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Motorcycle Airbag Options

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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 at risk of serious injury if they fall from their horse. The technology is also …

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ECE 22.06 Helmet Guide

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New Regulations And The ECE 22.06  – How Will It Affect Me? As an experienced motorcyclist you probably already know that in order for your motorbike helmet to be safe and road legal it must first go through a stringent process of testing before it can be placed on sale.  The existing ECE 22.05 regulations …

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10w40 motorcycle oil guide

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Table of Contents What does 10w40 mean? 10w40 engine oil is a 4-stroke engine oil designed to lubricate the moving parts. You can buy it for generic applications (cars, motorcycles and other engines) and also motorcycle-specific oil. The numbers and letters refer to the oil’s viscosity. That is to say it’s thickness. 10w40 is just …

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Tom Tom Rider 50 review

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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 a motorcycle GPS and the cheaper Rider 50 addresses that brilliantly. For me, one of …

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Garmin Zumo XT vs 595

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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 Garmin’s former top of the range Zumo 595, has been superseded by XT and in this review we’ll help you establish the differences between the two and work out which one is best for you. It’s …

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ACF-50 Review

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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 electronic components. It is used by armed forces around the world to prevent corrosion in …

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Cool motorcycle helmets

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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 the motorbike helmets for sale over here and we’ve picked out ten lids that have …

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Kriega Backpack Guide

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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 company was founded in the year 2000 by Dom Longman and Michael Cottam who both …

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Bikers’ Survival Kit

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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 to the comments below. TV & Films If you have BT Sport you can use …

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Lithium Motorcycle Batteries

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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 advantages of these batteries outweigh those of a standard lead-acid type which are commonly used …

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The Best Motorcycle Trackers

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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 10% will be recovered and returned to their owners. However, some trackers report a recovery …

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Motorcycle Engine Oil Guide

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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 with our simple guide. Motorcycle Engine Oil Types There are three different types of engine …

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Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

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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 motorcycle gloves guide. Must feature leather in its construction High-quality technical materials Must get great …

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Retro Motorcycle Helmet Showcase

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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 schemes. The great thing is that even though they look retro, they all feature state …

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CBT Clothing Guide

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So you’re thinking of becoming a biker? The first step is to take your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) which takes a day and enables you to then head out on the road, on your own, with a set of snazzy L-plates and a new sense of adventure. For this article, Claire-Louise and I have both …

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The Best Motorcycle Sheds

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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 next bus. If you don’t have a garage – or if you’d simply like to …

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The Best Motorcycle Dash Cams

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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 sat on the dashboard and recorded the journey. Now that technology has come to motorcycling …

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The Best Tents for Bikers

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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 but you need to think about weight, storing bike kit (that’s usually wet!) and keeping …

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The Best Alarm Disc Lock

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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 on, knowing that people in the vicinity will know they’re up to no good or …

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The Best Alarms for Sheds

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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. To up the security measures, investing in an alarm system is a great choice. Installing …

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The Best Paddock Stands

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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 stored in the garage. Rear paddock stands come in two main types for motorcycles with …

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The Best Short Motorcycle Gloves

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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 leather and feature additional hard armour. In this short motorcycle gloves review, we’ll cover short …

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