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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. Video: HJC C10 helmet review featured image Video icon
    19 Sep 2023

    Video: HJC C10 helmet review

    Want a good helmet without the big spend? Try HJC's C10

  2. Video: RST Ventilator-X textile jacket review featured image Video icon
    15 Sep 2023

    Video: RST Ventilator-X textile jacket review

    RST's Ventilator-X is more versatile than the name might suggest...

  3. Shoei Neotec 3 helmet review featured image
    4 Sep 2023

    Shoei Neotec 3 helmet review

    We were given early access to Shoei's hottest new helmet... and here's our verdict

  4. Introducing... Shoei GT-Air 3 helmet featured image
    1 Sep 2023

    Introducing... Shoei GT-Air 3 helmet

    Shoei reveal details of the successor to the mightily popular GT-Air 2

  5. Video: Rev'it Catalyst H2O jacket review featured image Video icon
    24 Aug 2023

    Video: Rev'it Catalyst H2O jacket review

    Ignore the touring claims and this smart jacket from Rev'it has a lot going for it...

  6. Video: Alpinestars SMX Waterproof textile jacket review featured image Video icon
    18 Aug 2023

    Video: Alpinestars SMX Waterproof textile jacket review

    Alpinestars’ sporty textile jacket is surprisingly practical and more versatile than you'd think...

  7. Video: Shark Skwal i3 helmet review featured image Video icon
    3 Aug 2023

    Video: Shark Skwal i3 helmet review

    The helmet with the built-in lights moves on a level with the Skwal i3...

  8. Cardo gives riders the power to record featured image
    28 Jul 2023

    Cardo gives riders the power to record

    Cardo’s new voice recording feature lets you keep your favourite chats for posterity

  9. Video: Oxford Mondial 2.0 jacket review featured image Video icon
    27 Jul 2023

    Video: Oxford Mondial 2.0 jacket review

    Oxford's first Mondial was hugely popular. Can the sequel match up?

  10. Video: X-Lite X-552 Ultra Carbon helmet review featured image Video icon
    15 Jul 2023

    Video: X-Lite X-552 Ultra Carbon helmet review

    X-Lite are aiming for the roadgoing adventure rider with their new peaked lid

  11. Video: Rev'it Outback 4 H2O textile jacket review featured image Video icon
    7 Jul 2023

    Video: Rev'it Outback 4 H2O textile jacket review

    The Outback 4 is versatile, flexible and is better than the pricetag might suggest

  12. Video: HJC RPHA-91 helmet review featured image Video icon
    30 Jun 2023

    Video: HJC RPHA-91 helmet review

    After 2000 road miles our verdict on HJC's new flipfront helmet is in...