Abba superbike stand, £91.99
Time owned: Six months
What's good: Conventional paddocks stands won’t let you remove a shock because they lift the bike by the swingarm. This one lifts the machine by the swingarm pivot bolts instead so there’s no load on the suspension, just the frame. It’s effectively like have a centrestand that works on any bike and comes off when you’ve finished. It’s a neat product which works well, and a worth-while addition to any sports bike rider’s garage. Attachments are available for swingarm pivot bolts of various sizes.
What’s not: It can be a bit fiddly to use single-handedly and it lifts the back end quite high off the ground. But I’m being picky. It’s a great stand, well priced.