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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 seems to be stuck with a shabby old Yamaha XJ600 Diversion as well. He's ridden a wide range of bikes and worn even more kit over the years.

  1. Avon 3-D Ultra Evo tyres review featured image
    17 Jun 2022 Reviews

    Avon 3-D Ultra Evo tyres review

    Avon's high-performance sports tyre gives a surprising level of all-round performance and lasts longer than anticipated...

  2. How to choose a motorcycle intercom featured image
    10 Jun 2022 Advice & Guides

    How to choose a motorcycle intercom

    Baffled by the choice of bike comms systems and what they do? Hopefully this will help you iron it all out

  3. Introducing: Shoei X-SPR Pro helmet featured image
    7 Jun 2022 News

    Introducing: Shoei X-SPR Pro helmet

    Shoei's new racing helmet has to follow 19 years of track excellence from three versions of X-Spirit...

  4. Rev'it Dominator 3 Gore-Tex jacket review featured image
    30 May 2022 Reviews

    Rev'it Dominator 3 Gore-Tex jacket review

    When the rain is tanking down, the best protection you can get is from a Gore-Tex Pro jacket like this Rev'it Dominator 3

  5. Video: Five of the best motorcycle cleaning products featured image Video icon
    22 Apr 2022 Advice & Guides

    Video: Five of the best motorcycle cleaning products

    Cleaning your bike doesn't have to be a chore if you have the right stuff

  6. Five of the best helmets that meet the new ECE 22.06 safety standard featured image
    20 Apr 2022 Advice & Guides

    Five of the best helmets that meet the new ECE 22.06 safety standard

    The new ECE 22.06 test is designed to raise the safety performance of bike helmets. Here are five great lids with that confidence-boosting test pass to their name…

  7. Five of the best flip-over motorcycle helmets featured image
    7 Apr 2022 Advice & Guides

    Five of the best flip-over motorcycle helmets

    You can’t take two helmets on a trip, can you? Oh wait, maybe you can…

  8. Introducing... Michelin Road 6 tyres featured image
    6 Apr 2022 News

    Introducing... Michelin Road 6 tyres

    The tyre company who changed wet riding forever release their latest shot at sports-touring genius... the Michelin Road 6

  9. Introducing… Shark Spartan RS helmet featured image
    4 Apr 2022 News

    Introducing… Shark Spartan RS helmet

    We've had the Spartan and Spartan GT, but now there's a third... the Spartan RS

  10. DXR Winter Carbon gloves review featured image
    30 Mar 2022 Reviews

    DXR Winter Carbon gloves review

    These winter-busting gloves from French brand DXR are relatively cheap, and definitely cheerful

  11. Introducing… Cardo Packtalk Edge intercom featured image
    29 Mar 2022 News

    Introducing… Cardo Packtalk Edge intercom

    Cardo's intercoms are already hugely popular, and their new range-topping Packtalk Edge promises a huge haul of tech improvements

  12. Schuberth C5 helmet review featured image
    25 Mar 2022 Reviews

    Schuberth C5 helmet review

    There's loads for Schuberth to shout about with their new C5 flipfront helmet. But is it any good?