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  • Helmet review: AGV GP Tech

    03 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    Helmet review: AGV GP Tech

    Product name: AGV GP Tech, £399.99 Miles covered/time: 5000/one year Contact: www.moto-direct.co.uk What’s good? Best thing about it: It’s a really close fitting lid, but not uncomfortably so, and as...

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  • Review: Knox back protector

    03 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Review: Knox back protector

    Product name: Knox back protector, £99.99 Miles covered/time: 10,000/six years Contact: www.planet-knox.co.uk Compare and buy Knox armour What’s good? Unlike other back protectors I’ve worn, this big...

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  • Leathers review: Teknic Xcelerator suit

    03 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Leathers review: Teknic Xcelerator suit

    Product name: Teknic Xcelerator suit, £799.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/one year Compare and buy Teknic suits What’s good? The fit is amazing, and the part-kangaroo construction helps contribute to a...

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  • Boot review: TCX Competizione S

    03 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Boot review: TCX Competizione S

    Product name: TCX Competizione S, £179.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/one year Compare and buy TCX Competizione S boots What’s good? The rugged construction is really reassuring, and has shrugged off a...

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  • Helmet review: Bell M5X

    03 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Helmet review: Bell M5X

    Product: Bell M5X, £324.99 Miles covered/time: 500/3 months Compare and buy a Bell M5X What’s good? Protection. This is the second M5X I’ve smacked my head in, and both times it has been a hard...

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  • Glove review: Furygan FRG-06

    25 June 2009 by Marc Potter

    Glove review: Furygan FRG-06

    What’s good? These ridiculously short gloves are the new breed of supermoto glove. But forget all that, they’re some of the best summer gloves you could want to ride in. They blow through so much air...

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  • Helmet review: Shark RSR2

    25 June 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Helmet review: Shark RSR2

    What’s good? This is one of the comfiest helmets I’ve ever worn. The lining took a week’s worth of riding to bed in, which I was impressed with. The thickness of the visors mean misting isn’t really a...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei Hornet DS

    25 June 2009 by Ped Baker

    Helmet review: Shoei Hornet DS

    What's good? Stylish Off-road look but with all the practical touches of a road lid. Vents on the brow and rear of the helmet give a good flow of air, the chin vent less so but I've yet to suffer...

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  • Jacket review: Furygan Blade Ventile

    25 June 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Jacket review: Furygan Blade Ventile

    What’s good? The overall fit of this jacket is excellent. With the thermal lining fitted it provides a snug, warm fit, and without it provides plenty of flexibility without feeling baggy. The back...

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  • Review: Apple iPhone

    19 June 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Review: Apple iPhone

    Product: Apple iPhone (Free depending on contract) Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 9000 What’s good? It's got Google Maps built in, so provided you can get a signal it will tell you...

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  • Review: Aerostich small fleece bag

    19 June 2009 by Ped Baker

    Review: Aerostich small fleece bag

    Product Aerostich small fleece bag £6 (small size) Tester Ped Baker Time owned 6000 miles/5 years What's good? The modern tank bag is usually a mess of Ipods, phones, sat navs and associated clutter.

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  • Review: Arai RX-7 Corsair

    19 June 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Review: Arai RX-7 Corsair

    Product Arai RX-7 Corsair £499.99 (plain white excluding paint job) Tester Michael Neeves Miles covered/time 10,000-plus/two years What’s good? Fit, quality, ventilation, looks and visor mechanism...

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  • Review: Alpinestars Racing Replica suit

    19 June 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Review: Alpinestars Racing Replica suit

    Product Alpinestars Racing Replica suit £1799 Tester Michael Neeves Miles covered/time A season’s racing/14 months What’s good? I came away unscathed after a 4th gear, 120mph crash at Thruxton, the...

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  • 10 great Fathers Day gifts

    16 June 2009 by James Keen

    10 great Fathers Day gifts

    Fathers day - what a hassle. Not because you have to get the old man a present, it's figuring out what to buy and finding time to buy it that's the problem. That's why we've compiled this list of...

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  • Review: MCA Hydraulic Cable Oiler

    10 June 2009 by Simon Relph

    Review: MCA Hydraulic Cable Oiler

    What’s good? Cables always stiffen up with time and quite often seize. To combat this I have been using a hydraulic cable oiler. Once fitted onto the end of a cable you simple wind in the thread and...

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  • Jacket review: Hein Gericke PSX-R

    10 June 2009 by Trevor Franklin

    Jacket review: Hein Gericke PSX-R

    What’s good? £140 for a quality leather jacket! Can’t be right. But it was and still is. This jacket also came with matching trousers (£120) and together they’ve suffered the worst of all seasons, got...

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  • Jacket review: Dainese Tucson Gore-Tex jacket

    10 June 2009 by gjgj

    Jacket review: Dainese Tucson Gore-Tex jacket

    What’s good? Take the lining out and it’s a great summer jacket because it’s so breathable. People think I must be hot, but it’s actually cooler than a leather jacket. Put the lining in and it’s a...

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  • Boot review: Dainese Gore-Tex Tour

    10 June 2009 by Trevor Franklin

    Boot review: Dainese Gore-Tex Tour

    What’s good? These boots are so good. What makes them good? The fact I wear them on and off bikes without discomfort (no armour involved); they have never leaked; they haven’t fallen to bits. In...

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  • Helmet review: Arai Atro-R

    10 June 2009 by John Westlake

    Helmet review: Arai Atro-R

    What’s good: For the first time in my 20-year journalistic career I’m writing a review of a lid without having to comment on its ability to absorb impacts. Hurrah for me. It’s as comfortable as the...

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  • Product review: Putoline RS959 two-stroke oil

    05 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Product review: Putoline RS959 two-stroke oil

    What’s good? This fully synthetic oil comes highly recommended by racers and Suzuki RGV250 aficionados who reckon it’s the perfect match for the screaming two-stroke V-twin. Can be run as pre-mix or...

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  • Glove review: Hein Gericke Race Mesh gloves

    05 June 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Glove review: Hein Gericke Race Mesh gloves

    What’s good? Lightweight summer gloves provide that a reasonable amount of protection without cooking your hands in hot weather. I got them to wear while at Simon Pavey’s off-road training school, but...

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  • Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

    05 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

    What’s good? I hate flashy kit because it makes me feel a dick when I get overtaken by CB500s, but I still love techie stuff. Which makes these perfect. Standard issue to some cop riders, they’re...

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  • Jacket review: Lewis Gear Vintage Jacket

    05 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Jacket review: Lewis Gear Vintage Jacket

    What’s good? I love the subtle look of this jacket which I use for daily commuting on a bike and on my scooter around town. It’s comfortable and with the lining in place it’s warm and practical with...

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  • Kriega US20 tailpack review

    28 May 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Kriega US20 tailpack review

    Kriega US20 tailpack, £59 Miles covered: 2400/two years What’s good? A cracking bit of kit that’s easy to use and so simple to fit even a girl can manage it. The stuff sack is fully waterproof and,...

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  • Rev'it Fahrenheit gloves review

    28 May 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Rev'it Fahrenheit gloves review

    Rev’it Fahrenheit gloves, £69.99 Miles covered: 1500/two years What’s good? Because these are three-season gloves (waterproof and suitable for milder days) there’s less padding to hinder feel.

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  • EDZ All-Season Base Layer review

    28 May 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    EDZ All-Season Base Layer review

    EDZ All-Season Base Layer, £50 Miles covered: 5000/two years What’s good? I won’t wear one-piece leathers without this – it’s become indispensable. It helps getting in and out of the suit, wicks...

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  • Akito Desert Suit review

    28 May 2009 by Rob Hull

    Akito Desert Suit review

    Akito Desert suit, £179.98 Miles covered: 2000/one year What’s good? With such a massive range of similar adventure-style suits out there, it’s incredible that this suit has all these features for...

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  • Helmet review: RX-7 Corsair

    28 May 2009 by Andy Downes

    Helmet review: RX-7 Corsair

    Time owned: 14,000/18 months What’s good? The fact that my head is absolutely fine despite a 65mph highside on track which resulted in several hard impacts and a lot of sliding too. I loved this lid.

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