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  • Product review: Motrax Bazel brush

    06 January 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Product review: Motrax Bazel brush

    Motrax Bazel brush, £2.99 Time used: two vigorous washes What’s good? This brush has a good solid handle, a nice array of bristles and can be poked into any crevice you dare to investigate. Save...

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  • Tyre review: Dunlop Roadsmarts

    06 January 2011 by Ped Baker

    Tyre review: Dunlop Roadsmarts

    Dunlop Roadsmart tyres, £94.49 front; £118.99 rear on MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 4000/six months What’s good? The wet weather performance of the Dunlop Roadsmarts is nothing short of incredible.

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  • Glove review: Spada Elite

    06 January 2011 by Simon Relph

    Glove review: Spada Elite

    Spada Elite Glove £79.99 Miles covered/time: 1700/nine months What’s good? I first wore these on a hot day in the summer. They really did feel lovely – you can’t beat the feeling of new gloves – but...

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  • Jacket review: Spidi T-Combat

    06 January 2011 by James Keen

    Jacket review: Spidi T-Combat

    Spidi T-Combat jacket, £229.99 Miles covered/time: 400/three months What’s good? The original reason for my getting this very ‘European’ jacket was so I could wear it when I’m testing scooters for our...

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  • Kit review: KTM tank bag

    31 December 2010 by Mark Holmes

    Kit review: KTM tank bag

    KTM tank bag, £104.94 Mark Holmes Miles covered/time: 2000/one month    Save £££ on motorcycle luggage in the MCN Shop What’s good? This bag is tailor-made for the Duke 690, so...

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  • Kit review: Rev’it racing socks

    31 December 2010 by James Keen

    Kit review: Rev’it racing socks

    Rev’it racing socks, £24.99 James Keen Miles covered/time: 3500/seven months    Save £££ on motorcycle boots & socks in the MCN Shop What’s good? Racing socks? I know, but hear...

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  • Kit review: Held Bagira gloves

    30 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kit review: Held Bagira gloves

    Held Bagira gloves, £49.95 (from £39.99 on MCN Shop) Dan Aspel Miles covered/time: 4000/six months    Save £££ on motorcycle gloves in the MCN Shop What’s good? These were the...

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  • Kit review: Ace Café neck tube

    30 December 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Kit review: Ace Café neck tube

    Ace Café neck tube, £20 Liam Marsden Miles covered/time: 1000/six months Save £££ on neck tubes in the MCN Shop What’s good? It’s by far the best looking neck warmer I’ve ever seen. It does exactly...

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  • Kit review: Draggin’ Oilskins jeans

    29 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kit review: Draggin’ Oilskins jeans

    Draggin’ Oilskins jeans, £159.99 Dan Aspel Miles covered/time: 700/one month   What’s good? Draggin’ market their products as being the most safety conscious jeans you can buy. Stitched...

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  • Product review: Waterproof trousers

    21 December 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Waterproof trousers

    Waterproof trousers, £7.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/four yearss What’s good: My dad bought these in the late eighties, before I was even born so I’ve no idea how many miles these had covered before I...

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  • Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Guscio Rain

    21 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Jacket review: Tucano Urbano Guscio Rain

    Tucano Urbano Guscio Rain Jacket, £128.90 Time used: Three months What’s good? It’s lightweight, waterproof and breathable, with mesh lining and lots of inner and outer pockets, including a handy one...

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  • Product review: Muc-Off detailing brush

    21 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Product review: Muc-Off detailing brush

    Muc-Off detailing brush, £3.99 (£3.99 on MCN shop) Times used: seven months What’s good? It came free with a Muc-Off cleaning kit. I was impressed at first as it appears to be quite solid and...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex

    21 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Boot review: Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex

    Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex boots, £159.99 (£159.95 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: 6000/one year What’s good? Riding 80 miles a day to work through winter, I find boots are probably the single most...

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  • MCN’s top 5 rated helmets

    17 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN’s top 5 rated helmets

    At MCN we pride ourselves on rigorous road testing of a wide range of motorcycling products, and helmets are no exception.  Save £££ on motorcycle helmets in the MCN Shop Yes, certain lids...

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  • Product review: Original Buff

    16 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Product review: Original Buff

    Original Buff, £10.95 Miles covered/time: 15,000/two years What’s good? It’s hard to write about Buff without using superlatives, but I’m going to give it a go… They’re brilliant (damn – failed). If...

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  • Suit review: RST Shadow one-piece

    16 December 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Suit review: RST Shadow one-piece

    RST Shadow one-piece suit, £329.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/four months What’s good? Despite the fact they’re not the top of the range leathers they certainly don’t feel cheap. The 1.2mm cowhide is...

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  • Glove review: Held Orkney

    16 December 2010 by Ped Baker

    Glove review: Held Orkney

    Held Orkney winter gloves, £54.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What’s good? Once you have the sizing sussed (see below) the Orkneys are superbly comfortable, break in quickly and aren’t so...

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  • Boot review: Daytona Roadstar GTX

    16 December 2010 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Boot review: Daytona Roadstar GTX

    Daytona Roadstar GTX boots, £305.99 Miles covered/time: 60,000/six years What’s good? For me, these boots have become the benchmark for touring footwear. Not only do they provide wide-footed me with...

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  • MCN's Top 5 winter gloves

    09 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN's Top 5 winter gloves

    MCN staff put their kit through the sternest tests, day-to-day, to help you decide which biking products to buy. Of all the winter gloves we’ve tested in the last three years only the handful in this...

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  • Product review: Autoglym metal polish

    07 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Product review: Autoglym metal polish

    Autoglym metal polish [£5.99] Time used: Several months, several localised – yet vigorous – scrubs What’s good? If you’re a summer rider or only take your bike out when the weather’s fine, then...

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  • Product review: Flick the Beast VHS

    07 December 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Flick the Beast VHS

    Flick the Beast, Kevin Schwantz VHS, £10.99 from online retailers Time owned: 20 years What’s good: I used to watch this video religiously between the ages of three and five. This video, coupled with...

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  • Glove review: Spada Elite Race

    07 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Glove review: Spada Elite Race

    Spada Elite Race gloves, £79.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What’s good? At half the price of most full-length racing gloves, these immediately grab your attention. Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • Boot review: Sidi Gore-Tex

    07 December 2010 by Simon Brown

    Boot review: Sidi Gore-Tex

    Sidi Gore-Tex boots (superseded by B2 Gore, £210) Miles covered/time: 10,000/three years What’s good? Pretty much everything. I’ve worn these boots most days – summer and winter – for the last three...

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  • Kit Review: Original Buff

    01 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kit Review: Original Buff

    Original Buff, £10.95 Save money on neck warmers in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 15,000/two years What's good? It¹s hard to write about Buff without sounding like I¹m on their payrollŠ but here...

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  • Kit Review: Spada Lunar jacket

    01 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kit Review: Spada Lunar jacket

    Spada Lunar jacket, £109.99 Compare and buy motorcycle jackets in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What's good? It¹s very warm indeed, which is great for such an affordable jacket.

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  • Kit Review: Oxford Moldex earplugs

    01 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kit Review: Oxford Moldex earplugs

    Oxford Moldex earplugs £1.99 Compare and buy earplugs in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 15,000 miles/two years What's good? For the price, these are probably the best piece of motorcycling...

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  • Kit review: Nikwax Glove Proof

    01 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Kit review: Nikwax Glove Proof

    Nikwax Glove Proof, £3.99  Save mney on motorcycle gloves in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 500/two weeks What's good? It¹s hard for me to express fully how immediately impressed I was when I...

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  • Kit review: Muc-Off dirty work wipes

    01 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Kit review: Muc-Off dirty work wipes

    Muc-Off wipes, from £2.49 in the MCN Shop Buy Muc-Off wipes in the MCN Shop  Miles covered/time: three years What's good? The Abbott garage is a place of considerable grease, with...

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  • Kit Review: Harley-Davidson tail pack

    01 December 2010 by Ped Baker

    Kit Review: Harley-Davidson tail pack

    Harley-Davidson tail pack, £159.13 Save £££ on motorcycle luggage in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/six months What's good? This official Harley bag is specifically designed for the...

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