List of motorcycle accessories you need

 Sponsored post Once you’re equipped with your new bike and ready to get out on the road, it’s time to shop for motorcycle accessories. There are so many different brands to choose from. In addition to motorcycle parts, Bike Bandit offers some of the best quality Honda CBR accessories on the market. When shopping for …

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Top bikes and gear brands rated

Yamaha has replaced Harley-Davidson as the top brand rated by Australian riders, while Shoei is the top helmet, Aplinestars best for gear and Pirelli the best tyre. The results come from the second annual survey of 1079 riders by customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue. Top motorcycle brands Only the seven most popular road …

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Saint Unbreakable Denim motorcycle protective clothing

Saint Unbreakable Denim now certified

Australian motorcycle clothing company Saint has created the world’s strongest single-layer denim which has now achieved European certification for greater than four-second abrasion resistance. Saint’s “Unbreakable Denim” is made by weaving 66% Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) in the warp and weft while having a 34% cotton denim “face”. The result is a single-layer denim …

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Touchscreen gloves Farkle Fingers

How to make gloves touchscreen sensitive

Many motorcycle gloves now come with pads on the index finger so the gloves can be used with touchscreen such as smartphones, GPS units and MP3 players. Touchscreen sensors detect  a tiny electrical charge transferred to the finger which completes a circuit and drops the voltage at that point on the screen, activating the button’s function. While …

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Dealers say no to thongs as riding gear

If you arrive at a Triumph Motorcycle dealer in India dressed in thongs (flip flops), shorts and a t-shirt, they may not hand over your new motorcycle. This comes as police in Victoria want minimum riding gear standards that include gloves and boots in an effort to reduce the rising motorcyclist road toll. The debate on …

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Dyneema Denim ‘tough as leather’

Dutch company Dyneema Denim is launching a single-layer denim that meets the toughest CE standards for protection without the need for a separate layer. They say their new fabric will provide the same protection as leather (about 3.7 seconds of abrasion resistance), but will keep you cooler. However, it will also be fairly expensive. Australian company …

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Harley-Davidson safety gear

Harley-Davidson offers riding gear

While many riders stretch their finances just to buy a motorcycle and then can’t afford to buy decent safety gear, Harley-Davidson has a solution. HD Australia products manager Sébastien Bureau says they are offering customers finance deals that include up to 10% of the price of the bike to be spent on riding gear. “It’s …

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Ixon RS HP Pro gloves

Ixon introduce new race gloves

If you do come off your motorcycle, the first thing to hit the ground will probably be your gloves as the natural reaction when you fall is to put your hands out to lessen the impact. So they need to have good protection, especially in the palms where your hands may hit the ground and on the …

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