January

Review: Oxford Rainseal Jacket and Trousers

Review: Oxford Rainseal Jacket and Trousers

Oxford Rainseal Jacket £34.99 & Trousers £24.99  Tester Richard Newland Time tested Six months/8000 miles What’s good? I’ve had a lot of waterproof oversuits during my 25-year riding career,...

Review: SW Motech Legend Gear LS2 saddle bags

Review: SW Motech Legend Gear LS2 saddle bags

Time tested: Five months/2650 miles What’s good? The canvas outer bags are sturdy, have some great detailing, and the waterproof inner bags are exactly that – waterproof. There’s easily enough space...

Review: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll

Review: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll

MCN Shop Price: Venhill Canvas and Leather tool roll £29.75 / Socket and Driver Set £29.73 Time tested: Six months What’s good? I tend to ride different bikes, some of them rather old, and if I’m planning a...

Rok Straps: Never struggle with bungees again

Rok Straps: Never struggle with bungees again

We've all used bungee cords to secure our luggage over they years, and we all know how much of an annoyance they can be at times. Trying with all our might to stretch them that last centimetre before...

What's good and what's not about the Raincoat Pro?

What's good and what's not about the Raincoat Pro?

MCN Shop Raincoat Pro £18 Tested by: Michael Neeves Time tested: Two months/2000 miles What’s good?  For the past 30 years’ riding my preferred method for getting rain off my visor is to simply turn my...

What's good and what's not about Dainese' Spine back protector?

What's good and what's not about Dainese' Spine back protector?

MCN Shop Price: £79.96 What’s good? Extremely lightweight and comfortable, this back protector has been part of my racing and track testing kit for many years. Made from an articulated plastic outer...

Area 22 Anti-Slip Adjustable Short for Suzuki, £74.95

Area 22 Anti-Slip Adjustable Short for Suzuki, £74.95

Time tested: 1700 miles/two months What’s good? These are the first short levers I have used and I was pleasantly surprised with them. To begin with I was questioning their benefit, but they saw me...

Alpinestars Bionic Tech Jacket, £219.99

Alpinestars Bionic Tech Jacket, £219.99

Time tested: 1750 miles/eight months What’s good? Over the years I’ve found that the key to good body armour is not only the level of protection it provides, but also how comfortable and how well...

Abus Trigger 330 is hard to nobble

Abus Trigger 330 is hard to nobble

MCN Shop Time tested: Four years What’s good? Abus have a large variety of disc locks ranging from the extremely lightweight through to the alarmed and seriously hard to nobble. This handy little...

Shoot pro-quality video with the AIM SmartyCam GP HD

Shoot pro-quality video with the AIM SmartyCam GP HD

Time tested: Two race meetings What’s good? This professional-spec bullet camera records all your on-track action in 1280p HD and (when linked to an AIM logger) instantly creates data overlay graphics...

AMMO Typhoon Wash & Shield, £9.95

AMMO Typhoon Wash & Shield, £9.95

Time tested: Six washes/one month What’s good: We used to drop a dollop of Fairy Liquid in a bucket and think we were giving our bikes a posh wash – but now the shelves are littered with myriad...