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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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  • Ride review: Weise Corsa

    18 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Weise Corsa

    Showerproof summer jacket has a removeable waterproof layer, which was beaten by a biblical thunderstorm, leaking at neck and in all pockets. It’s very comfy, with good adjusters on the arms but needs...

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  • Ride review: Spada Burnout

    17 August 2017 by Ride reviews

    Ride review: Spada Burnout

    Great spec for a good price: Level 1 back protector, full removable thermal liner, adjusters that work and it didn’t leak on our test. “It fits really well and it works,” said the tester. “But you...

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  • Top 5 Dainese products

    16 August 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 Dainese products

    MCN ShopDainese are a brand that need no introduction. They've provided riding protection for some of the most legendary racers around; Valentino Rossi, Carl Fogarty and Guy Martin to name a few. They're a...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle tail packs

    16 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 motorcycle tail packs

    MCN ShopLast week we showcased MCN's five best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks, so with the touring (warm) season still upon us, we thought we’d continue looking at luggage options for your motorcycle. If you...

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  • Product review: Richa Original Cordura Jeans

    13 August 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: Richa Original Cordura Jeans

    Head of Content, Tim Thompson has been using the Richa Original jeans for the past 4 months, here’s what he thinks of them… Price £149.99  What’s good? Armoured and abrasion resistant jeans are...

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  • Dguard e-call system review

    12 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Dguard e-call system review

    I've been using the £499.99 Dguard e-call system for a while now, and have covered 2500 miles with it fitted. Here's what I think. What’s good? I was fortunate enough to test the very first road-going...

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  • New off-road product showcase

    07 August 2017 by James Archibald

    New off-road product showcase

    MCN ShopSo, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and mess around in the mud, there are a number of new products dropping soon that might spark your interest. These products will be available...

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  • Weise Outlast Sirius women's gloves review

    04 August 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Weise Outlast Sirius women's gloves review

    I've been using these £69.99 Weise Outlast Sirius gloves for four months now and have so far covered 700 miles in them. What’s good? I have piano player’s hands, with long, slim fingers, and I found...

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  • Product review: Dymag UP7X wheels

    04 August 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Product review: Dymag UP7X wheels

    Senior Editor Matt Wildee has fitted a set of Dymag UP7X wheels to his 2000 Yamaha R1 and has covered around 2000 miles with them so far. To measure improvements, he went to the handling loop at...

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  • Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

    02 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

    MCN ShopI tested the Airoh GP 500 Sectors helmet (RRP £359.99) over four weeks, covering 2600 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? This is an instantly comfortable lid. It’s a reassuringly snug fit,...

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  • Top 5 leather race gloves

    27 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 leather race gloves

    MCN ShopThere’s no denying that race gloves look ace and offer great protection in the event of an accident. Here are our top 5 picks of gloves that are currently for sale on the MCN Shop. RST Tractech Evo C...

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  • Top 5 RST products

    27 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 RST products

    MCN ShopIt's no wonder RST are one of the most popular brands in the UK. From suits to boots, you can always rely on them for high quality equipment. We've found five great RST products available on the MCN...

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  • Silvertech bike cover review

    23 July 2017 by Andy Calton

    Silvertech bike cover review

    Editor Andy Calton has spent three months using the £34.99 Silvertech bike cover and has so far been surprised by how well it's holding up. What’s good? This was a bit of an emergency purchase as my...

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  • Product review: TCX Street Ace WP

    22 July 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: TCX Street Ace WP

    Tim Thompson, MCNs Head of Content has been using the TCX Street Ace WP boots for a couple of months now, here’s how he’s found them… What’s good? Boots like this are always going to feel like a...

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