KTM rally suit jacket textile

How to wash your textile riding gear

Have you ever noticed that your textile riding gear is not as waterproof or breathable as it used to be and doesn’t fit as well after you’ve washed it? That’s because some textile jackets, pants and gloves are made with material that needs to be washed in a certain method to prevent shrinking, stretching or …

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Andras and Thomas Torkos wth DSD Motoring Helmet lock

Robust lock secures motorcycle helmet

Made with a stainless steel transmission chain, this DSD (Dirty Side Down) Motoring helmet lock appears to be the strongest and most secure we’ve seen yet. It’s the labour of UK father and son Andras and Thomas Torkos who bought special milling machinery and a lathe to make the helmet locks. The helmet lock is …

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Talk 'N Shoot action camera app and Bluetooth headset

Tell your helmet camera when to shoot

If you are frustrated with helmet cameras because you can never tell if they are switched on and recording what you want, then Talk ’N Shoot may be the answer. Imagine being able to tell your action camera when to start and stop recording and then hear a verbal reply as confirmation rather than having …

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My favourite riding gear fit

Riders missing out on perfect helmet fit

Not every rider has the same shape of head, so some are riding with helmets that do not fit correctly due to the accepted standards in Australia and the import policies of helmet distributors. According to Australian Motorcycle Council Helmets Committee chair Guy Stanford, most helmets on shelves in Australia are shaped for people of …

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AGV Sportmodular carbon modular helmet

AGV launches first carbon modular helmet

Light weight is one off the most important safety and comfort qualities of a motorcycle helmet and Italian helmet manufacturer AGV has now released the world’s first fully carbon modular helmet. The AGV Sportmodular has a carbon-fibre shell and a carbon-fibre chin piece and weighs in a just 1295g. That compares with the previous lightest …

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Quin helmets integrated Bluetooth communications

Quin Helmets send for help in crash

Quin is a cheap, lightweight helmet with an integrated Bluetooth communications that doesn’t have wires, velcro speakers, dials, knobs or an exposed microphone, yet also detects a crash and sends for help. It is the product of Indian/American company Quintessential Designs who have launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign six days ago and has already almost doubled its …

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BMW Rallye suit new look

BMW has new boss and new look

BMW Motorrad will have a new boss when Markus Schramm takes over as director in May and the company has a new look in riding gear for 2018. Schramm, who will succeed Stephan Schaller, is 55 and a “passionate motorcyclist”. He has been with the BMW Group since 1991. There is no word on which …

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