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Helmet review: Schuberth C3

Helmet review: Schuberth C3

Best thing about it: I’d never used a flip-up lid before but this Schuberth has been a revelation – no heavier than a full-face lid, great pinlock visor, integrated black visor that slides up and down...

Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

Best thing about it: They’re worn by multiple Dakar winner Cyril Despres so their pedigree is undoubted. These are not a full-on MX boot, but make a brilliant road boot for the GS man...

Helmet review: Sparx S-07 retro helmet

Helmet review: Sparx S-07 retro helmet

Best thing about it: If you crash wearing a Sparx helmet, they will replace it free of charge. If you supply them with a Police report and tell them how you thought their lid faired, you get...

Glove review: Spidi Penta

Glove review: Spidi Penta

Best thing about it: I was wearing these gloves when I high sided Max Biaggi Alstare Suzuki WSB bike. During the 100mph crash I put my hands out to break the fall and rolled for about 30 metres on...

Tankbag review: Held Task tankbag

Tankbag review: Held Task tankbag

Best thing about it: Cavernous, superbly made and waterproof. 15 litres capacity is enough to fit a change of clothes and shoes for a daily commute or alternatively all the phone, sat nav, chargers,...

Jacket review: Alpinestars Stella RK5

Jacket review: Alpinestars Stella RK5

Best thing about it: It’s good to find a jacket that’s not just a scaled down version of the blokes but has been tailored to fit the female form. I’ve worn this in all weathers most recently I've been...

Glove review: Alpinestars Gore-Tex 365 gloves

Glove review: Alpinestars Gore-Tex 365 gloves

Best thing about it: Absolutely peerless combination of waterproofing, protection and feel. So often, winter gloves sacrifice one in favour of the other – not these, they’re proper comfy and allow...

Jacket review: Hein Gericke Tuareg Rallye GTX III jacket

Jacket review: Hein Gericke Tuareg Rallye GTX III jacket

Best thing about it: Chuck the waterproof, insulated lining in and it will keep you toasty warm in sideways rain and sleet. I wore it on a ride from Silverstone to Cornwall and the only reason I...

Helmet review: Shoei Raid II

Helmet review: Shoei Raid II

Best thing about it: The comfort is hard to beat. The Raid II was comfortable right from the off and pretty quiet too, although earplugs are still a must. But what really drew me to this particular...

Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

Best thing about it: If I was forced to only have one pair of bike boots, it would be these. They’re lightweight, waterproof and give plenty of feel, but an 80mph slide and tumble failed to damage the...

Jacket review: Arlen Ness LJ-3177

Jacket review: Arlen Ness LJ-3177

Best thing about it: Its chunky leather and Kevlar panels saved my skin in an accident. The zipper on the left cuff was ground off and the arm sustained scuffs, but despite going down quite hard on my...

Is it wrong to fall in love with a torque wrench?

Is it wrong to fall in love with a torque wrench?

Call me sad, but I quite often get attached to my tools (and no, I'm not talking about after-hours superglue experiments, here). Today, I became the proud owner of a Siegen 3/8in square-drive...

S-Doc 100 motorcycle cleaner rated

S-Doc 100 motorcycle cleaner rated

I’ve spent the last year washing my bikes (and, very occasionally, my Seat Alhambra) with this fairly expensive, yet devastatingly effective cleaning gel. It comes in 100ml (£1.50), 1-litre (£15), and...

Klan Hot Sport waistcoat and Bering Banks coat rated

Klan Hot Sport waistcoat and Bering Banks coat rated

These two items are making the Arctic weather we’re getting lately infinitely more bearable. The heated waistcoat comes with an on-off switch and leads that attach directly to your bike’s battery. It...

Alpinestars 365 Gore-tex gloves - perfect for igloo building

Alpinestars 365 Gore-tex gloves - perfect for igloo building

Having proved themselves through autumn and winter in some of the grottiest conditions known to man, my Alpinestars 365 Gore-tex gloves were put to the sternest test last week. It took two and a half...

MCN Valentines Day gift guide

MCN Valentines Day gift guide

There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of the products you can browse and compare prices on, broken down into gifts for her and...

Valentines gifts for him in the MCN Shop

Valentines gifts for him in the MCN Shop

There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of presents for him available from big biking brands such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Kriega and...

Valentines gifts for her in the MCN Shop

Valentines gifts for her in the MCN Shop

There are tons of Valentine's Day gift ideas in the MCN Shop. Here's just a small selection of presents for her available from big biking brands such as Alpinestars, Dainese, Shoei and Draggin...

Five best products for the Triumph Daytona 675

Five best products for the Triumph Daytona 675

Triumph’s Daytona 675 flies the flag for British sports bike engineering and style. In this weeks’ MCN, we’ll show you how it compares to its rivals on the track. Triumph Daytona 675s for...

The top 30 motorcycle helmets in the MCN Shop

We know you don't have time to go around to all the dealers and shops to find your perfect lid. So we've grouped together our top 30 selling helmets all on one page so you can pick the one that is right for you. AGV Longway AGV S4 AGV Airtech Arai RX7 Corsair Caberg Trip Laser LZ6 Takachi TK-30 AGV Ti-Tech Evolution Shoei Raid 2 Vemar TA12K Vega AGV Stealth ...

What's popular this week in the MCN Shop

What's popular this week in the MCN Shop

The MCN Shop now stocks over 55,000 products from 15 major online retailers including GetGeared, M&P, Grand Prix Legends and the winners of the MCN motorcycle clothing & accessory retailer of...

Save money on bike kit with the MCN Shop

Save money on bike kit with the MCN Shop

Whatever aspect of biking you're into, the MCN Shop lets you compare products from different retailers in one place, making sure you get a good deal on your new bike kit. Browse for other...

Christmas gift of the day: Kriega stash wallet

Christmas gift of the day: Kriega stash wallet

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Christmas gift of the day; Alpinestars scout beanie

Christmas gift of the day; Alpinestars scout beanie

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Christmas gift of the day: Givi T429 Tank bag

Christmas gift of the day: Givi T429 Tank bag

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Christmas gift of the day: Biker kit rack

Christmas gift of the day: Biker kit rack

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Winter entertainment for bikers

Winter entertainment for bikers

Is the bike tucked up for winter? Or are you riding less and less as the weather gets colder and nights get shorter? Here's a few ideas to keep you busy over winter and deal with the...

Christmas gift of the day: Steve McQueen Triumph model

Christmas gift of the day: Steve McQueen Triumph model

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

The top 5 winter gloves

The top 5 winter gloves

If you're going to be riding through this winter then one of your top priorities should be making sure you have good quality all-weather gloves. Your hands are stuck out in the wind and have a...

Neck warmers tested by high-mileage riding instructors

Neck warmers tested by high-mileage riding instructors

An effective neck warmer is essential equipment for cold weather riding. Stay snug this winter with this guide to some of the most comfortable, functional and toasty neck tubes,...

The top 5 battery chargers

The top 5 battery chargers

The fact is that in winter most of us will use the bike less. When the weather's bad weekend riding is less appealing and over the Christmas break there's usually too much going on to get out on the...

The top 5 winter thermals

The top 5 winter thermals

Believe it or not, properly designed and fitted thin thermal under layers will do a much better job of keeping you warm than a bulky jumper or hoodie. Here's a run down of some of the top...

How to stop your visor misting this winter

How to stop your visor misting this winter

Good visibility is crucial to staying safe when riding this winter and a big barrier to that is the age old problem of visor misting. As temperatures drop the likelihood of this problem occuring is...

The top 5 all-weather boots for winter

The top 5 all-weather boots for winter

Winter is coming and nobody likes wet socks. But have no fear, luckily MCN's sister title RiDE recently conducted a test to determine the top 5 all-weather boots to help keep you...

The top 5 biking backpacks

The top 5 biking backpacks

MCN's sister title RiDE recently conducted an in-depth test in order to find out which are the best backpacks for motorcyclists. Here's their list of the top 5 backpacks available today. Click...

Video: BKS Silverstone Toseland suit review

BKS has released its first set of leathers since MotoGP Brit James Toseland started racing in them and we've got a pair to video review. Shop for leather motorcycle suits here Check out the video below to see the Silverstone suit in detail, see it in action on the road and find out what our product man, Michael Carrol, thinks of it.