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  • Review: Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots

    05 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Review: Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots

    I've been wearing the £289.99 Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots for four months now, and this is how they've held up. What’s good? I’ve got a bad left ankle from an old rugby injury, so finding boots that offer...

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  • RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

    05 July 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Ammo Lightning Power Gel

    This gel cleaner stays where it’s sprayed, but neither bottles we had fanned: just spot sprayed, hampering coverage. It worked really well, didn’t dry out and dealt brilliantly with brake dust and...

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  • Review: RST Tractech Evo-R race glove

    04 July 2017 by Joe Dick

    Review: RST Tractech Evo-R race glove

    I tested these RST Tractech Evo-R race gloves (£99.99) over four months across 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? RST Advertise their Tractech Evo-R as their ultimate race glove.

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  • Review: Reactive Suspension fork course

    03 July 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Review: Reactive Suspension fork course

    MCN Contributor, Rupert Paul tested this Reactive Suspension fork course (£210).  Here's how he got on... What’s good? I’ve now been on four of Reactive Suspension’s day-long courses. Tutor...

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  • Product review: Motul E2 Moto Wash

    25 June 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Motul E2 Moto Wash

    MCN Senior Production Editor, Simon Brown, tested this Motul E2 Moto Wash (£10.49 for one litre) for three washes.  Here's what he thought... What’s good? "The claims for this cleaner...

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  • Product review: Oxford Navigator 1.0 gloves

    23 June 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Product review: Oxford Navigator 1.0 gloves

    MCN's Online Editor, Maria Vallahis, tested these Oxford Navigator 1.0 (£47.49) gloves over five months covering 2000 miles. Here's how she got on... What’s good? Oxford are generally the go-to...

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  • MCN readers rate their summer gloves

    15 June 2017 by MCN News

    MCN readers rate their summer gloves

    High-mileage members of our #ride5000mile Facebook group rate the kit they rely on most Knox Handroid £199 Daniel Storey Rides Triumph Tiger Used for Six years “Knox Handroids are the best...

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  • Product review: EDZ base layer leggings

    11 June 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Product review: EDZ base layer leggings

    Time tested: 650 miles Price: £24.99 What’s good? Fitting neatly beneath my riding kit, the EDZ All Climate Wicking Motorcycle Base Layer Leggings have performed well in both hot and cold conditions...

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  • RiDE review: Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar

    10 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Alpinestars Valparaiso Drystar

    Textile glove is CE marked, with a hard knuckle, leather/suede fingers and palm, with pinky and ring fingers connected. Sealed well against draughts and was totally dry. Feel is excellent but could be...

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  • Product review: MT Thunder 3

    10 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: MT Thunder 3

    Time tested: 4 months/400 miles Price £89.99 What’s good? Who needs high vis clothing when you can have this Thunder 3 lid? It’s about as bright as the sun shining at midday in the Sahara. The Thunder...

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  • RiDE review: Richa Hurricane GTX

    09 June 2017 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Richa Hurricane GTX

    These CE-marked Gore-Tex textile gloves have hard knuckle protectors, squidgy scaphoid armour and leather palms and fingers. The thin lining means good feel, at the expense of a little warmth but...

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  • RiDE review: BMW 2-in1 gloves

    08 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: BMW 2-in1 gloves

    Almost identical to the Held Air n Dry gloves, bar the BMW branding and a bit less ventilation – which just knocks hot-weather performance back a fraction. If you don’t mind the BMW branding, the £36...

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  • RiDE review: Held Air n Dry gloves

    07 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Held Air n Dry gloves

    Well-armoured two-chamber textile/leather gloves are fine on cool days and great on hot days, with vents on top and a perforated palm. Totally dry, with great feel and comfort. Not the warmest...

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  • RiDE review: Tuzo Blitz gloves

    06 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Tuzo Blitz gloves

    Chunky leather glove is CE marked, with hard knuckle armour and a soft scaphoid protector. Has separate cuff and wrist straps. Passed all our waterproof tests. The tester said the liner gets sweaty...

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  • RiDE review: Furygan Quartz gloves

    05 June 2017 by RiDE reviews

    RiDE review: Furygan Quartz gloves

    This CE-approved textile glove has a hard knuckle protector, with a wrist strap to secure it and a zip to adjust the fit of the cuff. It’s comfy and feel is good. It’s waterproof and has a plush...

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  • Product review: Venhill lockwire pliers

    04 June 2017 by Simon Relph

    Product review: Venhill lockwire pliers

    Time tested Six months Price £19.47 What’s good I first discovered safety wire twister pliers when I was doing some repair work on my 1949 Norton and had to lock wire the non-return valve to the...

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  • Product review: Visorvision Travel Kit

    03 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Visorvision Travel Kit

    Time tested Four months Price £47.50 What’s good? The Visorvision kit has pretty much everything you need for taking care of your helmet. Inside are two V2 sponge visor cleaners, 12 Fogtech DX...

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  • Product review: XCP Rust Blocker

    02 June 2017 by Bruce Dunn

    Product review: XCP Rust Blocker

    Time tested: Six months Price: £13.99  What’s good? This great value anti-corrosion treatment is a vital part of my armoury. Rust Blocker works by forming an invisible barrier against corrosion...

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  • Rukka Armaxion suit is ‘pricey but perfect’

    01 June 2017 by Simon Relph

    Rukka Armaxion suit is ‘pricey but perfect’

    "It’s pricey but this suit is top-notch – easily my number one choice when the temperature heads towards zero." Rukka Armaxion Jacket £899.99 and trousers £649.99 Time tested 8000 miles/two-and-a-half...

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  • Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

    29 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

    Junior Web Producer, James Archibald, tested the Caberg Stunt helmet (£139.99) over three months, across 1500 miles, here's how he got on...  What’s good? "This helmet offers...

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  • Product review: Alpinestars S-MX6 boots

    28 May 2017 by Andy Calton

    Product review: Alpinestars S-MX6 boots

    Time tested: One year/1500 miles Price: £179.99  What’s good? These boots had a tough act to follow. I’ve used the TCX RS-2s for a few years and loved them so much I really didn’t want to let...

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  • Dainese Trickster race suit

    27 May 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Dainese Trickster race suit

    ‘It’s one of the comfiest suits I’ve ever worn’ Time tested Two years/5000 miles What’s good Quite a lot. These are Dainese’s kangaroo skin offerings and as such are light, supple and very...

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  • Product review: Knox track vest

    24 May 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Knox track vest

    MCN Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested this Knox track vest (£159.99) over 14 months, covering 8000 miles. But what did he think of it? What’s good? "I never ride without a back protector, but...

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  • Ducati Stile: A visual history of Ducati

    23 May 2017 by Richard Newland

    Ducati Stile: A visual history of Ducati

    MCN Deputy Edior Richard Newland read this Ducati Stile: A visual history of Ducati (£54.20) over one month. Here's what he thought of it... What's good? Whether you love or hate Ducatis, it’s hard to...

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  • Product review: Suomy SR Sport helmet

    22 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Suomy SR Sport helmet

    Time tested: Two months/600 miles What’s good? Suomy helmets generally fit my head almost perfectly, and although this one took quite a while to bed in due to the slightly small sizing it now fits...

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  • Product review: Icon DKR gloves

    17 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Icon DKR gloves

    MCN Web Producer, Liam Marsden, tested these Icon DKR gloves (£50.35) over seven months across 500 miles.  Here's how he got on... What’s good? Some winter gloves can be fiddly when it comes...

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  • Product review: Ammo Aeroglide Super Polish

    16 May 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Product review: Ammo Aeroglide Super Polish

    MCN Consumer Editor Emma Franklin tested this Ammo Aeroglide Super Polish (£9.95) over six months, here's how she got on...  What’s good? This is my kind of polish. Simply spray on and then...

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  • Product review: Spada Stelvio Adventure suit

    13 May 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Spada Stelvio Adventure suit

    Time tested: 3500miles/three months What’s good? I was a bit nervous at first – would a jacket that looks like stone washed denim a) still look good after some decent miles, and b) reduce me to an...

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