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Beeline motorcycle navigation
Gear and kitLife on bikes

The Beeline Moto motorcycle navigation system takes a new approach to GPS-based guidance. We’ll be following the team behind it as they bring the new device to market, hopefully giving them a few insights into what bikers are looking for. This article follows on from Jock’s article on Sat nav

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Sat nav or smartphone?
Gear and kit

A new navigation gadget has Jock pondering whether there is a new answer to that decade old question: sat nav or smartphone? Skip to our preview of the new Beeline Moto navigation system > I’ve been called all manner of things over the years. Circus Bear, Ballerina Rhino, more often

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Do engine additives work in motorcycles
Gear and kitLife on bikesMaintenance

Do engine additives improve motorcycle performance or fuel consumption? We put them to the test on a dyno – and even in the van as it racked up 10,000 miles transporting bikes here and there; there including some impressive hills called the Alps. It used to be you’d fit X,

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motorcycle mode
Gear and kit

Bikers wondering when Google Maps might release a motorcycle mode have been given a boost by the launch of the service across South East Asia. Google officially launched its motorcycle mode for Google Maps users last week in South East Asia. Following an initial trial in the world’s largest motorcycle

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best deals on motorcycle gear
Gear and kit

Stuck between the traditional discounting at the NEC show and shoppers waiting until Black Friday, motorcycle clothing retailers are offering up to 40% off huge ranges of kit this week. Everyone knows that you get the best deals on motorcycle gear at the big motorcycle shows, like this week’s Motorcycle

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Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS
Gear and kit

Over 2000 miles, Jock tests the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 on a Triumph Street Triple 765 RS on arguably the greatest testing track of them all: The Alps. Black and round ones is the lazy suggestion I all too often give when people ask what tyres they should buy. Why?

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sponsorship motorcycle adventure
Gear and kitLife on bikes

Getting sponsorship for your motorcycle adventure sounds like a great idea. But in exchange for the free gear or financial help, you’ll also have to give something in return. Our resident adventurer, Dutchie, explains. Just so we’re clear from the off, the definitive term for sponsorship is the act of

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HJC RPHA 11 or Shoei NXR
Gear and kit

The plan was to review the new Monster Energy liveried HJC RPHA 11 up on the one-way, unrestricted speed limit Mountain Road at the Isle of Man TT, test it at insane speeds and compare it to the legendary Shoei NXR. We got to the TT, but the Mountain Road wasn’t

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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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