Top motorcycle cleaning and maintenance sprays

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Motorcycle cleaning and maintenance sprays

by Jim Blackstock |

Any self-respecting motorcyclist will have a cupboard full of lotions and potions to look after their bike. Anything from cleaning it to preventing it from corroding; keeping rain off your visor to waterproofing your clothing; keeping the bike running properly to preventing it from wearing too quickly. There are motorcycle cleaning and maintenance sprays out there for just about every need.

Of course, with so much on the market, it can be tricky to work out which ones are good at the job they are supposed to do. So these are our favourite products, based on what we’ve used in the past and have found to work well.

Some you’ll want to keep with you, especially if you are heading off on a long tour later on in the year – chain lube, for example. Others will just live in the cupboard in the workshop or under the sink at home, to be rolled out when it’s time for a wash.

But however often you use them, these are the essential motorcycle cleaning and maintenance sprays you will need.

Top motorcycle cleaning and maintenance sprays

Sportsbikeshop currently has half-price twin-pack deals on Muc-Off. Stock up with either two

Muc-Off Nano-Tech Bike Cleaner twin pack
65% off

Offering terrific value for money, this half-price twin pack of five-litre bottles of Muc-Off

Muc-off BOGOF deal

Save £71.09 (55%) on this 25-litre drum biodegradable, nano-tech bike wash.

Muc-Off 25 litre drum
Best spray polish

Once your bike is clean, you might need a little polish to bring it back to its full glory,

Muc-Off Finishing Miracle Shine
Top chain lubricant

While the chain should be cleaned ideally every few hundred miles, but lubricating it more often,

Motul C2 Chain Lube Road

ACF-50 is the ultimate do-it-all maintenance spray that no motorcyclist should be without.

ACF-50 Anti Corrosion Lubricant 32 oz pack
Best 2 in 1 wash and wax

Sometimes you want to give your bike a bit of a spruce up but you don't have access to water. This

Williams Waterless Wash and Wax
Best against rust

Before, the best corrosion preventer we'd come across was XCP Processional Rust Blocker; it

XCP CLEAR COAT Rust Blocker

This wash and re-proofing twin-pack from Nikwax will keep waterproof motorcycle clothing in great

Nikwax Tech Wash and TX Direct Twin Pack

I've been using this spray regularly to keep the Trident's gorgeous-but-exposed exhaust protected,

MotoClean Maintenance Spray 500ml

A little of this spray-on gloss wax goes a long way and it needs to be spread out evenly and left

SDoc100 Gloss Wax

A grubby helmet is shoddy at best and dangerous at worst, if you can't see through the visor

Shift-It Helmet and Visor Cleaner Spray
Best brake and chain cleaner

Of all the potions and lotions available, one of the most prolific is chain cleaner. While some

WURTH BRAKE AND CHAIN CLEANER

14. WD-40

Best all rounder

Everyone should have a can of WD-40 in their lotions cupboard. It really is engineering in a can.

WD-40

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