Motorcycle Parts & Accessories

Product review: Forcefield Sport Lite 1 back protector

Product review: Forcefield Sport Lite 1 back protector

MCN Sports Editor, Michael Guy, tested this Forcefield Sport Lite 1 Back Protector (£94.99) for four years over 21,000 miles.  Here's what he thought...  What’s...

Product review: Oxford Navigator 1.0 gloves

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...

Product review: Akrapovic 4-2-1 exhaust system

Product review: Akrapovic 4-2-1 exhaust system

Time tested Five Thundersport meetings Price £1273  What’s good? For this year’s racing season I’ve fitted this Akrapovic exhaust to my Prime Factors BMW S1000RR. It’s a stainless system...

Product review: Venhill lockwire pliers

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...

Product review: Visorvision Travel Kit

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...

Product review: XCP Rust Blocker

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...

Product review: Tucano Urbano Leg Cover Panta-Fast

Product review: Tucano Urbano Leg Cover Panta-Fast

MCN Office Manager, Alison Silcox, tested Tucano's Urbano Leg Cover Panta-Fast (£59.99) over three months, covering 500 miles. Here's how she got on...  What’s good? "They might make me...

Product review: Knox track vest

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...

Product review: Venhill VT32 pressure gauge 0-60psi

Product review: Venhill VT32 pressure gauge 0-60psi

MCN Senior Designer Simon Relph tested this Venhill VT32 pressure gauge 0-60psi (£17.43) over six months. Here's how he got on...  What’s good? "I have only ever used the old school pencil...

RiDE review: QBag pannier bags

RiDE review: QBag pannier bags

Connected to a single wide Velcro seat strap with a zip on each side, so they can be released in seconds. The main compartment opens up fully, making loading incredibly easy. Inside, the contents are...

RiDE review: Bagster Cruise panniers

RiDE review: Bagster Cruise panniers

These claim to have a whopping 78 litres of capacity when expanded, but we couldn’t fit quite as much gear in them as we could in Oxford’s supposedly smaller P60R. Nonetheless the Cruise is an...

RiDE review: Oxford P60R panniers

RiDE review: Oxford P60R panniers

The most expensive set of panniers on test at £159.99, but also the most well specified. And the largest: despite a claimed capacity of 60 litres – less than several others here – the P60R is the only...

Product review: Triple Wax Waterless wash and shine

Product review: Triple Wax Waterless wash and shine

MCN Senior Editor Matt Wildee tested this Triple Wax Waterless Wash and Shine (£4.25) over 20 washes.  Here's how he got along... What’s good? It’s a waterless product that washes, and erm,...

What's good about the Lomo 301 drybag?

What's good about the Lomo 301 drybag?

Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Watersport and wetsuit firm, Lomo, are quickly becoming my favourite bag company. I tested their 20-litre roll bag in the Himalayas and found it 100%...

Earlex heat gun is essential workshop kit

Earlex heat gun is essential workshop kit

Time tested: Two years What’s good? I don’t know how I’ve managed without a heat gun in my tool arsenal for so long; it’s essential for loads of jobs in the garage. I bought this one when I was...

Product review: EBC replacement brake discs

Product review: EBC replacement brake discs

Time tested: four months What’s good? These are pattern replacement discs (£174.19) for my SDR200 project. The Little Yamaha was never officially imported to the UK, meaning that some of the parts are...

Give us a lift! DRC MX bike lift review

Give us a lift! DRC MX bike lift review

Time tested: Six months What’s good? At £36 this appears to be a cheap, highly portable way to get both wheels of a bike off the ground at the same time. However, it only works if your bike has a...

BikeTek top box swallows it all

BikeTek top box swallows it all

Time tested: 700 miles/four months What’s good? I love my top box! There I’ve said it and I feel much better that it’s out in the open. This 48-litre box looks vast perched on the rear of my Honda...

Product review: Muc-Off Ultimate valet kit

Product review: Muc-Off Ultimate valet kit

Plenty of products to get your bike spick and span, but is the kit any good? Time tested Three months Price £89.00  What’s good? The kit contains six aerosols, brushes, a microfibre cloth, sponge...

Product review: Kriega R15 rider pack

Product review: Kriega R15 rider pack

What's good and what's not about Kriega's R15 rider pack (£95)? Tested over 12 months here's what we thought... What’s good? Once on, it disappears – to the point, in fact, that it’s not uncommon to...

Product review: Blink home security camera system

Product review: Blink home security camera system

"Utterly simple but extremely powerful, it’s a very reassuring system." Time tested four months Price £109.99  What’s good Utterly simple but extremely powerful WiFi-based home security...

Product review: Icon Squad

Product review: Icon Squad

Time tested: Four months/1000 miles What’s good? It has a total volume of 53.3 litres. There’s a padded laptop sleeve which can take laptops up to 15 inches and has kept my work laptop free from...

Product review: Gunson Cable Tie Kit

Product review: Gunson Cable Tie Kit

Cable ties are a garage essential. A whole kit of them in varying sizes should be on every fettlers wish list... Time tested Four months Price £19.63  What’s good? Despite being a heavy user of...

Product review: Kriega Urban Messenger bag

Product review: Kriega Urban Messenger bag

Excellent quality, built to last and fashionable. Here's what we thought when we tested the Kriega Urban Messenger bag. Time tested: 3 months/1000 miles Price £135 TOP STORIES We ride the new...

Product review: Venhill 1/4 inch square ratchet handle

Product review: Venhill 1/4 inch square ratchet handle

Time tested: One year What’s good? I have to put my hand up to being a bit of a tool nut, and enjoy having the right tool for the job. This Venhill swivel ratchet has pride of place on my tool board...

Product review: Givi 34 litre Top Case and fitting kit

Product review: Givi 34 litre Top Case and fitting kit

We look at the good and bad points with Givi's 34 litre top case and fitting kit. Time tested three years/6500 miles Price Top Case £67 fitting kit £97  What’s good? I fitted luggage to the MT-07...

Product review: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner

Product review: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner

Product: Ammo Mucky Mitts Hand cleaner 500ml Price: £5.95 Tester Time tested: Six months What’s good? An industrial- strength hand cleaner and effective skin conditioner in one bottle. Containing a...

Frando master cylinder improves braking feel

Frando master cylinder improves braking feel

Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Fitted as a replacement to the stock unit on my 2015 KTM RC390 long termer, this Frando master cylinder helped improve the feel of the front brake for...

The Givi GRT703 can swallow almost anything

The Givi GRT703 can swallow almost anything

Time tested: Four months/3000 miles What’s good? This bag has proved essential on camping trips – its 40-litre capacity is perfect to hold all the gear I need for a weekend away. The roll-top means...

Book review: McQueen's Motorcycles

Book review: McQueen's Motorcycles

What’s good? McQueen's Motorcycles is a book that, as you may have guessed, details the King of Cool's motorcycle passion, right from his first ever bike - a 1946 Indian Chief complete with...

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...