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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Product review: Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park

    03 November 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park

    Nine months on and after 2,600 miles use, the Tucano Urbano Parka Hide Park has proved to be windproof, waterproof and pretty bulletproof.  What’s good? This parka is windproof, waterproof and...

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  • Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £250

    01 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £250

    MCN SHOPFor many riders a flipfront helmet offers the best of both worlds – full-face protection, open-face convenience. Many also come with internal sun visors, which are incredibly handy at this time of...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars Hurricane jacket

    30 October 2017 by Michael Guy

    Product review: Alpinestars Hurricane jacket

    Two years use and more than 18,000 miles covered in the Alpinestars Hurricane jacket have proved their worth. What’s good? This is actually a mountain bike jacket from Alpinestars cycling range, but...

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  • Product review: OptiMate DIN USB charger

    29 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: OptiMate DIN USB charger

    This USB charger allows up to 2 devices to be charged from the DIN socket on your motorcycle.  What’s good? I’ve been caught out so many times by jumping on a BMW or Triumph only to find that I...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars Stadium boots

    28 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: Alpinestars Stadium boots

    I’ve been using these casual boots most days for my commute and have covered about 4500 miles in the 4 months I’ve had them. What’s good? I commute by bike every day and wanted casually styled...

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  • Product review: RST Blade II textile suit

    27 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: RST Blade II textile suit

    With 4500 miles and five months of use under my belt with RST’s Blade II textile suit, here’s how I’ve been getting on with it. What’s good? This RST two-piece is sporty, stylish and affordable. It’s...

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  • Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

    21 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

    I tested this HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider (RRP: £299.99) over three months, covering 1000 miles. Here's how I got on...  What’s good? I’m generally not a fan of drop down sun visors. I think...

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