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
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Save £71.09 (55%) on this 25-litre drum biodegradable, nano-tech bike wash.
Best spray polish
Once your bike is clean, you might need a little polish to bring it back to its full glory,
Top chain lubricant
While the chain should be cleaned ideally every few hundred miles, but lubricating it more often,
ACF-50 is the ultimate do-it-all maintenance spray that no motorcyclist should be without.
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
Best against rust
Before, the best corrosion preventer we'd come across was XCP Processional Rust Blocker; it
This wash and re-proofing twin-pack from Nikwax will keep waterproof motorcycle clothing in great
I've been using this spray regularly to keep the Trident's gorgeous-but-exposed exhaust protected,
A little of this spray-on gloss wax goes a long way and it needs to be spread out evenly and left
A grubby helmet is shoddy at best and dangerous at worst, if you can't see through the visor
Best brake and chain cleaner
Of all the potions and lotions available, one of the most prolific is chain cleaner. While some
Best all rounder
Everyone should have a can of WD-40 in their lotions cupboard. It really is engineering in a can.
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