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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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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 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: 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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The Best Gore-Tex Motorcycle Boots

Published: 06 September, 2019

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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How To Clean Your Motorcycle Textile Clothing

Published: 06 November, 2019

How to clean your textiles Your motorcycle gear soon becomes dirty thanks to muddy roads and other grime. To keep your textiles in top shape, washing it regularly will remove any debris caught in the fabric. It’s a lot easier…

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How To Clean Your Motorcycle Leathers

Published: 05 November, 2019

How to Clean Your Leathers  Leather apparel is a biker’s staple. It not only looks cool, it also protects your skin from the elements and not to mention the road surface, should you come a cropper. If you maintain your…

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Keeping Warm On Your Motorcycle

Published: 30 October, 2019

Winter is a testing time for motorcyclists. If you ride all year ’round, then good on you; it takes a decent amount of willpower to get the bike out on a frosty morning and battle the elements. You don’t need…

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The Best Motorcycle Dash Cams

Published: 02 October, 2019

You know and I know that motorcycles don’t really have a dash and yet the term ‘motorcycle dash camera’ is a thing people refer to. It’s because these onboard continuously recording cameras started off in the car world where they…

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The Best Motorcycle Heated Grips

Published: 17 September, 2019

Heated grips are a great way to make a cold ride enjoyable and a freezing cold ride bearable. They are 12v and wire into your bike’s battery. You replace your old grips with heated ones, rather than put them over…

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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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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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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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Motorcycle Helmet Cleaning Tips

Published: 06 November, 2019

Your helmet is the most important and perhaps the most expensive motorcycle gear you own. It must protect your head from whatever you’re throwing at it – rain, wind, bugs, and most importantly, collisions.  Road regulations impose all riders to…

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Retro Motorcycle Helmet Showcase

Published: 17 October, 2019

Retro motorcycle helmets are becoming more popular and there’s a wider range than ever. They are the opposite of a modern race-replica helmet. Fizzy drinks advertising and in-your-face graphics are out, replaced with chunky lines, simple designs and classy colour…

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The Lightest Motorcycle Helmets

Published: 27 September, 2019

A motorcycle helmet is the only piece of safety equipment we legally have to wear. Protecting your noggin’ is not only the law but it should be a priority for all riders whether you’re commuting, touring or racing. Money spent…

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Motorcycle Tank Bag Buying Guide

Published: 14 November, 2019

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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Motorcycle Panniers Buying Guide

Published: 25 September, 2019

When I think of hard luggage, I think of being stuck behind someone on an R1200GS with massive aluminium panniers as they try to make their way through London traffic. But not all panniers are big and boxy and not…

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The Best Motorcycle Top Boxes

Published: 24 September, 2019

Top boxes have their place but they’re not for everyone. My preferred order when it comes to carrying stuff on the bike is: small tank bag for small stuff, a tailpack for a bit more stuff, soft panniers for even…

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Biker’s Guide to Winter

Published: 28 November, 2019

There aren’t many bikers who like winter. Either you have to ride through it because your bike is your main form of transport or you just don’t want to expose your pride and joy to road crud and therefore you…

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Motorcycle Engine Oil Guide

Published: 04 November, 2019

Motorcycle engine oil.  We all know what it does but the numbers and letters on a bottle can be confusing. How do you know you’re buying the right oil and what’s the best engine oil for your motorcycle? Find out…

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The Best Motorcycle Chain Oilers

Published: 24 September, 2019

We should all lube our chains more than we do. Except, of course, those of us who are smart enough to fit a chain oiler. A properly oiled chain will last around 50% longer than one that doesn’t get the…

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Motorcycle Airbag Options

Published: 29 October, 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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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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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….