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From rucksacks to Bluetooth headsets and chain lubes to helmets, our team of motorcycle experts recommend the best equipment to help you buy the best kit for you at the best price. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro. These reviews are the result of hours of experience, research, interviews, crowdsourced opinions and owner feedback, with one goal: to help you make a better buying decision.

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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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Motorcycle Trailers: A Definitive List

Published: 21 July, 2019

OK so the lead image might confuse you a bit but it was too good not to use. Yes, in Japan and in some European countries there are companies that use Honda Goldwings fitted with trailers to tow cars. Anyway,…

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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 Waterproof Motorcycle Boots

Published: 21 July, 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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The Best Scooter Boots

Published: 11 June, 2019

If you ride a scooter or commute in urban areas on a motorbike, you might not want to wear a pair of proper motorcycle boots. They’re not as comfortable as trainers and they look a bit clunky. You might reason…

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The Best Adventure Motorcycle Boots

Published: 11 June, 2019

I can remember when the only people who wore adventure boots were London motorcycle couriers, bashing their way through gridlocked city streets. There never used to be a lot of choice. Off-road adventurers would either wear motocross boots, which are…

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Mesh Motorcycle Jackets Showcase

Published: 12 August, 2019

There’s never a good time to ride your motorcycle wearing just a T-shirt. Yep, we admit it, riding your motorcycle in the summer can be hot, sticky, and downright uncomfortable in a heavy leather jacket but the choice shouldn’t be…

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Retro Motorcycle Jackets for Every Budget

Published: 08 August, 2019

A CE approved jacket is a vital piece of kit for motorcyclists. Nobody wants to get road rash or broken bones and a quality jacket will literally save your skin. The good news is, motorcycle jackets have improved dramatically over…

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The Best Motorcycle Neck Warmers

Published: 01 August, 2019

The trusty motorbike neck tube. Worth its weight in gold on a cold winter’s day. But it’s not just handy for cold snaps. In summer, they’re great at stopping your helmet strap from rubbing and they keep the flies out…

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The Best Motorcycle Trackers

Published: 17 June, 2019

According to The Office of National Statistics, there were 41,000 motorcycles and scooters stolen between April 2017 and March 2018. That’s over 100 motorcycles stolen in the UK, every day. Sadly, just like in previous years, it’s unlikely that even…

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The Best Motorcycle Tyre Warmers

Published: 16 June, 2019

Tyre warmers are worth their weight in gold. They make you less likely to crash and they maximise your track time. Obviously if you are riding your road bike to a trackday, you won’t be able to bring warmers as…

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TomTom Rider 500 vs. Garmin Zumo 396

Published: 10 June, 2019

TomTom and Garmin are the biggest players in the motorcycle GPS market. They are also renowned for their always-in-competition devices. Improperly defined as mid-range, their Rider 500 and Zumo 396 appeal to most riders. They are more affordable than their…

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The Best Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 15 July, 2019

Waterproof motorcycle gloves come in two varieties; either they’re a thinner racing-style glove with a technical layer like Gore-Tex to ensure they’re waterproof or they’re a chunkier glove, like a winter motorcycle glove, probably with more fabric than leather, less…

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The Best Adventure Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 15 July, 2019

Before we came to make our selections for this best adventure motorcycle glove review, first we had to define – and agree on – what an adventure motorcycle glove is. Our review criteria We set a fairly stringent review criteria…

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The Best Short Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 15 July, 2019

Short motorcycle gloves offer very similar protection to full-length summer motorcycle gloves but with a touch more freedom of movement. They’re offered in a wider range of styles and materials when compared to ‘racing’ gloves, which are almost all full-grain…

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Best Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

Published: 23 May, 2019

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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The Best Motorcycle Helmets

Published: 22 May, 2019

If you search Amazon for ‘motorcycle helmet’ you get over 2,000 results back. That’s a lot of choices and that’s just from Amazon. Factor in other retailers and there are literally thousands of helmets on the market. So we set…

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Cheap Motorcycle Helmet Guide

Published: 22 May, 2019

There are more budget helmets on the market now than ever but which ones are the ones you should be shortlisting? We don’t all have £500 to buy a top of the range lid but a smaller budget doesn’t mean…

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The Best Motorcycle Messenger Bags

Published: 19 July, 2019

For urban riders who use their bikes for daily commuting, messenger bags have become a common sight. With a large enough compartment for a laptop or, sling it diagonally over your shoulder and arrive without creasing or damaging anything. Funnily…

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Showcase: Top Motorcycle Bum Bags

Published: 12 July, 2019

They go by many names, bum bags, waist bags or if you’re from across the pond, fanny pack but for carrying small essentials, they’re an excellent accessory for motorcycling. If you’re off touring, a bum bag is a handy bit…

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The Best Motorcycle Tail Pack

Published: 05 July, 2019

For long weekends away or daily commute, a tail pack is, in my opinion, the best motorcycle luggage you can buy. Simple to fit and capable of carrying a lot of kit, they don’t get in the way of your…

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Motorcycle Tyre Pumps and Inflators

Published: 08 August, 2019

Keeping your tyres at the correct pressure is essential to keep your motorcycle handling properly and ensuring that the tyres provide maximum grip and braking performance. It will also reduce wear and lower fuel consumption, saving you money in the…

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Every Motorcycle Lift You Can Buy In The UK

Published: 02 August, 2019

Most professional motorcycle mechanics wouldn’t do without a motorcycle lift but they’re also a very handy bit of kit for the home mechanic. Commonly called a motorcycle workbench or motorbike bench, they enable you to roll your bike on, clamp…

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The Best Paddock Stands

Published: 31 July, 2019

Whether you’re a racer, trackday enthusiast or a home mechanic, paddock stands are a useful bit of kit for motorcycles without a centre stand. They keep your bike upright and stable, making them easier to work on or keep neatly…

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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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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 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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The Best Alarms for Sheds

Published: 07 August, 2019

For any motorcyclist, protecting your bike is a priority, and with the increase in bike thefts, people are becoming more vigilant. Any insurance company will tell you, keeping your bike in a locked garage overnight reduces the risk of theft….

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The Best Garage Door Defenders

Published: 19 July, 2019

To prevent theft, locking your bike with a ground anchor and security chain in your garage is a great option. But stopping the little toe rags getting into the garage in the first place is even better. The image above…