbag

    10 November 2017 by Andy Calton

    Ducati magnetic tankbag

    I've been using this tank bag for the last four months and, at £180.43 it might seem pricy, but the quality makes up for it. What’s good? This tankbag oozes quality. It has a handle at the front so it...

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  • Product review: Arai RX-7V

    09 November 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Arai RX-7V

    I've been using this £599.99 Arai RX-7V helmet for three years and in that time have covered well over 50,000 while wearing it. What’s good? With all the road testing, racing, commuting and...

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  • RiDE review: Britemax A10 polish

    07 November 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Britemax A10 polish

    A great all-round polish for paintwork with long-lasting wax protection. Concentrated, so use sparingly, though could have more cutting ability to it. Recommended that paintwork is waxed afterwards...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots

    05 November 2017 by Joe Dick

    Product review: Alpinestars S-MX Plus boots

    These S-MX boots have impressively so far stood up well to 10,000 miles of hard use. Here’s how I’ve found them. What’s good? Quite often, I find myself in my riding kit for days at a time, so comfort...

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  • Product review: Airoh ST 701 helmet

    04 November 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Airoh ST 701 helmet

    Six months of use with the Airoh ST 701 has impressed and here are my thoughts after 3,500 miles. What’s good? This one’s been my lid of choice all summer – and I’ve been impressed with its...

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