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Tony Hoare

Former RiDE product tester and journalist with MCN and Bike, with 21 years' experience writing about bikes and kit. Since 2017 he's been writing and making videos full-time for Sportsbikeshop. He owns a Yamaha FZ-1 Fazer and is running a Suzuki V-Strom 800 DE on Sportsbikehop's behalf in 2023. He's ridden a wide range of bikes and worn even more kit over the years.

  1. Beeline Moto II navigation review featured image
    12 Jun 2024

    Beeline Moto II navigation review

    The popular minimalist sat-nav is back with a second generation model that will have wider appeal than the original

  2. Video: Five of the best flip-over helmets featured image Video icon
    7 Jun 2024

    Video: Five of the best flip-over helmets

    Stuck on whether to go full-face or open-face? Flip-overs let you have both in one lid...

  3. Introducing... Cardo Packtalk Pro featured image
    22 May 2024

    Introducing... Cardo Packtalk Pro

    An intercom that comes to your rescue if you crash? Say hello to the new Cardo Packtalk Pro

  4. Video: Best 5 budget flipfront helmets featured image Video icon
    10 Jun 2024

    Video: Best 5 budget flipfront helmets

    Flipfront helmets don't have to cost a fortune. These five belters won't leave you bankrupt...

  5. Video: Five of the best flipfront motorcycle helmets featured image Video icon
    8 May 2024

    Video: Five of the best flipfront motorcycle helmets

    Flipfront helmets are among the most practical options on the market. Let us guide you through the best options...

  6. Video: Five of the best laminated textile jackets featured image Video icon
    12 Apr 2024

    Video: Five of the best laminated textile jackets

    Laminated waterproofing is taking over the world. Our video runs through our top options

  7. Introducing: Furygan Fury Airbag Evo & Airbag Evolution+ featured image
    5 Apr 2024

    Introducing: Furygan Fury Airbag Evo & Airbag Evolution+

    Furygan's pair of new vests use the updated In&motion airbags for a cooler, more flexible ride

  8. Video: Five of the best adventure helmets featured image Video icon
    5 Apr 2024

    Video: Five of the best adventure helmets

    Adventure lids are the perfect foil for adventure bikes. Here are our five biggest-hitting options...

  9. Rev'it Paramount GTX one-piece textile suit review featured image
    1 Apr 2024

    Rev'it Paramount GTX one-piece textile suit review

    This one-piece suit wraps around your normal clothes, making it easy switch from civilian to biker, and back again

  10. Introducing... Beeline Moto II featured image
    6 Jun 2024

    Introducing... Beeline Moto II

    Biking's dinkiest sat-nav is moving on to its second generation...

  11. Five of the best... laminated textile jackets featured image
    20 Mar 2024

    Five of the best... laminated textile jackets

    For the best chance of staying dry, laminated waterproofing is the way to go…

  12. Video: Rukka Explore-R Gore-Tex jacket review featured image Video icon
    15 Jan 2024

    Video: Rukka Explore-R Gore-Tex jacket review

    Rukka's Explore-R jacket combines top-grade rain resistance with an equally impressive armour package...