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  • Alpinestars Diplomatic jacket: first findings

    07 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Alpinestars Diplomatic jacket: first findings

    In short, bloody ace for messing around in the snow. Gore-tex technology within ensures you feel nothing but warmth, and even a snowball forced down the back will struggle to make an impression, owing...

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  • Kit review: Cruz tools Econokit H2

    31 December 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Kit review: Cruz tools Econokit H2

    Cruz tools Econokit H2, £29.99 Miles covered/time: 40,000/three years What’s good? This is a very small and light emergency toolkit, which you can stick in a rucksack or tankbag and forget about,...

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  • Product review: Mark 49 Halcyon goggles

    23 December 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Product review: Mark 49 Halcyon goggles

    Mark 49 Halcyon goggles, £49.99 Miles covered/time: 500/one year What’s good? There is no real need to wear goggles like these, which makes them all the more charming.  They stop your eyes...

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  • Product review: Buff original

    23 December 2009 by Guy Procter

    Product review: Buff original

    Buff Original, £13 Miles covered/time: 2400/3 months What's good? The older I get the more I appreciate the tiny areas of my life I've been able to get right. This is one. My Buff bridges the chilly...

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  • Product review: Oxford HotHands

    23 December 2009 by Simon Relph

    Product review: Oxford HotHands

    Oxford HotHands, £49.99 Miles covered/time: 1300/three months What’s good? Oxford HotHand overgrips are designed as a quick solution to cold hands in the winter, easy to fit, simple to wire in and do...

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  • Helmet review: Shark RSR2 Carbon

    23 December 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Helmet review: Shark RSR2 Carbon

    Shark RSR2 Carbon Helmet, £439.99 (£291.99 in the MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good? I crashed and I’m not any more stupid than I was before. I’m not any uglier either. Win. As...

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  • Suit review: Spyke Speed Evo

    23 December 2009 by Rob Hull

    Suit review: Spyke Speed Evo

    Spyke Speed Evo one-piece suit, £1200 Miles covered/time: 6000/one year What’s good? This kangaroo and cowhide mix leather suit fits like the proverbial glove – that might be because it’s cut for...

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  • Alpinestars Shibuya shoes review

    23 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Alpinestars Shibuya shoes review

    These shoes are pretty-much for scooter use only, as they don't have a gear change pad on the left foot. That said, they have one fantastic feature that will suit every rider, no matter what they ride...

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  • Product review: Polar buff

    17 December 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Product review: Polar buff

    Polar Buff, £23 Miles covered/time: 1000/six months years What’s good? It’s much warmer than a normal buff, and it will make long winter journeys far more pleasant. It’s not completely wind proof...

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  • Product review: Cargo net

    17 December 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Product review: Cargo net

    Unbranded cargo net, stolen off Marc Abbott (£5.99 in the MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 7000/nine months What’s good? You can stuff it in your pocket for when you need it. You can fit almost anything...

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  • Boot review: Dainese Axial Race

    17 December 2009 by Adam Child

    Boot review: Dainese Axial Race

    Dainese Axial Race boots, £279.99 Miles covered/time: 20,000 miles/one year. What’s good? As with my gloves (see left) I’ve used these boots for everything from touring to racing. Save £££s on...

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  • Glove review: Dainese Full Metal Racer

    17 December 2009 by Adam Child

    Glove review: Dainese Full Metal Racer

    Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves, £199.99 Miles covered/time: 40,000-plus/three years What’s good? This is my second pair of Full Metal Dainese gloves, and for comfort and feel I can’t recommend them...

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  • Leathers review: Dainese Mission one-piece

    17 December 2009 by Adam Child

    Leathers review: Dainese Mission one-piece

    Dainese Mission one-piece, £1659.99 Miles covered/time: 60,000-plus/three years What’s good? In over ten years of professionally testing bikes these are the best leathers I’ve ever owned or...

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  • Top 10 textile trousers

    09 December 2009 by Rob Hull

    Top 10 textile trousers

    From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your top 10 textile trousers. Save cash on motorcycle trousers 1. Alpinestars ST-5 Drystar, RRP: £179.99 MCN Shop best price: £179.99 from Midlands...

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  • Kit review: SBS Dual Carbon race pads

    09 December 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Kit review: SBS Dual Carbon race pads

    SBS Dual Carbon race pads £32/caliper Tester: Chris Newbigging Miles covered/time: One race season What’s good? Feel is a problem with my TZR250’s brake set-up – standard calipers are crap, so I’ve...

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  • Kit review: Scorpion Exo 1000

    09 December 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Kit review: Scorpion Exo 1000

    Scorpion Exo 1000, £265 (plain black is £259) Tester: Laura Kennerley Miles covered/time: 1500 miles/one month What's good? The everclear anti-fog visor didn't steam up once, not even in the most...

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  • Kit review: Merino Buff

    09 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Kit review: Merino Buff

    Merino Buff, £21 Tester: Marc Abbott Miles covered/time: 1000/one month What's good? It’s soft, it’s long (so easily doubles up for twice the thickness on especially cold days) it doesn’t require...

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  • Kit review: Frank Thomas X Terrain Trousers

    09 December 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Frank Thomas X Terrain Trousers

    Frank Thomas X Terrain Trousers, £129.99 Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 4000/five months What’s good? The armour is very well positioned so that when you are riding the bike it perfectly...

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  • Kit review: Frank Thomas X Terrain Jacket

    09 December 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Kit review: Frank Thomas X Terrain Jacket

    Frank Thomas X Terrain Jacket, £169.99 Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 4000/five months What’s good? It’s really warm, even with the inner lining removed. With the lining in and zipped up...

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  • Review: Muc-off chain cleaner

    02 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Review: Muc-off chain cleaner

    Muc-off chain cleaner, £5.99 Miles covered/time: 5000/seven months What's good? Who wouldn’t want a clean chain? This spray is terribly easy to use once you’ve got your bike up on a centrestand or...

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  • Review: Halfords Professional 32mm socket

    02 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Review: Halfords Professional 32mm socket

    Halfords Professional 32mm socket, part of £21.99 set Miles covered/time: 80,000/10 years What's good? If there’s one easily-transported workshop accessory that 90% of motorcyclists need it’s a...

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  • Product review: EDZ Multitube Neck Warmer

    02 December 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: EDZ Multitube Neck Warmer

    EDZ Multitube Neck Warmer £12.50 Miles covered/time: 5000/4 months. What’s good? In my advancing years I feel the cold more on the old Gregory, so a neck tube is part of my daily riding kit, even in...

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  • Jacket review: Alpinestars Stunt 2

    02 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Jacket review: Alpinestars Stunt 2

    Alpinestars Stunt 2 jacket, £279.95 (replaced by new Stunt in 2009, now £349.95) Miles covered/time: 15,000/two and a half years What's good? A little over snug to begin with, but after a month of...

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  • Shoei X-Spirit II: first impressions

    02 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Shoei X-Spirit II: first impressions

    I've been riding in the successor to Shoei's legendary X-Spirit for a few months now. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The last 1000 miles have taught me that it's just as comfortable as the previous...

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  • Official BSB season review DVD

    02 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Official BSB season review DVD

    Got seven hours to spare? Of course you have. If you're looking for the ideal way to either drive the in-laws out of the living room or lock yourself away with your own telly this christmas, then this...

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  • Shoei Raid II review

    27 November 2009 by dave davis

    I've owned my Shoei Raid II helmet now for a little over 2 years. I bought the helmet after reading the Ride magazine helmet review. It was the only independent review at the time and featured a varied range of helmets available to UK riders. The Raid II scored very highly in the impact and abrasion tests and earned a "Ride recommended triangle" as a best buy, if my memory serves me correct. In...

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  • Jamie Whitham's Motorbike Workshop

    27 November 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Jamie Whitham's Motorbike Workshop

    One and a half hours spent sitting in front of the telly watching casually-clothed ex-BSB champ James Whitham could save you hundreds of pounds. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs Whether you own a...

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  • Product review: Motrax HP Chain Lube

    25 November 2009 by Guy Procter

    Product review: Motrax HP Chain Lube

    Motrax HP Chain Lube £11.48 Time: Three months What’s good? It’s amazing how widely the ability of chain lube to annoy or assist you is – and how misleading the tins can be. I’ve been suckered into...

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  • Product review: Motrax Chain Cleaner

    25 November 2009 by Guy Procter

    Product review: Motrax Chain Cleaner

    Motrax Chain Cleaner £8.98 Time: Three months What’s good? I used to be scorned for my inability to maintain my chain, but the truth is I just thought chain cleaning meant breaking the chain, getting...

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  • Leathers review: Berik 7932 1-piece

    25 November 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Leathers review: Berik 7932 1-piece

    Product: Berik 7932 1-piece £699 Miles covered/time: 2000/four races/three trackdays What’s good? When I first got these, I suspected they could be just fashion leathers – not up to the repeated rough...

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