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Glove review: Halvarsson Dryway

Glove review: Halvarsson Dryway

Best thing about it: They’re great value for money and have kept me warm and dry through some awful weather. I’ve worn them in below freezing conditions and also torrential rain and they’ve never...

Helmet review: Arai Tour X

Helmet review: Arai Tour X

Best thing about it: Versatility is the key – you can choose whether to have the full-on off-road look with goggles or fit a visor. Really quick and easy to adapt between the two. Compare and buy...

Boot review: Puma 1000

Boot review: Puma 1000

Best thing about it: When your foot is in it, it’s one of the most comfortable boots I’ve worn. Loads a feel through the sole, very water-resistant for a non-WP boot and all the Puma kit has a certain...

Jacket review: Frank Thomas Bullit Retro jacket

Jacket review: Frank Thomas Bullit Retro jacket

Best bit: The look, it’s awesome. It doesn’t just look good, it’s well put together and just wearing it can make my day. The leather is high quality and smells amazing. Even though it’s retro looking...

Suit review: Rev-It GP Replica suit

Suit review: Rev-It GP Replica suit

Best bit? The way they stood up to a 60mph highside (resulting in a toasty fireball) at Brands Hatch last year, leaving just a tiny hole in the elbow which, for the money was a very impressive...

Top 10 flip-front helmets

Top 10 flip-front helmets

Flip-front helmets offer the looks of a full-face with the flexibility of an open-face. Need to open your visor to slip a cigarette in or pay for petrol? You’ll be wanting one of these… Compare and...

Helmet review: AGV K-series

Helmet review: AGV K-series

What’s good: Cheap for a big-brand lid and available in a cool choice of paint schemes. The K-series got 3 stars in the SHARP tests, has a removable washable lining and a seat-belt style strap. For...

Suit review: Aerostich Roadcrafter suit

Suit review: Aerostich Roadcrafter suit

Best bits: The top-to-bottom zip arrangement means you can get in or out of the suit in less than ten seconds and it fits over your normal clothes. The fabric is more substantial than any other...

Jeans review: Red Route Street Kevlar jeans

Jeans review: Red Route Street Kevlar jeans

Best bit: Comfort, convenience and added level of protection over standard jeans when riding in summer on short journeys. Worst bit: They are so comfortable as to become a tempting replacement on...

MCN survey results: Top 10 helmets under £100

MCN survey results: Top 10 helmets under £100

As voted for by you.... The ratings in this test were all proviced by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey. Each week in MCN we bring you the latest results from our survey,...

MCN survey results: Top 10 summer gloves over £100

MCN survey results: Top 10 summer gloves over £100

As voted for by you.... The ratings in this test were all proviced by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey. Each week in MCN we bring you the latest results from our survey,...

Celebrating St. George's Day

Celebrating St. George's Day

In honour of St. George's Day, we've rounded up some of the best biking gear out there for displaying your patriotism and paying tribute to everyone's favourite dragon-slayer. Compare and buy over...

Suit review: Hein Gericke PSX-R

Suit review: Hein Gericke PSX-R

Best thing about it: The only waterproof clothing I’ve owned that’s comfortable on a sportsbike. It’s a ‘three season’ suit, so it’s not too thick, and the look/cut suits sportsbikes. Worst thing...

Glove review: Hein Gericke Pathan

Glove review: Hein Gericke Pathan

Best thing about it: Toasty warmth and total waterproofing without costing a fortune. The design is simple, the gloves aren’t too bulky and they don’t compromise feel for the controls. I’ve had...

Back protector review: Forcefield Pro L2

Back protector review: Forcefield Pro L2

Best thing about it: Safety – one big crash plus countless smaller moped racing crashes have been dealt with. Comfort is excellent - the rubber/foam mix softens with body heat to fit your back...

Glove review: Spada Force 2

Glove review: Spada Force 2

Best thing about it: Pleasantly armoured knuckles. I’m not sure of the protective value of them but they give the impression you could punch through walls. They are waterproof, quite warm and give a...

Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-tex

Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-tex

Best thing about it: They are completely waterproof, extremely comfortable and well armoured. Even though they aren’t winter boots I wore them all year and combined with a pair of thermal socks they...

Ten SHARP five-star helmets

Ten SHARP five-star helmets

Want to know what the government’s testers reckon are the most protective lids. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets Our recent helmet buying guide supplement showcased the best lids on the market...

MCN survey results: Top 10 slip-on exhausts

MCN survey results: Top 10 slip-on exhausts

As voted for by you.... The ratings in this test were all proviced by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey. Each week in MCN we bring you the latest results from our survey,...

Product review: Hein Gericke PSX-R

Product review: Hein Gericke PSX-R

Product name: Hein Gericke PSX-R Name of tester: Chris Newbigging Cost: £299.99/£249.99 Still available? Yes  Miles covered: 1200 Time owned: 8 months  Best thing about it: The only...

Product review: Spada Force 2 gloves

Product review: Spada Force 2 gloves

Product: Spada Force 2 gloves Tester: Samuel Pinney Cost: £40.49 Still available: Yes, http://www.motorcyclenews.com Miles covered: 6000 Time owned: One year  Best thing about it: Pleasantly...

Product review: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots

Product review: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots

Product: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots Tester: Samuel Pinney Cost: £199.99 Still available: No, superseded by Vertigo Gore-tex Mega http://www.motorcyclenews.com Miles covered: 6000 Time owned: One...

Forcefield Pro L2 product review

Forcefield Pro L2 product review

Product name: Forcefield Pro L2 Name of tester: Chris Newbigging Cost: £99.99 Still available? Yes  Miles covered: 5000 Time owned: Two years Best thing about it: Safety – one big crash plus...

MCN's top helmets of all time

MCN's top helmets of all time

To accompany the MCN Helmet Guide, free with the April 15 issue of MCN, here MCN staff give the lowdown on the best helmets they’ve ever worn. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets in the MCN Shop The...

MCN survey results: Top 10 one-piece suits for under £600

MCN survey results: Top 10 one-piece suits for under £600

As voted for by you.... The ratings in this test were all proviced by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey. Each week in MCN we bring you the latest results from our survey,...

New government helmet safety ratings

New government helmet safety ratings

Safety ratings for 28 crash helmets have been unveiled by government testers. The helmets have been tested in the Department for Transport’s Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme (SHARP).

Glove review: Spidi Fjord H2OUT gloves

Glove review: Spidi Fjord H2OUT gloves

Cost: £89 Still available? Yes. www.spidi.com Miles covered: 2000 Time owned: 4 months Best thing about it: These are the first waterproof gloves I’ve owned which are actually waterproof. I’ve ridden...

Glove review: Alpinestars SP-1 glove

Glove review: Alpinestars SP-1 glove

Product name: Alpinestars SP-1 glove Cost: £89.95 Still available: Yes. www.alpinestars.com Miles covered: 1500 Time owned: six months Best thing about it: A great pair of gloves for colder summer...

One-piece suit review: Berik Laser Titanium

One-piece suit review: Berik Laser Titanium

Best thing about it: I don’t care what you say, they look the business. It’s a cowhide construction and for the first time for Berik has titanium external sliders. I haven’t crash tested the suit,...

Jacket review: Dainese Zentex

Jacket review: Dainese Zentex

Best thing about it: If you plan to ride on the continent during the peak of summer, leathers are unbearably hot, especially in town. This jacket has large mess panels on the chest and back which let...

Jacket review: Dainese Planet GORE-TEX

Jacket review: Dainese Planet GORE-TEX

Best thing about it: Despite years of use it still doesn’t let in a drop water even in prolonged torrential rain. Surprisingly warm in winter – warmer than some full-length jackets I’ve tried -yet...

Product review: Scottoiler FS365 Protector Spray

Product review: Scottoiler FS365 Protector Spray

Best thing about it: As an antidote to the horribly salty British winter roads the FS365 Protector Spray is just one part of the armoury needed to keep corrosion at bay. I use it after every ride when...

Luggage review: Givi T410 tankbag

Luggage review: Givi T410 tankbag

Best thing about it: Use it most days when split down into the lightweight base but can handle some serious amounts of luggage when needed too. Fantastic build quality. I only got this bag to replace...

Glove review: Hein Gericke Storm

Glove review: Hein Gericke Storm

Best thing about it: They’re the most comfortable bike gloves I’ve owned and still waterproof after a decade. I’ve tried other all-season gloves with more conspicuous protection but have always...

Glove review: Rev'it Stealth

Glove review: Rev'it Stealth

Best thing about it: Loads of protection offered from a very reasonably priced track glove. Particularly like the double cuff closure and the surrounding CPS Cuff Protection System and the oversized...

MCN survey results: Top 10 full-face helmets under £150

MCN survey results: Top 10 full-face helmets under £150

The ratings in this test were all provided by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey. Fill the survey out here Nitro N810-VX £119.99 The N810-VX is one of the range...