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  • Product review: Belstaff Ariel Jacket

    03 March 2018 by Adam Child

    Product review: Belstaff Ariel Jacket

    Adam's got a secret passion, motorcycle jackets, and after five months of wear he's given this Belstaff Ariel jacket a five star review, here's why. What’s good? I have a confession to make; I’ve got...

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  • Product review: Ammo .243 Cleaner

    02 March 2018 by Joe Dick

    Product review: Ammo .243 Cleaner

    Joe's been using Ammo .243 for the last six months and he first thought it would just another cleaning product in the market, but within a matter of minutes it became his absolute go-to for cleaning...

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  • Top 5 thermal tops

    01 March 2018 by MCN NEWS

    Top 5 thermal tops

    For those who ride through winter, comfort and warmth are king. Losing the feeling in your limbs thanks to cold conditions can spell disaster while riding. Not only can it vastly reduce your...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

    28 February 2018 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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  • Product Review: Liqui Moly Motorbike Cleaner

    24 February 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Product Review: Liqui Moly Motorbike Cleaner

    Our Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, has kept his Suzuki GSX250R squeaky clean through by using this cleaner from Liqui Moly.  What’s good? This cleaner from Liqui Moly kept my 2017 Suzuki...

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  • Product review: AGV Veloce S Helmet

    23 February 2018 by James Archibald

    Product review: AGV Veloce S Helmet

    With seven months of wear and over 5,000 miles ridden, here's why James gives the AGV Veloce S lid a five star review. What’s good? The Veloce S is a beautifully finished helmet, littered with quality...

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  • Product review: TCX Lady Smoke Boots

    21 February 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: TCX Lady Smoke Boots

    These TCX Lady Smoke boots look as good off the bike, as they do on, so are great for wearing with more casual kit. Our Office Manager, Ali, has worn them for 1,000 miles over the last seven months...

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  • The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    20 February 2018 by MCN News

    The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    MCN ShopRiding in the UK often means that even if you only use the bike when it’s sunny, you’ll still get caught out by some freak shower from time-to-time. What is even more annoying is when you open your...

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  • Product Review: Michelin Power RS tyres

    18 February 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Product Review: Michelin Power RS tyres

    Matt Wildee switched his OE tyres for the Michelin Power RS and has ridden 2,000 miles, they worked on both road and track.   What’s good? Introduced at the start of last year, Michelin’s...

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  • Product review: W2 E-MX8 Motocross Boots

    17 February 2018 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: W2 E-MX8 Motocross Boots

    Off-road riding novice, Maria, put these boots to the test on a two day Welsh off-road adventure.  What’s good? These boots were comfortable from the first wear, which was surprising considering...

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  • Product review: KTM Kids Dynamic-FX Helmet

    16 February 2018 by Adam Child

    Product review: KTM Kids Dynamic-FX Helmet

    Our team is getting younger by the day, Bodhi Child (son of Senior Road Tester, Adam Child) has tested KTM Kids Dynamic-FX lid for the last 12 months.  What’s good? Even though my son Bodhi is...

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  • Product review: Weise Montana 120 WP Gloves

    15 February 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: Weise Montana 120 WP Gloves

    Our Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, has clocked up 5,000 miles in these winter gloves over the last couple of months. Here's his thoughts.  What’s good? These Montana 120s from Weise have...

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  • Product review: Dexter Optimus Flash Helmet

    14 February 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Dexter Optimus Flash Helmet

    Ali has worn this great value lid for over 2000 miles and here's her thoughts. What’s good? At £94.99 this lid, from new to the UK brand Dexter, is great value with many features you’d expect to...

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  • Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

    12 February 2018 by James Archibald

    Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

    James has ridden 4500 miles on the Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres and here's what he thinks of them.  What’s good? When I decided to test these Metzeler tyres, I was after something that would do a...

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  • Product review: Rev’It Sand Urban Jacket

    11 February 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Rev’It Sand Urban Jacket

    Jordan's travelled over 4000 miles in the last six months in the Rev'it Sand Urban jacket and here's what he thinks. What’s good? The Sand Urban jacket is a pared down version of Rev’It’s hugely...

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  • 4 affordable universal top boxes

    09 February 2018 by MCN News

    4 affordable universal top boxes

    MCN ShopWe've selected 4 affordable universal top boxes from MCN's Shop just for you. Givi E370N Monolock top case This capacious 37-litre top case is suitable for fitment to bikes, scoots and maxi...

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  • Product review: Rukka Suki Gloves

    09 February 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Rukka Suki Gloves

    Alison's worn the Rukka Suki Gloves through changeable British weather and she's given them a five star quality review, here's why: What’s good? Made from a mixture of textile and leather, these top...

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  • Product review: Brembo Serie Oro Discs

    05 February 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Brembo Serie Oro Discs

    Do these aftermarket discs improve the stopping power of our Senior Editor, Matt Wildee's, 2000-spec Yamaha R1? What’s good? Sitting one notch below the Brembo’s HPK race items, these are in effect...

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  • Product review: RST Thermotech Heated Gloves

    03 February 2018 by Simon Relph

    Product review: RST Thermotech Heated Gloves

    Cold fingers are a thing of the past for Simon Relph, he's given the RST Thermotech gloves a five star rating and here's why. What’s good? I don’t know anyone who enjoys cold hands riding a bike,...

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  • Product review: Acerbis Adventure Suit

    02 February 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Acerbis Adventure Suit

    Jordan's worn the Acerbis Adventure suit in the searing heat of the Moroccan Desert and a damp, cold Thetford Forest. How did it fare? What’s good? Most adventure branded gear is no good for actual...

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  • Product review: Pirelli Angel GT tyres

    29 January 2018 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: Pirelli Angel GT tyres

    Oli's happy with his switch from the Metzeler Roadtec to the Pirelli Angel GT tyres, in the last three months he's ridden 2500 miles. Here's his thoughts.  What’s good? After 4000 miles on my...

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  • 10 winter maintenance essentials

    27 January 2018 by James Archibald

    10 winter maintenance essentials

    Riding in winter can be a chore for some, so they keep their pride and joy locked up tight and kept under cover until spring. But for the avid winter warrior, a bit of cold and salt are nonsense...

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  • Product review: EDZ Merino Base Layers

    27 January 2018 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: EDZ Merino Base Layers

    Maria's been top to toe in EDZ thermals for the last three months. How toasty have they kept her through winter? What’s good? My EDZ top and leggings are just 200g in weight each, meaning they are so...

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  • Product review: MotoGP Technology Book

    22 January 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: MotoGP Technology Book

    Fancy a bit of bed-time reading..... What’s good? When it comes to technical journalism, Neil Spalding is the leading authority on MotoGP. He has the credentials – as well as following the MotoGP...

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  • Product Review: Arai MXV Motocross Helmet

    21 January 2018 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Arai MXV Motocross Helmet

    Six months of muddy fun and this Arai MXV Motocross lid is proving to be top notch. What’s good? This is the third Arai off-road helmet I’ve had and it’s largely a case of evolution rather than...

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  • Product review: Forte Protectant Products

    20 January 2018 by James Archibald

    Product review: Forte Protectant Products

    Forte products aren't that well known but worth giving a try if you can track them down. What’s good? I hadn’t personally heard of Forté before being approached to test these products, so I wasn’t...

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  • Product review: Rukka Suki Women's Two Piece

    19 January 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Rukka Suki Women's Two Piece

    4,000 miles and seven months prove this £1500 is worth the investment What’s good? Rukka is the Rolls Royce of motorcycle clothing. The quality and attention to detail are exceptional. I now...

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  • Top 5 winter gloves all under £160

    17 January 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 winter gloves all under £160

    MCN ShopSummer was all too long ago now, and the grip of winter is very much upon us. That doesnt mean your digits need to freeze though. When it comes to winter warmers there's a huge array of gloves to...

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  • Best 5 Shoei helmets for all occasions

    11 January 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 Shoei helmets for all occasions

    Shoei have protected the heads of some of the fastest racers around in the modern era; Wayne Rainey, Marc Marquez Eddie Lawson and John McGuinness to name a few. They're one of the top brands when it...

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