TESTED ‘This cool ur­ban jacket leaves me cold’

100 Baggy sleeves The Agos fea­tures pop­clo­sure cuffs which don’t close tightly enough. Stitch­ing The jacket is well made over­all, but the stitch­ing near the zip has frayed.

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage - BY MAIL OR­DER by Danny him­self!

of the lin­ing by the main zip is fray­ing slightly. There are armour pock­ets at the el­bows and shoul­ders but the Ce-ap­proved armour costs £20 ex­tra.

www.tu­canour­bano.com/gb It’s got plenty of style and wouldn’t look out of place when worn to the pub.

By its very na­ture, this hoody is baggy so I had the over­rid­ing feel­ing that in the event of a crash it would ride up my back and the armour would move out of place, leav­ing me ex­posed to in­jury. The wa­ter­proof mem­brane, al­though a nice touch, doesn’t stop the ex­te­rior of the hoody be­com­ing sod­den, heavy and cold when it rains. It’s not a match for tra­di­tional rid­ing kit, but for rid­ers who don’t want to be seen in ‘proper’ kit it’s a de­cent com­pro­mise.

www.ox­ford­prod­ucts.com

Os­ram Night Racer 110 H4 bulbs £24 (twin pack)

Tester Andy Downes Time used One year/900 miles What’s good? I fit­ted one of th­ese bulbs to re­place the stan­dard one in my Yamaha MT-07 be­cause I use mainly un­lit back­roads on my com­mute. Os­ram claim light­ing per­for­mance is 110% bet­ter than stan­dard and while I can’t ver­ify that em­pir­i­cally, I can tes­tify the bulbs are very im­pres­sive. The spread of light is bet­ter, it il­lu­mi­nates a lot fur­ther ahead and the light it pro­duces is a lot whiter. The cost is rea­son­able for two bulbs that give such im­proved per­for­mance. You get one of the bulbs in­side a minia­ture crash hel­met so you can stash it safely as an emer­gency re­place­ment.

I can’t think of a sin­gle crit­i­cism. www.os­ram.co.uk

XCP Rust Blocker £14 Tester Time used

Andy Downes

Three

months

Af­ter clean­ing and dry­ing the bike I ap­plied this ev­ery­where ex­cept brak­ing sur­faces and tyres. It comes with a long, bendy noz­zle to get into hard-to-reach ar­eas and it went on eas­ily. It leaves a coat­ing on all parts and any ex­cess can be eas­ily wiped off with a cloth. It’s rea­son­ably priced and I still have most of a can left for fu­ture use. Af­ter a cou­ple of months of win­ter rid­ing, there’s not one whis­per of rust any­where on the bike. An ex­cel­lent per­for­mance.

The slightly tacky coat­ing it leaves be­hind holds onto tiny pieces of grit, which take some ef­fort to clean off. It leaves a bit of a yel­low­ish/brown residue when ap­plied too thickly but this means you can see where it’s too thick and wipe it off. It took some scrub­bing to re­move burnt-on residue from the ex­haust down­pipes but this left no per­ma­nent marks.

www.xcp-pro­tec­tion.com

Tester Time tested What’s good? What’s not? Con­tact Spada Ra­zor 2

Tester Time tested What’s good? Con­tact Qual­ity rat­ing What’s not? Con­tact Qual­ity Value Value rat­ing Con­tact Qual­ity Value Ox­ford Screamer Alarmed Disc Lock £32 RST Ther­motech Gloves £150 Danny Kent X-lite X802RR Signed Hel­met £399.99 Rider­s­mate £1

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