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Motorcycle theft is rife during lockdown

Published: 27 March, 2020
You might be observing the government’s rules on self-isolation and limited time outside but motorcycle thieves across the UK aren’t. Motorcycle theft is back on the rise. Opportunist thieves are taking advantage of the fact most people’s routines are far...
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Tom Tom Rider 50 review

Published: 26 March, 2020
Table of Contents Intro TomTom has played a bit of a blinder in releasing their new Rider 50, a feature-packed but at the same time ‘lightweight’ motorcycle sat nav at a great price. Not everyone has £400 to spend on...
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Garmin Zumo XT vs TomTom Rider 550

Published: 26 March, 2020
TomTom has a new problem on its hands; the new Zumo XT from Garmin. TomTom and Garmin are heavyweight names on the motorcycle GPS scene and now Garmin have upped the game with the XT but is it better than...

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The Best Tents for Bikers

Published: 02 October, 2019
If you’re planning on touring and considering a night or two under the stars, finding a decent tent that’s compact enough to transport on a motorbike can be tough. Not only do you have the standard tent construction to consider...
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Best Motorcycle Anti-Fog Treatments

Published: 07 August, 2019
Whether it’s hot or cold outside or you’re breathing too heavily and sweating, just like your car windscreen, visors get fogged up. For us bikers, this happens most often in the winter, when the cold air outside cools your visor...
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Every Motorcycle Exhaust Manufacturer

Published: 30 July, 2019
We’ve gathered together a list of all the motorcycle exhaust manufacturers from around the world with exhausts that you can buy in the UK. Either they’re manufactured in the UK or they’re imported by the company’s official importer or distributor...
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The Best Gore-Tex Motorcycle Boots

Published: 06 January, 2020
If you’re looking for Gore-Tex motorcycle boots, it’s probably because you don’t like wet feet. Gore-Tex is the name in waterproof breathable membranes. It’s a quality material and Gore don’t let just anyone use it; the products using Gore-Tex have...
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The Best Waterproof Motorcycle Boots

Published: 11 November, 2019
That horrible feeling when the first drops of water start making their way into your boot and the realisation that there’s no going back. Squelchy wet feet for the rest of the day? Just what you didn’t want. Summer motorcycle...
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Ladies Motorcycle Boots Guide

Published: 10 September, 2019
Without digging ourselves into a hole, women have a certain soft spot for shoes that men don’t understand. Looking for the perfect pair of ladies motorcycle boots is no exception and comes with even more difficulties. If you’re on the...
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Best Leather Motorcycle Jackets

Published: 20 February, 2020
If you want to look the part, leather motorcycle jackets are the way forward. Not only are they stylish, warm and comfortable, but leather is also extremely abrasion-resistant. So if you come off, you know you’re protected. OK, so it...
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The Best Motorcycle Rainsuits

Published: 20 February, 2020
One-piece waterproofs are a favourite for riders for know they’re going to be spending a lot of time in the saddle getting rained on. Fortunately for us, when it’s raining and we’re on the bike, unlike the image above, we...
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Heated Motorcycle Vests and Jackets Guide

Published: 07 January, 2020
When it comes to staying warm on the bike, heated grips seem like the best choice but if you haven’t considered a heated jacket or heated vest, you’re missing out. Heated grips are good, they can lower the sensation that...

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Tom Tom Rider 50 review

Published: 26 March, 2020
Table of Contents Intro TomTom has played a bit of a blinder in releasing their new Rider 50, a feature-packed but at the same time ‘lightweight’ motorcycle sat nav at a great price. Not everyone has £400 to spend on...
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Garmin Zumo XT vs TomTom Rider 550

Published: 26 March, 2020
TomTom has a new problem on its hands; the new Zumo XT from Garmin. TomTom and Garmin are heavyweight names on the motorcycle GPS scene and now Garmin have upped the game with the XT but is it better than...
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Garmin Zumo XT vs 595

Published: 26 March, 2020
Garmin has launched a new range-topping motorcycle sat nav, the Zumo XT. The TomTom vs Garmin battle has intensified! Garmin’s former top of the range Zumo 595, has been superseded by XT and in this review we’ll help you establish...
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The Best Heated Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 19 February, 2020
If you’ve been out on your bike in the cold and wet, you’ll know it’s torture on your hands. Not only does it make for a less enjoyable (and that’s an understatement!) ride but it can be dangerous if you’re...
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The Best Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 18 February, 2020
There are two areas you want your winter motorbike gloves to excel in: they have to be warm and they have to be waterproof. If they let you down in one of these departments, they’re as good as useless. If...
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Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 18 October, 2019
Don’t settle for a small set of men’s motorcycle gloves. Women’s motorcycle gloves are made specifically for women – they’re not just the same gloves with girly colour schemes. Our review criteria We set stringent review criteria for this women’s...
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Cool motorcycle helmets

Published: 26 March, 2020
So you’re looking for a motorcycle helmet that oozes cool? We’ve got a great selection for you. This guide focuses on full-face helmets that you can actually buy in the UK. We’ve trawled through a vast majority of all of...
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The Best Budget Flip Up Motorcycle Helmets

Published: 17 January, 2020
If you’re touring or riding around the city, a flip-up helmet is a great option. You don’t have to remove your helmet when you’re filling up with petrol, you can easily speak to other riders at the lights and you...
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Best Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

Published: 10 January, 2020
Over on that there continent, they love an open face helmet but here in the UK, they’re just not as popular. Perhaps it’s our weather or the fact that we’re not a scooter-loving nation. Or maybe we don’t feel we...
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Kriega Backpack Guide

Published: 24 March, 2020
Kriega has become THE brand of biker luggage. The quality of their products has helped them grow a loyal following. Sure it is quite pricey but they’re made from high-quality materials and each Kriega piece is built to last. The...
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The Best Motorcycle Rucksacks

Published: 05 February, 2020
As bikers, we know that we don’t have the ability to just lob our stuff on the passenger seat and get going – carrying things requires a bit of preparation. There are various ways to carry our wares on a...
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Motorcycle Tank Bag Buying Guide

Published: 14 January, 2020
A tank bag is a good way to lug your stuff on the bike. It keeps the weight more central than a tail pack and – unlike a rucksack – it means you don’t have to worry about carrying anything...

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ACF-50 Review

Published: 26 March, 2020
What is it? ACF stands for Anti Corrosion Formula. ACF-50 was originally developed for the aviation industry to protect aircraft parts from corrosion. ACF-50 has been approved to MIL-SPEC 81309 standard for ferrous and non-ferrous application, including electrical systems and...
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Bikers’ Survival Kit

Published: 23 March, 2020
You might find yourself with a lot of time on your hands over the coming weeks, so I’ve put together this Bikers’ Survival Kit in one handy document. I’ll update it regularly, so if you have any suggestions add them...
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The Best Lithium Motorcycle Battery Charger

Published: 19 March, 2020
If your bike has a lithium battery or you’re thinking of switching power supplies, you’ll need a lithium battery charger. You may have heard stories of lithium batteries overheating and catching fire, which is mainly due to the wrong power...
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Lithium Motorcycle Batteries

Published: 19 March, 2020
Lithium motorcycle batteries are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their small size, lighter weight and non-toxic construction. Rechargeable lithium batteries in the past have been used for small electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops and digital cameras. The incredible...
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The Complete Motorcycle Air Filters Guide

Published: 28 February, 2020
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the humble air filter. Tucked away in the dark depths of your airbox, it rarely sees the light of day and yet it’s fastidious about the quality of the air your engine sucks in...
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The Best Motorcycle Brake Discs

Published: 27 February, 2020
A decent set of brake discs will improve your bike’s stopping power. If you ride a performance bike, the chances are the OEM discs are already very good and you’ll just be looking to replace them rather than upgrade. However,...
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Motorcycle Airbag Options

Published: 08 December, 2019
Motorcycle airbag vests are no longer the future; they’re the present. They’re affordable, accessible and there’s lots of proof that they work. Airbags are still relatively new to motorcycling but they are well established in equestrian circles, where riders are...
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Motorcycle Neck Brace Guide

Published: 16 July, 2019
Neck braces are popular in the world of Motocross, extreme rallies like the Dakar and to an extent Trials and greenlaning but for some reason they’re not that common on the roads or race tracks. You rarely see a pro-MX...
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The Best Motorcycle Chest Protectors

Published: 12 July, 2019
If you’re considering a track day, there’s no better experience than pushing yourself to achieve the ultimate performance from your bike and your riding skills. It goes without saying that even the most experienced riders can come off from time...
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Motorcycle theft is rife during lockdown

Published: 27 March, 2020
You might be observing the government’s rules on self-isolation and limited time outside but motorcycle thieves across the UK aren’t. Motorcycle theft is back on the rise. Opportunist thieves are taking advantage of the fact most people’s routines are far...
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The Best Motorcycle Sheds

Published: 12 October, 2019
Your motorbike is more than a mere bus replacement service. It’s your pride and joy and it deserves to be protected from the elements and scummy thieving scrotes. If you don’t keep it secure, you might find yourself on the...
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The Best Alarm Disc Lock

Published: 08 August, 2019
An alarmed disc lock is a great bit of security. Not only does it prevent opportunist bike thieves from just snapping your steering lock and pushing your bike away but it also makes a racket, meaning the thieves either carry...
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E10 Petrol & Motorcycle Compatibility

Published: 05 March, 2020
What is Ethanol? Ethanol is alcohol. The name comes from Ethyl Alcohol and it has the exact same chemical composition as the alcohol that you’d find in your pint of lager (or indeed a glass of wine if you’re that...
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ULEZ Motorcycles Guide

Published: 21 October, 2019
What is ULEZ? ULEZ stands for Ultra Low Emission Zone. Most vehicles must meet the ULEZ emissions standards or pay a fee. It was designed to deter air-polluting vehicles from entering the zone, to help improve air quality.  How much...
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Types of Motorbikes with Pictures

Published: 17 October, 2019
If you’re new to biking or thinking about getting a motorbike, there’s a lot to take on and it can be confusing. One of the best places to start is to work out what sort of bike makes you think...

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USA Motorcycle Rental Companies

Published: 06 November, 2019
It’s one of those motorcycle bucket list experiences; riding a Harley on Route 66. But it goes without saying, throughout the vast and varied landscape of America, there are so many great roads to ride, sights to see and towns...
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UK Motorcycle Track Day Bike Hire Companies

Published: 06 November, 2019
If you’d like to do a trackday but you don’t have a track bike, then why not hire one? In fact, you might already have a track bike or a suitable road bike but you just can’t be bothered with...
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Motocross Experience Days in the UK

Published: 05 November, 2019
If you ride a road bike but you’ve always fancied seeing what it’s like to ride on the dirt, then why not try out a motocross bike? One of the most accessible forms of off-road riding, motocross is fun, fast...
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