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About Kris Hodgson

Kris Hodgson studied journalism at APM College, and worked at Rapid Bikes Magazine, including as Deputy Editor for two years. He's an avid road rider who enjoys tinkering with his own bike.
Latest Posts | By Kris Hodgson
Video Review: Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
8.3
4 weeks ago

Video Review: Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

Yamaha’s V-Star 650 Custom (XVS650) may be looking a little long in the tooth, but it’s actually still an exceptional beginner cruiser that has remained unchanged for a lengthy period …
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Tech Tips: Project Ninja 400 DNA Air Filter Fitment
1 month ago

Tech Tips: Project Ninja 400 DNA Air Filter Fitment

We’ve just had a DNA Performance Air Filter arrive for our Project Ninja 400 and it’s time for fitment, which on the Ninja 400 is a relatively easy and painless …
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Review: 2019 Yamaha V-Star 650 (XVS650)
8.3
2 months ago

Review: 2019 Yamaha V-Star 650 (XVS650)

Jumping off the high tech Yamaha Niken onto the old school V-Star 650 Custom (XVS650) couldn’t have been a bigger contrast and my first impression riding the V-Star off down …
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Video Review: 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900
8.8
2 months ago

Video Review: 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900

Yamaha’s Tracer 900 saw a host of updates in 2018, with the current iteration the most refined and advanced version of the popular sports-tourer yet. We recently tested the Tracer …
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Gear Review: AGV X3000 Helmet
9
3 months ago

Gear Review: AGV X3000 Helmet

If you’re looking for a light, high quality retro styled helmet, I’d highly recommend checking out the AGV X3000 helmet from their Legends range.

The AGV X3000 is available starting …
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Gear Review: DRIRIDER Climate Control EXO 2 Jacket
9.3
3 months ago

Gear Review: DRIRIDER Climate Control EXO 2 Jacket

Full mesh summer jackets are an ideal choice when you’re expecting 30 or even 40 degree heat but if I’m honest I prefer the idea of the hybrid leather/mesh options, …
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Product Review: Sena Prism Action Camera
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4 months ago

Product Review: Sena Prism Action Camera

If you’ve been following my review of the Shoei Neotec II modular helmet, as well as the Sena SRL Communication system designed specifically for it, then you may have also …
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Quick Test: 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114
4 months ago

Quick Test: 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114

There are some bikes which really go their own way, and there’s no better representation of that, than Harley’s 2019 FXDR (114), a motorcycle which is sold short by being …
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Product Review: Kawasaki Ninja 400 Tank Bag
8
4 months ago

Product Review: Kawasaki Ninja 400 Tank Bag

For those after a tank bag for their Ninja 400, or alternatively a Ninja 650 or Z900, Kawasaki have their genuine accessory option, providing a sporty, low profile offering with …
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Product Review: Kawasaki Ninja 400 Seat Cowl
8.3
5 months ago

Product Review: Kawasaki Ninja 400 Seat Cowl

For anyone who has owned a sportsbike, chances are a mod high on the list is a colour-matched seat cowl, because even if you occasionally have a pillion, these are …
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