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  • TESTED: Schuberth E2 Adventure Helmet

    TESTED: Schuberth E2 Adventure Helmet

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    REVIEWED BY CHARLIE OAKMAN Schuberth announced the ‘all new E2 Flip Front Adventure Helmet’ at the end of last year which coincided with my discipline change from a regular sport to adventure ride, and having worn the excellent Schuberth C3, C4 and C5’s, I was keen to get my hands on it. The E2 unsurprisingly…

  • Longtermers: 8 weeks on a Suzuki GSX-S 1000

    Longtermers: 8 weeks on a Suzuki GSX-S 1000

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    Two months with the GSX-S 1000 and Andy Bell hits the track.

  • TRIED AND TESTED: Stay warm with the KEIS J801 Heated Puffer Jacket

    TRIED AND TESTED: Stay warm with the KEIS J801 Heated Puffer Jacket

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    For years, KEIS has been keeping us warm while we ride through winter – but now we can stay toasty off the bike too, with the release of its new J801 Heated Puffer Jacket. Having always bought into the notion that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong sort of clothing,…

  • Longtermers: 4 Weeks on a Suzuki GSX-S 1000

    Longtermers: 4 Weeks on a Suzuki GSX-S 1000

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    Andy Bell on his first month getting his head around the GSX-S 1000.

  • TESTED: Rukka Kingsley Textile Jacket and Trousers

    TESTED: Rukka Kingsley Textile Jacket and Trousers

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    Is this top-of-the-line suit from Rukka the best all-weather biker kit money can buy? RRP: £2499 / www.bikerheadz.co.uk Rukka kit is expensive… there’s no way we can start a review about the infamous Finnish textile specialist and not mention it. But it turns out that it’s for a very good reason – because it’s really…

  • CFMOTO’s 700CL-X – Tested!

    CFMOTO’s 700CL-X – Tested!

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    You’d have never bought a big bike from China 15 years ago. The little bikes from there had such a bad reputation, that even now you’d be hard pressed to find anyone with something positive to say about the machines imported from the most populous country in the world. That’s all changing though. They’re getting…

  • TESTEDS: Arai Profile V Helmet

    TESTEDS: Arai Profile V Helmet

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    There are mid-range helmets, and there are Arai mid-range helmets. The Profile-V is one of the latter, but in most helmet manufacturers’ range it would be right at the top. Such is Arai’s insistence on safety and quality that this helmet is barely distinguishable from the brand’s more expensive items – at a glance you…

  • TESTEDS: Duchinni Quest Adventure Boots

    TESTEDS: Duchinni Quest Adventure Boots

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    RRP: £139.99 / www.thekeycollection.co.uk / Tested by: John Hanson Making a great adventure boot is a tricky thing to achieve. Like no other style of boot it must be all things to all people. Not only must an adventure boot offer excellent levels of rider protection, but it must be comfortable to wear all day,…

  • FIRST RIDE: Benelli Leoncino Trail

    FIRST RIDE: Benelli Leoncino Trail

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    Benelli is back in business with its electric mix of modern-retro metal – and building on the success of its recently reimagined Leoncino, the Italian factory has gone one step further and kitted it out for the dirt. Introducing Benelli’s Leoncino Trail.  There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of the new breed of neo retro-styled…

  • TESTEDS: Shark Spartan Helmet

    TESTEDS: Shark Spartan Helmet

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    RRP: £299.99 // www.nevis.uk.com // Tested by: Ross Mowbray I’ve got a lot of time for Shark Helmets, and over the past few years, I’ve worn one or another pretty much every day. I wear an Explore-for off-road riding, and I’m already onto my second Spartan helmet. I tested my last Spartan helmet thoroughly –…

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