Product Reviews

Michelin Pilot Road 3 tyres are worth a look

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:39 AM / Product Reviews

The Michelin Pilot Road 2 was a good tyre and we’re not going out on a limb to suggest the newPilot Road 3is better. Michelin has announced two new road tyres for this year. Well, they say two new tyres, but the truth is that the really big news is that the Pilot Road 3 is all new, while […]

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King Dick bike tool kits

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:37 AM / Product Reviews

Good King Dick will even custom-build a box to your exact biking requirements King Dick is a British tool company based in Birmingham in the Midlands. We’ve tried and tested the firm’s tools in the past and have been very impressed with the strength and quality – even Chris has struggled to break them. King Dick supplies a […]

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FANCY STUFF: Glamping it up

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:34 AM / Product Reviews

Want to reduce hotel costs when going on race weekends? Here’s one solution. If it’s good enough for Valentino Rossi.. Yes, there’s slightly more room in here than in your average two-man tent What’s the most lavish night’s sleep you’ve ever had while away at a race meeting? A Millets tent and a boot for a […]

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Berik 5833 suit

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:32 AM / Product Reviews

Berik suits have been the default setting for me (Dave Smith) over the last few years at SuperBike magazine. This is my fourth one-piece suit from Berik. So, as you might have guessed, I’ve few complaints. All four suits, despite being different models, have fitted pretty similarly, and well enough that I’ve not felt the […]

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The Spyke Command RAC suit is new for 2012

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:29 AM / Product Reviews

The Spyke Command RAC suit is new for 2012, building on Spyke’s reputation for top kit. Ayrton Badovini, a Spyke man, has done a bit of leather testing this season in WSB… Spyke made the first set of leathers that I ever rode and wore atSuperBike. I crashed a couple of times in them and both they and […]

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Shark Race-R helmet, light, strong, great visor

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:24 AM / Product Reviews

Shark is a massively and criminally underrated bike helmet brand. French helmet designer and manufacturer Shark is not resting on its laurels. Having made a big splash back when Carl Fogarty was in his World Superbike prime, the designers and team in Marseilles have been beavering away with a succession of new models and graphics. The Race-R is the […]

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If you haven’t got the facilities, get someone else to do the hard work

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:23 AM / Product Reviews

  After weeks of rain, the long term test fleet was looking a bit second hand. A quick scour of the interweb and we came across family run outfit, F.C Trott Valeting. With a lack of cleaning facilities at SuperBike towers, a quick call to Freddy and he was down in his washing machine faster […]

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Arai RX-7 GP Ducati Corse

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:19 AM / Product Reviews

This RX-7 has an ‘Air Wing’ spoiler, said to enhance stability, good for Ducati GP riders, right? Most Ducati riders are fairly well-heeled, let’s face it, and generally don’t shy away from spending chunky wads of cash on quality kit. Such as this, the Ducati Corse-branded version of Arai’s range-topping RX-7 GP. Being the latest RX-7, it has a […]

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Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:18 AM / Product Reviews

On test for: One year These gloves were subbed-in as an emergency replacement pair at a race meeting. Despite doing the job on the day, these Ixon RS prince gloves are not top of my list of protective equipment. They are light and unrestrictive, and the stitching held out well in a minor spill, but I wouldn’t want to […]

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Dainese Pro Carbon gloves

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:13 AM / Product Reviews

Dainese knows how to make a good-looking, protective pair of mitts, there’s no question about that. Cost:£99.99 Contact: At a fraction short of £100, the Pro Carbon fi ts into the range just below the full-on race models. These gloves prove that you don’t really need to spend more than a ton to bag yourself […]

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