have managed to make this engine feel totally different to last years model. It’s more aggressive, more angry, more powerful, it’s louder and more punchy.We ran a back to back test of both models last weekend so more pictures and a full write up to follow
Replacing the BT-021, the 023 has a uniform carcass construction but has two different compounds of rubber to alter its performance. The inner rubber is harder for increased life while the rubber on the tyre’s edges is softer for outright grip. On the brief dry sections of our ri...
compound of rubber, Metzeler has tuned the tyre’s carcass to alter its performance and grip/wear levels. All very clever, but does it work?Unfortunately the weather was less than ideal for outright grip testing but in the very brief dry session we got
Would you spend over £1,000 on a jacket and trousers to wear on your bike? I’ve been wearing Held’s Cardona jacket and Frontino, which together cost £1,168. Anything over £1,000 represents a significant investment for most of us, at that rate you’d be right to expect the best kit...
How waterproof are these boots? Well at the end of a days off-roading the best way to get them clean is with the jetwash and the inner stays dry, that’s how waterproof. They are sturdy too, the internal injection moulded plastic protectors line the whole leg and ankle section. Wh...
have been a real pleasure. As the seasons start to turn I’m now wearing a hoodie underneath in a 'Sons of Anarchy' style to take the chill off the fresh mornings, meaning I can now continue to wear this spacious jacket for a few months longer.Tested
This is the new Held Adventure rucksack. The first two weeks of its life were spent as a beach bag during a two week holiday in Cuba. The 22litre capacity was more than big enough for beach towels, packed lunches and a bucket and spade - I’m still finding sand now!Throughout the ...
Well Maxxis were bang on with their mileage claims, 6500 miles on the rear and it looks as though there is another 1000. Not bad at all for a set of tyres that cost less than £200.Having lived with the Supermaxx’s Diamonds over the past few months the best thing about these tyres...
There are loads of helmets on the market that have Bluetooth built in, but the Navrider (£59.99) is by far the cheapest way to get Bluetooth on your lid.It’s a piece of piss to fit, just two screws. The audio is tinny but clear, the boom mic unobtrusive. There’s almost no wind no...
Three months ago I fitted a pair of Bridgestone’s latest sport touring tyres to the Speed Triple. I needed some rubber that would cover more than 2000 miles without squaring off. They also needed to be sticky, responsive and most of all able to handle the huge torque the 1050cc t...
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