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Review: CF Moto 650 GT

The 650 GT from CF Moto is just about the most affordable way into middleweight touring as you’re going to get when buying a new bike. While some might still snicker at the thought of a bike built in China competing on anything other than price, the 650 GT has a whole lot of other reasons to tempt buyers. Prime among those lures are a low seat height, cost-effective optional hard luggage and strong fuel economy. The 650 GT builds on that lot with...

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Car care and maintenance

Review: Ring High Power Micro Jump Starter

The Ring RPPL300 is a Lithium Cobalt LiCoO2   jump starter that's able to start 12v vehicles up to 3.0-litres....

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Motorcycles

Review: MASH Black Seven 125

As with most Chinese-built bikes that come to the UK, you'll find folks in the motorcycle community...

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Dash cams

Review: Nextbase 522GW dash camera

The 522GW is the top spec, updated incarnation of the 512GW in Nextbase's brand-new dash cam range...

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Christmas Gift Guides 2019

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Top 10: Gifts under £10

Got a £10 limit for Secret Santa, or just buying a gift for a friend of a friend you don't want to overspend on? Well, take a look at our top 10 picks for £10 or less.

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Top 10: Gifts under £15

£15 is a pretty typical Secret Santa amount, so to save you from the usual anxiety-inducing, last-minute stress about what Frank from the HR department might want - we've gone and rounded up some of the best gifts under £15 so you can put minimal effort but reap maximum praise for your thoughtfulness this Christmas.

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Top 10: Gifts under £20

The gift ideas in this list are cheap and cheerful for you penny pinchers out there. From personalised pet socks and spreadable coffee to surprise gift boxes and trivia games - there's something for everyone in our top 10 Christmas presents under £20.

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Top 10: Gifts for classic car enthusiasts

From practical gifts for a wannabe mechanic to books, collectables and days out — we've rounded up the top 10 gifts for the classic car lover in your life.

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Top 10: Gifts for Women

From headphones and experience days to hairdryers and face masks - here are our ten best picks for the lady in your life this Christmas.

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Top 10: Gifts for Star Wars fans

Know a Star Wars fanatic, we all do. We buy them for Christmas but what do? Hmmm. Anyway, here are our ten favourite gifts across a range of budgets for Star Wars fans.

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Dash Cams

Dash cam buying advice guide

When it comes to picking a dash cam, there is a range of different options out there. These are the things you need to consider when deciding which one to opt for.

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Top 10: Best value dash cameras

The sheer number of dash cams on the market can be a bit overwhelming, so we've rounded up our favourite ten when it comes to value for money.

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Review: Nextbase 522GW dash camera

The 522GW is the top spec, updated incarnation of the 512GW in Nextbase's brand-new dash cam range...

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Review: Garmin 66W

The 66W is the top of the range dash cam in Garmin's newest range. Along with the basic Gamin Mini dash...

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Top 10: Dash cams under £50 2019

Features, footage quality and durability of dash cams can vary widely from one to the next, but a low price doesn't necessarily mean a bad dash cam. Here are ten of our favourites for under 50 quid.

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Mowers and Garden Equipment

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Review: Hayter Harrier 48 roller mower

The Hayter Harrier 48 is a roller mower that is designed to leave your lawn looking well-trimmed with...

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Review: Seedball

Seedballs are designed to make sowing seeds incredibly easy and create beautiful wildflower patches...

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Review: Flymo 1200R robot lawn mower

The Flymo 1200R sits at the more affordable end of the robot lawn mower market and is designed for...

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Review: Honda Versatool

The Honda Versatool is designed to take on a huge range of gardening tasks. With eight push-and-click...

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Review: Green and Blue Bee Bricks & Blocks

Green & Blue’s Bee Block is a modern and stylish take on the bee hotel - designed to help solitary...

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Review: Flymo Mighti Mo 300 Li cordless mower

The Mighti Mo 300 Li is Flymo's only cordless mower competing with the Bosch Rotak range and similar...

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Motorcycles

Top 10: 125cc motorcycles 2019

We’ve chosen the 10 best 125cc motorcycles you can ride after passing a CBT test and still with L-plates. This selection also promises to keep you entertained after you’ve passed your full motorcycle test so you won’t feel the need, or financial pain, of having to swap to something bigger straight away. The list is in price order.

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Review: Oxford Original Approved Denim jeans

These are jeans with built-in armour, like many others on the market, but the Oxford Original Approved...

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Top 10: Cafe racers

Cafe Racers are all the rage right now, so we've compiled our top 10 options based on price, style and performance.

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Review: Honda CB500X

Honda’s CB500F is pretty much the perfect do-it-all motorcycle, but that doesn’t stop riders wanting...

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Review Lexmoto Tempest 125

Priced at £1800, or a measly £36 per month on finance, the Tempest is significantly cheaper than rivalling...

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Scooters

Review: Honda PCX 125

Quick note: We've got a brand-new motorcycle and scooter expert on Honest John Kit, so if you have...

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Top 10: Maxi scooters 2019

In this Top 10, we’ve homed in on the maxi scooters that will get you there in the most comfort and the best value. Some require different licence categories than others, so check your entitlement and take a test ride before you buy.

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Review: Honda Super Cub

Simply put, the Honda Super Cub is the latest incarnation of the world’s best-selling vehicle. In one...

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Review: Yamaha XMAX 300

Yamaha didn’t bother updating its previous XMAX 250 to meet 2017’s EU4 emissions laws and instead saw...

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Top 10: Scooters 2019

As well as plenty of new commuter-friendly machines, there are more scooters now aimed at those wanting to ride further afield. There are also some brilliant reinvented classics using electric power. Here are our Top 10 of the most exciting scooters you can buy in 2019.

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Motorhome & Camper Van Kit

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Top 20: Camper van essentials

From crockery to mobile Wi-Fi, here are 20 products that will make your camper van life easier.

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Review: Campingaz Camp Bistro 2 stove

A simple one burner stove, the Campingaz Camp Bistro 2 comes with its own plastic carry case and includes...

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Review: TomTom Go Camper

A TomTom sat nav for camper van drivers and those towing a caravan. This means you get all of the route...

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Review: Sealey Portable Charcoal BBQ

Sealey's Portable Charcoal BBQ is a compact cooker that costs roughly £30 to buy new. The barrel shaped...

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Top 10: Best portable toilets for camper vans and motorhomes

You can't avoid dealing with the inevitable, so get your plumbing sorted efficiently and cheaply with these ten portable toilets.

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Review: Everdure CUBE by Heston Blumenthal

The Everdure CUBE is a portable charcoal BBQ made up of a porcelain enamel firebox with a food-grade...

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Headphones and Speakers

Review: Marshall Major III Voice headphones

British audio brand, Marshall, has added Google's voice assistant to its popular Major III headphones....

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Review: Aftershokz Xtrainerz

Bone-conduction headphones have taken off in the athletics world in recent years, with Aftershokz being...

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Review: Aftershokz Aeropex

For those that run, cycle etc - it can be tough to find the right balance between blocking out the world...

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Review: Anker Nebula Capsule II

If you want to host movie nights outside or you simply want a more dynamic approach to bringing your...

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Review: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 wireless in-ear headphones

The oddly-named Melomania 1 are wireless in-ear monitors from Cambridge Audio, a British audio company...

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Garage Tools & Equipment

Review: Ring High Power Micro Jump Starter

The Ring RPPL300 is a Lithium Cobalt LiCoO2   jump starter that's able to start 12v vehicles up to 3.0-litres....

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Review: Farecla G3 Professional Scratch Remover Liquid

Keeping your car's bodywork in tiptop condition can be a big challenge - especially with the elements,...

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Review: Ring RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator

The Ring RTC1000 is an air compressor. It’s quick, quiet and powerful – capable of inflating a flat...

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Review: Michelin Fit2Go Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Since 2014, n ew cars have been fitted with mandatory tyre pressure warning systems (TPMS), but there...

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Review: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 tyres

Bridgestone’s Weather Control A005 is one of a number of all-season tyres that are blurring the lines...

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Home Electronics

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Review: Ring Video Doorbell 2

Ring, which was acquired by Amazon last year, is a smart security device company that's most well-known...

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Review: Melitta Purista Series 300

The Purita is one of the slimmest, fully automatic bean-to-cup coffee machines on the market, ideal...

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Review: Kenwood kMix Chrome Collection KMX760

Kenwood's newest kMix is a high-end, 1000W stand mixer that offers excellent performance and impressive...

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Review: Hive Active Heating 2

The Hive is probably the most well-known smart thermostat system in the UK, competing against the likes...

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Review: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Like its vacuum cleaner  and  purifying fans , Dyson's Supersonic hair dryer is a reinvention of the...

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Review: Karcher FC5 Hard Floor Cleaner

The idea behind the Karcher FC5 is simple. Instead of different machines and equipment for vacuuming,...

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Experience Days

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Review: The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour with Afternoon Tea - Buy A Gift

One of the best gifts you can get a Harry Potter enthusiast, in our humble opinion. The voucher from...

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Top 10: Track Experiences

Few of us can afford the luxury of a track-day machine, but thankfully there are a stack of circuit-based experiences for a fraction of the price. Try our pick of ten high-octane activities at a range of price points.

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Review: Crystal Maze LIVE Experience

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is a faithful recreation of the 1990s game show hosted by Richard...

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Top 10: Budget petrolhead experience days

The experience day market is a haven for bargain-seekers right now, with all the big players competing to offer the best deal. Here are ten of the best for those wanting to spend less than £150, and much less than that for most of these...

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Top 10: Experience days

Experience days don’t have to be about tearing around a deserted airfield in someone else’s car. Thrills, adventures and delights come in all shapes and sizes; here are ten non-automotive experiences that are sure to deliver.

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Review: Virgin Supercar Experience

You’ve read about them, seen them on telly and possibly drooled at one burbling past you on the street,...

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Cycling

Mio Cyclo 210

Mio is a company associated with automotive tech such as dashcams and sat navs, but it’s also making...

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Beeline

Even the most basic bike computers like the Mio Cyclo 210 and Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt are becoming increasingly...

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Hovding

The Hovding 2.0 is the latest generation of the Hovding airbag for urban cyclists. Worn around your...

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Hiplok Z-Lok

A reusable zip tie with a steel core, essentially. If you want to secure your bike (or pretty much anything,...

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Thule Raingutter bike rack

A clash of cultures. The world seems to have embraced cycling, and despite the 'them and us' approach...

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Kit Awards 2019

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Dash Camera of the Year shortlist

Dash cameras are increasing in popularity, with some car manufacturers even including onboard cameras to record footage while you drive. We've tested a whole range of dash cams over the last 12 months. See which five made the cut for our Honest John Kit 2019 Awards shortlist.

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Dash Camera under £100 shortlist

Dash cameras are becoming increasingly popular and, as such, the amount of budget cameras is now far greater than even 12 months ago. So, without further ado, here are our picks for the best five dash cams you can buy for £100 or less.

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Group 0+/1 Child Car Seat of the Year shortlist

There are a lot of great Group 0+/1 child car seats on the market, but knowing which ones offer the best safety, versatility and ease of fitting is tough. That's why we've picked our favourite five to make narrowing down your choice easier.

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125cc Motorcycle of the Year shortlist

125cc motorbikes are small, light, cheap to run, immune from traffic jams and usually free to park - making them ideal for urban commuters. We've ridden some great 125s over the last 12 months, but these are our top five.

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Interior Car Care product of the Year shortlist

Does your car need a little bit of TLC to restore it to its former glory? Well, we've compiled our five favourite Interior Car Care products from the last 12 months - including interior cleaners and battery chargers.

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Car Security product of the year shortlist

In 2018, nearly 120,000 thefts were reported, the equivalent of one being stolen every five minutes or 300 a day. So, we've rounded up our five favourite car security products from the last 12 months - including trackers, wheel locks and signal blocking pouches - to help you keep your pride and joy safe and sound where it belongs.

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