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Product review: Draggin Rebel Kevlar Jeans

Product review: Draggin Rebel Kevlar Jeans

Web Producer, Liam Marsden has spent four months testing Draggin’s Rebel Kevlar jeans, covering 1000 miles. Here’s how he’s been finding them. What’s good? These are the best riding jeans I’ve worn to...

Product review: Alpinestars Charlie Leather Jacket

Product review: Alpinestars Charlie Leather Jacket

I've been testing the Alpinestars Charlie jacket over the summer and have covered 2500 miles with it so far. Here how I'm finding it.  What’s good? I’m of an age that remembers the Oscar range...

Product review: Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes

Product review: Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes

I tested these Oxford AquaD X3 Packing Cubes over two months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’d not realised how cumbersome my topbox would be to carry once off the...

Product review: Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves

Product review: Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves

I tested these Spada Blizzard 2 WP gloves (RRP £34.99) for three months, covering 2000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? A glove for under £35 that claims to be waterproof and actually is! I...

Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

I tested my HJC R-PHA 11 helmet (RRP £319.99) over three months, covering 3000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I loved the smooth fit and aero stability of the R-PHA 10 sports lid, and this...

Product review: Forcefield Pro Sub 4K back protector

Product review: Forcefield Pro Sub 4K back protector

MCN’s Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland has been testing Forcefield’s ProSub 4K back protector, covering 3000 miles with it so far. Here’s how he’s found it… What’s good? The Pro Sub 4K needs a...

Product review: Segura Style jacket

Product review: Segura Style jacket

MCN’s Online Editor, Maria Vallahis has spent 410 miles testing the Segura Style jacket, here how she’s been getting on with it…  What’s good? I absolutely love the style of this cowhide leather...

Zona rear-view system reviewed

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.

Product review: DXR Charlize leather jacket

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...

Motorcycle sat navs tested #ride5000miles

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...

Product Review: Oakely Crossrange R Sunglasses

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...

Product review: SW Motech Drybag

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...

Product review: TCX Spoke waterproof boots

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...

Testing Alpinestars MX gear

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...

Product review: Nitron NTR R3 shock

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...

Shark Spartan review

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...

AlcoSense Pro Fuel Cell Breathalyser review

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...

Shoei Hornet ADV review

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...

Tucano Urbano Swift glove review

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...

Ride review: Buse Asola

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...

Ride review: Wolf Freestyle II

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...

Review: Weise Venus ladies jacket

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...

Hein Gericke's Tuareg Denali jacket reviewed

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...

Ride review: Dainese Super Speed D-Dry

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...

Ride review: Weise Corsa

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...

Ride review: Spada Burnout

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...

Top 5 Dainese products

Top 5 Dainese products

MCN Shop Dainese 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...

Top 5 motorcycle tail packs

Top 5 motorcycle tail packs

MCN Shop Last 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...

Product review: Abus A6/GRANIT Victory X Plus 68 disc lock

Product review: Abus A6/GRANIT Victory X Plus 68 disc lock

MCN's Online Editor, Maria has been using this Abus A6/GRANIT Victory X Plus 68 Disc Lock for 11 months now. Here’s how she’s got on with it…  Price £92.99 What’s good? This lock is very...

Product review: Richa Original Cordura Jeans

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...

Dguard e-call system review

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...

Product review: Alpinestars Atem Leather Jacket

Product review: Alpinestars Atem Leather Jacket

After being used for 8 months and having covered nearly 9000 miles, Staff Photographer Joe Dick gives the lowdown on the Alpinestars Atem leather jacket. Price £549.99 What’s good? This is essentially...

New off-road product showcase

New off-road product showcase

MCN Shop So, 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...

Weise Outlast Sirius women's gloves review

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...

Product review: Dymag UP7X wheels

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...

Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

MCN Shop I 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,...