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30 May 2018

Bridgestone A41 & T31

Is there any tougher test bed than the harsh Moroccan desert to introduce a new adventure tyre to the market? Bridgestone doesn’t think so

22 May 2018

Michelin Road 5

Michelin’s Pilot Road 4 was a beaut hoop for sports-touring riders who do exactly that. So just how much better can Michelin’s newest Pilot Road 5 really be? We’re glad you asked

07 May 2018

Kabuto Aeroblade 5

I didn’t’ know a great deal about the Kabuto helmet range before attending the Aussie launch of the company’s new Aeroblade 5 helmet late last year. Since then I’ve been putting one through its paces and learning a little more about the Japanese company. What I’ve disco

03 May 2018


We previously tested the Shark Explore_R helmet, and despite being a quality carbon composite helmet there was one design issue that left it a bit short of its competitors, the peak and visor cannot be attached to the helmet at the same time. Shark’s updated Adventure-R helmet

22 April 2018

Sidi MAG 1 Boots

The design goals for the new Mag 1 boot were flexibility, lightweight and streamlined, and my first impression after unboxing them recently is Sidi has hit the mark.

16 April 2018

NuViz heads-up display

Technology. I love it and I hate it. One piece of equipment that has piqued my interest is the NuViz heads-up display and communication device. NuViz, an American company based in San Diego, has released an attachment that fits to the chin bar of your helmet which not only allows

16 April 2018

Furygan Full Apex Perfo one-piece suit

Fans cheering on Ant West may have noticed the Aussie is the latest big name to switch to Furygan leathers, joining MotoGP rider Johann Zarco.

29 March 2018

AGV K-5 S Helmet

AGV is known for its high-quality lids and the K-5 S certainly didn’t disappoint, straight out the box. It’s made from a carbon fibre-fibreglass mix and at 1.47kg feels nice and light.

09 March 2018

Dainese Full Metal 6 Gloves

The Dainese Full Metal 6 Gloves provide improved comfort and protection, new advanced technologies. Quad elastication for increased mobility between the knuckles and the back of the hand. Pre-formed and pre-curved cuffs with a new inner closure for outstanding fit, wrist

05 March 2018

RG-020 Dual-Sport Saddlebags

Made from UV treated Tri-Max Ballistic Nylon with Fibertech accents Fits with self-locking harness and in most cases, can be used without racks Includes double Velcro tyre lever pocket on the bottom of each bag Reverse coil zippers help keep out dust and dirt, keepin

04 March 2018

Five GT2 Gloves

As Winter released its grip on the south-eastern states, my Five HG-1 winter gloves quickly became too hot for daily commuting and with a couple of full-day tests on my to-do list, I required a glove that sat between Five’s HG-1 and its Stunt Evo summer glove. Enter the GT2 tou

01 March 2018

Michelin Road 5 launch

 Chris Dobie has just returned from Seville, Spain where he attended the world launch of Michelin’s new Road 5 sports touring tyre. Here are his first thoughts.