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Discounted Shoei Helmet
Gear and kit

If you’ve haven’t been to one of the big motorcycle shows like the NEC or London events, here’s the worst-kept secret in biking: Show-only deals are the best way to save money on expensive gear, like helmets, leathers and waterproofs. Cheaper even than online. The London February show is arguably

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Biker with hearing loss
Gear and kit

If you’re a biker you have a far higher chance of damaging your hearing and joining the 11 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss. I was chatting with the girls from LadyBiker.co.uk at a motorcycle trade show recently when, a bit randomly, Daisy mentioned that

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MCN Show
Gear and kit

Pay attention at the back. It’s that time of year when, if you have actually bothered to read some of the great advice we give away, you’ll know now you are able to get a better deal on gear than at practically any other time of year. Better than even

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Clean crash helmet
AdviceGear and kit

Care and maintenance tips for crash helmets Your skid lid is the second most precious thing in your life, after your bike, right? We’re kidding. Clearly your kids are more important than the thing that you spent hours choosing, even longer saving up for and ultimately may lead to saving

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Metzler Roadtec 01
Gear and kit

Race-track tyre tester and long distance mile muncher Jock McJock gets to grips, literally, with the Metzler Roadtec 01. Does it match the hype put out by the manufacturer? No doubt you’re reading this having looked on the internet for some kind of real world guidance to this ‘new in 2016’

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Crash helmet with visor wiper
Gear and kit

January 2017: This article has been updated. Please see the footnote. You have to hand it to Adam Aarons, the guy behind Rainpal, a visor-wiping and cleaning attachment that fits directly onto practically any full-face or flip-lid visor, when he invents a product he thinks of everything. Here’s just some

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Motorcycle crash helmet
Gear and kit

Buying the right helmet is one of the most important things you’ll do Getting your helmet right isn’t simply a matter of choosing the right colour. It’s in your best interests to make sure that first off the helmet fits perfectly, then has the features you need and finally is priced

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Crash helmet lying in the road
AdviceGear and kit

How to check your motorcycle crash helmet for damage and understand how to store and look after it. You need a damaged helmet like you need, er, a hole in your head… If you’ve had an accident, even a minor one, check your motorcycle helmet for damage. The golden rule

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