Motorcycle Parts & Accessories

Product review: Alpinestars Orbit 35 backpack

Product review: Alpinestars Orbit 35 backpack

After six months with Alpinestars' Orbit 35, I discovered this waterproof expandable backpack is versatile and comfortable. The roll-top closure works perfectly at keeping the main compartment dry and...

6 waterproof tail bags under £100

6 waterproof tail bags under £100

MCN's dedicated fleet of product testers have been piling on the miles with this selection of six waterproof tail bags. Read the full review of each of them below.   SW-Motech Drybag 350 –...

BC Bravo 2000+ smart charger review

BC Bravo 2000+ smart charger review

This is a smart charger and maintainer for use on 12v lead-acid bike and car batteries up to 100Ah. It also packs an additional testing function that allows you to analyse the battery and the bike’s...

Kriega Hydro-2 backpack review

Kriega Hydro-2 backpack review

Riding big distances can dehydrate you fast. I’m persistently guilty of not drinking enough, and that can lead to headaches, tiredness and a mouth that feels like you’ve been gargling with talc. MCN...

Product review: Givi GRT705 tank bag

Product review: Givi GRT705 tank bag

I tested this Givi GRT705 tank bag over three months, covering 3000 miles. The 705 is part of Givi’s Gravel-T range, costs around £118. It’s aimed at adventurers and off-roaders with a spec sheet...

Product review: Evotech tail tidy for Panigale V4 S

Product review: Evotech tail tidy for Panigale V4 S

After three months and 2800 miles I tested this Evotech tail tidy for my long term 2018 test bike, Ducati's Panigale V4 S. Braced to spend hours taking my V4 S apart to get access to and remove...

Product review: Auritech biker earplugs

Product review: Auritech biker earplugs

These Auritech earplugs (around £19.95) are designed to reduce wind and road noise while still allowing communication once you’ve got them in. After testing them over 5000 miles, I discovered you...

Product review: Michelin Road 5 tyres

Product review: Michelin Road 5 tyres

As someone who uses their bike as both a long-distance commuting tool and for weekend fun, I needed a set of tyres to suit both. Step forward the Michelin Road 5s, the French firm’s latest...

Product review: XCP Professional Chain Lube

Product review: XCP Professional Chain Lube

Tester Simon Brown Time tested: 12 months This lube has been caring for the chain on my Ducati Scrambler FT and I’ve been pleased with its performance. It leaves a thin film, which neither attracts...

Product review: Oxford Boss 16 Disc Lock

Product review: Oxford Boss 16 Disc Lock

Tester Alison Silcox Time tested: 12 months This heavy-duty disc lock can double up as a padlock and meets with the Sold Secure Gold Standard. It’s a tight squeeze to fit through the front disc of my...

Product review: Tucano Urbano R317 Muffs

Product review: Tucano Urbano R317 Muffs

Tester Simon Relph Miles used: 2800 over four years Handle bar muffs are definitely the marmite of motorcycle accessories, but luckily for me I love them! Let’s face it, what’s not to like about...

Product review: Tru-Tension Primeshine Brake Cleaner

Product review: Tru-Tension Primeshine Brake Cleaner

Tester Maria Martin Time used: 3 months You only need to use a small amount of PrimeShine on each application, so you get your money’s worth. Rather than being overpowering, it also smells amazing and...

Product review: Kriega R20 backpack

Product review: Kriega R20 backpack

Tester Rich Newland Miles used: 20000 miles over 2 years There’s nothing more frustrating than using a rubbish rucksack – so I don’t. After 80k miles with a Kriega R30, I moved on to this R20 (20...

Product review: Bagster Briant Apron

Product review: Bagster Briant Apron

Tester Simon Relph Time tested: Four years This apron only ever comes out when the weather gets properly shitty. Week after week of snow, ice and heavy rain and the Bagster Briant becomes my best...

Product review: Tru-Tension BananaSlip Motorcycle Chain Lube

Product review: Tru-Tension BananaSlip Motorcycle Chain Lube

Tester Dan Sutherland Time tested Two months With an average weekly commute of around 600 miles, keeping my chain both well-adjusted and lubricated is imperative. For the past two months, I have...

Product review: Facom Oil Filter Wrench

Product review: Facom Oil Filter Wrench

Tester Rich Newland Time tested: Five years The simple design features a stainless steel band that’s fed down into the handle, and tensioned/released by turning the red handle base. Once you’re lined...

Product review: V2 Sponge Visor Cleaner

Product review: V2 Sponge Visor Cleaner

Tester Jordan Gibbons Time tested 12 months The V2 sponge is a chemical free visor cleaner. Simply wet the sponge and the material does all the work, harmlessly lifting off everything. It’s small...

Product review: TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge game

Product review: TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge game

BSB Reporter and Road Race Expert, Oli Rushby, is definitely the man for testing this game, here's what he thinks of it. What’s good? It can’t be easy to re-create 37.73-miles of public road to scale...

Product review: Cosmo Connected Helmet Brake Light

Product review: Cosmo Connected Helmet Brake Light

Deputy Editor, Rich Newland, has ridden for the last three months and covered 3100 miles, so his review of the Cosmo Connected Helmet Brake Light is well worth a read. What’s good? Bikers are so often...

Product review: Givi B34N Monolock top box and base plate

Product review: Givi B34N Monolock top box and base plate

Alison, our Office Manager, has used this Givi top box on her Honda X-ADV, it suited her well for the daily commute and foreign jaunts.   What’s good? Givi products are good quality and...

Product review: Venhill VT45 rotating T-driver tool set

Product review: Venhill VT45 rotating T-driver tool set

Our man, Simon, is a bit of a tool lover, he's been using this T-driver set from Venhill for the last sixteen months and here's why he gives it a 5 star review! What’s good? This Venhill rotating 3/8...

Product review: EZ GO helmet strap

Product review: EZ GO helmet strap

Jordan Gibbons, Senior Reporter, has been testing the quirky EZ GO helmet strap, does he find it useful? What’s good? The EZ GO is a strap that clips into your helmet straps, so you can carry your...

Product review: Nuviz HUD unit

Product review: Nuviz HUD unit

Our Junior Web Producer, James, rode for 1200 miles using the Nuviz HUD Unit, did it change his life? What’s good? This head-up display offers a comprehensive list of features. It’ll display speed...

Product review: Givi MT502 Metro-T tail bag

Product review: Givi MT502 Metro-T tail bag

MCN Online Editor, Maria, has been using this tail bag from Givi for the last six months, it's worthy of a five-star rating for value and here's why... What’s good? This is a versatile alternative...

Product review: Scottoiler FS 365 Corrosion Protector

Product review: Scottoiler FS 365 Corrosion Protector

Senior Road Test, Adam Child, rides 1000s of winter miles. Protecting his bike from salt and grime is important. He's been testing FS365 Corrosion Protector from Scottoiler for the last six months and...

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Termoscud Pro leg cover

Product Review: Tucano Urbano Termoscud Pro leg cover

It's been a warm and toasty winter ride for Chief Road Tester, Michael, he's ridden 1,500 miles in the last four months and loves his scooter blanket, here's why.   What’s good? Tucano Urbano...

Product review: Venhill VT75 1/4" and 3/8” Drive Stubby Ratchet

Product review: Venhill VT75 1/4" and 3/8” Drive Stubby Ratchet

After one year of use Simon gives the Venhill stubby ratchet a five star review, here's why. What’s good? This is a great little wrench and ideal for tinkering in the workshop. Being only 130mm long,...

Product review: KTM 60-piece socket set and tool kit

Product review: KTM 60-piece socket set and tool kit

Our Sports Editor, Michael Guy, has used this KTM tool kit for the18 months on three bikes. What’s good? I have to admit that while I’m not an expert mechanic, it’s always such a satisfying feeling...

Product review: Ammo .243 Cleaner

Product review: Ammo .243 Cleaner

Joe's been using Ammo .243 for the last six months and he first thought it would just another cleaning product in the market, but within a matter of minutes it became his absolute go-to for cleaning...

Product Review: Liqui Moly Motorbike Cleaner

Product Review: Liqui Moly Motorbike Cleaner

Our Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, has kept his Suzuki GSX250R squeaky clean through by using this cleaner from Liqui Moly.  What’s good? This cleaner from Liqui Moly kept my 2017 Suzuki...

Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorbike Chain Wax

Product review: WD-40 Specialist Motorbike Chain Wax

Our BSB Reporter, Oli Rushby, has used the WD-40 Chain Wax on his Suzuki V-Strom 650 GT for the last twelve months and he's given it a 5* rating. Here's why. What’s good? WD-40’s chain wax has become...

Product review: PGR Racepaint paintwork for MCN’s Harley flat tracker

Product review: PGR Racepaint paintwork for MCN’s Harley flat tracker

PGR Racepaint in Manchester give our Harley-Davidson Street 750 flat tracker a stunning custom paint job and here's why we give them a five-star review. What’s good? With the build of the MCN...

Product review: Brembo Serie Oro Discs

Product review: Brembo Serie Oro Discs

Do these aftermarket discs improve the stopping power of our Senior Editor, Matt Wildee's, 2000-spec Yamaha R1? What’s good? Sitting one notch below the Brembo’s HPK race items, these are in effect...

Product review: ProGuard Mould Your Own Earplugs

Product review: ProGuard Mould Your Own Earplugs

A pair of custom fit earplugs can set you back a couple of hundred quid, not the case with these ProGuard 'Mould Your Own' set. Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves, puts them to the test. What’s...

Product review: Gear Gremlin Heated Grips FHG2

Product review: Gear Gremlin Heated Grips FHG2

Two months and 2000 winter miles Adam's keeping his mitts toasty with these aftermarket grips from Gear Gremlin. What’s good? These Gear Gremlin heated grips warm up quickly and keep my hands toasty.

Product review: MotoGP Technology Book

Product review: MotoGP Technology Book

Fancy a bit of bed-time reading..... What’s good? When it comes to technical journalism, Neil Spalding is the leading authority on MotoGP. He has the credentials – as well as following the MotoGP...