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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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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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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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Women’s Motorcycle Clothing Guide

Published: 18 October, 2019

Ladies Motorcycle Jackets Our comprehensive guide covers everything from leather jackets to textile, waterproof, wax cotton and more. We talk you through all the different features to consider and there are some buying tips in there too. Ladies Motorcycle Jackets…

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Women’s Motorcycle Leathers

Published: 18 October, 2019

There’s a decent range of women’s motorcycle leathers out there both in one-piece and in two-piece versions. If you spend most of your time on a sportsbike or on track, you might prefer to go for a set of 1pc…

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CBT Clothing Guide

Published: 14 October, 2019

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…

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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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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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Adventure Motorcycle Helmets for Every Budget

Published: 17 September, 2019

Adventure motorcycle helmets help create an authentic rugged adventure biker look but they’re not just an image thing.  We all know that adventure bike riders spend 99% of their time on the road but the peak is handy to keep…

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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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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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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 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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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 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….