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Product review: Dainese Four Stroke Long Gloves

Product review: Dainese Four Stroke Long Gloves

Our Senior Editor, Matt Wildee, has ridden 3000 miles over ten months in these top spec gloves from Dainese and here's his view on what's good and what's not. What’s good? Plenty. These gloves offer...

Product review: Givi MT502 Metro-T tail bag

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...

Product review: Scottoiler FS 365 Corrosion Protector

Product review: Scottoiler FS 365 Corrosion Protector

Senior Road Test, Adam Child, rides 1000s of winter miles. Protecting his bike from salt and grime is important. He's been testing FS365 Corrosion Protector from Scottoiler for the last six months and...

Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

MCN Shop Now 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...

Product review: Furygan Arrow jacket and Duke trousers textile suit

Product review: Furygan Arrow jacket and Duke trousers textile suit

Our man Dan is someone who chooses to live in his leathers and hadn't previously owned a full textile suit. He's now a textile convert and here's why. What’s good? As someone who chooses to live in...

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Termoscud Pro leg cover

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Termoscud Pro leg cover

It's been a warm and toasty winter ride for Chief Road Tester, Michael, he's ridden 1,500 miles in the last four months and loves his scooter blanket, here's why.   What’s good? Tucano Urbano...

Product Review: Dexter Izoard Track Helmet

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...

Product review: Venhill VT75 1/4" and 3/8” Drive Stubby Ratchet

Product review: Venhill VT75 1/4" and 3/8” Drive Stubby Ratchet

After one year of use Simon gives the Venhill stubby ratchet a five star review, here's why. What’s good? This is a great little wrench and ideal for tinkering in the workshop. Being only 130mm long,...

Product review: TCX Hero WP Boots

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...

Product review: KTM 60-piece socket set and tool kit

Product review: KTM 60-piece socket set and tool kit

Our Sports Editor, Michael Guy, has used this KTM tool kit for the18 months on three bikes. What’s good? I have to admit that while I’m not an expert mechanic, it’s always such a satisfying feeling...

Product review: Belstaff Ariel Jacket

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...

Product review: Ammo .243 Cleaner

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...

Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

Top 5 motorcycle balaclavas

MCN Shop Balaclavas 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...

Product review: Rev’It Orlando H20 Denim Jeans

Product review: Rev’It Orlando H20 Denim Jeans

Jordan's travelled over 5500 miles in the last six months wearing his Rev'it Orlando H20 denim jeans and here's why he's given them a five star review. What’s good? This a bold statement, but these...

Product Review: Liqui Moly Motorbike Cleaner

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...

Product review: AGV Veloce S Helmet

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...

Product review: TCX Lady Smoke Boots

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...

Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorbike Chain Wax

Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorbike Chain Wax

Our BSB Reporter, Oli Rushby, has used the WD-40 Chain Wax on his Suzuki V-Strom 650 GT for the last twelve months and he's given it a 5* rating. Here's why. What’s good? WD-40’s chain wax has become...

Product review: W2 E-MX8 Motocross Boots

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...

Product review: KTM Kids Dynamic-FX Helmet

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...

Product review: Weise Montana 120 WP Gloves

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...

Product review: Dexter Optimus Flash Helmet

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...

Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

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...

Product review: Rev’It Sand Urban Jacket

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...

Product review: PGR Racepaint paintwork for MCN’s Harley flat tracker

Product review: PGR Racepaint paintwork for MCN’s Harley flat tracker

PGR Racepaint in Manchester give our Harley-Davidson Street 750 flat tracker a stunning custom paint job and here's why we give them a five-star review. What’s good? With the build of the MCN...

4 affordable universal top boxes

4 affordable universal top boxes

MCN Shop We'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...

Product review: Rukka Suki Gloves

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...

Product review: Brembo Serie Oro Discs

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...

Product review: ProGuard Mould Your Own Earplugs

Product review: ProGuard Mould Your Own Earplugs

A pair of custom fit earplugs can set you back a couple of hundred quid, not the case with these ProGuard 'Mould Your Own' set. Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves, puts them to the test. What’s...

Product review: RST Thermotech Heated Gloves

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,...

Product review: Acerbis Adventure Suit

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...

Product review: Pirelli Angel GT tyres

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...

Product review: Gear Gremlin Heated Grips FHG2

Product review: Gear Gremlin Heated Grips FHG2

Two months and 2000 winter miles Adam's keeping his mitts toasty with these aftermarket grips from Gear Gremlin. What’s good? These Gear Gremlin heated grips warm up quickly and keep my hands toasty.

10 winter maintenance essentials

10 winter maintenance essentials

mcn shop 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...

Product review: EDZ Merino Base Layers

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...

Product review: Held Luca Jacket & Telli Trousers

Product review: Held Luca Jacket & Telli Trousers

Does the addition of the £150 thermal lining make a big improvement to our man James' Held suit? What’s good? This Held suit, with its removable Gore-Tex and thermal layers, is the real deal. It feels...