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The Best Motorcycle First Aid Kit

Published: 23 April, 2019

When you think of First Aid, it’s easy to think of a bike in a million pieces, the rider in a ditch and general pandemonium. But on the thousands of miles and probably two-hundred-plus rideouts I’ve done, I’ve only ever…

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The Best Motorcycle Ear Plugs

Published: 04 April, 2019

Your bike is making you deaf. That is, of course, if you don’t wear any form of hearing protection while riding. Just an hour on your bike at motorway speeds is enough time to cause hearing damage.  “I’m just nipping…

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The Best Outdoor Motorcycle Covers

Published: 04 April, 2019

If you own a bike but don’t have a garage, you have two enemies: oxygen; famous for corroding everything for billions of years and low-life scrotes, oxygen-wasters, out to pinch your pride and joy. For decades, the weather has been…

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The 10 Best Motorcycling Autobiographies

Published: 21 April, 2019

A list of books about the people that wrote history in their own way. Sure, this list of motorcycling autobiographies is mainly focused on motorcycle racers but the stories aren’t all about racing. From Joey Dunlop’s inner drive for success,…

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The 10 Best Motorcycle Travel Books

Published: 21 April, 2019

Let’s face it, we all need a bit of a kick up the backside from time to time. When it comes to motorcycle adventures, one thing that stops us from making our own adventure is that it’s all too easy…

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The 10 Best Motorcycle Technique Books

Published: 21 April, 2019

You might be from the school of thought that says, the only way to learn is to do but when it comes to motorcycles, being shown another way is always useful.  After all, you never stop learning. Whether you want…

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The Best Motorcycle Insert Back Protector

Published: 15 May, 2019

The world of motorcycle back protection can be a bit of a nightmare to navigate. There are lots of products claiming to come with CE approved armour but there are different CE approval tests for anything from bicycles to motorbikes….

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The Best Motorcycle Back Protectors

Published: 29 March, 2019

Did you know, Barry Sheene was one of the first bikers to wear a back protector? He fashioned his own from old motorcycle visors, joined together like the shell of a woodlouse. Back protectors have come a long way since…

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Garmin Zumo 595 vs 396

Published: 20 May, 2019

Garmin is one of the biggest players in the GPS industry; whether you want to explore the unknown or discover new routes, their Zumo series has been going for almost 15 years and are some of the most popular motorcycle…

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TomTom Rider 550 vs 500

Published: 18 May, 2019

Despite the rise of smartphone GPS apps, dedicated motorcycle sat-navs are still popular among bikers. Riding a motorcycle requires control and awareness – fumbling with a smartphone to use as a GPS doesn’t cut it on today’s increasingly busy roads….

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The Best Motorcycle Sat Nav

Published: 30 April, 2019

A decade ago if you wanted to make your way around Europe by bike you had two choices to help you on your way – a paper map or a dedicated sat nav. And if you didn’t have either of…

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The Best Budget Flip Up Motorcycle Helmets

Published: 03 May, 2019

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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The Best Motorcycle Kit Bags

Published: 22 April, 2019

If you’re a trackday regular or you’re into trials, trail riding or MX then you know how useful it is to have all your kit in one place. A motorcycle gear bag is a great item to have in the…

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The Best Motorcycle Helmet Bags

Published: 21 April, 2019

If you want to keep your helmet in top-notch condition, you need a helmet bag. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated rack in the garage or a safe place to put your lid in the house, it’s almost…

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The Best Motorcycle Rucksacks

Published: 21 April, 2019

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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The Best Motorcycle Chain Cleaner

Published: 29 April, 2019

Somewhere near the top of the list of chores we all hate doing is this one: cleaning your motorcycle’s chain. Yes, we know it’s important, we know it makes the chain last longer and yes, we don’t want our knackered…

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The Best Motorcycle Puncture Repair Kits

Published: 26 April, 2019

No-one wants a puncture – it can totally ruin your day. If you’re off touring abroad and you don’t have a puncture repair kit, not only will it ruin your day but it can turn into a logistical nightmare too….

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The Best Visor Cleaners

Published: 23 April, 2019

All bikers are murderers. Flies, bugs and anything stupid enough to float four foot off the ground on a nice twisty road or race track are all fair game – and the majority of them seem to want to end…

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The Best Motorcycle Insert Back Protector

Published: 15 May, 2019

The world of motorcycle back protection can be a bit of a nightmare to navigate. There are lots of products claiming to come with CE approved armour but there are different CE approval tests for anything from bicycles to motorbikes….

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The Best Motorcycle Ground Anchors

Published: 17 May, 2019

When we see images of motorbikes being stolen, they’re most likely dramatic shots of angle-grinder-wielding scumbags attacking a chain, with sparks flying. But did you know that outside of city-centres the most common way that motorbikes are stolen is by…

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The Best Scooter Disc Locks

Published: 03 May, 2019

It’s a sad state of affairs but motorcycle and scooter crime has risen dramatically over the past five years. Scooters are particularly vulnerable – thieves love them as they’re easy to ride two-up, can carry their tools and the twist-and-go…

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The Best Motorcycle Disc Locks

Published: 02 May, 2019

A disc lock is one of the best motorcycle security devices. They’re cheap, portable and easy to use. Sure, they’re not perfect and even the best disc locks can be defeated. But they’re a great additional layer of security that…