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  • Glove review: Alpinestars GP Plus

    28 October 2010 by Adam Child

    Glove review: Alpinestars GP Plus

    Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves, £120 Miles covered/time: 10,000+/one year What’s good? They have an excellent fit, and are not too tight across the hand (something which often blights my enjoyment of...

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  • Jacket review: Dainese Chiodo TT

    28 October 2010 by Adam Child

    Jacket review: Dainese Chiodo TT

    Dainese Chiodo TT jacket, £349.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/one year What’s good? It’s made from very light, soft leather. It’s works in the pub as well as on the bike, too. There’s still there’s...

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  • Book review: Modern Motorcycle Technology

    28 October 2010 by Ped Baker

    Book review: Modern Motorcycle Technology

    Modern Motorcycle Technology, £17.99 What’s good? Ever wondered what a 3D map of a fuel injection system looks like? Or perhaps puzzled over how a gearbox works? Then this is the book for you. Despite...

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  • Kit review: TomTom Rider Europe

    21 October 2010 by Michael Neeves

    Kit review: TomTom Rider Europe

    TomTom Rider Europe, £244.31 Miles covered: 3000 miles across the UK, Belgium, Ibiza, Sicily, France, Spain and Italy, in and on various bikes and cars. What’s good? Being electrically-illiterate I...

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  • Kit review: Spada Classic 57 gloves

    21 October 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Spada Classic 57 gloves

    Spada Classic 57 gloves, £39.99 Miles covered/time: 300 (dry)/two weeks What’s good? They’re comfortable summer gloves, idea for posing about on vintage bikes. They would suit anyone who wants some...

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  • Kit review: Revit GT2 trousers

    21 October 2010 by James Keen

    Kit review: Revit GT2 trousers

    Revit GT2 trousers, £249.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What’s good? They attach easily onto my RevIt CR jacket with a sturdy 270-degree(ish) zip, so they’re perfect for both touring and...

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  • Kit review: Aerostich Darien fleece liner

    21 October 2010 by Simon Relph

    Kit review: Aerostich Darien fleece liner

    Aerostich Darien fleece liner, $187 (£118) Miles covered/time: 3500/15 months What’s good? Most jacket linings are exactly that – linings, not something you could wear on its own. The (deep breath)...

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  • Kit review: Spada Classic jacket

    21 October 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Spada Classic jacket

    Spada Classic jacket, £195 Miles covered/time: 300 (dry)/two weeks What’s good? The leather is soft, buttery soft. Find yourself touching it when you shouldn’t soft. The cow it came from must have had...

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  • Kit review: Tucano Urbano helmet bag

    06 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Kit review: Tucano Urbano helmet bag

    Tucano Urbano helmet bag, £24.90 Time owned: Four months What’s good? Tucano Urbano does a good line in innovative solutions to the every day impracticalities of motorcycling and this helmet bag is...

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  • Bike part review: Moto Master Flame disc

    06 October 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Moto Master Flame disc, £200 (approx) Miles covered/time: Five months/eight race meetings What’s good? Stopping power, put simply. This saw blade-like rotor is the recommended brand to suit the SBS carbon racing pads in my TZR250 (a similar set-up is used by some World Supersport teams), and between the two parts I can stick my race bike on its nose hard, late and with confidence. Get the best...

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  • Kit review: IXS leather jacket

    06 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kit review: IXS leather jacket

    IXS leather jacket, £119.99 (superseded by X-Jacke Beaver / Heritage / Caldera) Miles covered/time: 6000 miles/one year What’s good? There are two schools of motorcycle fashion. The first is to look...

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  • Trouser review: Weise Titan

    01 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Trouser review: Weise Titan

    Weise Titan textile trousers, £109.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/18 months What’s good? They feel resilient. Fortunately I’ve never had call to put their crash protection capabilities to the test. Save...

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  • Product review: Motul RBF660 brake fluid

    01 October 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Product review: Motul RBF660 brake fluid

    Motul RBF660 brake fluid, around £18 Miles covered/time: Six race meetings What’s good? I hammer the brakes on my race bike, as you might expect. The caliper, pads, disc and master cylinder are all...

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  • Jacket review: Held Rezzato

    01 October 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Jacket review: Held Rezzato

    Held Rezzato £749.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/four months What’s good? It’s leather, but waterproof. It’s not sorcery – just effective use of the Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable membrane. I’ve been...

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  • S-Doc100 visor and helmet cleaner

    22 September 2010 by Liam Marsden

    S-Doc100 visor and helmet cleaner

    S-Doc100 visor and helmet cleaner, £12.95 Time used: One month What’s good?  It’s extremely easy to use. Spray on. Wipe off. Done. The microfiber cloth comes in handy for other things such as...

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  • Part Review: EBC brake discs

    22 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Part Review: EBC brake discs

    EBC brake discs, £112 each Miles covered/time: 1000/four months What’s good? Brake lights used to induce breathless panic as I rode my ageing knacker of a Kawasaki GPZ550. Two warped discs created the...

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  • Held 2570 Freezer Gore-Tex gloves

    22 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Held 2570 Freezer Gore-Tex gloves

    Held 2570 Freezer Gore-Tex gloves, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 4000 miles/nine months What’s good? They’re extremely soft and comfortable, so much so that you won’t believe they could keep you so warm.

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  • Product review: Muc-Off Bike Spray

    22 September 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Product review: Muc-Off Bike Spray

    Muc-Off Bike Spray, £5.99  Time used: Three months What’s good? Spray it onto your bike after a wash and it leaves a ‘non-sticky protective film’. In real life it makes your bike sort of slimy...

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  • Boot review: Vitesse Vulcan boots

    22 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Boot review: Vitesse Vulcan boots

    Vitesse Vulcan boots, 150 Euros (£123) Miles covered/time: 1200/three months  What’s good? Worn under a pair of riding jeans these boots really could pass for trainers at first glance – which I...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei Qwest helmet

    22 September 2010 by Simon Brown

    Helmet review: Shoei Qwest helmet

    Shoei Qwest helmet, £339.99 Miles covered/time: 1500/two months What’s good? Ignoring the name – which sounds like it ought to belong to a low-graphics dungeons and dragons game for the Sinclair...

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  • Triumph Magnetic Tank Bag (20-30 litre)

    21 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Triumph Magnetic Tank Bag (20-30 litre)

    Triumph Magnetic Tank Bag (20-30 litre), £99.99 Miles covered/time: 3700 miles/two months What’s good? The ease of use. Three solid magnets slap down on the fuel tank and hold it securely in place,...

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  • Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots

    17 September 2010 by Mark Holmes

    Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots

    Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots, £199.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What’s good? I was attracted by the understated style of these boots, along with the fact that they’re Gore-Tex...

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  • Kit review: EDZ All Season Base Layer

    17 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kit review: EDZ All Season Base Layer

    EDZ All Season Base Layer, £20 Miles covered/time: 2300 miles/two months What’s good? It’s an extremely soft and lightweight piece of clothing that negates the friction you naturally feel under heavy...

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  • Kit review: Mack’s Pillow Soft earplugs

    17 September 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Kit review: Mack’s Pillow Soft earplugs

    Mack’s Pillow Soft earplugs, £4.29 for two pairs Miles covered/time: 500/one week  What's good? I'm always up for trying something different from the norm otherwise life would be truly static...

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  • Helmet review: Arai RX-7 GP Spencer replica

    17 September 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Helmet review: Arai RX-7 GP Spencer replica

    Arai RX-7 GP Spencer replica, £579.99 Miles covered/time: Three months/2000 miles What’s good? This was a treasured helmet. Freddie designed the original himself, and Arai’s latest homage adds only...

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  • BMW ProTouring Boots

    15 September 2010 by YoungHomer

    BMW ProTouring Boots

    This is my review based on a full year's useage (all seasons) of the BMW ProTouring Boots: COMFORT: They are very comfortable. But see CONSTRUCTION section below. WATERPOOF: The first pair I bought...

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  • Book review: 100 years of Motorcycles

    10 September 2010 by Ped Baker

    Book review: 100 years of Motorcycles

    100 years of Motorcycles, £14.99 What’s good? 100 years of motorcycling documented in just 300 photos is a tough task. It’s a task made even tougher when you’ve got the many thousands of images in...

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  • Helmet review: Shark RSR2 carbon

    10 September 2010 by Simon Relph

    Helmet review: Shark RSR2 carbon

    Shark RSR2 carbon, £449.99 Miles covered/time: 2800/11 months What’s good? I tend to wear this on a daily basis as my commuter helmet, it’s very smart looking with its carbon/kevlar finish on the...

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  • Glove review: Held Titan

    10 September 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Glove review: Held Titan

    Held Titan gloves £199.99 Miles covered/time: Three months/2000 miles What’s good? It’s like sticking your hand in to a fortress, such is the reassuringly tough feeling, but they bed in quickly and...

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