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Alpinestars is probably not an unfamilar name to you. They have a justified reputation as manufacturers of some of the best riding kit out there, so when a set of theit SMX-6 V2 Drystar waterproof sports boots came into the office just in time for a horrible wet winter it rather fortuitous. So they got tested rather a lot, and her's the result...

Bolts n' Brews is an idea that sprang from a bunch of experiences - military life, lost friends, the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride and an aching gap needing to be filled by somewhere for people to meet, bond, talk and, maybe, heal. It's a hell of a story and, though I say so myself, worth a read...

Morocco is a wonderful place full of interesting sights, fantastic smells and tastes, warm, friendly people...and some truly amazing off-road riding.
We had the opportunity to visit with Wilderness Wheels and the experience was memorable, to say the least. Read on, and have a look at the videos as well. Yes, really. Moving pictures. It's sorcery I tell you...

Knox will be well known to regular readers as purveyors of funky armoured gloves and useful bags. Less well known, perhaps, for fashion items like jeans. Don't panic - Knox Rydal jeans are fashionable, yes, but they're armoured as well. A tricky combination, perhaps. Have they managed? Read on and see...

 

 

 

David Greenwood has been my froend for as long as I can remember. we were once young hooligan bikers, tearing around the Oxfordshire countryside together...then one of us grew up. The other edited a motorcycle magazine.
But clearly you can't keep a good bloke down, and after a gap David is back! Here's his abridged story...

Riding off road is great fun, and yes it does improve your abilities in all sorts of ways. It also demands some particular kit, and if you're not planning on becoming a die-hard offroad warrior then you may not want to spend a fortune. This is the kit I took to Morocco recently, tried and very tested. There are some suppliers mentioned too who are worth a call...

Cliche alert. Motocross improves your road riding. More importantly, Motocross is Great Fun. And the KTM Motocross Experience is a brilliant way of finding out whether it's for you without spending a fortune. Though you may end up doing so anyway, of course...

We road test the bikes you want to see, many are unique to the Web and do not feature on any other UK website. Get the real reviews on today's bikes only on MotorbikesToday.com *For all our latest road tests go to the Reviews Index*

 

 

 

Knox have been busy improving their already pretty good Seasonless Collection. This rugged looking chap (not one of our staff) is demonstrating their latest Walker 2 overtrousers. They're light, they fold up small, they're sensibly priced and if you want to know whether they keep you dry...read the article!

Seats.Pretty much every bike has one, and pretty much everyone ignores it. Which is funny considering you spend a lot of time on your bike's seat, and when you get those aches and pains that come with a long ride, they normally start right there. The Comfort Cushion might just have an answer to that.

Luggage is something we've touched on here a few times because it's been a problem since...well since bikes have existed. Knox have an interesting take on this problem with their Trekker rucksack, and it's really rather good. Obviously you'll need to read the article to see why...

 

 

 

Tyres. Round, black (usually) and really difficult to photograph without studio facilities. They're also incredibly important for us bikers as the single most critical component in the whole "staying out of hospital" equation. Pirelli's Diablo Supercorsa Pro SP will go some way toeard helping you there...

Knox Handroid gloves have been around for a long time Over ten years, in fact. And their latest incarnation are the best yet, for all sorts of reasons which you'll have to read the article to learn. But - spoiler alert - they may just be my favourite gloves of all time...

BMW's latest incarnation of their firebreathing S1000RR appears at first glance to be just a paper exercise - add a bit here, tweak a bit there - but the truth is rather more interesting. I might even go as far as to say that history is being made right here...

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