Motorcycle Parts & Accessories

Product Review: Redditch Shot Blasting and powdercoat service

Product Review: Redditch Shot Blasting and powdercoat service

Redditch Shot Blasting and powdercoat Tested by: Ped Baker What’s good? If you’re working on a nut and bolt bike restoration a reliable blaster and powdercoater is worth his weight in gold. So many...

Product Review: Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor

Product Review: Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor

Teng Tools 6mm Stud Extractor, £7.86 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Six months (16 times) What’s good? This is such a great little tool that I now wonder why I spent so many years without one. The...

Product Review: MRA double bubble screen for Yamaha MT-07

Product Review: MRA double bubble screen for Yamaha MT-07

MRA double bubble screen for Yamaha MT-07, £54 Tested by: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/1500 miles What’s good? I use my Yamaha MT-07 throughout winter and this MRA screen works really well at...

Product Review: Osram Spylux LED night light

Product Review: Osram Spylux LED night light

Osram Spylux LED night light, £9.99 Tester Tony Hoare Time tested 18 months What’s good? My garage has no power, so early mornings and late nights can mean fumbling around with a key to try and find...

Product Review: Garmin zumo350LM sat-nav

Product Review: Garmin zumo350LM sat-nav

Garmin zumo350LM, £349.99 (superseded by zumo340LM – £299.99 & 360LM – £379.99) Tester Richard Newland Time tested Three years, 11,754miles and counting… What’s good? I’ve used quite a few...

Product Review: Laser crankcase separator

Product Review: Laser crankcase separator

Laser crankcase separator £45 Tested by: Emma Franklin Time tested: 12 months What’s good? Back when my race bike had bog-standard cast crankcases I wasn’t averse to giving them an bit of...

Product Review: Speedycom thumb brake

Product Review: Speedycom thumb brake

Speedycom thumb brake, £424.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Three months What’s good? Lots of top racers are using their back brake now more than ever. They’re controlling wheelies with it and...

Product Review: BikeIt Paddock Stand for single-sided swingarms

Product Review: BikeIt Paddock Stand for single-sided swingarms

BikeIt Paddock Stand for single-sided swingarms, £69.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Nine months What’s good? It does exactly the job it promises to do, to a reliable level, and doesn’t cost a...

Product Review: Gear Gremlin Fury lock and chain

Product Review: Gear Gremlin Fury lock and chain

Gear Gremlin Fury lock and chain, £109.99 Tested by: Andy Calton Time tested: Two years What’s good? This is a big, chunky chain that looks like it means business the minute you click the padlock in...

Product Review: Held Titan Evo custom-made gloves

Product Review: Held Titan Evo custom-made gloves

Held Titan Evo custom-made gloves, £375 (£250 plus £125 for made-to-measure service) Tested by: Andy Downes Time tested: One month What’s good? There’s no getting away from the fact I have unusually...

Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag

Product Review: Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag

Oxford Lifetime X20 tankbag, £79.99  Time tested: One 1000-mile riding tour What's good? Unlike some tankbags I have had in the past, the shaping of this one means it sits well on the tank and...

Product Review: Dremel 8050-Micro Cordless

Product Review: Dremel 8050-Micro Cordless

Dremel 8050-Micro cordless, £105.97 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: 11 months What’s good? Everyone’s toolbox contains certain tools we just can’t do without  - the ones that become extensions...

Product Review: Givi XS301 Xstream tailpack

Product Review: Givi XS301 Xstream tailpack

Givi XS301 Xstream tail pack £84 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: Three years/15,000 miles What’s good? Everything. This beautifully thought out, I’ve attached this semi-rigid tail pack securely to a...

Product Review: IO Leather ‘The Clarke’ helmet bag

Product Review: IO Leather ‘The Clarke’ helmet bag

IO Leather ‘The Clarke’ helmet bag £150 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months. What’s good? As helmet bags go, this sits right at the top end. It’s beautifully made from distressed tan cow...

Product Review: Autokicker roller rucksack

Product Review: Autokicker roller rucksack

Autokicker roller rucksack £50 Tester: Rupert Paul Time tested: One year/2500 miles What’s good? It’s a solidly made, abrasion resistant, 25-litre roll bag/rucksack with waist and shoulder straps that...

Product Review: Ilmberger carbon fibre mudguard

Product Review: Ilmberger carbon fibre mudguard

Ilmberger carbon fibre mudguard £236 Tester: Michael Neeves Time tested: Nine months. What’s good? I fitted this carbon-fibre mudguard to my S1000R long term test bike last year, along with a rear...

Product Review: Power Commander V

Product Review: Power Commander V

Dynojet Power Commander V, £334.98 plus dyno time Mileage tested: 1820 miles What’s good? When I bought my 2010 BMW HP2 Sport I anticipated a full-fat big-twin experience. Trouble is the bike leaves...

Product Review: Alpinestars Charger rucksack

Product Review: Alpinestars Charger rucksack

Alpinestars Charger, £79.99 Time tested:  Three months/800 miles What’s good? I was after a smaller everyday bag to use most days, rather than carrying around a huge 35-litre roll bag when it...

DVD Review: MotoGP 2014 season review

DVD Review: MotoGP 2014 season review

2014 MotoGP Official Review, £19.99 Time tested: One viewing What's good? It does exactly what it says on the box, it’s the review and shows highlights from all the rounds. I’d seen most of the rounds...

Product Review: Midland XTC400 HD action camera

Product Review: Midland XTC400 HD action camera

Midland XTC400 HD action camera with wi-fi, £259.99 Time tested: Four months  What’s good? This is my first action camera, so my technical bar is well below sea level. I was looking for...

Product Review: Laser Micro ratchet set

Product Review: Laser Micro ratchet set

Laser Micro Ratchet two-piece set, £25.66 Time tested: Three months  What’s good? In the relatively short period I have owned this pair of beautifully engineered micro ratchets, they...

Product Review: Richa H20 Backpack 30L

Product Review: Richa H20 Backpack 30L

Richa H20 Backpack 30L: £49.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Six months/3000 miles What’s good? This is my second review of this Richa H20 rucksack, and this is my second bag. The shoulder strap...

Product Review: Acerbis X-Tarmac

Product Review: Acerbis X-Tarmac

Acerbis X-Tarmac, £74.95 (£99.95 with LED lights) Tester: Andy Downes Time tested: Four months/1400 miles What’s good? My Yamaha MT-07 doesn’t have heated grips so these Acerbis X-Tarmac handguards...

Product Review: Art of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Product Review: Art of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Art of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, £45 Time tested: one read What's good: The idea of this heavyweight, large-scale coffee table book is to provide a lavish, glossy retrospective of Harley's most...

Product Review: Tile Location Device

Product Review: Tile Location Device

Tile Location Device, £16.50 Time Tested: Two months What's good: It's as simple as attaching the Tile to your keys, then downloading an app to your phone. Lose your keys with the Tile attached and...

Product Review: AM Philpot Fork Rechroming

Product Review: AM Philpot Fork Rechroming

AM Philpot Fork Rechroming, £165 Time tested: One pair of corroded forks What’s good? This fork rechroming service collects your stanchions by courier, restores them to an impeccable standard, then...

Product Review: SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner

Product Review: SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner

SDoc100 Gel Total Cleaner, £13 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Four years What’s good? At MCN we get to test a lot of different cleaning products, but the one I always return to as my default...

Product Review: MRA double bubble screen

Product Review: MRA double bubble screen

MRA double bubble screen, £64.80 Tester: Tim Thompson Time tested: One year/1560 miles What’s good? There are many lovely bits on a BMW HP2 Sport but its tiny-to-the-point-of-useless jet-black screen...

Product Review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

Product Review: Givi T470SM small tank bag

Givi T470SM small tank bag, £94.42 (updated XS312 model) and T460B universal ‘Tank Fitting System’ (TFS), £20.79 Tester: Michael Neeves Time tested: Three years/20,000 miles What’s good? This is my...

Product Review: Racelogic VBOX Sport

Product Review: Racelogic VBOX Sport

Racelogic VBOX Sport £298 Tester: Emma Franklin Time tested: 12 months What’s good? Dataloggers used to be complex – a mass of wires, antennas and impenetrable software. They also used to be extremely...

Product Review: Spot Gen 3

Product Review: Spot Gen 3

Spot Gen 3, £150 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: 8 months/3000 miles What’s good? Spot Gen 3 is a small GPS tracking device that can send check-in emails to loved ones and friends and give them...

Product Review: Makita GA4530 720W angle grinder

Product Review: Makita GA4530 720W angle grinder

Makita GA4530 720W angle grinder, £61.99 Tester: Ped Baker Time tested: Six months What’s good? You could argue that on specifications alone there’s no difference between the £61.99 Makita GA4530 and...

Product Review: Proguard Fleximonitors Custom Earphones

Product Review: Proguard Fleximonitors Custom Earphones

Proguard Fleximonitors Custom Earphones, £225 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: Four years What’s good? This is my third review of these custom in-ear headphones and they’re my favourite piece of...

Product Review: Garmin Zumo 590LM

Product Review: Garmin Zumo 590LM

Garmin Zumo 590LM, £549.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: Three months/4500 miles What’s good? While there’s no denying a sat-nav is going to get you there quicker than using a map or guesswork,...

Product Review: Woman on a Motorcycle Riding Skills Day

Product Review: Woman on a Motorcycle Riding Skills Day

Woman on a Motorcycle Riding Skills Day, £199 Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: One day/75 miles What's good? I was a little apprehensive taking part in this women only event, I’m not usually fussed...

Product Review: R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

Product Review: R&G Elevation Paddock Stand

R&G Elevation Paddock Stand £86.99 Tester: Emma Franklin Time used: 2 years What’s good? Brilliant value and so sturdy. Everything from the powder-coated tubular steel body to the chunky castors...