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  • Product review: PMJ Carolina Jeans

    08 October 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: PMJ Carolina Jeans

    With 500 miles of use, here’s what I thought of the PMJ Carolina jeans. What’s good These stretchy, comfy, straight-cut jeans are perfect for those warmer riding days. They are made from Twaron – the...

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  • Product review: 6t9 Crystal Silicone Shine

    06 October 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: 6t9 Crystal Silicone Shine

    I've been using this silicone spray, which costs just over a tenner at £10.69, for three months now. Here's what I think. What’s good? My two year-old Ducati Scrambler FT has that gorgeous matt black...

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  • Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

    30 September 2017 by Adam Child

    Product review: Büse Rain Jacket

    Six months of heavy-duty use have been enough to prove how good this rain jacket is. What’s good? I’ve finally found an over-jacket which is not only robust but waterproof. It’s only taken me 25...

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  • Product review: Buffalo BR30 gloves

    29 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: Buffalo BR30 gloves

    Three months and 2,000 miles later, here’s my thoughts on the Buffalo BR30 gloves. What’s good? These are great, sporty casual gloves. They didn’t take much bedding in to be comfortable and still look...

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  • Product review: Dynojet Power Commander V

    28 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Dynojet Power Commander V

    Dynojet’s Power Commander totally transformed my experience of Suzuki's GSX-S1000 in the three months I was using it. What’s good? The beauty of a well-fettled carb was always its ability to deliver a...

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  • 10 ways to upgrade a Honda Hornet

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    10 ways to upgrade a Honda Hornet

    The Honda Hornet is a cult bike that earned a massive following worldwide, mostly because it's such a jack of all trades, used and loved by everyone. Here's a run-down of ten ways you can improve the...

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  • Product review: W2 Adria-SR Road Boots

    24 September 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: W2 Adria-SR Road Boots

    I've covered around 750 miles in two months with these W2 Adria-SR Road boots that I'm testing. Here’s how I've been getting on with them.  What’s good? Italian brand W2 might not be that well...

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  • Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle Set

    23 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle Set

    I've been using WD-40’s Specialist Motorcycle product set for about four months now. Here’s how I've been getting on with it. What’s good? The WD-40 range is designed to cover all elements of cleaning...

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  • Product review: Draggin Rebel Kevlar Jeans

    22 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Draggin Rebel Kevlar Jeans

    Web Producer, Liam Marsden has spent four months testing Draggin’s Rebel Kevlar jeans, covering 1000 miles. Here’s how he’s been finding them. What’s good? These are the best riding jeans I’ve worn to...

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  • Product review: Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes

    17 September 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes

    I tested these Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes over two months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’d not realised how cumbersome my topbox would be to carry once off the...

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  • Product review: Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves

    16 September 2017 by MCN News

    Product review: Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves

    I tested these Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves (RRP £34.99) for three months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? A glove for under £35 that claims to be waterproof and actually is! I...

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  • Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

    15 September 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

    I tested my HJC R-PHA 11 helmet (RRP £319.99) over three months, covering 3000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I loved the smooth fit and aero stability of the R-PHA 10 sports lid, and this...

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  • Product review: Segura Style jacket

    11 September 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Segura Style jacket

    MCN’s Online Editor, Maria Vallahis has spent 410 miles testing the Segura Style jacket, here how she’s been getting on with it…  What’s good? I absolutely love the style of this cowhide leather...

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  • Zona rear-view system reviewed

    10 September 2017 by Simon Relph

    Zona rear-view system reviewed

    I've been using the Zona rear-view system (£239) for 1500 miles and here's what I think so far. What’s good? If you are fed up with mirrors that show elbows and not much else, this could be for you.

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  • Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

    09 September 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

    I've tested this DXR Charlize leather jacket (RRP £229.99) for two months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’ve never received so many compliments for the look of an item of...

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  • Motorcycle sat navs tested #ride5000miles

    08 September 2017 by MCN News

    Motorcycle sat navs tested #ride5000miles

    If you're planning to #ride5000miles this year a good, reliable motorcycle sat nav is almost a necessity. Some of #ride5000miles members have covered tens of thousands of miles with their sat nav of...

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  • Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    08 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    MCN ShopUgh, it's only the beginning of September and already the sun seems like a distant memory, as grey clouds start to become the norm and clear visors start making more and more appearances. But that...

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  • Top 5 sporty boots

    07 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 sporty boots

    MCN ShopA sturdy pair of boots should be high on every rider's shopping list as they protect one of the most vulnerable areas on a biker. Here are our top 5 picks that are all available from the MCN...

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  • Product Review: Oakely Crossrange R Sunglasses

    06 September 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product Review: Oakely Crossrange R Sunglasses

    Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves has been testing Oakley Crossrange R sunglasses for four months now, here’s his thoughts on them....... Price £138.75 What’s good? Quality shines through with these...

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  • Product review: SW Motech Drybag

    03 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: SW Motech Drybag

    I tested this SW Motech Drybag (RRP £64.99) for one month, covering 2600 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? Faced with an eight-day tour of Norway, I only had one option in mind: this SW...

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  • Product review: TCX Spoke waterproof boots

    02 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Product review: TCX Spoke waterproof boots

    I tested these TCX Spoke waterproof boots (RRP £119.99) over four months, covering 4000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? These are among the most comfortable boots I’ve worn. I’ll happily...

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  • Testing Alpinestars MX gear

    01 September 2017 by Michael Guy

    Testing Alpinestars MX gear

    I tested this Alpinestars MX gear over three months, covering 260 miles. Here's how I got on with their Braap pants (£85.99), jersey £25.99 and Radar Tracker MX gloves (£21.99)... What’s good? Most MX...

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  • Product review: Nitron NTR R3 shock

    31 August 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Nitron NTR R3 shock

    I tested this Nitron NTR R3 shock (RRP £816) over 18 months, covering around 4000 miles.  Here's how I got on... What’s good? For the cash, very nearly everything. Nitron shocks are high-end...

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  • Shark Spartan review

    27 August 2017 by Andy Calton

    Shark Spartan review

    I've been using the £389.99 Shark Spartan for six months now and in that time have covered 2000 miles. Here's what I think. What’s good? The fit immediately felt good – even for a speccy rider like...

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  • AlcoSense Pro Fuel Cell Breathalyser review

    26 August 2017 by Simon Relph

    AlcoSense Pro Fuel Cell Breathalyser review

    What’s good? I think it’s fair to say that we all avoid drinking and driving like the plague, but you may have done it unwittingly, by driving the morning after a big night out drinking. This can be...

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  • Shoei Hornet ADV review

    25 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Shoei Hornet ADV review

    I've spent six months using Shoei's £529.99 Hornet ADV helmet, and here are my thoughts so far. What’s good? Like all Shoei helmets, the build quality is outstanding. Everything clicks and snaps into...

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  • Tucano Urbano Swift glove review

    24 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Tucano Urbano Swift glove review

    I've been using these Tucano Urbano Swift gloves (£69.99) for eight months and in that time they've become my go-to gloves. Here's what I think. What’s good? These gloves from stylish Italian...

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  • Ride review: Buse Asola

    21 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Buse Asola

    Nicely finished jacket with neoprene collar. The tester would have liked more adjustment on the neck popper and felt that the adjusters on the arm could have held the elbow armour in position more...

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  • Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

    20 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

    Well-specified (includes a Level 2 back protector) and comfortable jacket works in all temperatures. External pockets are fiddly though and a little rain got in at the waist. “Might be cured if zipped...

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  • Review: Weise Venus ladies jacket

    20 August 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Review: Weise Venus ladies jacket

    I've been testing the Weise Venus ladies jacket (RRP £169.99) over four months now and have covered 700 miles. Here's what I think so far... The review — What’s good? The jacket fits well and having...

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  • Hein Gericke's Tuareg Denali jacket reviewed

    19 August 2017 by Simon Brown

    Hein Gericke's Tuareg Denali jacket reviewed

    I tested this Hein Gericke Tuareg Denali jacket (RRP £416.99) over three months covering 2000 miles.  Here's how I got on... The review — What's good? This jacket puts me in mind of the sort of...

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  • Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

    19 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

    Mesh jacket with a removeable waterproof liner is superbly comfortable, with decent adjusters to refine the fit. No back protector but CE shoulder and elbow armour. Air streams through the mesh: great...

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